The MDC Coalition that never was

By Buhle Tshavango The MDC coalition might have well suffered a still birth after any little faith that had arisen over a stable opposition party in the 2018 elections was dealt a heavy blow by violence that broke out suggesting factionalism just hours after a show of unity. Most Zimbabweans have come to the conclusion that amidst the vote rigging, intimidation and Nikuvus, the real … Continue reading The MDC Coalition that never was

[Download] Mid Term Monetary Policy Statement 2017

This Monetary Policy Statement is issued in terms of Section 46 of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Act [Chapter 22:15] which requires the Bank to issue a statement containing an evaluation of the monetary policy of the last preceding six months and a description of the policy measures to be followed by the Bank during the next succeeding six months. Download Mid Term Monetary Policy … Continue reading [Download] Mid Term Monetary Policy Statement 2017

In Zhombe, residents rarely see their MP Hon. Daniel Mackenzie Ncube

Watmore Makokoba As the political pot gets hot each day towards the land mark 2018 elections, the rural electorate, often times not given a voice, have raised concerns about betrayal and neglect they have endured over the years under selfish misleading politicians.   Zhombe, one of the areas under Midlands province still under the yoke of under development even though people have been religiously voting … Continue reading In Zhombe, residents rarely see their MP Hon. Daniel Mackenzie Ncube

ZEC needs a women responsive election management process – WcoZ

By Buhle Tshavango The Women coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) has condemned growing inconsistencies by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) in regards to participation of women as voters and candidates in the upcoming  2018 elections. WCoZ accused ZEC of undermining the rights of women by requesting for proof of residence for voter registration saying this placed women at the mercy of their spouses in order for them … Continue reading ZEC needs a women responsive election management process – WcoZ

Chinamasa’s budget review statement

Government of Zimbabwe THE 2016 ANNUAL BUDGET REVIEW AND OUTLOOK FOR 2017 Presentation to the Parliament of Zimbabwe By The Hon. P.A. Chinamasa, MP Minister of Finance and Economic Development 20 JULY 2017 INTRODUCTION 1. Mr Speaker Sir, during my presentation of the 2017 National Budget on 8 December 2016, I indicated that, I will be bringing a comprehensive Annual Budget Review, with fiscal and … Continue reading Chinamasa’s budget review statement

What You Need To Know About Proof Of Residence In Order To Vote In 2018

By Tariro Senderayi A proof of residence is a document confirming where you live – it needs to have both your full name and your address printed on it. Most voters including the youth and women do not own houses they are tenants. This will largely depend on the availability of landlords and the rapport between tenant and landlord. Women voters in the rural areas will require … Continue reading What You Need To Know About Proof Of Residence In Order To Vote In 2018

Is delimitation necessary for 2018?

By Portia Sigauke Legislative watchdog Veritas has said failure by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to conduct a proper delimitation before the 2018 general election is likely to affect the credibility and legitimacy of the electoral outcome. Delimitation is the process of dividing the country into constituencies and wards for the purposes of elections of persons to constituency seats in the National Assembly and of councillors to … Continue reading Is delimitation necessary for 2018?

Opinion: Are Political Factions Really That Bad?

By Open Parly Contributor If you have been in Zimbabwe for a while you would know factions as bad and in Zanu Pf’s case is treasonous but in reality, every democracy will have what pessimists view as factionalism but in reality, it is just a difference of views. A true democracy should welcome and accommodate all views even when majority view determines which path to … Continue reading Opinion: Are Political Factions Really That Bad?

4 Moments That Stood Out In The ZiFM Interview With Fadzayi Mahere

By Tariro D. Senderayi  Fadzayi Mahere has thrown her hat in the ring, rolled her sleeves to do the dirty work for her constituency Mount Pleasant. There has been an array of mixed feelings towards her stepping up. The advocate’s intention to run as Member of Parliament in the next election has been nothing short of controversial. Here are some of the interesting things she … Continue reading 4 Moments That Stood Out In The ZiFM Interview With Fadzayi Mahere

Civic Society Prepares Voters For Chiundura By-Election

by Watmore Makokoba Civil society organisations have started ground work as they prepare for the Chiwundura National Assembly by-election in the Midlands Province on July 15, 2017. Download Chiwundura Constituency Profile The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) and the Election Resource Centre (ERC) in Gweru on Thursday trained human rights volunteers to monitor the pre-election period for human rights compliance. The Chiwundura seat fell vacant … Continue reading Civic Society Prepares Voters For Chiundura By-Election