Articles tagged 'elections'

'Zec's BVR campaign not sexy enough' 22 October 2017 HARARE - Civic society groups say they launched mobile national voter registration mobilisation and education campaign to augment the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)'s voter education exercise which is not sexy enough. This comes as the electoral management body which has targeted seven mi...
Tsvangirai shapes MDC Alliance 21 October 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday took further steps in shaping the party’s Alliance with five other opposition parties when he announced Welshman Ncube as its spokeperson. The MDC Alliance includes People’s Democratic Party (PDP), led by Tendai  Biti; Ncube’s MDC; Transform Zimb...
Mujuru takes charge of new alliance 21 October 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru yesterday put further doubts on working with former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and others in a united coalition when she was elected leader of the People's Rainbow Coalition (PRC), an outfit detached from the MDC Alliance which comprises six oppos...
Citizens must take BVR blitz seriously 19 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans should take advantage of the ongoing Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) campaign blitz so that they register to vote in the 2018 general elections. The BVR blitz, which is being conducted by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights), Election Resource Centre (ERC),...
CSOs launch aggressive BVR campaign 18 October 2017 HARARE - Civic Society Organisations (CSOs) have launched an aggressive campaign to have Zimbabweans register to vote in next year's watershed elections. This comes as there are growing concerns that millions of people may not participate in the eagerly-awaited elections due to difficulties in...
'Zanu PF has unleashed terror' 18 October 2017 HARARE - Joice Mujuru's National People's Party (NPP) has claimed that Zanu PF has launched a terror campaign in the volatile Mashonaland Central province, threatening villagers against supporting the former vice president in next year's elections. NPP Mashonaland Central provincial chairperso...
Zanu PF feasts on fear ahead of polls 17 October 2017 HARARE - Ahead of the 2018 elections, Zanu PF has created and designed an intricate “occultist” system that is meant to ensure that opposition politics or discourse is not given any breeding room among the rural folk, which constitute over 65 percent of the of the country’s 210 constituencies. ...
ZimRights, ERC intensify voter mobilisation 17 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights), Election Resource Centre (ERC) and several civic organisations, drew thousands of people as they launched a national campaign of roadshows to urge people to register as voters. The launch was held at Chigovanyika Shopping Centre in Chitun...
Women must stand up and be counted 15 October 2017 HARARE - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first female president of Liberia and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, inherited a war-ravaged country and, with motherly hands, she has done exceptionally well in rebuilding her country. She will probably go down in history as one of the greatest leaders to ever...
Calls for sweeping electoral reforms 14 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe has a lot of pending legislative reforms before holding free and fair elections, with a leading legal watchdog calling for wide-sweeping amendments to various statutes which stifle freedom of assembly and debate. Legal and Parliamentary watchdog, Veritas, said it was imperati...
State pursues 2001 political violence case 13 October 2017 HARARE - The State is pursuing a 2001 culpable homicide case in which three Zanu PF activists allegedly murdered a man for refusing to attend a meeting. Tapiwa Chimbandi who was 15 then and Zhuwao Dabson, 36, appeared before Harare regional magistrate Lucy Mungwari to answer to the charges. ...
Everyone must register to vote, says Tsvangirai 10 October 2017 HARARE - MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai on Sunday spoke to Studio 7's  Blessing Zulu ahead of the voter registration blitz that kicks off today. Q: What's your message to Zimbabweans on the voter registration blitz? A: I am saying to the people of Zimbabwe, 2018 is the only opportunity we ...
Election watchdogs, Zec launch voter education blitz 10 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) in collaboration with Election Resource Centre (ERC) will today roll out one of their largest voter education blitzes targeting the whole country. ZimRights director Okay Machisa said they have mobilised several mobile trucks that will rol...
Opposition seeks waiver on BVR observer fees 10 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe will start officially accrediting observers for the biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise, with the opposition complaining about the $10 accreditation fee for each observer. The opposition MDC said it is looking to register 10 000 observers to be deployed at the 10 000 ...
Possible political scenarios for 2018 elections 8 October 2017 HARARE - As we fast approach next year's crucial elections, political analysts are already working on possible scenarios that might emerge before, during and after the plebiscite. While it is difficult to tell with certainty how the situation could pan out in the coming months given that a day...
Zanu PF spending big on 2018 polls 4 October 2017 HARARE - Despite the fact that millions of Zimbabweans are trapped in abject poverty, Zanu PF is going on a spending spree ahead of the 2018 polls to ensure its campaign machinery is well-oiled to face a tricky opposition that appears likely to rally behind one presidential candidate to face Pres...
Mujuru's NPP hits campaign trail 4 October 2017 HARARE - Opposition National People's Party (NPP) has put up fliers around the country calling for the electorate to vote Joice Mujuru as president in next year's elections in the clearest sign that the former Vice President is going it alone. The 62-year-old Mujuru was President Robert Mugabe...
'Make polling stations accessible to women' 3 October 2017 HARARE - Polling stations should be located close to areas such as churches and shopping centres to make them more accessible to women, National Peace and Reconciliation Commission acting chairperson Lilian Chigwedere has said. She told the Daily News on the sidelines of a women and elections ...
Kasukuwere nullifies Masvingo suspensions 2 October 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF national political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, has reversed the suspension of four senior party officials in Masvingo province, as deadly factional wars rage in the volatile south-eastern region. The four, Mutero Masanganise (provincial secretary for gender), Gutu South MP ...
ELECTION COUNTDOWN | Late voter mobilisation affects registration 2 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) chairperson Andrew Makoni says voter registration mobilisation and awareness should have started well before the BVR process kicked off as many people are still unaware of the exercise's processes. “In an ideal situation what should start first...
Loopholes emerge in BVR 1 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has admitted to a loophole in the voter registration process, which allows multiple registration using different national identity documents as the biometric voter registration (BVR) kits are not interconnected. Speaking at a Zec media workshop held...
Zec takes delivery of 2 600 BVR kits 29 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) on Wednesday took delivery of the remaining  2 600 biometric voter registration (BVR) kits. The BVR kits were undergoing customs clearance by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority yesterday before being released to the country’s electoral management body. ...
Zec gets Vaseline for unreadable voter fingerprints 28 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) will be providing Vaseline at biometric voter registration centres to help those whose fingers have areas on their thumbs where prints were missing or skin appeared mottled due to rough skin. This comes as the number of those who cannot have biometr...
11 000 registered to vote so far: Zec 27 September 2017 HARARE - At least 10 999 citizens have so far biometrically registered to vote in next years' elections, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission said yesterday. The biometric voter registration exercise — which started on September 14 — is being carried out in 63 Zec district offices countrywide for...
BVR computer system tamper-proof: Zec 27 September 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has said data collected during electronic voter registration will be stored in tamper-proof flash drives before the information is fed into a central data base which is hack-proof. This comes after the opposition has raised fears that there are ...