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9 Things You Need To Know About The Voters Roll

by Tariro D. Senderayi We are in full election mode and you will hear a lot of conversations and debate surrounding the voters roll. We have compiled 9 things that you need to know about a Voters Roll: 1. A voter’s roll is the cornerstone of the administration of a democratic election thus it should be accurate and up to date. 2. An ideal voter’s … Continue reading 9 Things You Need To Know About The Voters Roll

Why voter registration might experience delays

By Nkanyiso Ncube Biometric Voter Registration exercise which was scheduled to commence today (14 September 2017), is now expected to start on Monday. The change in dates follows the official launch of the BVR kits by President Robert Mugabe at State House. Using powers vested in him by Section 36 A (1) of the Electoral Act (Chapter 2:13), the President had intended for the exercise … Continue reading Why voter registration might experience delays

Social media abuse: Tsvangirai distances himself

 By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai has distanced himself from social media groups that are reportedly abusing and bullying out-spoken legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga. Mushonga who ravaged Tsvangirai a few weeks ago over his handling of Thokozani Khupe has been a victim of cyber abuse and has even engaged the police and embassies to deal with the matter. The outspoken legislator, who is sometimes accused … Continue reading Social media abuse: Tsvangirai distances himself

Why land continues to be a problem

By Wisdom Mumera Norton legislator Temba Mliswa says lack of political will in dealing with land problems has resulted in counter-productive scenarios which have gone on to affect the economy. Speaking at an event organised by the Zimbabwe Land Commission, the former fitness trainer-cum politician said politicians in Zanu are only pursuing selfish interest instead of driving productive agendas. “Is there political will? I see … Continue reading Why land continues to be a problem

Why Civic education should be part of the curriculum to adress voter apathy

BY TAFADZWA MURANGANWA The appalling voter apathy among youths in  Zimbabwe is a matter of concern in the country as 2018 elections beckon. This was voiced at a media conference held in the capital recently, where most delegates spoke on what ought to be done to improve youth participation in electoral processes. Ropafadzo Mapimhidze, a veteran journalist said there is the need to consider civic … Continue reading Why Civic education should be part of the curriculum to adress voter apathy

Why Chieftainship wrangle is sparking war in Zhombe

By Watmore Makokoba There is a fierce war of words and swords in Samambwa, Zhombe following a chieftainship wrangle between Samuel Samambwa and David Samambwa with the latter instigating violence to his brother after he had been erroneously installed and later stripped of the chieftainship. Samuel Samambwa who is younger than David is influencing villagers  to reject and denounce the newly appointed Chief whose reinstatement … Continue reading Why Chieftainship wrangle is sparking war in Zhombe

Is there media capture in Zimbabwe?

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ) this week held a media conference with a view to find out if there is indeed media capture in the country as is alleged by some sections of society. There has been concern over the state of affairs of the media in Zimbabwe and the situation was further worsened by the licencing of radio stations. A few … Continue reading Is there media capture in Zimbabwe?

ERC questions ZEC on BVR

By Election Resource Centre This week the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) rolled out training of master trainers for the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) process.  Reports also indicate that ZEC received 400 kits for the BVR process from Laxton Group Limited.  Another batch of 2 600 kits is expected to be delivered before October 2017. The Election Resource Centre (ERC) notes that requests to be allowed … Continue reading ERC questions ZEC on BVR

Why Mandaza thinks 2018 elections won’t happen

By Staff Reporter Sapes Trust director Ibbo Mandaza says there are possibilities that the country might not go for the much awaited and talked about 2018 general elections. Presenting a position paper at the Media Alliance of Zimbabwe stakeholders’ media conference, Mandaza said there was a chance of President Robert Mugabe dying because of age or formation of an inclusive government before 2018. “So I … Continue reading Why Mandaza thinks 2018 elections won’t happen

Cyber Bill now at AG’s office

By Daniel Chigundu The much awaited Cyber Crimes and Cyber Security Bill which is meant among other things to regulate the use of internet and protect users is reportedly being finalised at the Attorney-General’s Office (AG) before being sent to Cabinet for approval. The proposed Bill, whose draft was circulated last year, is widely seen by many as government’s measure to close the country’s cyber … Continue reading Cyber Bill now at AG’s office

Elections: #KenyaDecides 5 Lessons for Zimbabwe

By Tariro Senderayi  Kenyans will go for a second Presidential election in the next 60 days after the Supreme Court annulled the first polls held on the 8th of August 2017. The Supreme Court judgement which was delivered on the 1st of September follows a petition by Raila Odinga leader of the largest opposition party the National Super Alliance (NASA) who was challenging the outcome of the … Continue reading Elections: #KenyaDecides 5 Lessons for Zimbabwe