VIVA Zimbabwe: We are ready for a coalition …but power hungry bigger parties are holding us back

By Daniel Chigundu Youth led opposition party Viva Zimbabwe has slammed power hungry opposition political parties for stalling progress on the proposed grand coalition. Zimbabwean opposition parties are mulling forming a grand coalition to contest against President Robert Mugabe who has led the country since 1980. The coalition has however faced many challenges ranging from personal dislike among the principals, lack of trust among the parties … Continue reading VIVA Zimbabwe: We are ready for a coalition …but power hungry bigger parties are holding us back

Political parties threaten mass action over BVR Kits Procurement process | #Ivote4PeaceZW

by Watmore Makokoba Opposition political parties Tuesday came out guns blazing threatening massive demonstration over government’s sudden summersault to takeover of the ongoing procurement of Biometric Voter Registration kits. The parties, under the banner of National Electoral Reform Agenda (NERA) insist the hijacking of the program insists the move is a ploy by Zanu PF to rig the make or break 2018 elections. United Nations Development … Continue reading Political parties threaten mass action over BVR Kits Procurement process | #Ivote4PeaceZW

Polling station listed at Zanu PF official’s homestead …NERA requests for a meeting with ZEC | #Ivote4PeaceZW

By Daniel Chigundu National Electoral Reforms Agenda (NERA) says it has discovered that a polling station will be located at a homestead belonging to a Zanu PF official in Mashonaland East Province. NERA is currently verifying all the polling stations listed by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) mapping exercise which listed specific polling stations for each province in the country and are expected to be used … Continue reading Polling station listed at Zanu PF official’s homestead …NERA requests for a meeting with ZEC | #Ivote4PeaceZW

Rural based citizen movement launches election monitoring technology | #Ivote4PeaceZW

By Watmore Makokoba As the country gets engulfed into election mode, Zimbabwe Yadzoka, a citizen movement primarily targeting rural areas has launched a technological reporting mechanism that is going to monitor and report political violence and human rights violations prior and during the upcoming 2018 elections. The technology, named ZISO/ILIHLO is going to be implemented throughout the country and will use geo-location to capture and report … Continue reading Rural based citizen movement launches election monitoring technology | #Ivote4PeaceZW

Constituency watch: Hwedza women decry shortage of maternity wards

by Watmore Makokoba Villagers in rural Hwedza face a serious health risk due to the decline in health delivery system, several rural residents especially pregnant women are forced to travel long distances on foot to access maternity services as clinics are located far away from where they live. Pregnant women living in this area say they are in a dilemma because most of them end … Continue reading Constituency watch: Hwedza women decry shortage of maternity wards

Harare City Council is using road funds to pay allowances to city officials

  By Nyasha N Mukapiko Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Dr Jorum Gumbo last week on Thursday threw local authorities under the bus for failing to rehabilitate roads in urban areas following a question from MDC Senator Morgan Komichi. Responding questions from senators during the question and answer session minister Gumbo disassociated his ministry from local authorities saying towns had nothing to do with … Continue reading Harare City Council is using road funds to pay allowances to city officials

Let’s dump the voters roll and use IDs like in 1980: Mangoma |#Ivote4PeaceZW

By Daniel Chigundu Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) President Elton Mangoma says the biometric voters roll has already been compromised and opposition parties should instead demand the use of identity cards as was the case in 1980. Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is going to introduce a biometric voters’ roll for the 2018 general elections and registration is set to start in June this year. ZEC is … Continue reading Let’s dump the voters roll and use IDs like in 1980: Mangoma |#Ivote4PeaceZW

Hon. Majome relieved as Justice, Legal & Parly Affairs Committee Chair – enter Hon. Ziyambi

By Buhle Tshavango Hon Jessie Majome was recently relieved of her duties as chairperson for the Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee a position now taken by rival party member Hon Ziyambi Ziyambi , the question is can the latter fill in the gaps left by the former  MP . During her tenure as committee chair these two MPs had divergent opinions , late last … Continue reading Hon. Majome relieved as Justice, Legal & Parly Affairs Committee Chair – enter Hon. Ziyambi

3 reasons why I haven’t heard of new political parties in Bulawayo?

by Nigel Ndlovu It’s a few months to go before we exercise our right to vote as Zimbabweans and electoral activity is still slow in my city. As a young Zimbabwean I am really worried. We have seen the Zim People First, NCA, Build Zimbabwe among other political parties which have been doing the rounds in the capital city. In my city, Bulawayo, we still … Continue reading 3 reasons why I haven’t heard of new political parties in Bulawayo?

We won’t beg Tsvangirai or Mujuru to join Coalition of Democrats (CODE)

  By Daniel Chigundu Current Coalition of Democrats (CODE) President Farai Mbira says they are not going to beg any political party to join the coalition, but everyone is welcome to join them. Opposition parties in the country are currently working towards a grand coalition thought to be the missing link in unseating President Robert Mugabe who has led the country since 1980. About nine opposition … Continue reading We won’t beg Tsvangirai or Mujuru to join Coalition of Democrats (CODE)