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?
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?
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?
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
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
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
By Buhle Tshavango Vice President and Minister of National Healing, Peace and Reconciliation Hon Mphoko says the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) bill was aimed at addressing wider national issues beyond Gukurahundi. While reading the bill in Parliament for the second time VP Mphoko silenced claims by most critics of this bill who felt its success was hindered by Gukurahundi memories saying the aim … Continue reading NPRC bill is not just about Gukurahundi –VP Mphoko
Own correspondent. Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care chairperson Dr Ruth Labode has called for the legalising of safe abortion in-light of the high numbers of maternal deaths in the country where 16% are caused by unsafe abortions. Addressing delegates at an HIV/AIDS advocacy workshop in Gweru held recently, Dr Labode said it was a fact that adolescent girls where indulging in unprotected … Continue reading Legalise safe abortions – Honourable Labode
By Buhle Tshavango DESPITE reservations by some Members of Parliament (MPs) regarding the amendment of the new constitution, arguing that it was too early, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said four years is enough time and the first constitutional amendment will carry on. Mnangagwa who is also Minister responsible for Justice, Legal and Parliamentary affairs yesterday responded to issues raised by MPs during the second … Continue reading Mnangagwa defends constitution amendment
Watmore Makokoba Youths organisations under the banner of Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) have taken bold steps to liberate themselves from the current deepening socio-economic and political dispensation amid wide concerns over negligence and alienation from the current political leadership. Closing the curtain down of a youth’s convention in Harare organised today by CiZC, representatives from various organisations across the country agreed to work together in … Continue reading Youths unite in fighting for a better Zimbabwe