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

CSOs gear up for Chiwundura by-election

By Portia Sigauke CIVIL society organisations (CSOs) have started training human rights volunteers that will monitor by-elections for Chiwundura Constituency slated for July 15. The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) and the Election Resource Centre (ERC) said the human rights volunteers would monitor the pre-election period for human rights compliance within the constituency. The Chiwundura seat fell vacant after the death of former Zanu-PF legislator … Continue reading CSOs gear up for Chiwundura by-election

Wipe your dirty panties on Mugabe’s picture, women urged

By Tariro Senderayi MDC-N legislator and women’s rights advocate Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga has urged women to take off their panties and wipe them on President Robert Mugabe’s face on the ballot papers in 2018, as a way of waving him goodbye. Opposition parties blame President Mugabe for the untold suffering that is currently being experienced in the country, fronted by 89 percent unemployment rate and the … Continue reading Wipe your dirty panties on Mugabe’s picture, women urged

Tajamuka’s shutdown draw mixed feelings

By Daniel Chigundu TAJAMUKA’S proposed “Total Zimbabwe Shutdown” scheduled for 20 to 25 June meant to protest President Robert Mugabe’s sentiments that there is no crisis is the country, has drawn mixed feelings from people. According to Tajamuka, President Mugabe cannot say there is no crisis in the country when people are sleeping in queues trying to withdraw their money, are not getting clean water … Continue reading Tajamuka’s shutdown draw mixed feelings

Tsholotsho community in peace building campaigns

By Nkanyiso Ncube COMMUNITY leaders in Tsholotsho North have stepped up peace building efforts in their local communities as the nation braces for 2018 general elections. The community last week organised a series of collaborative platforms aimed at raising peace and tolerance ahead of election campaigns period. In a statement, Heal Zimbabwe Trust (HZT) said the meetings were meant to promote peaceful participation in the … Continue reading Tsholotsho community in peace building campaigns