Will MDC Alliance stand united till 2018?

By Nkanyiso Ncube MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu has said the MDC Alliance was work in progress and the challenges there are currently facing are normal. Writing on his Twitter account, Gutu said tolerance was key and there was no need for people to insult the MDC Alliance as it was a giant step in the right direction. “We’re not saying MDC Alliance doesn’t have any … Continue reading Will MDC Alliance stand united till 2018?

Did Mugabe insult Zimbos on routine medical checks?

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa THE advice by President Robert Mugabe that people should go for routine medical check-ups left many people wondering if he is in touch with realities obtaining in the country or not. Many Zimbabweans owing to current economic hardships are failing to take their sick relatives to hospitals because of high user-fees being demanded at a time when unemployment is in the region of … Continue reading Did Mugabe insult Zimbos on routine medical checks?

Metal IDs: ZEC rubbishes Mudede

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) commissioner Netsai Mushonga has dismissed Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede’s statement with regards to metal IDs and voter registration. Registrar Mudede last week issued a statement saying that people with metal IDs will not be allowed to register and vote in the 2018 elections because their IDs are not machine-readable. Mudede added that people should take advantage of the … Continue reading Metal IDs: ZEC rubbishes Mudede

Why MDC-T wants ZEC to monitor mobile registration exercise

By Nkanyiso Ncube MDC-T has said plans by the Registrar General to roll out the three-month mobile registration exercise in an effort to phase out metal Identity cards should be designed in a manner that no eligible person would fail to obtain the new machine readable national ID. Addressing a media briefing on Tuesday, Registrar General (RG), Tobaiwa Mudede said the exercise entails the issuing … Continue reading Why MDC-T wants ZEC to monitor mobile registration exercise

Why ZEC alone should speak on elections

By Daniel Chigundu THE Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) says the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) should be the only authority that issues official statements related to elections in order to minimise confusion. The Registrar General (RG) announced that it was embarking on a mobile registration of Zimbabwean citizens starting Monday 4 September 2017 and that old metal identification cards are no longer valid for voting. … Continue reading Why ZEC alone should speak on elections

Why Nera Youth is protesting against Grace’s diplomatic immunity

By Staff Reporter NERA Youth Forum will today (30 August 2017) hold a demonstration at the South African embassy in Belgravia Harare to register their displeasure following the granting of diplomatic immunity to First Lady Grace Mugabe by that country’s Department of International Relations. The youth forum intends to hand over a petition that details their displeasure a few weeks ago, Grace Mugabe made headlines … Continue reading Why Nera Youth is protesting against Grace’s diplomatic immunity

Is Mnangagwa still unwell?

By Daniel Chigundu VICE President Emmerson Mnangagwa who returned home last week from South Africa where he was seeking medical attention for alleged food poising, failed to turn-up for the 5th edition of the Annual National Agri-business Conference (ANAC) on Wednesday. ANAC is jointly organised by the Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) and the National Economic Consultative Forum (NECF) and its objective is to look at … Continue reading Is Mnangagwa still unwell?

PDP stance on MDC Alliance

President’s Address to the Party, 22 August 2017 THE People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was formed on the bedrock of the principles of solidarity, freedom and justice – ideals of social democracy. Of importance today is the value of solidarity. The PDP stated its belief in solidarity through unequivocally advocating for the coalition of opposition parties, as stated in the historic Mandel Declaration of the 26th … Continue reading PDP stance on MDC Alliance

National Youth Policy: has it been fully implemented?

 By Tafadzwa Muranganwa ACCORDING to the Ministry of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment, a national youth policy (NYP) is critical for empowering youths to contribute to the shaping and building of the nation. Zimbabwe launched its NYP in 2013 and according to government; the policy seeks to ensure that all young women and men are given meaningful opportunities to reach their full potential, both as individuals and as active … Continue reading National Youth Policy: has it been fully implemented?

Electoral Act Needs Urgent Patching To Avoid Loopholes In 2018

  By Wisdom Mumera The current electoral laws still have loopholes allowing for voting using the old voter’s roll and there is need to quickly amend the Electoral Act to avoid confusion, the Election Resource Centre (ERC) has said. Download Zimbabwe Electoral Act According to the organisation, the Electoral Act is vague on the issue of the old voter’s roll after the compilation of a … Continue reading Electoral Act Needs Urgent Patching To Avoid Loopholes In 2018