Articles tagged 'bvr'

Chamisa drags ED to court 30 June 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, pictured, has taken his battle for State House a notch higher by dragging his main rival in next month's crunch national elections, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, to court for remarks that the Zanu PF.......
Zec excludes voters' pics from roll 26 June 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) announced yesterday that it will exclude pictures of voters from the voters' roll after the national elections management body received unspecified threats from aggrieved political parties at the weekend. This comes as Zec chairperson and High C...
UK, Zec nexus triggers uproar 19 June 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) triggered a fresh storm yesterday after it availed the voters' roll to the British Embassy while denying same to candidates participating in the forthcoming general elections. In a tweet posted yesterday, the embassy revealed receiving the conte...
Record 59 000 register to vote in Dangamvura-Chikanga 11 June 2018 MUTARE - Dangamvura-Chikanga constituency has notched 59 000 registered voters, the highest in Manicaland, the Zimbabwe Election Commission (Zec) has confirmed. The registered voters in the 2013 election stood at 30 680. This constituency consists mainly of Mutare city’s high density suburb...
'Zec registering only 100 people in Harare/day' 5 May 2018 HARARE - An election watchdog has raised alarm that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is only registering 100 people per day at Cecil House and Remembrance Complex static voter registration centres in Harare, with the prospective registrants being turned away as early as 11am. The observ...
Ex-military chefs weigh poll options 19 March 2018 HARARE - A number of Cabinet ministers who owe their positions in Cabinet to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's benevolence face the spectre of hunting for new jobs unless they secure legislative seats at the forthcoming elections, the Daily News on Sunday can report. Read full story in today's pa...
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 ...
'ED insincere on free, fair polls' 27 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is not sincere in his call for a free, fair and credible election as the situation on the ground points to a different direction, MDC Alliance spokesperson Welshman Ncube has said. The broader alliance of seven political parties dubbed MDC Alliance formed ...
'Arrest Zanu PF MPs, chiefs instilling fear in rural voters' 27 January 2018 HARARE – Zanu PF officials and traditional leaders who are allegedly demanding voter registration slips from prospective voters during the ongoing biometric voter registration (BVR) must be arrested, Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi has said. This comes after Glen View North MDC MP Fani Muneng...
5 million registered so far to vote 24 January 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has said 5,021,295 voters have been registered for the vote so far. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months. With less than a fortnight before the end of the mop up biometric voter registration ...
Winky D sleeps on duty 23 January 2018 HARARE - Zimdancehall heavyweight Winky D does not follow his gospel after all! The Disappear singer, who is a BVR ambassador, had not registered as a voter when the first registration exercise ended on December 19 last year. The Panorwadza Moyo singer only got to register as a voter on Sat...
Last chance to register as voters 18 January 2018 HARARE - Potential voters who had not yet registered to vote in this year’s harmonised elections should utilise the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)’s biometric voter registration (BVR) mop-up exercise which commenced on January 10 and ends on February 8. BVR was launched in 63 districts of...
Registered voters near 5m 18 January 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) registered 64 670 new voters in the first five days of a mop-up exercise that opened on January 10, bringing the cumulative total of people registered to vote in this year's election to about five million. The mop-up exercise was necessitated by...
Extension of voter registration hailed 11 January 2018 HARARE - Independent election watchdogs have welcomed the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) announcement to extend the national biometric voter registration (BVR) blitz exercise from January 10 to February 8. A total of 4, 897, 482 out of a targeted 7 million people have so far successfully ...
Zec revises downwards 7m target for registration 10 January 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has revised downwards its targeted voter registration number by two million voters. Zec acting chairperson Emmanuel Magade told a media briefing yesterday that the initial target of seven million when it rolled out the Biometric Voter Registrati...
BVR mop-up blitz to commence Saturday 4 January 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is set to commence voter education for the biometric voter registration (BVR) mop-up exercise this Saturday. The final registration blitz will then begin on January 10. Zec acting chairperson Emmanuel Magade told the Daily News on Tuesday tha...
BVR centres shut down for 3 days in Zaka 13 December 2017 ZAKA - Community Tolerance Reconciliation and Development (Cotrad) has said its voter mobilisers in Zaka District have observed that all the voter registration centres which use solar panels to charge the biometric voter registration (BVR) machines were forced to shut down from Thursday to Saturd...
Zec must extend BVR for 'aliens' 12 December 2017 HARARE – The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) must extend voter registration for so-called aliens, independent  election watchdog Zimbabwe Elections Support Network (Zesn)  has said. This comes after the High Court two weeks ago ordered the Zec to register “aliens” as prospective voters for...
NGOs offer kombis to ferry voters to BVR centres 9 December 2017 HARARE - The ongoing voter registration mobilisation campaign by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) and the Election Resource Centre (ERC) has moved a notch up as minibuses have been ferrying prospective registrants to nearby registration centres. During the door-to-door campaig...
Election watchdogs step-up voter education 8 December 2017 HARARE – As the  country enters the homestretch of the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) blitz,  Civic Society Organisations (CSOs) have upped their voter education campaigns. As of December 5, at least 3 599 459 had registered to vote, according to national elections management body Zimbabwe...
ZRP overturns ban on BVR 5 December 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has overturned its surprising decision to temporarily ban all police officers from registering to vote in next year’s elections — a move which had raised fears that thousands of its officers would fail to cast their ballots in the much-anticipated polls...
Politicians, traditional leaders misleading people on BVR 4 December 2017 GWERU – Gweru residents have called for the criminalisation of politicians who are misleading prospective voters in next year’s elections by telling them that pictures taken during the ongoing BVR exercise will be used to trace their vote. Speaking during a Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affa...
Community leaders urged to drive BVR 2 December 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) recently held meetings with leaders of community-based organisations in Kadoma and villagers in Zhombe, encouraging them to register as voters as well as mobilise others. ZimRights senior programmes officer, Leo Chamahwinya, addressing vil...
High Court defers hearing on aliens vote challenge 21 November 2017 HARARE - The High Court postponed a hearing to tomorrow an application seeking an order compelling the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to register the so-called “aliens” as prospective voters for the 2018 general elections during the on-going biometric voter registration exercise after the el...
Cops may not vote next year 13 November 2017 HARARE - The jury is out on the recent move by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to temporarily ban all police officers from registering to vote in next year's crunch elections — which could see thousands of police officers failing to cast their ballots in the watershed 2018 polls. This comes...