Why Civic education should be part of the curriculum to adress voter apathy

BY TAFADZWA MURANGANWA The appalling voter apathy among youths in  Zimbabwe is a matter of concern in the country as 2018 elections beckon. This was voiced at a media conference held in the capital recently, where most delegates spoke on what ought to be done to improve youth participation in electoral processes. Ropafadzo Mapimhidze, a veteran journalist said there is the need to consider civic … Continue reading Why Civic education should be part of the curriculum to adress voter apathy

The MDC Coalition that never was

By Buhle Tshavango The MDC coalition might have well suffered a still birth after any little faith that had arisen over a stable opposition party in the 2018 elections was dealt a heavy blow by violence that broke out suggesting factionalism just hours after a show of unity. Most Zimbabweans have come to the conclusion that amidst the vote rigging, intimidation and Nikuvus, the real … Continue reading The MDC Coalition that never was

ZEC called upon to clarify the role of observers and party agents in new S.I. 85

By Buhle Tshavango. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) recently gazetted the statutory Instrument 85 (S.I. 85) which outlines new voter registration regulations ahead of the 2018 harmonized elections, however, despite progressive provisions in the document a number of loopholes have been called out for redress. The statutory instrument which was gazetted in accordance with Section 192 of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13] provides nine fundamental … Continue reading ZEC called upon to clarify the role of observers and party agents in new S.I. 85

ZEC needs a women responsive election management process – WcoZ

By Buhle Tshavango The Women coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) has condemned growing inconsistencies by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) in regards to participation of women as voters and candidates in the upcoming  2018 elections. WCoZ accused ZEC of undermining the rights of women by requesting for proof of residence for voter registration saying this placed women at the mercy of their spouses in order for them … Continue reading ZEC needs a women responsive election management process – WcoZ

Is Mahere’s Yellow Manifesto strategy attainable?

By Buhle Tshavango DESPITE receiving an onslaught of criticism since announcing her intentions to stand as an independent candidate for the Mount Pleasant National Assembly seat, Advocate Fadzayi Mahere seems undeterred in her quest as she has proceeded to present a manifesto as part of her campaign strategy. The 21 paged manifesto dubbed,” Mt.Pleasant Constituency Yellow Manifesto “, outlines her campaign strategy and highlights the … Continue reading Is Mahere’s Yellow Manifesto strategy attainable?

How did ZEC allocate fewer registration centres in urban areas?

By Buhle Tshavango CIVIC society organisations (CSOs) have questioned the rationale behind the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s (ZEC) decision to allocate only 12 percent of voter registration centres to urban areas. ZEC recently announced that there will be 9633 voter registration centres countrywide and of that number Harare and Bulawayo have been allocated 700 and 400 centres respectively. While Harare and Bulawayo are the only metropolitan … Continue reading How did ZEC allocate fewer registration centres in urban areas?

Who determines hero status?

By Buhle Tshavango ZIMBABWEANS from across all political divide were taken aback by the decision to deny the late Dickson “Cde Chinx” Chingaira national hero status, raising debate on  who or what determines  eligibility to rest at the Heroes Acre. The late former freedom fighter, stole the hearts of many with his revolutionary songs during and after the second Chimurenga and also played a huge … Continue reading Who determines hero status?

Shun violence, political parties urged

By Buhle Tshavango. THE Election Resource Council (ERC) has called upon political parties in Zimbabwe to respect and enforce the Electoral Code of Conduct for Political Parties and Candidates. As the country gears up for the  2018 harmonised elections ERC has reiterated that the Electoral code of conduct must be upheld as it paves the way for a smooth electoral process that is devoid of … Continue reading Shun violence, political parties urged

WCoZ calls for end to child marriages….as Africa commemorate Day of the African Child

By Buhle Tshavango PARLIAMENTARIANS who signed the declaration on protection of the girl child have been urged to walk the talk and fulfill their commitments as Zimbabwe joined other African countries in commemorating the Day of the African Child. In a statement, the Women Coalition of Zimbabwe, called for the acceleration of interventions to end child marriages which have continued to negatively affect the lives … Continue reading WCoZ calls for end to child marriages….as Africa commemorate Day of the African Child

Stop politicizing public posts – Mafume

By Buhle Tshavango. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the ruling party to desist from politicising critical positions that require independence saying this has caused loss of faith in strategic departments by the Zimbabwean people. In a statement released yesterday, party spokesperson Mr Jacob Mafume said in light of the recent vacancy of Prosecutor General created by the axing of Johannes Tomana the … Continue reading Stop politicizing public posts – Mafume