Govt doesn’t create jobs: Chinamasa

By Daniel Chigundu FINANCE and Economic Development minister Patrick Chinamasa has urged unemployed Zimbabweans to create jobs for themselves and not expect government to do it for them. Unemployment rate in Zimbabwe is said to be in the region of 90 percent owing to massive company closures, retrenchments and economic decay that has rendered the economy more informal. However, in its 2013 election manifesto, Zanu … Continue reading Govt doesn’t create jobs: Chinamasa

Which one is NIKUV? …as NERA conducts background check on BVR suppliers

By Daniel Chigundu THE National Electoral Reforms Agenda (NERA) says it is doing background checks on the two shortlisted suppliers of Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits with a view to sniff-out the dreaded NIKUV. NIKUV, a highly diversified and sophisticated Israeli company was said to be among the companies that had been shortlisted to supply the election equipment to Zimbabwe. However Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) … Continue reading Which one is NIKUV? …as NERA conducts background check on BVR suppliers

Tsvangirai, Mujuru ignore CODE …forge own alliance

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T and National People’s Party (NPP) leaders Morgan Tsvangirai and Joice Mujuru appear to have ignored coalition calls from the Coalition of Democrats (CODE) and instead formed their own. About nine opposition parties have so far agreed to form a coalition and are trading under the banner of CODE and they have sent their invites to Tsvangirai, Mujuru and Jacob Ngarivhume of … Continue reading Tsvangirai, Mujuru ignore CODE …forge own alliance

Transform Zimbabwe rejects invite to join Coalition of Democrats (CODE)

 By Daniel Chigundu TRANSFORM Zimbabwe (TZ) President Jacob Ngarivhume says his party will not be joining the Coalition of Democrats (CODE) but will instead seek a political alliance with MDC-T. Opposition parties in the country are reportedly mauling forming a grand coalition as they seek to unseat President Robert Mugabe in the impending 2018 general elections. About nine opposition parties have already agreed to a … Continue reading Transform Zimbabwe rejects invite to join Coalition of Democrats (CODE)

Parly installs biometric access system to generate MPs electronic attendance register

By Daniel Chigundu SPEAKER of National Assembly Jacob Mudenda says Parliament has installed biometric access system as part of its modernisation process and to also help generate electronic attendance register for Members of Parliament. The biometric registration system is in line with Parliament’s Goal 2 of the institutional strategic plan which aims to modernize the work of Parliament leveraging on ICT. Speaking in Parliament recently, Advocate … Continue reading Parly installs biometric access system to generate MPs electronic attendance register

Transform Zimbabwe engages SADC to mediate on BVR kits controversy

By Daniel Chigundu OPPOSITION party Transform Zimbabwe (TZ) says it is going to engage SADC to intervene in the controversy that has surrounded the acquiring of Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits. Zimbabwe is for the first time going to used BVR to come up with a new voter’s roll to be used in the impending 2018 general elections. Initially, UNDP had pledged to assist the … Continue reading Transform Zimbabwe engages SADC to mediate on BVR kits controversy

BVR kits won’t stop election rigging | RDZ prefers 1980 voting system

By Daniel Chigundu Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) says biometric voter registration (BVR) kits are not the solution to election rigging as they cannot stop political violence and intimidation. Zimbabwe is trying to introduce a biometric voter’s roll for 2018 general elections and most opposition parties and the international community is putting faith in the BVR kits to help end claims of election rigging. However, in … Continue reading BVR kits won’t stop election rigging | RDZ prefers 1980 voting system

To hell with coalitions …I will win 2018 elections: Joesph M. Busha

By Daniel Chigundu Freezim  Congress President Joseph Makamba Busha says the proposed coalition of opposition parties can go hang arguing that such arrangements have failed to work not only in Africa but also across the world. Coalition is currently seen as the only possible weapon that can defeat President Robert Mugabe in the 2018 general elections. A few other opposition parties have already agreed to form … Continue reading To hell with coalitions …I will win 2018 elections: Joesph M. Busha

VIVA Zimbabwe: We are ready for a coalition …but power hungry bigger parties are holding us back

By Daniel Chigundu Youth led opposition party Viva Zimbabwe has slammed power hungry opposition political parties for stalling progress on the proposed grand coalition. Zimbabwean opposition parties are mulling forming a grand coalition to contest against President Robert Mugabe who has led the country since 1980. The coalition has however faced many challenges ranging from personal dislike among the principals, lack of trust among the parties … Continue reading VIVA Zimbabwe: We are ready for a coalition …but power hungry bigger parties are holding us back

Polling station listed at Zanu PF official’s homestead …NERA requests for a meeting with ZEC | #Ivote4PeaceZW

By Daniel Chigundu National Electoral Reforms Agenda (NERA) says it has discovered that a polling station will be located at a homestead belonging to a Zanu PF official in Mashonaland East Province. NERA is currently verifying all the polling stations listed by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) mapping exercise which listed specific polling stations for each province in the country and are expected to be used … Continue reading Polling station listed at Zanu PF official’s homestead …NERA requests for a meeting with ZEC | #Ivote4PeaceZW