2018 Voter registration requirements as stated by the Registrar General

By Nkanyiso Ncube Parliamentary watchdog, Veritas has called on government, to revise the voter registration residential requirements so as to allow every eligible voter an opportunity to vote. In a commentary, Veritas said residential requirements should not be a hindrance for people to participation in the upcoming general elections. “All adult citizens must be given an opportunity to register as voters.  Residential requirements for registration … Continue reading 2018 Voter registration requirements as stated by the Registrar General

Zanu PF gears up for 2018 elections

By Nkanyiso Ncube Zimbabwe’s cash crisis has not stopped President Robert Mugabe and his ruling party Zanu Pf from spending millions on a fleet of cars. A move that critics have viewed as a distasteful as the ordinary person in the country is currently struggling to get hold of cash. Reports that circulated on social media show that Zanu Pf had purchased Ford Fiestas, Ford … Continue reading Zanu PF gears up for 2018 elections

Election promises and pies in the sky

By Tariro Senderayi Building up to the elections, contesting political parties make use of their manifestos as they promise new reforms that threaten to bring prosperity, peace and a lot more. As Zimbabwe is billed to have elections in 2018, the ruling Zanu Pf has their political think tanks working to entice the masses in the 2018 elections. In a bid to win the hearts … Continue reading Election promises and pies in the sky

Tsvangirai, Biti please bury the hatchet: Musewe

Economist-cum-politician Vince Musewe has urged leading opposition politicians Morgan Tsvangirai of MDC-T and Tendai Biti of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to bury their differences and unite for the good of the country. Tsvangirai and Biti reportedly fell-out in 2014 after the later called for the renewal of MDC-T, a development believed to have been targeted at the long-standing opposition leader. Tsvangirai has been at … Continue reading Tsvangirai, Biti please bury the hatchet: Musewe

Musewe calls for long-term election observers

By Daniel Chigundu Economist-cum-politician Vince Musewe says the country cannot rely on Short-term election-Observers (STOs) to determine the fairness of the polls. Unlike STOs, Long-term-Observers (LTOs) come to a country in advance of the election usually three or four months, to speak with government officials, party leaders, members of the media, academics or experts, diplomats, and representatives from minority groups with regards to impending elections. … Continue reading Musewe calls for long-term election observers

There isn’t enough time to implement the Biometric Voter Registration system – MDC-N

  By Daniel Chigundu MDC-N vice president Edwin Mushoriwa says there is not enough time to effectively implement the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system before the next general elections. Zimbabwe is set to go for watershed polls in 2018 and the Zimbabwe Election Commission (ZEC) is in the process of trying to compile a fresh voters’ roll in an effort to get rid of alleged … Continue reading There isn’t enough time to implement the Biometric Voter Registration system – MDC-N

Lumumba: Chamisa should lead MDC …Tsvangirai is the same as Mugabe

By Daniel Chigundu VIVA Zimbabwe chairman Acie Lumumba says Kuwadzana East legislator Nelson Chamisa should be given the reins to lead MDC-T as other party leaders including Morgan Tsvangirai are nothing more than a joke. MDC-T is reportedly fractured by many factions that hoping to take over from ailing Tsvangirai who has been the leader since the inaugural party congress in 2000. Party vice presidents Thokozani Khupe, … Continue reading Lumumba: Chamisa should lead MDC …Tsvangirai is the same as Mugabe

We are 15 months from 2018 elections | 4 Things CSOs need to do now!

By Nkanyiso Ncube It is exactly 15 months before Zimbabwe take a step to decide its future for the next five years. The time we need to use our hands to change our destiny. Within such a short time a lot hasn’t been done and one wonders if Zimbabwe is still on course with its preparations ahead of 2018 elections. Yes, 2018 general elections present … Continue reading We are 15 months from 2018 elections | 4 Things CSOs need to do now!

Political parties threaten mass action over BVR Kits Procurement process | #Ivote4PeaceZW

by Watmore Makokoba Opposition political parties Tuesday came out guns blazing threatening massive demonstration over government’s sudden summersault to takeover of the ongoing procurement of Biometric Voter Registration kits. The parties, under the banner of National Electoral Reform Agenda (NERA) insist the hijacking of the program insists the move is a ploy by Zanu PF to rig the make or break 2018 elections. United Nations Development … Continue reading Political parties threaten mass action over BVR Kits Procurement process | #Ivote4PeaceZW

MDC-T Manicaland supporters warn Tsvangirai against grand coalition | #Ivote4PeaceZW

By Nkanyiso Ncube Former Prime Minister and Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday wound up his Manicaland consultative meeting with MDC-T supporters skeptical of coalition talks between the party and other opposition parties. The supporters, who met MDC-T Tsvangirai in Manicaland, said the opposition leader must not abandon the leadership of his party to proponents of the grand coalition. Tsvangirai’s spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka … Continue reading MDC-T Manicaland supporters warn Tsvangirai against grand coalition | #Ivote4PeaceZW