Articles tagged 'by elections'

Voter register chaos blights by-election 19 September 2015 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) will allegedly use two voter registers in the Marondera Central by-election today, an election watchdog claimed yesterday — a major blow to hopes of a break with a history of chaotic polls. Voters troop to polling stations in three constituencie...
Tsvangirai was right after all 15 June 2015 HARARE - Plumes of dust rise as we trudge on the treacherous road deeper into the heartland of Hurungwe West, the place where a dream was deferred for independent candidate Temba Mliswa on June 10. It is now public knowledge that Keith Guzah, the Zanu PF candidate, edged Mliswa in the fiercely...
Zanu PF sweeps 16 seats in 'sham' by-elections 12 June 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF swept the “sham” parliamentary by-elections held on Wednesday, with the party candidates registering “pyrrhic” victory with handsome margins in all the 16 seats. The ruling party also clinched an unexpected victory in Bulawayo, winning all the five se...
By-election results vindicate MDC 12 June 2015 HARARE - Zanu PF's ''victory'' in Wednesday's sham by-elections in 16 constituencies countrywide is a sad development for democracy. President Robert Mugabe's party, put in almost everything into the campaign including uncouth methods like forcing headmen to take people for voting, intimidatio...
Sham by-elections 11 June 2015 HARARE - Hordes of voters were stuck in slow-moving queues at some polling stations around the country, with many of them ultimately unable to cast their ballots during yesterday's by-elections and police being called in to calm the angry crowds. At the same time, civil society organisations h...
Frustrated voters turned away in Hurungwe West 11 June 2015 HURUNGWE - Dozens of potential voters were turned away in yesterday's elections in the restive Hurungwe West constituency amid claims by rival candidates of gross irregularities, including bussing of Zanu PF supporters to polling stations. At Rengwe Primary School in ward 16, a massive 120 wou...
Spoil by-election ballot: Tsvangirai 18 May 2015 BULAWAYO - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai says genuine party supporters should not be seen to be legitimising flawed elections by participating in the forthcoming June 10 by-elections before essential electoral reforms are put in place. Tsvangirai told his supporters last weekend to spoil ballot...
MDC submits proportional rep list to Zec 24 April 2015 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC has submitted to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) names of seven proportional representative candidates set to fill vacancies in Parliament following the recall of rebel MPs who defected to the renewal team. The party this week submitted a list featuring...
Mliswa arrested as mini poll gets nasty 13 April 2015 HARARE - As the battle for the Hurungwe West constituency turns increasingly nasty, former Zanu PF chairman for Mashonaland West, Temba Mliswa, was arrested while visiting the constituency yesterday, where he is standing as an independent candidate in the forthcoming June 10 by-election. The o...
MDC move to boycott June by-elections queried 13 April 2015 HARARE - Analysts have described the decision by the MDC not to participate in the forthcoming by-elections as incompatible with what is happening on the ground and what needs to be done. MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday reiterated that his party would not participate in the by-elections...
Missed opportunity 30 March 2015 HARARE - MDC's  decision not to participate in the by-elections for the seats made vacant after its successful recall of 21 MPs from Parliament has exposed the party's poor strategy when dealing with Zanu PF's predatory politics. The MDC has refused to participate in these by-elections because...
Zanu PF terrorises Mujuru supporters 25 March 2015 HARARE - Zanu PF has launched a brutal campaign of terror against perceived supporters of former Vice President Joice Mujuru ahead of the party's divisive primary elections to choose candidates to stand in 16 vacant legislative seats around the country, the Daily News has learnt. To add fuel t...
Tsvangirai drags Mugabe to court 20 March 2015 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC party is dragging President Robert Mugabe to court in a bid to stop all the country's pending by-elections before the passage of necessary electoral laws, in conformity with Zimbabwe's new Constitution. In a Constitutional Court application fi...
Parties face litmus test in by-elections 22 January 2014 HARARE - The ruling Zanu PF, opposition parties — MDC and National Constituency Assembly (NCA), square off in council by-elections on Saturday that have been dogged by allegations of  vote buying and violence. The special elections are slated for Karoi Ward 10 in Hurungwe Central Constituency,...