BVR kits expected end of August

By Nkanyiso Ncube ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it is expecting to receive the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits by end of August this year if things go according to plan. The kits are going to be supplied by Chinese based Laxton Group Limited who won the tender ahead of a German company called Dermalog Identification Systems. Dermalog was asking for about US$5.5 million to … Continue reading BVR kits expected end of August

Is Dr. Nkosana Moyo the dark horse in the 2018 Presidential elections

By Tariro Daphne Senderayi  There has been a lot of names fielded for Zimbabwe’s 2018 presidential elections. Of interest is a renowned technocrat Dr. Nkosana Moyo the former Minister of Industry and International Trade. Some would call him the Simba Makoni of the race whilst some have been more receptive, referring to him as one of the most ‘sober’ presidential candidates. News of him possibly running … Continue reading Is Dr. Nkosana Moyo the dark horse in the 2018 Presidential elections

Zanu PF Youth – Mugabe’s Trump card for the 2018 Elections

By Tafadzwa Murangwana  The state broadcaster on Monday ran their top stories around the ‘meet the youth’ tour that President Robert Mugabe will embark on this Friday in Marondera at the behest of the party’s youth league led by Kudzai Chipanga. I could not stomach that the reports which suggested that, top on the agenda would be the issue to do with residential stands. Is … Continue reading Zanu PF Youth – Mugabe’s Trump card for the 2018 Elections

Command economics is insane …and is anchored on wrong foundation: Mafume

By Daniel Chigundu PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) national spokesperson Jacob Mafume says command economics being preached by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is not only insane but also an old failed economic development model. VP Mnangagwa who is currently on cloud nine following the seemingly success of his Command Agriculture model is reportedly working on the possibility of Command Economy as a new economic salvation. However … Continue reading Command economics is insane …and is anchored on wrong foundation: Mafume

In Zimbabwe, we have become experts of the blame game

By Daniel Chigundu PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) economic affairs secretary Vince Musewe has called on Zimbabweans especially those in the opposition parties to stop blaming others for their failures and focus finding solutions. The ruling party Zanu PF and the main opposition party MDC-T have a long history of always blamed each other for the current problems bedeviling the country. According to Zanu PF, Zimbabwe … Continue reading In Zimbabwe, we have become experts of the blame game

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

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

Rural based citizen movement launches election monitoring technology | #Ivote4PeaceZW

By Watmore Makokoba As the country gets engulfed into election mode, Zimbabwe Yadzoka, a citizen movement primarily targeting rural areas has launched a technological reporting mechanism that is going to monitor and report political violence and human rights violations prior and during the upcoming 2018 elections. The technology, named ZISO/ILIHLO is going to be implemented throughout the country and will use geo-location to capture and report … Continue reading Rural based citizen movement launches election monitoring technology | #Ivote4PeaceZW