Nothing funny about wheelchair jokes!

By Tapiwa Mutizamhepo People with Disabilities and their organizations have roundly condemned the flurry of “wheelchair” jokes and articles that recently circulated on social media and other sections of the mainstream media, calling them provocative and insensitive to the issues to do with disabilities. After the cabinet presented the President Robert Mugabe with a belated birthday present which was initially called a ‘special chair’ by … Continue reading Nothing funny about wheelchair jokes!

“ZANU PF reforming from within,” says Mnangagwa

By Tariro Daphne If recent sentiments by Vice President Emerson Mnangangwa are anything to go by, the factional battles that have ejected some party members are part of Zanu Pf’s rejuvenation. Recently Sarah Mahoka and Sandi Moyo were booted out of the party, National Commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere has been under fire with fellow party member calling for his ouster citing corruption and fanning factionalism as … Continue reading “ZANU PF reforming from within,” says Mnangagwa

NERA pushes for diaspora vote in 2018

A petition has been making the rounds on social media with regards to ensuring that the Zimbabwe diaspora community is able to exercise their right to vote in the next harmonized election. This right to vote for any party of choice is enshrined in the supreme law of the land precisely section 67(3). “All Zimbabweans who were born in Zimbabwe have the right to vote … Continue reading NERA pushes for diaspora vote in 2018

MDC-T to go for broke in 2018 election

As the ruling party has bagged a victory in the by-election in Mwenezi, the main opposition party MDC-T Spokesperson Obert  Gutu took to social media to give his assessment of why and how that victory came about. Whilst the ruling party ululates, he is of the view that with regards to the upcoming 2018 election, the rural constituencies will determine who wins. He insinuated further … Continue reading MDC-T to go for broke in 2018 election

Police Brutality| In Gutu, Police chained Anna Masukagoto to a fence for 4 hours

by Watmore Makokoba Ngundu villagers in Gutu were last week left tongue-tied after members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police handcuffed Anna Masukagoto (45) and tied her to a local school fence for several hours accusing her of allegedly conniving with other villagers to resists the construction of a church on land reserved for cattle grazing The two policeman identified as Constable Dzinamo and Mlumbwa stationed at … Continue reading Police Brutality| In Gutu, Police chained Anna Masukagoto to a fence for 4 hours

Musewe calls for long-term election observers

By Daniel Chigundu Economist-cum-politician Vince Musewe says the country cannot rely on Short-term election-Observers (STOs) to determine the fairness of the polls. Unlike STOs, Long-term-Observers (LTOs) come to a country in advance of the election usually three or four months, to speak with government officials, party leaders, members of the media, academics or experts, diplomats, and representatives from minority groups with regards to impending elections. … Continue reading Musewe calls for long-term election observers

There isn’t enough time to implement the Biometric Voter Registration system – MDC-N

  By Daniel Chigundu MDC-N vice president Edwin Mushoriwa says there is not enough time to effectively implement the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system before the next general elections. Zimbabwe is set to go for watershed polls in 2018 and the Zimbabwe Election Commission (ZEC) is in the process of trying to compile a fresh voters’ roll in an effort to get rid of alleged … Continue reading There isn’t enough time to implement the Biometric Voter Registration system – MDC-N

Breaking news: Cholera outbreak in Chiredzi

by Watmore Makokoba There are growing fears of a wider cholera outbreak following two confirmed cases at Rupangwana clinic in Chiredzi District Masvingo province last week and Chinyamukwakwa Clinic in Chipinge Manicaland Province recorded on the 14th of this month. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, to date, there is one confirmed case at Rupangwana and 3 suspected in Chinyamukwakwa of which 2 … Continue reading Breaking news: Cholera outbreak in Chiredzi

ZESN | Mass Biometric Voter Registration: 3 Key lessons from Kenya

Over the years Africa has been seen attempting to catch up with the introduction of ICT’s for the administration of elections. Even if electronic voting has not yet become popular, one country that has become the yardstick is Kenya. Kenya has used the Biometric Voter Registration process twice and these are some of the key lessons Zimbabwe can borrow a leaf for the 2018 harmonized … Continue reading ZESN | Mass Biometric Voter Registration: 3 Key lessons from Kenya

Political parties threaten mass action over BVR Kits Procurement process | #Ivote4PeaceZW

by Watmore Makokoba Opposition political parties Tuesday came out guns blazing threatening massive demonstration over government’s sudden summersault to takeover of the ongoing procurement of Biometric Voter Registration kits. The parties, under the banner of National Electoral Reform Agenda (NERA) insist the hijacking of the program insists the move is a ploy by Zanu PF to rig the make or break 2018 elections. United Nations Development … Continue reading Political parties threaten mass action over BVR Kits Procurement process | #Ivote4PeaceZW