2018 Elections: Tsvangirai takes some break to heal

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who is currently receiving medical attention for cancer in South Africa, has reportedly completed his medical schedule but will take some time to recuperate. Tsvangirai who is seen as the only political candidate that has capabilities to oust President Robert Mugabe in 2018 elections is currently having sleepless nights owing to factional squabbles in his party with regards … Continue reading 2018 Elections: Tsvangirai takes some break to heal

Showy acquisitions: Grace drawn back into spotlight

By Wisdom Mumera First Lady Grace Mugabe has been drawn under the spotlight again after her son Russell Goreraza imported two Rolls Royce vehicles at a cost of R70 million drawing the ire of many who feel the acquisitions are corrupt benefits. Commenting on the picture of the imported Rolls Royce on social media, Gokwe Nembudziya legislator Justice Wadyejena branded the acquisitions as being a … Continue reading Showy acquisitions: Grace drawn back into spotlight

Electoral Act Amendment: The Implications

By Tariro Senderayi President Robert Mugabe unilaterally amended the Electoral Act using the Presidential Temporary Measures Act recently; however, this move has raised an uproar considering that elections are around the corner. Section 24 of the Electoral Act has been amended to facilitate the shortening of time taken to register those who are able to complete their own claim forms by ZEC. Section 25 now … Continue reading Electoral Act Amendment: The Implications

Successful voter registration: what ZEC needs to do?

By Nkanyiso Ncube Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) says it is concerned by how the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has handled the voter registration exercise which began on Monday this week. In a statement, the election watchdog said there was lack of consistency in the opening time at the various ZEC district offices and staff shortages. “ZESN observers have reported discrepancies in the days that … Continue reading Successful voter registration: what ZEC needs to do?

Why African countries dither on implementing cultural policies

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Cultural experts across Africa say they are riled by their governments’ hesitation to implement cultural policies. Speaking recently at the International Conference on African Cultures (ICAC2017) held at the National Art Gallery, Stephen Chifunyise bemoaned the lack of political will, adding that most cultural policies are only on paper and not being implemented. “It is regrettable that most African countries still treat … Continue reading Why African countries dither on implementing cultural policies

BVR registration: people raise concerns

Watmore Makokoba  The Registrar General’s office on September 4, 2017, launched a nationwide mobile exercise for people to acquire identity documents (IDs), death certificates and birth certificates. The process will last three months. The Zimbabwe Election Commission (ZEC) has also commenced a mobile Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) process, which will run from September 18, 2017, to January 15, ahead of 2018 harmonized elections. Zimbabwe Human Rights … Continue reading BVR registration: people raise concerns

Journalists recused from testifying in Gushungo Dairy bombing case

By Staff Reporter High Court Judge Justice Tawanda Chitapi on Monday recused freelance journalists Mlondolozi Ndlovu, Malvern Mkudu and Media Centre director Ernest Mudzengi from testifying as state witnesses in a treason case relating to the bombing of Gushungo Dairy. The trio had been summoned last week but their lawyer Chris Mhike objected to them testifying as state witnesses for reasons which are yet to … Continue reading Journalists recused from testifying in Gushungo Dairy bombing case

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