Musewe calls for long-term election observers

By Daniel Chigundu Economist-cum-politician Vince Musewe says the country cannot rely on Short-term election-Observers (STOs) to determine the fairness of the polls. Unlike STOs, Long-term-Observers (LTOs) come to a country in advance of the election usually three or four months, to speak with government officials, party leaders, members of the media, academics or experts, diplomats, and representatives from minority groups with regards to impending elections. … Continue reading Musewe calls for long-term election observers

Mapping exercise reignites Mount Pleasant – Mazowe boundary debate

By Buhle Tshavango.   The ongoing mapping exercise by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission council has reignited a long standing debate on the boundary lines separating Mazowe and Mount Pleasant. Social media was awash with rumours that Mount Pleasant was now under Mazowe rural as placed by the mapping process, a move that many viewed as a blatant attempt at vote rigging as we approach the … Continue reading Mapping exercise reignites Mount Pleasant – Mazowe boundary debate

If ZEC quacks like a duck & swims like a duck, then it’s a duck! ZEC is Zanu PF

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T secretary general Douglas Mwonzora says the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is heavily compromised and cannot deliver free and fair elections because its chairperson Justice Rita Makarau is a known Zanu PF member. Makarau is a former Zanu PF non-constituency Member of Parliament (MP) appointed specifically by President Robert Mugabe in 1996 and is also secretary of the Judiciary Services Commission a … Continue reading If ZEC quacks like a duck & swims like a duck, then it’s a duck! ZEC is Zanu PF

There isn’t enough time to implement the Biometric Voter Registration system – MDC-N

  By Daniel Chigundu MDC-N vice president Edwin Mushoriwa says there is not enough time to effectively implement the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system before the next general elections. Zimbabwe is set to go for watershed polls in 2018 and the Zimbabwe Election Commission (ZEC) is in the process of trying to compile a fresh voters’ roll in an effort to get rid of alleged … Continue reading There isn’t enough time to implement the Biometric Voter Registration system – MDC-N

Ours is a crisis of legitimacy …we have never had free and fair elections: Mwonzora

  By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T secretary general Douglas Mwonzora says the many challenges bedeviling the country are a direct result of lack of legitimacy on the part of Zanu PF because it rigged the 2013 general elections. Zimbabwe is facing economic, political and social challenges as most developed and democratic countries are unwilling to do business with Harare alleging that it rigged previous elections. The … Continue reading Ours is a crisis of legitimacy …we have never had free and fair elections: Mwonzora

Transform Zimbabwe rejects invite to join Coalition of Democrats (CODE)

 By Daniel Chigundu TRANSFORM Zimbabwe (TZ) President Jacob Ngarivhume says his party will not be joining the Coalition of Democrats (CODE) but will instead seek a political alliance with MDC-T. Opposition parties in the country are reportedly mauling forming a grand coalition as they seek to unseat President Robert Mugabe in the impending 2018 general elections. About nine opposition parties have already agreed to a … Continue reading Transform Zimbabwe rejects invite to join Coalition of Democrats (CODE)

Opposition members stopped from speaking at Bill hearing

Watmore Makokoba  Opposition party supporters were stopped from making their contributions during a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs hearing on the Constitutional Amendment Bill (Number 1) held in Chinhoyi last week. At the centre of the contention is the part of the Constitutional Amendment Bill, which seeks to give the President unchecked powers to appoint the Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice … Continue reading Opposition members stopped from speaking at Bill hearing

Transform Zimbabwe endorses National Electoral Reform Agenda demo | #Nerademo

By Staff Reporter Seventeen opposition political parties under the banner of National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) will on Wednesday the 22nd of March descend on the streets of Harare, protesting against government takeover procurement of Biometric Voters Registration Kits. Political parties have agreed to task the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) through United Nations (UN) to do the procurement process of the BVR equipment to … Continue reading Transform Zimbabwe endorses National Electoral Reform Agenda demo | #Nerademo

Lumumba: Chamisa should lead MDC …Tsvangirai is the same as Mugabe

By Daniel Chigundu VIVA Zimbabwe chairman Acie Lumumba says Kuwadzana East legislator Nelson Chamisa should be given the reins to lead MDC-T as other party leaders including Morgan Tsvangirai are nothing more than a joke. MDC-T is reportedly fractured by many factions that hoping to take over from ailing Tsvangirai who has been the leader since the inaugural party congress in 2000. Party vice presidents Thokozani Khupe, … Continue reading Lumumba: Chamisa should lead MDC …Tsvangirai is the same as Mugabe

JOC summons NERA …as BVR demo preps gather momentum | #NeraDemo

By Daniel Chigundu The Joint Operation Command (JOC) which is composed of the country’s top security officials from (CIO, ZRP and Defence Forces) sector has reportedly summoned National Electoral Reform Agenda (NERA) leadership to a meeting in a move seen as an attempt to force cancellation of a planned demonstration. NERA is planning to go into the streets on the 22nd of March 2017, to demonstrate … Continue reading JOC summons NERA …as BVR demo preps gather momentum | #NeraDemo