2017 Biometric Voter Registration District Centres

It is hereby notified for general information that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) shall be registering voters using the new Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system at all ZEC District offices with effect from 18 September 2017. The offices will open during normal working hours from 0800hrs to 1645hrs, Monday to Friday. Documents required for registration are: a)  National Identity Card (metal, plastic or waiting pass … Continue reading 2017 Biometric Voter Registration District Centres

ZHRC intervenes in Masvingo police brutality case

By Watmore Makokoba A case of police brutality which happened in Masvingo where Anna Masuka of Ngundu Village, Ward 11 in Gutu District was handcuffed to a fence for about seven hours is now being investigated by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). ZHRC was alerted of the story which went viral on social media by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights who are representing … Continue reading ZHRC intervenes in Masvingo police brutality case

Human trafficking: U.S. engages Zim

By Daniel Chigundu US officials who were in the country a few weeks ago have revealed that their country is pushing for more partnership with Zimbabwe to combat trafficking in persons (TIP) issues. The two officials, Torrie Higgins who is Program Advisor at the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State and Haley Wright a Foreign Service Officer … Continue reading Human trafficking: U.S. engages Zim

Is there media capture in Zimbabwe?

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ) this week held a media conference with a view to find out if there is indeed media capture in the country as is alleged by some sections of society. There has been concern over the state of affairs of the media in Zimbabwe and the situation was further worsened by the licencing of radio stations. A few … Continue reading Is there media capture in Zimbabwe?

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

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?

Provoke us and see what happens…. Tajamuka warns police ahead of #Shutdown demo

By Watmore Makokoba TAJAMUKA spokesperson Promise Mkwananzi has warned the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) against interfering with its “lawful and peaceful demonstration” scheduled for 20th to 25th of June, adding that any form of interference will result in violence. Addressing the media a press conference, Mkwananzi said the national week of peaceful action and non-violent resistance is within the confinements of the constitution, and that … Continue reading Provoke us and see what happens…. Tajamuka warns police ahead of #Shutdown demo

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

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

Heal Zimbabwe launches “National Peace Campaign” in Masvingo

By Nkanyiso Ncube HEAL Zimbabwe Trust (HZT) launched its national peace campaign dubbed “million voices for peace” through a sports tournament held at Zaka High School in Masvingo Province on Saturday. The objective of the campaign is to ensure that every citizen no matter their age or sex promotes peace and participate in the 2018 elections peacefully In a statement HZT said the campaign seeks … Continue reading Heal Zimbabwe launches “National Peace Campaign” in Masvingo