Who is leader of the House, Mnangagwa or Bonyongwe?

By Staff Reporter There was chaos in the National Assembly during Wednesday’s question and session as MDC-T legislators demanded that Deputy Speaker of Parliament Mable Chinomona inform the House as to who is now the leader of government business following a Cabinet reshuffle last week. Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was the leader of the house by virtue of being the Minister of Justice, legal and … Continue reading Who is leader of the House, Mnangagwa or Bonyongwe?

Somalia terror attack: the day media looked away

By Watmore Makokoba The lethal attacks which killed about 300 people, while leaving many injured this week, could be the worst attack in the history of Somalia and has however raised a few questions both for Africa and the international world. For instance, while the Somalia attack has claimed more lives, it has however received little coverage from the so-called international media compared to the … Continue reading Somalia terror attack: the day media looked away

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

Successful voter registration: what ZEC needs to do?

By Nkanyiso Ncube Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) says it is concerned by how the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has handled the voter registration exercise which began on Monday this week. In a statement, the election watchdog said there was lack of consistency in the opening time at the various ZEC district offices and staff shortages. “ZESN observers have reported discrepancies in the days that … Continue reading Successful voter registration: what ZEC needs to do?

Why Civic education should be part of the curriculum to adress voter apathy

BY TAFADZWA MURANGANWA The appalling voter apathy among youths in  Zimbabwe is a matter of concern in the country as 2018 elections beckon. This was voiced at a media conference held in the capital recently, where most delegates spoke on what ought to be done to improve youth participation in electoral processes. Ropafadzo Mapimhidze, a veteran journalist said there is the need to consider civic … Continue reading Why Civic education should be part of the curriculum to adress voter apathy

Elections: #KenyaDecides 5 Lessons for Zimbabwe

By Tariro Senderayi  Kenyans will go for a second Presidential election in the next 60 days after the Supreme Court annulled the first polls held on the 8th of August 2017. The Supreme Court judgement which was delivered on the 1st of September follows a petition by Raila Odinga leader of the largest opposition party the National Super Alliance (NASA) who was challenging the outcome of the … Continue reading Elections: #KenyaDecides 5 Lessons for Zimbabwe

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