Gender equality: Mahoka hits out at male MPs

By Daniel Chigundu Hurungwe East legislator Sarah Mahoka has taken a sharp swipe at male legislators accusing them of using their riches to shut women out of top positions. Women in the country have complained that they cannot compete with men at the same levels adding that they do not have matching resources. Although Zimbabwe has made some commendable progress in trying to bring equality … Continue reading Gender equality: Mahoka hits out at male MPs

The acclimatised frogs we have become: a case for 2018 elections

By Wisdom Mumera Zimbabwe has been in a crisis mode for so long that a large part of the population no longer pants for normalcy and worse they no longer realise the abnormality of the current situation. Like the fabled frog placed in cold water heated up to a boiling point, we have become inured to the heat and acclimatized to the madness of faded … Continue reading The acclimatised frogs we have become: a case for 2018 elections

BVR shortcomings: ZimRights fear Zimbos might fail to register

 By Tafadzwa Muranganwa ZimRights says it is concerned that challenges observed during the biometric voter registration (BVR) pilot exercise might result in voter apathy as some people will fail to register. As Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) prepares for the voter registration blitz exercise scheduled to start on the 10th of October, the rights watchdog says it is worried that the slow pace of registration might … Continue reading BVR shortcomings: ZimRights fear Zimbos might fail to register

How coalition confusion plays in the way of Zanu PF

 By Watmore Makokoba The convergence of opposition parties towards bolstering prospects of political change in the 2018 elections was seen as a noble idea; however, the move has brought more internal skirmishes and further splits than the expected unity. According to a poll survey by the Afro-barometer, 45 percent of Zimbabweans support an opposition coalition; however, there are still many sticking points which are threatening … Continue reading How coalition confusion plays in the way of Zanu PF

YARD to hold youth symposiums on BVR

By Staff Reporter Norton legislator Temba Mliswa is set to hold a blitz of symposiums in the country’s 10 provinces in an effort to sensitise youth on the electoral processes and the new Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system. The symposiums will be held under the banner of Youth Advocacy for Reform and Democracy (YARD). YARD is a youth pressure group advocating for youth participation in … Continue reading YARD to hold youth symposiums on BVR

Why respite may come from the oppressor

 By Wisdom Mumera News that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has filed a US$3 million defamation lawsuit against Professor Jonathan Moyo has heightened the likelihood that any kind of political and economic respite Zimbabwe may experience in 2018 may have a strong Zanu PF hand. The frictions in the party are reaching the kind of heights and type of tussles from which something has to break … Continue reading Why respite may come from the oppressor

PDP General Council resolution on Biti expulsion

We, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) General Council seating in HARARE  on this the 29th of September 2017. Party development and Coalitions In the furtherance of the Congress resolution to enter into coalitions with like-minded parties, the PDP restates that the party is part of the MDC Alliance; negotiations will only work to broaden this coalition and make it more inclusive. The party notes with concern … Continue reading PDP General Council resolution on Biti expulsion

Is Chamisa president Wabantu?

By Daniel Chigundu Nelson Chamisa has long been associated with one of the three factions in MDC-T that seeks to succeed party president Morgan Tsvangirai. Although Chamisa (39 years old) himself has not declared his interests and has denied the claims a couple of times, many people in and outside the party have still thrown his name in the highly contentious hat. With Tsvangirai’s health … Continue reading Is Chamisa president Wabantu?

2018 Election: more alternatives for proof of residence

By Nkanyiso Ncube The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) started the topical biometric voter registration exercise last week which will enable the compilation of new voters roll for the 2018 general elections. However, the exercise has been marred by a lot of controversies with opposition parties and civic society organisations bemoaning lack of voter education and awareness, proper and clear signage on registration centres, their locations … Continue reading 2018 Election: more alternatives for proof of residence

2018 Elections: Tsvangirai takes some break to heal

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who is currently receiving medical attention for cancer in South Africa, has reportedly completed his medical schedule but will take some time to recuperate. Tsvangirai who is seen as the only political candidate that has capabilities to oust President Robert Mugabe in 2018 elections is currently having sleepless nights owing to factional squabbles in his party with regards … Continue reading 2018 Elections: Tsvangirai takes some break to heal