Mugabe’s resignation stalemate disrupts voter registration

By Wisdom Mumera The refusal by President Robert Mugabe to resign in the face of mass public protests has negatively affected the ongoing voter registration process with civil society organisations calling for an extension of the period. They said the very elections themselves have to be delayed until the environment is conducive. Addressing the media on at a press conference Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) … Continue reading Mugabe’s resignation stalemate disrupts voter registration

President Mugabe set to meet Mnangagwa

By Nyasha N Mukapiko President Robert Mugabe is set to meet with former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who is expected in the country anytime soon, Zimbabwe Defense Forces (ZDF)Commander General Constantino Chiwenga announced during a press conference at the army headquarters on Monday night. Chiwenga said meetings between President Mugabe and ZDF had gone on in an atmosphere of mutual respect and several guarantees had been made. … Continue reading President Mugabe set to meet Mnangagwa

CHRA backs Manyenyeni in budget stalemate

 By Wisdom Mumera The Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) has come out in support of Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni for refusing to endorse the 2018 budget. Manyenyeni wants non-service delivery-related expenses slashed before he can give the budget a green light. The residents association said an analysis of the budget showed that the city faces serious financial management challenges that require urgent attention and … Continue reading CHRA backs Manyenyeni in budget stalemate

Mnangagwa’s expulsion: CSOs raise instability fears

By Watmore Makokoba The speed at which political drama is unfolding in Zimbabwe, especially in the past two weeks is a high indication that things have indeed fallen apart and the centre can no longer hold. This follows the theatre of unprecedented events in the Zanu PF camp which saw Emerson Mnangagwa being sacked from both government and party. Civic society organisations have warned that … Continue reading Mnangagwa’s expulsion: CSOs raise instability fears

Mahere ups her game for Mount Pleasant seat

By Buhle Tshavango Aspiring independent legislator for Mount Pleasant advocate Fadzai Mahere has upped her game in a bid wrestle the constituency away from Jaison Passade by launching a campaign that has seen her constantly engaging with residents in the area. Mahere has over the past few months taken up various initiatives to encourage residents to register for the upcoming elections. Her back-to-back campaign blitz … Continue reading Mahere ups her game for Mount Pleasant seat

Why aspiring Presidential candidates should be rich

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa FreeZim Congress leader Joseph Busha has called on Zimbabweans to consider voting for Presidential candidates who are financially stable to avoid looting of state resources. Busha who is based in South Africa told his party members that rich candidates are less likely to embark on self-enrichment drive at the expense of the citizens. “I urge people to choose leaders who have managed … Continue reading Why aspiring Presidential candidates should be rich

Ousted Lacoste: ZYAP pledges support to Mnangagwa

By Staff Reporter Zimbabwe Youth Action Platform (ZYAP) which is a coalition of seven youth organisations that were expelled from Zanu PF has called on the remaining alleged Lacoste members to resign as their fate has already been decided. Lacoste is believed to be succession faction in Zanu PF that is allegedly led by recently ousted Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa. Addressing the media, ZYAP chairman … Continue reading Ousted Lacoste: ZYAP pledges support to Mnangagwa

CSOs condemn pre-filled affidavits

By Watmore Makokoba Civic society organisations (CSOs) have castigated political parties that are issuing pre-filled affidavits, adding that it is an unlawful development meant to interfere with the on-going biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise. People intending to register under the new system are required to provide proof of residence which has proved to be difficult for many people who are resorting to using VR9 Form … Continue reading CSOs condemn pre-filled affidavits

Opposition coalition: UK branches fail to agree

By Wisdom Mumera The United Kingdom based branches of the various Zimbabwean political parties have failed to agree on the best way forward for the country demonstrating the same divisions hindering the creation of a single opposition coalition back home. The parties that met on Sunday for discussions in Leicester include the Tendai Biti led People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Dumiso Dabengwa’s ZAPU and Dr Noah … Continue reading Opposition coalition: UK branches fail to agree

2018 Presidential candidates: Chiefs caught offside

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Civic society organisations have condemned traditional leaders for deliberately violating Section 281 of the Constitution by declaring their support for President Robert Mugabe’s candidature for the impending 2018 elections. During the National Annual Chiefs Conference held in Bulawayo last week, Zimbabwe’s Chiefs Council (ZCC) president Fortune Charumbira announced that the chiefs were fully behind the candidature of the 93-year-old leader. The endorsement also … Continue reading 2018 Presidential candidates: Chiefs caught offside