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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

Adios comrades: Operation Restore Legacy is over

By Daniel Chigundu Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) Commander Lieutenant General Phillip Valerio Sibanda says Operational Restore Legacy (ORL) which targeted criminals around former President Robert Mugabe has finally come to an end. The operation which started on the 13th of November was followed by various political developments chief among them the resignation of Mugabe and the inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa as the new President of … Continue reading Adios comrades: Operation Restore Legacy is over

Zimbabwe After the Military Takeover: Prospects for Credible Elections and Human Rights Reforms

Dewa Mavhinga (Testimony) before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Courtesy of https://www.hrw.org) December 12, 2017 Introduction Thank you, Chairman Flake, Ranking Member Booker, and other members of this subcommittee for giving me the opportunity to testify on behalf of Human Rights Watch at this hearing on Zimbabwe. I would like to request that my statement in its entirety be submitted for the record. My name is … Continue reading Zimbabwe After the Military Takeover: Prospects for Credible Elections and Human Rights Reforms

What Tendai Biti said in America (Testimony)

Zimbabwe at the Crossroads : A Chance for a New Beginning Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health policy Tendai Biti MDC Alliance Former Minister of Finance December 12, 2017 Thank you, Chairman Flake, Ranking Member Booker, and other members of the Subcommittee. We thank you for inviting us to this great center of American democracy. The 14th of November … Continue reading What Tendai Biti said in America (Testimony)

Khupe defy enemies, rolls out massive BVR campaign

By Watmore Makokoba Although Zimbabwean women in politics have suffered violence, ridicule and discrimination, MDC-T vice president Thokozani Khupe has seen it all but has remained unshaken. In a move that shows she has built resilience, Dr Khupe has shrugged off all missiles unnecessarily thrown at her and went out into the streets of Bulawayo carrying out door to door voter registration campaigns dubbed “Get … Continue reading Khupe defy enemies, rolls out massive BVR campaign

Women turn to activism for political relevance

  Over the past few years, Zimbabwe has witnessed a growing number of female activists stepping up the call for policy changes and actively participating in street protests and demonstrations. It seems for women in the political field you either have to have impeccable levels of merit or be highly controversial to be noticed. For a long while, women have reduced themselves to dancers during … Continue reading Women turn to activism for political relevance

Mujuru’s Catch-22: Repent from the light or die in darkness

By Wisdom Mumera Following news that hoards of her supporters in Masvingo have left the party, Presidential aspirant Joice Mujuru now faces the unenviable task of having to choose between going back to a past that she has been attacking in the last few years or sliding to a natural political death. Sliding is tragically heroic whilst repenting to Zanu PF is a visit to … Continue reading Mujuru’s Catch-22: Repent from the light or die in darkness

2018 budget: Why female MPs must stand up

By Daniel Chigundu As Parliament resume sitting on December 19, mainly to pass the 2018 National Budget, female legislators have the burden to stand up for social services. Poor social services provision in Africa, affects women and girls more than men owing to their biological make-up and societal expectations. Zimbabwe is currently facing various social service challenges chiefly in the area of health care provision, … Continue reading 2018 budget: Why female MPs must stand up

Makarau resignation raises eyebrows

By Buhle Tshavango. The abrupt resignation of Zimbabwe’s first female judge President, Rita Makarau as the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson,  has sent tongues wagging and stirred fears of a compromised election, now only a few months away as she was leading the process of compiling a new voter’s roll. Makarau’s unexplained and sudden resignation comes soon after the inauguration of the new President causing … Continue reading Makarau resignation raises eyebrows

Zimbabwe betrays Abuja Declaration 17 years in a row

By Pretty Chavango. ‘Aluta continua’ best describes the health situation in the country, especially with the recently presented 2018 national budget which failed to commit 15% of the nation’s revenue towards health as required by the Abuja Declaration of 2001. The proposed budget by Minister Patrick Chinamasa if passed will once again add another year of chronic betrayal of the Abuja Declaration by Zimbabwe when … Continue reading Zimbabwe betrays Abuja Declaration 17 years in a row

Minister Kagonye hits the ground running

By Buhle Tshavango Newly appointed Minister of Labour and social welfare, Petronella Kagonye has wasted no time in getting the ball rolling in her new post barely a week after her swearing-in she has already warmed up to her portfolio. As part of government’s effort to bring a family environment within orphanages by transforming children’s homes from dormitory style to home-restyled, Hon Kagonye who attended the … Continue reading Minister Kagonye hits the ground running