'Rebels' from the MDC-T are looking to form an alliance against Robert Mugabe and Zanu-PF - but without Morgan Tsvangirai.
Qhubani Moyo's departure adds to the cocktail of troubles that is plaguing the opposition parties since their shock defeat at the hands of Zanu-PF.
The MDC's Welshman Ncube believes he can win the elections and hopes Zimbabweans will vote decisively for the party, he tells the M&G.
If the polls go to a run-off, the MDC leader may be called on by Robert Mugabe or Morgan Tsvangirai for help.
Efforts by the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) formations and other parties to form a grand alliance may not materialise before elections.
The two MDC formations are in talks to put up a united front against Zanu-PF at the polls, or even consolidate their winnings after the elections.
MDC faction leader tells SADC that Mugabe and Tsvangirai have been deliberately excluding him.
A Cabinet meeting this week turned ugly as Zimbabwean ministers laid into each other over claims of violent attacks against opponents.
Morgan Tsvangirai's party must recapture the 2008 zeitgeist and combat voter disillusionment to dominate the upcoming poll, writes Jason Moyo.
Zimbabwe has edged closer to staging elections this year after major parties struck a deal on the outstanding issues stalling the draft constitution.
Sharp political differences are likely to prevent opposition parties from rallying behind one candidate in the next presidential elections.
Robert Mugabe will be using his lavish and costly 88th birthday party to drum up support for Zanu-PF.
President Robert Mugabe's plans to keep loyal and long-serving security force chiefs on is fanning new disputes within Zimbabwe's unity government.
Welshman Ncube, the president of the splinter MDC party has hinted at a possible coalition of Zimbabwe's opposition parties ahead of elections.
Put three Zimbabwean politicians in a room and they will come out with four parties.
Zimbabwe's Welshman Ncube, who has taken over the leadership of the MDC faces the task of steering the party from Tsvangirai.
Zimbabwe is to look into the possibility of adopting the rand as an alternative to the country's existing multiple currency regime.
Zimbabweans began voting on Saturday in the most crucial election since independence from Britain in 1980, with veteran President Robert Mugabe facing the biggest challenge of his 28-year-rule. Some voters slept at the polling stations while others began queuing before dawn. Voting began just after 7am and was scheduled to end 12 hours later.
In an unusual show of unity, the two secretary generals of the two factions of Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) have described the dialogue that was meant to resolve the country's meltdown as "dead", painting a dire scenario for Zimbabwe after its upcoming elections.