Articles tagged '2018 polls'

Parly petitioned over UN-supervised 2018 vote 22 July 2017 HARARE - A Harare man — Ignatius Masamba — has petitioned the Parliament Assembly seeking to compel Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa to move a motion calling for a referendum to allow the United Nations (UN) to monitor the 2018 elections. This comes after the Constitutional Court (Con-Court...
MDC takes electoral reforms demo to Gweru 22 July 2017 HARARE - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC youths are set to stage a demo in Gweru today against the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)'s failure to implement electoral reforms. This comes after the youths last week held a successful demonstration in the Harare CBD, though it ended up in violent ...
Election budget under scrutiny 22 July 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)’s $274 million mammoth budget for next year’s elections continues to raise eyebrows, with the opposition and diplomats yesterday saying it is too hefty and has to be justified. They argued that the budget is way too high compared to other Africa...
'Aliens' to vote in 2018: Zec 21 July 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has said persons who, before the promulgation of the 2013 Constitution were issued with identity documents describing them as ''aliens'', must forthwith proceed to the offices of the Registrar General to have their citizenship regularised and confi...
Zapu wants 2018 elections postponed 21 July 2017 BULAWAYO - Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa has called for the postponement of the 2018 elections claiming the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) was not yet ready to conduct a credible poll. Dabengwa told a news conference here yesterday that the opposition must not be rushed into an election ...
Zim to start voter registration in October 20 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe will start registering voters for general elections in October, officials have said, in the first concrete step ahead of a crucial vote expected to take place next year. Voter registration will start from October and end in March 2018, officials from the Zimbabwe Electoral Co...
BVR not the panacea to Zim's electoral challenges 18 July 2017 HARARE - With the 2018 elections fast approaching, this week the Daily News speaks to Rindai Chipfunde-Vava, the Director of Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) on a number of issues around this crucial vote, its preparation and short comings thus far. Zesn was formed in 2000 and it is a ...
Zanu PF terror groups resurface 17 July 2017 HARARE - Communities in some of the country's major towns are living in fear of ruling party youths who are operating terror gangs that are extorting money from informal and formal traders while harassing residents they perceive as opposed to Zanu PF, which has started campaigning for next year's...
Makarau opens up on 2018 polls 16 July 2017 HARARE - Amid concerns over the adequacy of security measures to guard against unauthorised access to the voter registration database, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) this week said it will not be drawn into divulging details on this contentious subject, arguing that the matter was of sec...
Zec bias accusations 'highly regrettable' 16 July 2017 HARARE - Our deputy chief writer Tendai Kamhungira talks to Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Justice Rita Makarau (pictured). Below are excerpts of the interview. Q: May you clarify the requirements for one to register to vote? A: For one to register to vote one must be a cit...
Court dismisses bid for UN-supervised polls 14 July 2017 HARARE - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) has dismissed an appeal by a serial litigant calling for a referendum to decide whether to allow the United Nations (UN) to monitor the country's 2018 elections or not. Ignatius Masamba — an aspiring presidential candidate in next year's elections ...
Zec rules out delimitation exercise 13 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has said it does not intend to conduct a new delimitation of constituencies and wards for the 2018 elections. It will instead conduct the elections on the basis of the constituencies and wards gazetted ahead of the 2008 elections. Legal watchdog ...
MDC wants to rig elections: Zanu PF 13 July 2017 HARARE - Attempts by Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC to have voter registration centres for Harare and Bulawayo deliberately increased to favour their political party are unacceptable under the Constitution and is an attempt to rig the elections, a Zanu PF legislator has said. This comes after MDC dir...
We're ready for polls: Opposition parties 12 July 2017 HARARE - Notwithstanding the rumpus in their camp over the lack of progress in consummating a coalition, opposition parties have said they are prepared for next year's synchronised polls, even if President Robert Mugabe is to proclaim election dates earlier than expected. Mugabe is expected to...
Mugabe going for early polls 11 July 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe looks certain to ambush his rivals, currently in sixes and sevens over coalition talks, through an early proclamation of poll dates in order to catch them napping, the Daily News can report. With the opposition parties haggling over who should lead their mooted...
Zec unfazed by MDC protests 11 July 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) said yesterday it was not worried about opposition plans for a peaceful protest today to press for electoral reforms. MDC youths will gather in central Harare today for the latest protest to demand political change and wider electoral reforms. ...
Zec accredits voter education CSOs 10 July 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has begun the process of accrediting civic organisations that it will collaborate with when it rolls out its voter education campaign ahead of the eagerly-anticipated next year's elections. This comes as there were growing concerns among the civ...
'Diasporans won't vote from outside Zim' 7 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans based outside the country will not be able to vote in next year's watershed elections, national elections management body — the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) — said yesterday bringing to an end the debate on whether those in the Diaspora would be allowed to be part of t...
ELECTION WATCH: ERC hails parliamentary interface 7 July 2017   ELECTION Resource Centre (ERC) commends the Parliament of Zimbabwe for convening an all-stakeholders conference on the petition on electoral reforms submitted by the ERC and 14 other civil society organisations in September 2015. ERC director Tawanda Chimhini said the spirit of engagement...
Christian vote campaign launched 6 July 2017 HARARE - A consortium of church organisations yesterday launched a bold and Bible-based campaign to mobilise Christians to vote in the crucial 2018 elections, seeking to permanently put an end to the culture of violence, corruption and incompetence. The launch was held yesterday at the Zimbabw...
MDC to launch radical election manifesto 6 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's main opposition MDC will launch its manifesto and policy documents at its 18th anniversary in September, signalling a shift to the left to try to capitalise on voters' concerns over rising unemployment. MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu said: “Preparations are going on very well ...
Radio stations too close to Zanu PF 4 July 2017 HARARE - While local radio stations will be the conduit for delivering political parties' campaign messages ahead of the 2018 elections as they have a wider reach, there are others who feel most of the prominent stations are closely linked to the state and ruling Zanu PF party. Analysts and ob...
Biti warns of implosion in 2018 3 July 2017 HARARE - Former Finance minister and People's Democratic Party (PDP) president Tendai Biti has warned of the army's involvement in next year's elections and a possible implosion directly linked to the volatile Zanu PF succession wars. Biti said this at a Sapes Trust-organised post-liberation s...
MDC seeks AU, Sadc intervention on 2018 polls 1 July 2017 HARARE - The MDC has said it is engaging the African Union (AU) and Sadc to ensure that next year's elections are free and fair. This comes as several concerns have been raised over the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)'s capacity to conduct a free and fair poll, outside the influence of Pre...
Mugabe in 2018 election dilemma 29 June 2017 HARARE - As President Robert Mugabe prepares for the make-or-break elections next year, in which the opposition could contest as a coalition, the Zanu PF leader faces a dilemma as to whether he should completely ditch the war veterans who are increasingly getting outspoken about his leadership or...