Urgent Electoral Reforms Critical For Credible Elections: ZESN

By Pretty Chavango  The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) has called upon legislators and the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to urgently finalized amendments to the electoral laws saying any further delay will only serve to jeopardize the credibility of the impending 2018 elections. In a recent press statement, ZESN called upon political players to demonstrate genuine political will to effect electoral reforms … Continue reading Urgent Electoral Reforms Critical For Credible Elections: ZESN

Mangoma in a one man coalition?

Despite having 5 political parties listed under Zimbabwe’s first political coalition , Coalition of Democrats (CODE) only one principal member whose credentials are shrouded with controversy as his claim to leadership is being disputed showed up at their launch held over the weekend. With no clear membership except of course that of Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) party led by the Coalition’s president Elton Mangoma … Continue reading Mangoma in a one man coalition?

Reduce Presidential powers, end dictatorship then we join alliance :Mangoma

Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) leader Elton Mangoma who is also the Presidential candidate for the Coalition of Democrats (CODE) says they are willing to join hands with others coalitions including the MDC Alliance provided dictatorship issues and presidential powers are dealt with first. Addressing over a hundred people who attended the CODE coalition launch at Freedom Square, Mangoma said the party was being accused … Continue reading Reduce Presidential powers, end dictatorship then we join alliance :Mangoma

Mangoma promise to end child marriages

By Daniel Chigundu Coalition of Democrats (CODE) Presidential candidate Elton Mangoma says if elected into government his party will seek to end rampant cases of child marriages and ensure that girls have access to schools. According to statistics, it is estimated that about 31 percent of girls in Zimbabwe are getting married before their 18th birthday. Early marriages not only deprive girls of education and … Continue reading Mangoma promise to end child marriages

PRESS STATEMENT BY HON P.A. CHINAMASA, ON DECISIONS MADE BY CABINET ON STATE ENTERPRISES REFORM

  1. Government has been consistent in emphasizing the critical contribution expected from the State Enterprises and Parastatal (SEP) sector towards the revival of Zimbabwe’s economic fortunes and in this regard has for some time been pursuing a programme of SEPs reform designed to enhance performance, improve service-delivery and to bring more order, discipline and rationality to the sector as a whole. This includes (i) … Continue reading PRESS STATEMENT BY HON P.A. CHINAMASA, ON DECISIONS MADE BY CABINET ON STATE ENTERPRISES REFORM

Out-numbered Zanu PF block elections Bill

By Daniel Chigundu Zanu PF legislators forced the adjournment of the House sitting in a bid to block debate on the Electoral Amendment Bill as they feared being out-numbered by the opposition. Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi on Tuesday moved a motion to suspend the provision of the Standing Orders relating to automatic adjournment, private members Bills and motions taking precedence over … Continue reading Out-numbered Zanu PF block elections Bill

Parliament Accused of Ignoring Petitions

By Wisdom Mumera Members of the civil society have accused Parliament of ignoring electoral petitions delivered to the August house adding that they will continue demonstrating until their grievances are addressed. Speaking on the sidelines of a demonstration calling for the alignment of the Electoral Act to the Constitution, Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiCZ) chairperson Rashid Mahiya accused Parliament of sitting on petitions delivered three … Continue reading Parliament Accused of Ignoring Petitions

Govt lacks capacity to curb labour abuses

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa A lack of adequate labour inspectors has been pinpointed as one of the reasons why there is the prevalence of gross labour abuses in Zimbabwe. According to a report released by the Human Rights Watch titled ‘Child Labour and Human Rights Abuses on Tobacco Farms in Zimbabwe’, the country has about 120 labour inspectors and that most workers on farms have never … Continue reading Govt lacks capacity to curb labour abuses

MDC Alliance woos Mujuru

The MDC alliance leader by Nelson Chamisa has hinted on a move to bring the Rainbow coalition president and former Vice President Cde Joice Mujuru into their coalition in a bid to fulfill the vision of unity left by former MDC T president Morgan Tsvangirai whilst at the same time fostering gender balance within the alliance. Addressing thousands of supporters during an alliance rally held … Continue reading MDC Alliance woos Mujuru

Khupe walking away from honey: Chamisa

By Daniel Chigundu MDC Alliance Presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa says he feels sorry for MDC-T members who have chosen to leave the party, adding that they are walking away from honey and happiness. Since the death of Morgan Tsvangirai on 14 February this year, MDC-T has been rocked by serious squabbles over succession issues to the extent that party vice-president Thokozani Khupe, Obert Gutu and … Continue reading Khupe walking away from honey: Chamisa