PRESS RELEASE : ERC Welcomes ZRP Commitment to Execute Mandate in Peaceful Elections

The Election Resource Centre (ERC), welcomes appointment of Commissioner Erasmas Makodza as the 2018 Harmonized Elections Commander, to expeditiously address election related violence and intimidation before, during and after the upcoming General Elections. The Herald, 24 April 2018, reported that the ZRP “engaged political parties, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) and other stakeholders to ensure that an environment conducive for holding … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE : ERC Welcomes ZRP Commitment to Execute Mandate in Peaceful Elections

UPDATE ON NURSE’S INDUSTRIAL ACTION BY THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND CHILD CARE

  The Industrial action in which 5974 nurses withdrew their services ended yesterday 22 April 2018 . The total number of nurses employed in the public health sector is 16 974. Services in our hospitals have since returned to normal utilising those nurses who did not participate in the industrial action beefed up by the recruitment of qualified nurses who were not in employment as … Continue reading UPDATE ON NURSE’S INDUSTRIAL ACTION BY THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND CHILD CARE

Tongai Mnangagwa Disqualified from Zanu PF primaries …Residents Storm HQ in protest

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Scores of angry Harare South residents yesterday stormed the Zanu PF headquarters to register their complaints over the dropping of  the candidature of one Tongai Mnangagwa, who is claiming to be the President’s son in the impending ruling party primaries. The residents who were waving placards denouncing the imposition of candidates vowed to sleep at the party’s headquarters if their grievances were not addressed. … Continue reading Tongai Mnangagwa Disqualified from Zanu PF primaries …Residents Storm HQ in protest

Mliswa Dares Mnangagwa to Weed out Corrupt Allies

by Wisdom Mumera Norton member of Parliament Themba Mliswa has advised President Mnangagwa to act on some corrupt allies within Zanu PF or risk losing the 2018 election to the opposition. The Mines and Energy Parliamentary Portfolio Committee Chairperson said corruption together with scarcity of cash in banks are the two main issues Mnangagwa needs to deal with if he is to have hopes of … Continue reading Mliswa Dares Mnangagwa to Weed out Corrupt Allies

Khupe amends MDC constitution to make room for activists

At a congress which took place at Stanley square in Bulawayo over the weekend, hundreds of people were mobilized to endorse a pre-selected leadership in order to fill up the huge leadership vacuum in the Khupe led MDC. The constitution was amended to make room for activists who before the congress were non-card carrying members. Upon arrival at the Stanley Square, word on the selected … Continue reading Khupe amends MDC constitution to make room for activists

Zanu PF, MDC-T refuses to commit to gender equality

By Daniel Chigundu Proportional Representation legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga says the country’s leading political parties Zanu PF and MDC-T have refused to commit to gender equality and 50-50 representation. Women in Zimbabwe are demanding 50-50 representation in the coming election and also that government fully implement the SADC Gender Protocol. The number of women in Parliament has been on a downward spiral and it had to … Continue reading Zanu PF, MDC-T refuses to commit to gender equality

I am the right person for Harare West: Mamombe

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Aspiring candidate for Harare West Constituency Joana Mamombe says she is the right person to stand on an MDC-T ticket for the Parliamentary elections despite facing seasoned legislator and political heavy-weight Jessie Majome in the primary elections. Mamombe who is only 24 years-old and holds a BSc in Biotechnology from Chinhoyi University says the coming polls present youths with opportunities to take … Continue reading I am the right person for Harare West: Mamombe

Coltart calls for spirited campaign against ED to avert poll rigging

  By Wisdom Mumera Laywer and activist Doug Coltart has called for a spirited campaign of marches and demonstrations against the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa to increase pressure on it so as to avert the rigging of polls in the 2018 elections. Speaking in an interview Coltart said there is a high likelihood that the Mnangagwa government will rig elections whilst also denying the … Continue reading Coltart calls for spirited campaign against ED to avert poll rigging

Chiefs demand political rights

By Daniel Chigundu Traditional leaders have demanded that they are allowed to publicly declare their political affiliations just like everybody else in the country. According to the Zimbabwean constitution, traditional leaders are not supposed to actively participate in politics or declare their political affiliation although they are allowed to vote during elections. However, some chiefs including Chief’s Council president Fortune Charumbira and Chief Musarurwa have … Continue reading Chiefs demand political rights

Urgent Electoral Reforms Critical For Credible Elections: ZESN

By Pretty Chavango  The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) has called upon legislators and the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to urgently finalized amendments to the electoral laws saying any further delay will only serve to jeopardize the credibility of the impending 2018 elections. In a recent press statement, ZESN called upon political players to demonstrate genuine political will to effect electoral reforms … Continue reading Urgent Electoral Reforms Critical For Credible Elections: ZESN