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

Call to expedite Cyber Bill gets louder

By Daniel Chigundu THERE are fears that the Parliamentary Privileges Committee report on death threat messages to MDC-T Members of Parliament (MPs) might be abused to introduce the Cyber Crime Bill. After failing to locate the origin of the messages, The Privileges Committee recommended that there is need to expedite the process of bringing into the operation of the Cyber-crimes Bill, which should establish a Cyber … Continue reading Call to expedite Cyber Bill gets louder

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