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Electoral outcome predetermined 18 August 2018 HARARE - There is nothing new about the shortcomings of the 2018 harmonised elections as the stage for the current dispute was set when authorities refused to strengthen the legal framework for elections immediately after the 2013 elections, an elections watchdog has said. Election Resource Ce...
Losing candidate takes Zec to court 18 August 2018 BULAWAYO - Losing Bulawayo South MDC Alliance parliamentary candidate Muvirimi Francis Mangwendeza has dragged Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to court challenging the victory of Zanu PF MP-elect Raji Modi. In the court application, Mangwendeza - through his lawyers Matshobana Ncube of Ncu...
Typhoid claims 10 lives 18 August 2018 GWERU - Ten people have reportedly died since the outbreak of typhoid in Gweru last week, although this could not be confirmed by officials in the City of Progress. Four hundred recorded cases of the waterborne disease have been treated so far. Efforts to get a comment from town clerk, Eliz...
Despite rejection, Dube won't let go 18 August 2018 BULAWAYO - Former Makokoba legislator Tshinga Dube will not abandon Makokoba constituency despite his emphatic defeat to MDC Alliance's James Sithole. Dube had in 2008 and 2015 tried his luck to wrest the Makokoba seat from the MDC, without success. He finally broke the jinx in 2015 after h...
Punish rogue soldiers: HRT 18 August 2018 HARARE - The Harare Residents Trust (HRT) has called on government to punish rogue soldiers behind the August 1 killing of civilians in the capital. In a recent report, HRT said the demolition of market stalls in central Harare impacted negatively on the livelihoods of vendors, adding that t...
Biti case: 'Police fabricated documents' 18 August 2018 HARARE - Police “cooked up” documents used to drag MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti from Zambia, where he had sought asylum, a court heard yesterday. This was revealed by Biti's lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa who appeared together with Alec Muchadehama and Harrison Nkomo during the continuation of ...
'Zim polls were meant to start new era' 18 August 2018 HARARE - Emmerson Mnangagwa has been declared president of Zimbabwe amid protests and violence. But Zimbabweans are now in a post-political, economy-first mood. Before Zimbabwe’s general election on 30 July, there was a lot of talk about there being “landmark change” and “credibility.” B...
ZEC cuts Mnangagwa's electoral win 18 August 2018 HARARE - The under-fire Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has cut President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa’s win by a marginal 0,1 percent, but insists the error was purely clerical. [Adz]
US cranks up pressure on ED 17 August 2018 HARARE - United States President Donald Trump's administration is ratcheting up pressure on embattled President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa by demanding that he institutes a transparent and credible investigation into the August 1 killing of at least six protesters in Harare. Speaking after meeti...
Chamisa appeal hearing on Wed 17 August 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa’s election petition, challenging results announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has been set down for hearing next week Wednesday. Chamisa, who is disputing Zec’s declaration of Zanu PF leader Emmerson Mnangagwa as the winner of the Jul...
Con-Court throws out 'late' submissions 17 August 2018 HARARE - Chief Justice Luke Malaba has declared that Build Zimbabwe Alliance leader Noah Manyika and Daniel Shumba of the United Democratic Alliance will not be allowed to make their presentations or submit their petitions. Malaba reportedly cited the expiration of the deadline during a Case M...
'New fees for challenging Parly poll results illegal' 17 August 2018 HARARE - Chief Justice Luke Malaba has been accused of acting illegally by increasing application fees for those wishing to challenge the outcome of National Assembly elections, a legal watchdog has said. This comes after Malaba increased the application fee from $500 to $2 000 for those wishi...
AI demands closure to Dzamara case 17 August 2018 HARARE - Amnesty International (AI) is ratcheting up pressure on the Zimbabwean government to conclude investigation into the disappearance of journalist-cum-political and human rights activist Itai Dzamara. AI's newly-elected leader Kumi Naidoo of South Africa pledged on Wednesday that his fi...
MDC Alliance MP charged with political violence 17 August 2018 HARARE - Police on Thursday charged Costa Machingauta, an opposition MDC Alliance party legislator for Budiriro constituency with public violence for allegedly participating in protests staged over delays in announcing the results of harmonised elections. Machingauta, who is represented by Tar...
Sadc asked to discuss Zim's regression, legitimacy crisis 17 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's civil society has asked the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) to discuss Zimbabwe's military-led post-election reprisals that have led to democratic regression and the contestations around the legitimacy and accuracy of the election results at a summit of the regio...
Million pads raffle on August 24 17 August 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Junior Council (HCJC), in association with the One-Soul Foundation will conduct the draw for the Million Pads Campaign Raffle on Friday next week at Town House at 10:00hrs. The initiative is meant to raise awareness as well as providing sanitary wear in rural and urban...
Zanu PF women mourn Mathuthu 17 August 2018 HARARE - The Zanu PF women’s league has conveyed its condolences to the Mathuthu family on the passing on of former deputy Information minister Thokozile Mathuthu at the age of 61. In a statement, the wing’s secretary Mabel Chinomona said Mathuthu was a hardworking and dedicated cadre who play...
Smart Park experiencing technical problems 17 August 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) is experiencing technical glitches with its prepaid electronic personal parking meters, otherwise known as Smart Park. According to City Parking, HCC’s parking venture, the technical challenges have affected the reloading of the meters, prompting it to ad...
Biti denies acting unlawfully 17 August 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti, who is being charged for prematurely announcing presidential election results acted lawfully in accordance with provisions of the Electoral Act, a court heard yesterday. Biti was represented by Beatrice Mtetwa, Alec Muchadehama and Harrison Nkomo wh...
Moyo speaks after poor UMD election showing 17 August 2018 BULAWAYO - Former Speaker of the National Assembly Lovemore Moyo has said he has now put behind him the trauma of the just-ended election where his party the United Movement for Devolution (UMD) was thoroughly trounced. Moyo did not throw his hat in the presidential ring but opted to have his ...
Vendors edgy over polls dispute 17 August 2018 HARARE - Vendors have made an impassioned plea for the speedy resolution of the presidential election results dispute saying it is adversely affecting their business. The National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) called on all Zimbabweans to leave behind the country's recent political turmoil...
Panic amid Ebola scare 17 August 2018 HARARE - Panic has gripped the country following the death of a man in the border town of Beitbridge on Sunday from a disease whose symptoms match those of the deadly Ebola virus, which has resurfaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Yesterday, government moved swiftly to allay fears...
United States cranks up pressure on Mnangagwa 17 August 2018 HARARE - United States President Donald Trump's administration is ratcheting up pressure on embattled President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa by demanding that he institutes a transparent and credible investigation into the August 1 killing of at least six protesters in Harare. Speaking after meeti...
Blow for Chamisa 16 August 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF is mulling using its super majority in Parliament to effect a raft of constitutional amendments, including raising the minimum age for presidential aspirants from the current 40 years to 55, the Daily News can report. Widely seen as targeted at MDC Alliance presidential candid...
Cop wants Biti nailed 16 August 2018 HARARE - A senior police officer who arrested one of the MDC Alliance kingpins, Tendai Biti, yesterday told the court to throw out an application challenging his arrest which he insisted was lawful. The State's star witness chief superintendent Jealous Nyabasa, however, admitted that he ignore...