Articles tagged '2018 polls'

Protest threats over voter registration kits 22 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's powerful National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) yesterday threatened to hold a general protest against government’s plans to hijack the acquisition of biometric voter registration (BVR) kits to be used for the 2018 elections. Under pressure from the opposition for reforms ...
Women seek to change electoral course 13 February 2017 HARARE - As the eagerly-awaited 2018 national elections approach, a civic society group has launched an aggressive campaign to galvanise young women to register and vote — in an exercise that is set to change the way women perceive electoral issues. Senior Assistant Editor Guthrie Munyuki spea...
'Another bhora musango looms in 2018 poll' 30 January 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's deeply divided Zanu PF is likely to face another debilitating crisis, a second “Bhora Musango” in 2018 general elections, analysts have said. Mugabe's Zanu PF is being consumed by deadly factional and succession wars pitting embattled Vice President Emmerson ...
Mthwakazi to challenge Zanu PF in 2018 election 29 January 2017 BULAWAYO - Opposition secessionist party, Mtwhakazi Republic Party (MRP),  will field local government and parliamentary candidates to challenge President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF in the forthcoming key 2018 election. Since its formation three years ago, MRP had declared that it would not take ...
Poll violence fear grips Zim 17 January 2017 HARARE - Fear of violence hangs over Zimbabwe as the country heads to polls next year. In the election, President Robert Mugabe is likely to face his former deputy Joice Mujuru and his long-time nemesis Morgan Tsvangirai, among several other opposition figures. But in a country with the tra...
Prepare for elections now 10 January 2017 HARARE - Political activists and opposition political parties should change tack this year and stop spending their energies on trying to push President Robert Mugabe out of office — instead they should start preparing the masses for next year’s crucial elections. There is a lot that they can d...
Fear mounts as campaign year arrives 10 January 2017 HARARE - The possibility of political violence this year is high as political parties start campaigning for what has been described as a do or die election next year. Political and social analysts interviewed by the Daily News said the pattern over the years is that all campaign years have tur...
Zanu PF already rigging: MDC 27 October 2016 HARARE - After a humiliating defeat at the hands of independent candidate Temba Mliswa, Zanu PF is now allegedly sharpening its rigging tools and has ring fenced rural areas ahead of the 2018 elections, the main opposition MDC has said. Former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC, which is c...
Mugabe's 2018 plan greeted with scorn 21 August 2014 HARARE - The ruling Zanu PF’s plans to field President Robert Mugabe as its presidential candidate in 2018 elections has been greeted with widespread disbelief and scorn by his foes. The Zanu PF Women’s League’s sixth congress that ended last weekend agreed to rally around the candidacy of Mug...