By Buhle Tshavango ZIMBABWEANS from across all political divide were taken aback by the decision to deny the late Dickson “Cde Chinx” Chingaira national hero status, raising debate on who or what determines eligibility to rest at the Heroes Acre. The late former freedom fighter, stole the hearts of many with his revolutionary songs during and after the second Chimurenga and also played a huge … Continue reading Who determines hero status?
by Watmore Makokoba Civil society organisations have started ground work as they prepare for the Chiwundura National Assembly by-election in the Midlands Province on July 15, 2017. Download Chiwundura Constituency Profile The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) and the Election Resource Centre (ERC) in Gweru on Thursday trained human rights volunteers to monitor the pre-election period for human rights compliance. The Chiwundura seat fell vacant … Continue reading Civic Society Prepares Voters For Chiundura By-Election
By Nkanyiso Ncube The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced that it will roll the new voter registration exercise using the biometric voter registration kits (BVR) in preparation for the 2018 election. For voter registration to be fair, comprehensive, and inclusive, potential voters must be aware of the registration process and have reasonable opportunities and relatively easy access to participate and complete it. Below we have picked … Continue reading 7 guiding principles ZEC must adhere to
By Tariro Daphne Senderayi In order to register to vote in next year’s election you will need to have proof of residence. Most voters including the youth and women do not own houses they are tenants. This will largely depend on the availability of landlords and the rapport between tenant and landlord. Women voters in the rural areas will require proof from their husbands most whose … Continue reading What you need to know about proof of residence & ID voting
By Daniel Chigundu OPPOSITION parties in the country have hinted to the possibility of forming a grant coalition for the impending 2018 general elections. A coalition is seen by many as the link that has been missing among opposition parties for them to out rightly defeat President Robert Mugabe in elections since 2000 when the MDC was formed. About nine opposition parties have so far … Continue reading What Zimbos think about coalition?
by Open Parly Report Between a hard surface and a rock may be the perfect statement, to sum up, the situation Harare City Council has found itself in after yielding in to pressure for the Council to cancel their contract with Well Cash Debt collecting company. Despite the move being what ratepayers demanded, the council is owed over 650 million dollars and has somewhat crippled … Continue reading Harare Residents Owe The City A Whooping $650 Million In Unpaid Bills
By Staff Reporter MDC-T legislators yesterday threw everything in and outside law books in a heated attempt to persuade Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to reconsider adoption of the topical Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill No.1. So intense was the debate in the National Assembly that the House ended up adjourning debate around 7 pm. If passed into law, the Constitutional Amendment Bill No. 1 will … Continue reading Reasons why MDC-T legislators are objecting Constitutional Amendment Bill No. 1
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
By Watmore Makokoba TAJAMUKA spokesperson Promise Mkwananzi has warned the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) against interfering with its “lawful and peaceful demonstration” scheduled for 20th to 25th of June, adding that any form of interference will result in violence. Addressing the media a press conference, Mkwananzi said the national week of peaceful action and non-violent resistance is within the confinements of the constitution, and that … Continue reading Provoke us and see what happens…. Tajamuka warns police ahead of #Shutdown demo
By Nkanyiso Ncube ZIMBABWE Election Support Network (ZESN) has called on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to reinstate the special vote to enable electoral and security officials who will be on duty on election day to cast their votes in advance. A special vote allows a registered voter, who can’t vote at their voting station on election day, to apply to vote on a predetermined … Continue reading Reinstate “Special Vote”, ZEC urged …as police officers lose voting rights