Articles tagged '2008 elections'

'Mugabe insincere on terror gangs' 31 July 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe must order the arrest of suspected Zanu PF terror gangs that he recently disowned while addressing a rally in Lupane, social and political analysts contend. At the Lupane presidential youth interface rally, Mugabe said: “I hear there are groups that are moving ...
Political violence on the rise 30 July 2017 HARARE - As the country hurtles towards the crunch 2018 harmonised elections, there are fears that the polls would be marred by political violence. This comes as there are renewed fears that the debilitating violence that rocked the country when the ruling party lost the 2008 elections could f...
MDC wants violence probed 21 July 2017 HARARE - The MDC has condemned the surge of violence in Harare which saw its car and properties belonging to its senior members being torched in suspected cases of arson by people believed to be from its main rival Zanu PF. On Wednesday, MDC MPs demanded action to be taken on the three inciden...
Rights commission acts on political violence 1 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has warned that it would cause the suspension of voting in any constituency where there is violence, starting with next year's elections, as the rights body moves to sink its teeth into politically-motivated disturbances which have overshadowed pre...
'Mugabe must curb political violence' 1 June 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has called on President Robert Mugabe (pictured) to use his considerable influence to end the serious spike in political violence. This comes amid escalating concerns over inter and intra-party violence ahead of 2018 elections. ZPP's calls come as M...
Mugabe must condemn Zanu PF violence 23 May 2017 HARARE - The violent behaviour displayed by the ruling party's youth league at Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial headquarters — Davies Hall — on Sunday is both stunning and disappointing. Provincial youth league chairperson Anna Mokgohloa was mercilessly clobbered, allegedly by war veterans, while B...
More mass graves discovered 19 May 2017 HARARE - More mass graves have been discovered in Gokwe, where scores were allegedly killed in the post-2008 election violence, Midlands senator Morgen Komichi has said. This comes as Mashonaland East MDC Senator Jane Chifamba in February this year told Senate that government must exhume bodie...
Victims recount politically-motivated sexual assaults 30 April 2017 HARARE - She is sick, and sits leaning on the wall of her hut. She shifts her small frame, peers into the distance and in a voice laden with anguish, she recounts: “I was raped.” It is hard to digest the words from the tall 46-year-old mother of seven. She is one of the few people in Maramb...
'They've launched a terror campaign' 27 April 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC says Zanu PF has launched a terror campaign in the volatile Mashonaland East province, threatening villagers against attending meetings and sharing their horror experiences of the violent 2008 polls. This comes just weeks after Tsvangirai visi...
2002 Zim elections were free, fair: Mbeki 30 November 2014 JOHANNESBURG - Former president Thabo Mbeki has maintained that the 2002 Zimbabwe elections were free and fair, despite the Khampepe report suggesting otherwise. “The South African government did not pluck its views about the outcome of these elections out of thin air,” Mbeki said in a letter ...
'The Immigrants' Germany bound 10 October 2014 BULAWAYO - A Zimbabwean play showing the economic and political meltdown in the run-up to 2008 elections has been adopted by Germany where it will show in Deutsche language. The Immigrants was written by Bulawayo-based playwright —Thabani Hilary Moyo — who had an impressive local cast when the...