Nothing funny about wheelchair jokes!

By Tapiwa Mutizamhepo People with Disabilities and their organizations have roundly condemned the flurry of “wheelchair” jokes and articles that recently circulated on social media and other sections of the mainstream media, calling them provocative and insensitive to the issues to do with disabilities. After the cabinet presented the President Robert Mugabe with a belated birthday present which was initially called a ‘special chair’ by … Continue reading Nothing funny about wheelchair jokes!

NERA pushes for diaspora vote in 2018

A petition has been making the rounds on social media with regards to ensuring that the Zimbabwe diaspora community is able to exercise their right to vote in the next harmonized election. This right to vote for any party of choice is enshrined in the supreme law of the land precisely section 67(3). “All Zimbabweans who were born in Zimbabwe have the right to vote … Continue reading NERA pushes for diaspora vote in 2018

MDC-T to go for broke in 2018 election

As the ruling party has bagged a victory in the by-election in Mwenezi, the main opposition party MDC-T Spokesperson Obert  Gutu took to social media to give his assessment of why and how that victory came about. Whilst the ruling party ululates, he is of the view that with regards to the upcoming 2018 election, the rural constituencies will determine who wins. He insinuated further … Continue reading MDC-T to go for broke in 2018 election

Ours is a crisis of legitimacy …we have never had free and fair elections: Mwonzora

  By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T secretary general Douglas Mwonzora says the many challenges bedeviling the country are a direct result of lack of legitimacy on the part of Zanu PF because it rigged the 2013 general elections. Zimbabwe is facing economic, political and social challenges as most developed and democratic countries are unwilling to do business with Harare alleging that it rigged previous elections. The … Continue reading Ours is a crisis of legitimacy …we have never had free and fair elections: Mwonzora

Schedule for Public Hearings on the Shop Licences Amendment Bill

The Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Rural and Urban Development will conduct public hearings across the country on the Shop Licences Amendment  Bill (H.B. 10, 2016). Contributions made at the hearings will be considered by the Portfolio Committee and will be part of the Committee’s report that will be presented to the National Assembly when the Bill comes up for debate. Programme Team A DAY TIME VENUE TOWN Monday 27 … Continue reading Schedule for Public Hearings on the Shop Licences Amendment Bill

Latest update on #SaveMotoRepublik

Moto Republik In just over 4 days over 1,700 people have signed up to the petition to urge the Minister of Local Government Saviour Kasukuwere, Harare Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni & The Acting Town Clerk, Josephine Ncube, to stop the demolition of Moto Republik, Zimbabwe’s first creative hub. On Monday 13 March Saviour Kasukuwere responded to the online petition that has been trending in Zimbabwe over … Continue reading Latest update on #SaveMotoRepublik

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

Should Pastor Evan run for President in 2018?

It’s been over a month since the return of Pastor E from his exile in the land of “milk and honey” that is the United States. What is of importance is the fact that he is back home, but what is of more curious importance is what exactly his political aspirations are. He has been heard in an exclusive interview saying that he may run … Continue reading Should Pastor Evan run for President in 2018?

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

The biggest tragedy would be to hastily put together a coalition & then lose to ZANU PF | #Ivote4PeaceZW

By Daniel Chigundu Build Zimbabwe Alliance (BZA) says opposition parties must form the right coalition and not just focus on simply coming together as is happening. Zimbabwean opposition parties are currently ceased with the issue of forming a grand coalition seen as the only effective solution in trying to remove President Robert Mugabe who has been the country’s leader since 1980. BZA which was recently formed … Continue reading The biggest tragedy would be to hastily put together a coalition & then lose to ZANU PF | #Ivote4PeaceZW