Mugabe not fit to lecture us …he should just step down: Mafume

By Daniel Chigundu PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) spokesperson Jacob Mafume says President Robert Mugabe is too old to lecture anything about opposition coalition, but should instead step down. Mugabe told youths in Mutare that he was glad that opposition parties are uniting, adding that it will make it easier to defeat them. However in statement Mafume said the President should step down as he is … Continue reading Mugabe not fit to lecture us …he should just step down: Mafume

Take action against Zanu PF, ZEC urged

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) has been called upon to stamp its authority and take action against Zanu PF for allegedly force-marching people to its Marondera and Mutare youth rallies dubbed “President Youth Interface Rally”. Zanu PF is reported to have forced people, including school children in Marondera and Mutare to shut schools and their business so that they can attend the rallies. … Continue reading Take action against Zanu PF, ZEC urged

Shun violence, political parties urged

By Buhle Tshavango. THE Election Resource Council (ERC) has called upon political parties in Zimbabwe to respect and enforce the Electoral Code of Conduct for Political Parties and Candidates. As the country gears up for the  2018 harmonised elections ERC has reiterated that the Electoral code of conduct must be upheld as it paves the way for a smooth electoral process that is devoid of … Continue reading Shun violence, political parties urged

Leave youths alone, G40, Lacoste told

By Daniel Chigundu PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has told the Zanu PF bigwigs to leave the youths out of their succession and factional wars. Zanu PF top officials are currently battling each other in an effort to position themselves in line to succeed the 93 year old Mugabe who has led the country since 1980. Prominent factions include G40 which is reportedly fronted by First-lady Grace … Continue reading Leave youths alone, G40, Lacoste told

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

Citizens express mixed feelings ahead of 2018 elections

By Tariro Daphne Senderayi WITH close to a year before the country embarks on the crucial 2018 general elections, we conducted a random survey in the street of Harare’s Central Business District to gauge people’s mood towards the polls. Zimbabwe is currently going through its worst times since independence, with the major challenges being the unavailability of cash which has seen people spending hours in … Continue reading Citizens express mixed feelings ahead of 2018 elections

Mliswa savages Mphoko in Parly …accuses him of protecting violent youths

By Daniel Chigundu NORTON legislator Temba Mliswa has castigated Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko for demanding the release of Zanu PF youths who were arrested for violence in Bulawayo a few weeks ago. The youths were trying to stop the Bulawayo Provincial executive from meeting, accusing the leadership of being aligned to under fire party commissar Saviour Kasukuwere. Adding his voice in the National Assembly to … Continue reading Mliswa savages Mphoko in Parly …accuses him of protecting violent youths

Villagers forced to donate towards Mugabe Rally

By Staff Reporter ZANU PF activists in Manicaland Province are forcing villagers to donate money towards the “Interface with the youth rally” which will be addressed by President Robert Mugabe tomorrow (Friday) at Sakubva Stadium, a local human rights watchdog has said. In a statement Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) accused the Zanu PF leadership of forcing citizens to attend the rally saying the move was … Continue reading Villagers forced to donate towards Mugabe Rally

ERC applauds Zanu PF peace call …but urges follow-up action

By Daniel Chigundu THE Election Resource Centre (ERC) has praised Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo for denouncing violence as the country gears for the impending 2018 general elections. Since 2000 Zimbabwean elections have generally been characterised by political violence which has seen people sustaining serious injuries and others dying, while property worth millions of dollars has been destroyed. In a statement ERC said the … Continue reading ERC applauds Zanu PF peace call …but urges follow-up action

Heal Zimbabwe launches “National Peace Campaign” in Masvingo

By Nkanyiso Ncube HEAL Zimbabwe Trust (HZT) launched its national peace campaign dubbed “million voices for peace” through a sports tournament held at Zaka High School in Masvingo Province on Saturday. The objective of the campaign is to ensure that every citizen no matter their age or sex promotes peace and participate in the 2018 elections peacefully In a statement HZT said the campaign seeks … Continue reading Heal Zimbabwe launches “National Peace Campaign” in Masvingo