Zimbabwe After the Military Takeover: Prospects for Credible Elections and Human Rights Reforms

Dewa Mavhinga (Testimony) before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Courtesy of https://www.hrw.org) December 12, 2017 Introduction Thank you, Chairman Flake, Ranking Member Booker, and other members of this subcommittee for giving me the opportunity to testify on behalf of Human Rights Watch at this hearing on Zimbabwe. I would like to request that my statement in its entirety be submitted for the record. My name is … Continue reading Zimbabwe After the Military Takeover: Prospects for Credible Elections and Human Rights Reforms

What Tendai Biti said in America (Testimony)

Zimbabwe at the Crossroads : A Chance for a New Beginning Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health policy Tendai Biti MDC Alliance Former Minister of Finance December 12, 2017 Thank you, Chairman Flake, Ranking Member Booker, and other members of the Subcommittee. We thank you for inviting us to this great center of American democracy. The 14th of November … Continue reading What Tendai Biti said in America (Testimony)

Parly urged to abolish 50% plus 1 vote requirement

By Daniel Chigundu Harare residents have called on Parliament to abolish the electoral law that requires a winner in Presidential elections to get at least 50% plus 1 vote to become President of Zimbabwe. According to the country’s electoral laws, if there is no candidate with 50% plus 1 vote in Presidential elections, the leading two candidates in that election go for a run-off. This … Continue reading Parly urged to abolish 50% plus 1 vote requirement

ZEC fails to pay US$768K for car hire

By Daniel Chigundu Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has been identified as one of the leading factors that have been weighing down the smooth operation of the Central Mechanical and Equipment Department (CMED). CMED is one of the state-owned enterprises which were created to be self- financing cash cows for the government under the Commercialisation Act of 2000 but has been dismally failing raise revenue for … Continue reading ZEC fails to pay US$768K for car hire

Mnangagwa to be sworn-in as President

By Daniel Chigundu Swearing in ceremony for Zanu PF Presidential nominee Emmerson Mnangagwa has been scheduled for Friday (24 November 2017), the Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda has revealed. Addressing the media, Mudenda said preparations for the ceremony are already underway with Mnangagwa expected to arrive in the country later today from exile. “….Comrade Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa was appointed Zanu PF nominee to … Continue reading Mnangagwa to be sworn-in as President

Mugabe’s resignation stalemate disrupts voter registration

By Wisdom Mumera The refusal by President Robert Mugabe to resign in the face of mass public protests has negatively affected the ongoing voter registration process with civil society organisations calling for an extension of the period. They said the very elections themselves have to be delayed until the environment is conducive. Addressing the media on at a press conference Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) … Continue reading Mugabe’s resignation stalemate disrupts voter registration

Why Mugabe cant save himself from impeachment

By Daniel Chigundu While under-fire President Robert Mugabe might still remain leader of the country owing to various constitutional provisions, he is however unable to save himself from impeachment. According to analysts, Mugabe is seriously running out of options as Parliament is likely to impeach him on Tuesday if Zanu PF and the army generals fail to remove him through current negotiations. Mugabe is said … Continue reading Why Mugabe cant save himself from impeachment

BREAKING!!! Mugabe still President: Tshinga Dube

By Daniel Chigundu Former War Veterans Minister Tshinga Dube says President Robert Mugabe has not yet stepped down as leader of the country and his fate will only be finalised tomorrow. Briefing people after a demonstration organised by war veterans, Comrade Dube said “I have been sent by General Constantine Chiwenga to advise people to go home for today, he said we should not go … Continue reading BREAKING!!! Mugabe still President: Tshinga Dube

Zimbos demonstrate against Mugabe

People from across Zimbabwe have converged in Harare and Bulawayo to demand that President Robert Mugabe step down and pave way for a new leader. Zimbabweans took to the streets for the first time since independence in 1980 to collectively demonstrate against the veteran politician who is currently under house arrest from Tuesday. Mugabe who turns 94 in February next year is accused of running … Continue reading Zimbos demonstrate against Mugabe

War veterans give Mugabe 24hrs to go

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWA) says President Robert Mugabe has to promptly leave office now or face consequences. Mugabe who turns 94 years next year in February is currently under house arrest since Tuesday when the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) took over control of the government. The aged Zimbabwean is reportedly refusing to step down following negotiations with ZDF and … Continue reading War veterans give Mugabe 24hrs to go