We, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) General Council seating in HARARE on this the 29th of September 2017. Party development and Coalitions In the furtherance of the Congress resolution to enter into coalitions with like-minded parties, the PDP restates that the party is part of the MDC Alliance; negotiations will only work to broaden this coalition and make it more inclusive. The party notes with concern … Continue reading PDP General Council resolution on Biti expulsion
By Daniel Chigundu Nelson Chamisa has long been associated with one of the three factions in MDC-T that seeks to succeed party president Morgan Tsvangirai. Although Chamisa (39 years old) himself has not declared his interests and has denied the claims a couple of times, many people in and outside the party have still thrown his name in the highly contentious hat. With Tsvangirai’s health … Continue reading Is Chamisa president Wabantu?
By Staff Reporter Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) has urged the government to immediately replace the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor Dr John Mangudya with a competent and non-partisan individual who can bring sanity to the monetary system. Responding to the current price hikes, shortage of basic commodities and fuel shortage in the country, ZCTU president Peter Mutasa said RBZ was to blame … Continue reading Calls for Mangudya to resign intensifies
By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Zimbabwe National Council for Welfare of Children (ZNCWC) director Reverend Taylor Nyanhete says while the government has done a remarkable thing by providing safe houses for abused girls, there is need to do more to cater for those who need extra help. Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has spearheaded a program where about 56 young girls have already been … Continue reading Girl-child abuse: Govt urged to do more
By Nkanyiso Ncube The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) started the topical biometric voter registration exercise last week which will enable the compilation of new voters roll for the 2018 general elections. However, the exercise has been marred by a lot of controversies with opposition parties and civic society organisations bemoaning lack of voter education and awareness, proper and clear signage on registration centres, their locations … Continue reading 2018 Election: more alternatives for proof of residence
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
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
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
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?
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