2018 elections: Three things Dr. Manyika wishes to change if elected

A presidential aspirant for the 2018 elections, Dr Noah Manyika, says his party, Build Alliance Zimbabwe (BAZ)  was not against joining forces with other political parties but wants to join a “winning” coalition. Speaking at the #MeettheYouthies meeting at MotoRepublic, Manyika said there was nothing special about joining a “grand coalition” that was doomed and lacking in vision. “I think it is important for opposition … Continue reading 2018 elections: Three things Dr. Manyika wishes to change if elected

Why ZEC must procure Central database software for BVR kits

By Nkanyiso Ncube THE Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) has called upon the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to expedite the procurement of the software for the central database or central Automated Finger Identification System (AFIS) as it an integral component of Biometric Voter Registration (BVR). The AFIS is a biometric identification (ID) method that uses digital imaging technology to obtain, store, and analyse fingerprint data. … Continue reading Why ZEC must procure Central database software for BVR kits

ZESN speaks on Chiwundura by-election….queries strange voters roll anomalies

By Nkanyiso Ncube ZIMBABWE Election Support Network (ZESN) has called on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to speed up the biometric voter registration exercise to avoid continued use of the controversial 2013 voters roll in future polls. In its preliminary report for the just ended Chiwundura by-election, the elections watchdog said a lot of strange anomalies were unearthed with regards to the 2013 voters roll currently … Continue reading ZESN speaks on Chiwundura by-election….queries strange voters roll anomalies

Is delimitation necessary for 2018?

By Portia Sigauke Legislative watchdog Veritas has said failure by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to conduct a proper delimitation before the 2018 general election is likely to affect the credibility and legitimacy of the electoral outcome. Delimitation is the process of dividing the country into constituencies and wards for the purposes of elections of persons to constituency seats in the National Assembly and of councillors to … Continue reading Is delimitation necessary for 2018?

Reinstate “Special Vote”, ZEC urged …as police officers lose voting rights

By Nkanyiso Ncube ZIMBABWE Election Support Network (ZESN) has called on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to reinstate the special vote to enable electoral and security officials who will be on duty on election day to cast their votes in advance. A special vote allows a registered voter, who can’t vote at their voting station on election day, to apply to vote on a predetermined … Continue reading Reinstate “Special Vote”, ZEC urged …as police officers lose voting rights

MDC-T wants proof of residence scrapped

By Nkanyiso Ncube MOVEMENT for Democratic Change (MDC-T) has called on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to scrap the proof of resident requirement for prospective voters before the new voter registration exercise begins. The call comes following a media report suggesting that prospective voters were required to produce physical proof of permanent residence for eligibility to register to vote, a shift from an earlier proposal … Continue reading MDC-T wants proof of residence scrapped

Mugabe warns young people….says don’t take this freedom for granted

By Nkanyiso Ncube PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has warned young people against taking the freedom and rights they enjoy today for granted adding that they are the fruits of a hard won independence. Addressing young people drawn from around the country for the official opening of the 25th Session of the Junior Parliament of Zimbabwe (JPZ) last Friday, Mugabe said as the country reflects on the … Continue reading Mugabe warns young people….says don’t take this freedom for granted

All set for Junior Parliament official opening

By Portia Sigauke PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, First lady Grace Mugabe and Cabinet ministers are expected to grace the official opening of the 25th Junior Parliament at the City Sports Centre in Harare today (17 June 2017). This year’s celebration will be held under the theme “Appreciatively discovering Zimcheer entrepreneurs as a way of accelerating protection, empowerment and equal opportunities towards fulfilling the 2030 agenda for … Continue reading All set for Junior Parliament official opening

Mugabe opens Community Information Centre…donates computers to schools

By Nkanyiso Ncube PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has officially opened the Dangamvura-Chikanga Community Information Centre, bringing to 80 the number of community information centres completed so far. Address delegates at the official opening of the centre, President Mugabe said the new infrastructure should assist in championing development and unlock new modern learning trends for young people. “Firstly l want to congratulate the people of Manicaland that … Continue reading Mugabe opens Community Information Centre…donates computers to schools

BVR kits expected end of August

By Nkanyiso Ncube ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it is expecting to receive the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits by end of August this year if things go according to plan. The kits are going to be supplied by Chinese based Laxton Group Limited who won the tender ahead of a German company called Dermalog Identification Systems. Dermalog was asking for about US$5.5 million to … Continue reading BVR kits expected end of August