Zim Diaspora Policy silent on voting rights

By Daniel Chigundu THE Zimbabwe Diaspora Policy which was formulated in July 2016 to help government engage with citizens living outside the country is silent on the topical issue of diaspora vote. It is estimated that about three million Zimbabweans are living in such countries as South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, Botswana, Australia, Canada and New Zealand among others. Zimbabweans in the … Continue reading Zim Diaspora Policy silent on voting rights

How did ZEC allocate fewer registration centres in urban areas?

By Buhle Tshavango CIVIC society organisations (CSOs) have questioned the rationale behind the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s (ZEC) decision to allocate only 12 percent of voter registration centres to urban areas. ZEC recently announced that there will be 9633 voter registration centres countrywide and of that number Harare and Bulawayo have been allocated 700 and 400 centres respectively. While Harare and Bulawayo are the only metropolitan … Continue reading How did ZEC allocate fewer registration centres in urban areas?

Reporting on elections? Here is what you need to know!

By Nkanyiso Ncube THE University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Faculty of Arts Department of English and Media Studies organised a media and elections reporting conference aimed at ensuring journalists carry out their mandate in a responsible and ethical manner. The workshop, which focused on the role of the media in elections in a democratic dispensation, brought together students, academics, representatives of diplomatic missions, government representatives and … Continue reading Reporting on elections? Here is what you need to know!

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

Why ZEC must revive stakeholder platforms

By Daniel Chigundu ELECTION Resource Centre (ERC) says the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) must revive the abandoned stakeholder consultative platforms in order to reduce speculation and mistrust. A few months ago ZEC announced that it was stopping the stakeholder consultative forums because opposition parties were allegedly acting in bad faith. The decision to stop the platforms, however, resulted in opposition parties raising speculations and uncertainty … Continue reading Why ZEC must revive stakeholder platforms

Who determines hero status?

By Buhle Tshavango ZIMBABWEANS from across all political divide were taken aback by the decision to deny the late Dickson “Cde Chinx” Chingaira national hero status, raising debate on  who or what determines  eligibility to rest at the Heroes Acre. The late former freedom fighter, stole the hearts of many with his revolutionary songs during and after the second Chimurenga and also played a huge … Continue reading Who determines hero status?

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

7 guiding principles ZEC must adhere to

By Nkanyiso Ncube The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced that it will roll the new voter registration exercise using the biometric voter registration kits (BVR) in preparation for the 2018 election. For voter registration to be fair, comprehensive, and inclusive, potential voters must be aware of the registration process and have reasonable opportunities and relatively easy access to participate and complete it. Below we have picked … Continue reading 7 guiding principles ZEC must adhere to

What you need to know about proof of residence & ID voting

By Tariro Daphne Senderayi  In order to register to vote in next year’s election you will need to have proof of residence.  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 proof from their husbands most whose … Continue reading What you need to know about proof of residence & ID voting

What Zimbos think about coalition?

By Daniel Chigundu OPPOSITION parties in the country have hinted to the possibility of forming a grant coalition for the impending 2018 general elections. A coalition is seen by many as the link that has been missing among opposition parties for them to out rightly defeat President Robert Mugabe in elections since 2000 when the MDC was formed. About nine opposition parties have so far … Continue reading What Zimbos think about coalition?