Articles tagged '2018 elections'

Former military staff part of Zec: Chigumba 27 February 2018 HARARE - Newly-appointed Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson — Priscilla Chigumba yesterday told the civic society groups and a parliamentary committee — that the national elections management body was partly staffed with people who have a military background. Pro-democracy groups ...
Who's Nkosana Moyo fooling? 12 November 2017 HARARE - Like salesmen, Zimbabwe's politicians are out in full force to market themselves to the electorate ahead of the 2018 polls. As is part of life, not everyone is gifted in whatever they do, and this also applies to our politicians. Even though President Robert Mugabe is yet to procla...
We won't hold rallies: Nkosana Moyo 11 November 2017 HARARE - Former Industry minister Nkosana Moyo, who is the leader of Alliance for Peoples' Agenda (APA), has said his party will not hold rallies, an approach totally different from the political tradition in Zimbabwe. He also barred his party supporters from wearing branded T-shirts and other...
War vets court Tsvangirai to end Mugabe rule 30 October 2017 HARARE - Veterans of the country's liberation struggle have invited MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai and western governments to assist in the fight to end President Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule. Amid concerns from the former freedom fighters that Mugabe —who turns 94 next February — is closely wor...
Govt targets Tsvangirai's marriage 28 September 2017 HARARE - As the clock ticks towards make-or-break elections next year, the governing party is pulling everything out of its bag of tricks, including attempts to destabilise MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai's five-year-old marriage to Elizabeth Macheka in the hope of weakening the former trade unionis...
Grace to resume explosive rallies 19 September 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe will resume her explosive rallies across the country early next month, in yet another clearest hint that the 2018 polls could be around the corner. Grace revealed during last week's Zanu PF central committee meeting in Harare that their aim was to sustain the m...
Mujuru launches 'pungwe' rallies 6 September 2017 HARARE - Opposition National People's Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru has launched her bid for presidency with night vigils — popularly known as pungwes — hoping to take votes from mainstream candidates in a tight race that promises a strong turnout. The 62-year-old was President Robert Mugabe...
MDC broke 1 August 2017 HARARE - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC — which has not been spared by the economic meltdown — has hit hard times, casting doubts over its capacity to withstand the well-oiled Zanu PF machinery in the 2018 elections. The country's biggest opposition party, whose leader is the only one to have b...
Zanu PF 'burns' in Byo 24 July 2017 BULAWAYO - Zanu PF's hopes of uniting its warring officials in Bulawayo ahead of the crucial 2018 elections could be diminishing as the provincial leadership on Saturday painted a picture of a party gripped by lawlessness and loss of trust among its officials. Visiting secretary for administra...
Tsvangirai dismisses Nkosana Moyo 6 July 2017 HARARE - MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai has trashed chances of former Cabinet minister Nkosana Moyo — who last week announced that he will contest President Robert Mugabe in next year's elections — saying he lacks the support needed to mount a strong challenge and win the polls. Addressing th...
Moyo must take the gloves off 3 July 2017 HARARE - Last week, former Industry and International Trade minister, Nkosana Moyo, announced that he will be running for the presidency in next year’s harmonised elections. He is arguably among the finest brains Zimbabwe has ever produced that became household names at home and abroad, among ...
Tsvangirai moves to quell internal rebellion 1 July 2017 HARARE - The MDC has ordered its structures to only campaign for party leader Morgan Tsvangirai ahead of next year's elections, amid fears that top officials were working feverishly to block him from leading a coalition against President Robert Mugabe. With the clock ticking towards the make-o...
Moyo's presidential bid divides opposition 30 June 2017 HARARE - Former Industry and International Trade minister Nkosana Moyo announced yesterday that he will run for president in 2018, but his presidential bid has been met with whispers of disapproval, especially from civic society leaders who are concerned about the possibility of splitting the opp...
'Mooted electronic voter register is illegal' 25 June 2017 HARARE - Attempts by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to introduce an electronic register of voters is illegal, analysts have said, with Zec urged to drop the plans even after acquiring the technology, raising fresh fears of election fraud. Presidential and parliamentary elections in 20...
Zec must adhere to best principles of voter registration 23 June 2017 EDITOR — The Election Resource Centre (ERC), notes with concern the reintroduction of the proof of residence as a prerequisite for one to register to vote without any other alternative. This happening ahead of the imminent voter registration exercise potentially threatens the principle of incl...
Tsvangirai woos top army bosses 1 June 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has set the cat among the pigeons within the warring ruling Zanu PF, revealing that he has held meetings with the country's feared military officials as part of his bid to allow the smooth transfer of power if he wins next year's watershed national ele...
MDC takes door-to-door campaign to Chiredzi 1 June 2017 HARARE - MDC youths plan to take their berekamwana door-to-door campaign to Chiredzi on Saturday, as they move to urge party members to register to vote in next year’s election. This comes as President Robert Mugabe is holding a mega youth rally in Marondera on Friday. “The berekamwana camp...
Let's unite against Zanu PF: Code 27 May 2017 BULAWAYO - Political parties coalescing under the Coalition of Democrats (Code) have called on all opposition forces to come together as part of the broader initiative to put an end to President Robert Mugabe’s hegemony. This comes as the Code leadership is set to meet today here to discuss th...
Mujuru's NPP readies for congress 23 May 2017 HARARE - Joice Mujuru’s opposition National People’s Party (NPP) is set to hold its elective convention in Harare next month. While her spokesperson, Gift Nyandoro, could not reveal the exact date of the fledgling party’s inaugural congress “for strategic and security reasons”, he told the Dai...
Nera, Code unite 23 May 2017 HARARE - A grand coalition of opposition parties expected to challenge President Robert Mugabe in the 2018 elections has received a major boost after the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) and Coalition of Democrats (Code) joined forces. The two political groupings are now going under the...
MDC launches #valangebhetshu voter drive 23 May 2017 BULAWAYO - The Welshman Ncube-led MDC has unfurled a door-to-door voter registration campaign in Matabeleland dubbed #valangebhetshu. Party spokesperson Kurauone Chihwayi said the campaign — which is being carried out by party members from all the structures — has so far covered areas such as ...
MDC fingers Zec in BVR 'chicanery' 17 May 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC says it has gathered “overwhelming information” that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) wants to disenfranchise voters in their urban strongholds by increasing voter registration points in rural areas. This comes as Zec is going ahead ful...
MDC targets sex workers 16 May 2017 MUTARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to defeat President Robert Mugabe and his warring Zanu PF in next year's eagerly-anticipated national elections. This comes as the MDC has launched an aggressive recruitment exercise, targeting even se...
Electoral Act faces constitutional challenge 16 May 2017 HARARE - Law expert Alfred Mavedzenge is today expected to file a lawsuit in the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) challenging the constitutionality of the Electoral Act, arguing it gives government the power to veto regulations promulgated by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). The lawsui...
'Zec likely to revert to discredited voters' roll' 11 May 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is likely to use the discredited 2013 voter register in next year’s election, as the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) process will not be completed in time, analysts claim. They argued that the BVR system requires careful planning, preparation...