Articles tagged '2018 polls'

Voters' roll concerns escalate 24 May 2017 HARARE - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC says it is preparing for the worst-case scenario, amid concerns the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is delaying implementing the biometric voter registration (BVR) process. This comes as civil society organisations have expressed worry over the possib...
Youths' vote can sway 2018 election 23 May 2017 HARARE - As the 2018 general election fast approaches, Zimbabwe Partnership for Prosperity (ZIPP) challenges the youths in Zimbabwe to rise up and vote in numbers as this crucial vote will help shape their future. The first step is for them to register to vote and show up to vote on Election D...
We will smash Zanu PF: MDC 22 May 2017 HARARE - Firebrand MDC secretary for mobilisation, Job Sikhala, has promised President Robert Mugabe and his warring ruling Zanu PF an even bigger hiding in next year's watershed polls than the shellacking they received in the hotly-disputed 2008 elections. Sikhala's warning comes as oppositio...
2018 hinges on youth vote: MDC 22 May 2017 HARARE - The MDC has embarked on aggressive campaign to woo Zimbabwe’s seemingly disinterested youths to register and vote in next year’s national elections which opposition parties plan to contest as a coalition. This comes as the country is gearing for the watershed polls with the Zimbabwe E...
Govt to exclude expats from voting 17 May 2017 HARARE - Government is moving to disenfranchise millions of Zimbabweans in the key 2018 vote by refusing to re-align the Citizenship Act with the new Constitution, opposition parties and civic groups have said. Declarations by registrar general Tobaiwa Mudede that government will continue to o...
ZBC unlikely to reform ahead of 2018 elections 15 May 2017 HARARE - As the 2018 watershed elections loom in the country, public broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) which enjoys a monopoly on the local airwaves has come under the spotlight as opposition political parties fight for the space currently dominated by the ruling Zanu PF. Med...
'Security chiefs love Tsvangirai' 12 May 2017 HARARE - Former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa says the country's security chiefs have no issues with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, and will readily accept him if he wins next year's eagerly-anticipated national elections. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, amid lingeri...
Govt 'bribes' to chiefs escalated 12 May 2017 HARARE - In a move that has been roundly criticised by the opposition as “2018 bribes”, President Robert Mugabe's stone-broke government is to splurge millions of scarce United States dollars on new vehicles for traditional leaders. This comes as Zimbabwe has just been officially ranked as the...
Zim elections expected by August 2018 12 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's general elections must be held by August 21 2018, when the national legislative assembly’s five-year term expires, according to the new Constitution. Section 158 of the new Constitution states that “a general election must be held so that polling takes place not more than  ...
Ex-minister to challenge Mugabe in 2018 12 May 2017 BULAWAYO - Former Industry minister Nkosana Moyo has hinted at challenging President Robert Mugabe in the forthcoming 2018 election, as an independent candidate. The former banker — famed for publicly speaking out against attacks on businesses and factories by war veterans and later uncharacte...
Give health workers a chance to vote 12 May 2017 HARARE - Every Zimbabwean is, or must be equal before the law, and as such the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) must do everything in its power to ensure that health workers, who have been denied their right to vote before enjoy their rights too. Just like those in the security establishmen...
'Voters' roll must be accessed free of charge' 19 April 2017 HARARE - Limiting access to the voters’ roll by attaching exorbitant costs to it suggests an attempt to conceal it from stakeholders, an election watchdog has said. Zimbabwe Election Commission (Zec) charges $100 000 to political parties who want to have access to a copy of the voters’ roll. ...
Mugabe will fall next year: Tsvangirai 11 April 2017 HARARE - Bullish opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has vowed to finish off President Robert Mugabe and his warring ruling Zanu PF in next year's make-or-break national elections — adding that he stands ready to lead the planned grand coalition. Speaking in an exclusive interview with the D...
'Zanu PF's rigging machinery loading' 10 April 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC says the chaos and irregularities witnessed in the weekend's Mwenezi East by-election — which had an unusually high voter turnout despite the warring Zanu PF contesting against little known opponents — were a bad omen for 2018. The MDC's state...
Christian group in voter awareness drive 4 April 2017 HARARE - A religous movement organisation, Zimbabwe Divine Destiny (ZDD), led by Ancelimo Magaya has launched a campaign to raise voter awareness among Christians in Zimbabwe and mobilise them to participate in the 2018 election. Magaya said the looming elections could only be different if peo...
Zanu PF gets going on 2018 31 March 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF has embarked on its own aggressive door-to-door voter registration exercise — raising fears that the warring ruling party is “sharpening” its rigging machinery ahead of next year's make-or-break polls. This comes as opposition parties are ratcheting up their protests against t...
'Zim must introduce compulsory voting' 2 March 2017 HARARE - A youth pressure group has called on Parliament to amend the Electoral Act to introduce compulsory voting ahead of the 2018 elections. According to Youth Advocacy for Voter Enlightenment and Progressive Orientation (Yavepo), the number of people who voted in 2013 elections was so low ...
Govt hasn't hijacked BVR kits procurement: Mnangagwa 23 February 2017 HARARE - The procurement of biometric voter registration (BVR) kits for the 2018 elections remains under the control of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with government only funding the process, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa told Parliament yesterday. Responding to a question d...
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...