Articles tagged 'elections'

Masvingo boils as Mugabe visits 21 June 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s planned visit to the volatile Masvingo province next week has re-ignited another war between two Zanu PF factions locked in a fierce tussle over his succession — with the fresh fight now focused on who will be recognised as the provincial chairperson during the ...
'Zimbabweans fear election violence' 21 June 2017 HARARE - Long-suffering Zimbabweans, who have been at the receiving end of political violence for the past 37 years, said they are dreading next year's watershed elections. This comes as the country is set to hold elections next year pitting President Robert Mugabe, 93, and an opposition coali...
'Zec taking away people's right to vote' 19 June 2017 HARARE – Millions of Zimbabweans are likely going to fail to vote in next year's elections, owing to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)'s demand for people to produce proof of residence to register to vote. Many Zimbabweans are not landlords and over the years several unregistered suburbs...
'Coalition will bury Mugabe' 19 June 2017 HARARE – Opposition political parties have warned President Robert Mugabe that he should brace for the worst page of his long political life as he not only faces an internal revolt in his party ahead of next year's elections, but also a rout from their grand coalition. Mugabe, who turns 94 nex...
Opposition parties need to wise up 18 June 2017 HARARE – The ruling Zanu PF party is reviving its election machinery in readiness for next year's polls. A string of “meetings” lined up by party leader President Robert Mugabe to “interface” with Zanu PF youths should serve as evidence that the ruling party means business, and will not allow ...
Nkosana Moyo takes on Mugabe 17 June 2017 HARARE – As the country hurtles towards potentially bruising elections next year, former Industry and International Trade minister Nkosana Moyo has given the first clearest hint that he would take on President Robert Mugabe at the polls although he remained cryptic on whether he will become part ...
I am not a Zanu PF project – Nkosana Moyo 17 June 2017 HARARE - As the country draws closer to the 2018 elections, several names have been thrown in the hat for the presidential race. The Daily News' deputy chief writer, Tendai Kamhungira, recently caught up with former Industry and International Trade minister Nkosana Moyo on his prospects of sta...
Mugabe hints at retirement 17 June 2017 MUTARE – President Robert Mugabe yesterday hinted that he was on his way out and that it is now time for youths to come on board and assume responsibilities. He chastened his old guard at a rally held in Mutare yesterday — where he was addressing the gathering as part of his nationwide meet-th...
'Zec should reinstate the special vote' 17 June 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) is concerned by statements attributed to the Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) Rita Makarau to the effect that police officers and Zec officials on duty away from their wards will not be able to vote. Makarau was quoted as ...
Going beyond demands for reforms 17 June 2017 HARARE – The 2018 elections are likely to be noxious for the opposition, should the parties fail to be strategic, decisive and resist the compulsion of being driven by emotions rather than rationale. Indications are that there is not likely to be any prerequisite election-related reforms befor...
BVR case: Hearing date set 15 June 2017 HARARE – The Constitutional Court registrar has set down a date for hearing an application by law expert Alfred Mavedzenge seeking  to stop biometric voter registration (BVR) by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). The hearing has been set for July 5, after Chief Justice Luke Malaba yester...
Students forced to clean-up for Mugabe 15 June 2017 MUTARE – Students at tertiary institutions here have been frogmarched to a massive clean-up ahead of President Robert Mugabe's youth interface rally on Friday. Zanu PF officials have also ordered the closure of Sakubva flea market two days before the rally, with council officials working aroun...
Munyeza urges people to go vote 15 June 2017 HARARE – Prominent businessman Shingi Munyeza has urged Zimbabweans to go out in numbers to vote in the key national elections expected mid-2018. In a statement dubbed Advice and Warning from the Watchman released yesterday, just over a year before citizens head to the polling stations to dete...
MDC wraps up kitchen meetings 15 June 2017 MUTARE - MDC Women Assembly has completed its nationwide kitchen meeting campaigns seeking to get women to spearhead voter registration for the watershed 2018 election. Chairperson of the MDC women’s assembly Lynette Karenyi said the final kitchen meeting was held in Bulilima on Sunday.  “T...
Mujuru, Khupe accused in plot to oust Tsvangirai 13 June 2017 HARARE - With the clock ticking towards make-or-break harmonised polls next year, the MDC has been plunged into another hair-raising conspiracy linking some of its top officials to a plot to block Morgan Tsvangirai from leading a grand coalition against President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party. ...
Zec disenfranchises nurses, doctors in 2018 vote 13 June 2017 HARARE - Thousands of doctors and nurses who will be on duty on 2018 election day will be unable to cast their vote, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) confirmed yesterday. Zec chairperson Rita Makarau (pictured) made the declaration during a meeting with medical practitioners who sought to d...
Mugabe turns to Zimdancheall artistes 13 June 2017 HARARE - Zimdancehall stars Soul Jah Love, Freeman and Seh Calaz are among several artistes who will perform at a Zanu PF youth league rally set for Mutare this Friday that will be addressed by President Robert Mugabe. Though efforts to establish whether the artistes would be paid were unsucce...
Mujuru takes on Tsvangirai 12 June 2017 HARARE - In remarks that are likely to stoke tensions within opposition ranks, former Vice President Joice Mujuru has once again punted herself to lead the country's envisaged grand coalition, at the same time seemingly questioning the suitability of MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai to front the moot...
Nurses, doctors meet Zec over voting privileges 12 June 2017 HARARE - Health practitioners will today meet the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to discuss ways in which they can exercise their voting rights in the 2018 general election while on duty. Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association president Edgar Munatsi said they wanted full and unrestricted ...
Doctors, nurses need to vote 12 June 2017 HARARE - Health practitioners will today meet the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to discuss ways in which they can exercise their voting rights in the 2018 general election while on duty. Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZNA) and Zimbabwe Doctors for Human Rights and other health professional...
2018 victory is certain: Tsvangirai 11 June 2017 GWERU - A buoyant opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, yesterday told thousands of his supporters who braved the chilly and drizzly weather in the Midlands capital that President Robert Mugabe's advanced age — coupled with the ruling Zanu PF's vicious infighting — would deliver victory to the MD...
Con-Court asked to stop BVR process 11 June 2017 HARARE - A law expert has filed another urgent lawsuit in the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) seeking to stop biometric voter registration (BVR) by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) using an Electoral Act under legal challenge. The latest suit comes in the wake of constitutional law exp...
Mugabe turns to youths in re-election bid 11 June 2017 HARARE - He might be old and increasingly frail, slow and stuttering, but there is no doubt that in Zanu PF, President Robert Mugabe is still the glue that holds, albeit loosely, the fragmented party together. Judging by the sea of people who flocked to his youth rally in Marondera last weeken...
Mujuru regrets campaigning for Mugabe, Zanu PF 9 June 2017 BULAWAYO - Opposition National People's Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru yesterday said she regretted campaigning for President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF ahead of the 2013 elections, a development she said has resulted in untold suffering to the masses. Addressing thousands of supporters du...
'2018 poll losers must accept result' 9 June 2017 HARARE - The loser of the make-or-break 2018 elections should “gracefully” accept the result and help the winner deliver promises made to the electorate, acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said. This comes as MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has declared that he would not accept the outcome o...