7 guiding principles ZEC must adhere to

By Nkanyiso Ncube The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced that it will roll the new voter registration exercise using the biometric voter registration kits (BVR) in preparation for the 2018 election. For voter registration to be fair, comprehensive, and inclusive, potential voters must be aware of the registration process and have reasonable opportunities and relatively easy access to participate and complete it. Below we have picked … Continue reading 7 guiding principles ZEC must adhere to

What Zimbos think about coalition?

By Daniel Chigundu OPPOSITION parties in the country have hinted to the possibility of forming a grant coalition for the impending 2018 general elections. A coalition is seen by many as the link that has been missing among opposition parties for them to out rightly defeat President Robert Mugabe in elections since 2000 when the MDC was formed. About nine opposition parties have so far … Continue reading What Zimbos think about coalition?

Only credible elections can bring jobs: Khupe

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T Vice president and arguably one of the leading female opposition politicians in the country Thokozani Khupe says jobs can only come after the holding of undisputed elections. Zimbabwe is set to hold general elections in 2018, but there have been disputes between opposition parties and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) over certain issues. Opposition parties are of the view that ZEC … Continue reading Only credible elections can bring jobs: Khupe

Mugabe not fit to lecture us …he should just step down: Mafume

By Daniel Chigundu PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) spokesperson Jacob Mafume says President Robert Mugabe is too old to lecture anything about opposition coalition, but should instead step down. Mugabe told youths in Mutare that he was glad that opposition parties are uniting, adding that it will make it easier to defeat them. However in statement Mafume said the President should step down as he is … Continue reading Mugabe not fit to lecture us …he should just step down: Mafume

Take action against Zanu PF, ZEC urged

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) has been called upon to stamp its authority and take action against Zanu PF for allegedly force-marching people to its Marondera and Mutare youth rallies dubbed “President Youth Interface Rally”. Zanu PF is reported to have forced people, including school children in Marondera and Mutare to shut schools and their business so that they can attend the rallies. … Continue reading Take action against Zanu PF, ZEC urged

Leave youths alone, G40, Lacoste told

By Daniel Chigundu PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has told the Zanu PF bigwigs to leave the youths out of their succession and factional wars. Zanu PF top officials are currently battling each other in an effort to position themselves in line to succeed the 93 year old Mugabe who has led the country since 1980. Prominent factions include G40 which is reportedly fronted by First-lady Grace … Continue reading Leave youths alone, G40, Lacoste told

PDP blasts Mnangagwa, Chikwinya …as nation commemorate Day of the African Child

By Daniel Chigundu PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) has castigated Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Woman Affairs Minister Nyasha Chikwinya for failing to push legislation that bans child marriages despite Constitutional Court (Con Court) pronouncements. In the case of Loveness Mudzuru and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi versus State, the Con Court ruled that marriage for people under the age of 18 years is illegal and also went on … Continue reading PDP blasts Mnangagwa, Chikwinya …as nation commemorate Day of the African Child

Mliswa savages Mphoko in Parly …accuses him of protecting violent youths

By Daniel Chigundu NORTON legislator Temba Mliswa has castigated Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko for demanding the release of Zanu PF youths who were arrested for violence in Bulawayo a few weeks ago. The youths were trying to stop the Bulawayo Provincial executive from meeting, accusing the leadership of being aligned to under fire party commissar Saviour Kasukuwere. Adding his voice in the National Assembly to … Continue reading Mliswa savages Mphoko in Parly …accuses him of protecting violent youths

Dokora quizzed over Agric teachers

By Buhle Tshavango PRIMARY and Second Education Minister Lazarus Dokora has been castigated by the National Assembly for introducing agriculture subject at primary school level without making provisions for teachers. According to the new primary and secondary education curriculum which came into effect in January of this year, agriculture is now an examinable subject from primary school level. Despite introducing the subject, Minister Dokora has … Continue reading Dokora quizzed over Agric teachers

ERC applauds Zanu PF peace call …but urges follow-up action

By Daniel Chigundu THE Election Resource Centre (ERC) has praised Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo for denouncing violence as the country gears for the impending 2018 general elections. Since 2000 Zimbabwean elections have generally been characterised by political violence which has seen people sustaining serious injuries and others dying, while property worth millions of dollars has been destroyed. In a statement ERC said the … Continue reading ERC applauds Zanu PF peace call …but urges follow-up action