Articles tagged 'elections'

Zanu PF in flames over primary polls 25 April 2018 HARARE - The ruling Zanu PF party’s provincial structures are up in flames, rebelling against the decision by the politburo to give lifelines to individuals they had barred from contesting in the weekend primary elections, the Daily News can report. On Sunday, the party’s supreme decision-maki...
Zanu PF in flames over primaries 25 April 2018 HARARE - The ruling Zanu PF party's provincial structures are up in flames, rebelling against the decision by the politburo to give lifelines to individuals they had barred from contesting in the weekend primary elections, the Daily News can report. Read full story in today's paper. [Adz]
ED dragged into Chivayo's mess 24 April 2018 HARARE - Angry  members of Parliament plan to summon President Emmerson Mnangagwa (pictured right) to explain his government's contentious decision to retain controversial “tenderpreneur” Wicknell Chivayo on the $200 million Gwanda solar project — all this despite damning allegations of corruptio...
ED urged to uphold justice, peace during elections 23 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been challenged to maintain peace and justice by averting a repeat of the previous violence in the country's forthcoming 2018 harmonised elections. This comes as the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) joined other civil society organisations...
Zim polls: 'Brace for presidential run-off' 22 April 2018 HARARE - This year's presidential elections could be decided by a re-run because none of the aspiring contestants has capacity to garner enough votes in the first round of voting, analysts have predicted. The country goes to the polls any day between July 31 and August 31, unless Parliament is...
'Reforms delay jeopardises polls' 19 April 2018 HARARE - Delays in considering the proposed amendments to the electoral laws is the biggest threat to a repeat of unrest at this year's vote, the country's biggest election watchdog has warned, saying hopes that reforms and new technology will ease a pressure cooker of tensions were being dashed....
Diaspora to petition for Zim vote 19 April 2018 HARARE - The US-based Zimbabwe Diaspora for Democracy Inc. and the South Africa-based Zimbabwe Exiles Forum (ZEF) is petitioning government against it's decision to bar expatriate Zimbabweans from voting from their foreign bases in the forthcoming key 2018 vote. The two organisations, represen...
Jostle for Moyo's constituency 18 April 2018 BULAWAYO - A battle is brewing over exiled Jonathan Moyo's Tsholotsho North constituency, with war veterans vowing not to back anyone without military background and liberation struggle credentials. The constituency's Parliament seat was left vacant after Moyo unceremoniously skipped the borde...
Khupe opens new party offices 18 April 2018 BULAWAYO – Expelled MDC deputy president Thokozani Khupe has opened new party offices in the Bulawayo central business district. As her split with MDC president Nelson Chamisa became imminent last month, a faction led by Khupe took control of the party's Bulawayo provincial offices, but was or...
Zanu PF burns in primaries war 16 April 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF is in turmoil over its forthcoming primary elections, with senior party officials now battling to calm down angry members who are fuming over the conduct of the party’s provincial chairpersons who stand accused of favouring their cronies. This comes as the politburo has postpo...
Will all 118 political parties last the race? 15 April 2018 HARARE - While there are at least 118 political parties registered to take part in this year’s harmonised elections, few of them will survive until election day with others vanishing after elections. This is not the first election that has been dominated by such political parties with suspicio...
Chamisa denies bussing people to rallies 13 April 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC has dismissed claims that it is bussing people to attend its jam-packed rallies. Chamisa, who is riding on a wave of the so-called #Generational Consensus, has been pointing to the crowds he attracts as proof that he is not running behind President Emmerson ...
Dog-eat-dog in MDC primaries 11 April 2018 HARARE - Just as is the case in the ruling Zanu PF, it is proving to be a brutal dog-eat-dog affair in the MDC as party heavyweights jostle against each other ahead of primary elections to choose both local government and parliamentary candidates for this year’s watershed elections. This comes...
Zanu PF should level electoral field 9 April 2018 HARARE - The requirement to stage regular elections that are both free and fair is one of the defining features of a liberal democracy. In past elections, pointedly the internationally condemned 2008 poll, thousands of Zimbabweans braved violence, intimidation and other obstacles to demand the...
Zanu PF should level electoral playing field 9 April 2018 HARARE - The requirement to stage regular elections that are both free and fair is one of the defining features of a liberal democracy. In past elections, pointedly the internationally condemned 2008 poll, thousands of Zimbabweans braved violence, intimidation and other obstacles to demand the...
Police outlaw electoral reforms demo 6 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwean police have outlawed demonstrations called by Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) demanding electoral reforms, claiming the demonstration will violate road users' rights. CiZC — a conglomeration of Zimbabwean civic groups — wanted to march from the central business district...
'Probe deployment of soldiers to rural areas' 6 April 2018 HARARE - MDC president Nelson Chamisa yesterday challenged the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to investigate the alleged deployment of soldiers to rural areas ahead of elections. This comes after a former army brigadier, Ambrose Mutinhiri, who quit Zanu PF last month  to protest the remov...
Free, fair, credible poll still achievable in Zim 6 April 2018 HARARE - Ever since taking over the reigns of power in November last year, President  Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has been touting its ability to stage free, fair and credible elections this year. Whether this is going to be achieved remains largely dependent on the sincerity and confidenc...
Delayed polls dates compromise credibility 5 April 2018 HARARE - For some time now, the buzz word has been Zimbabwe is holding watershed elections this year yet despite this excitement, no one knows actually when. President Emmerson Mnangagwa is by law empowered to proclaim the election dates and until he does so, civic groups, opposition parties a...
Build Zim's Manyika ropes in Will.i.am 4 April 2018 HARARE - Presidential  hopeful Noah Manyika, who leads Build Zimbabwe Alliance, has propped up his election campaign, using his connection with music star Will.i.am, frontman for pop group, The Black Eyed Peas. Build Zimbabwe posted a video where Manyika was having a chat with Will.i.am end of...
Grand coalition fails to take off 2 April 2018 HARARE - Chances of opposition political parties forming a grand coalition to battle with Zanu PF at the forthcoming polls are narrowing to zero with more and more disjointed alliances emerging each day, the Daily News can report. While opposition leaders concur that the only way to end Zanu P...
Zanu PF MP warns against divisions 2 April 2018 HARARE - Mashonaland West Zanu PF secretary for finance Dexter Nduna has warned against “unnecessary” divisions, squabbles, and infiltration in primary elections that could have sweeping implications and hurt the political soul of the party as it barrels toward crucial mid-year elections. Whil...
'Kasinauyo was hounded to death' 2 April 2018 HARARE - Former Zifa board member Felton Kamambo has sensationally claimed that the late ex-board member Edzai Kasinauyo was hounded to death by the presidium for his firm stance on upholding the association’s constitution. This was the opposite with the leadership of Zifa under president Phil...
Mawarire, aspiring councillors launch campaign 1 April 2018 HARARE - Eleven independent candidates aspiring to be councillors — including popular fierce critic of ousted former president Robert Mugabe, Evan Mawarire — yesterday launched a joint campaign themed People's Own Voice (Povo). The grouping's spokesperson, Mawarire, said it was time citizens c...
Chamisa mocks Mnangagwa 31 March 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has mocked President Emmerson Mnangagwa over his scarf, adding that the 75-year-old politician does not even know what Wi-Fi is. Speaking at a rally in the capital this week, Chamisa said “He (Mnangagwa) is going around putting a scarf even when it is hot”. ...