Articles tagged 'elections'

MDC, Zec row threatens polls 21 June 2018 HARARE - The MDC Alliance yesterday gave its clearest hint to date that it would not participate in the watershed July 30 national elections unless the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) binds itself to running what the main opposition said would be “completely fair, transparent and credible ele...
Charumbira fights apology judgment 21 June 2018 HARARE - President of the National Council of Chiefs (NCC) Fortune Charumbira has filed an emergency motion in the High Court to fight a ruling directing him to issue an apology for rallying other chiefs to support the ruling Zanu PF party in the July 30 elections. The move came as Charumbira ...
'Stop forcing students to rallies' 21 June 2018 HARARE - Rural teachers have urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa, pictured, to stop commandeering school children to his rallies. In  a statement yesterday, the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) said educators were getting increasingly worried over continued  reports of sch...
Nelson Chamisa snubs Mugabe, Grace 20 June 2018 HARARE - It has emerged that MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has rebuffed ousted former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace's overtures for the trio to work together — as the former first family frantically attempts to derail President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election bid in next month's w...
Opposition weighs election options 20 June 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and other principals in the MDC Alliance have not ruled out boycotting next month's crucial national elections but for now, they will continue dialogue with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) over their demands for reforms. This is despite Zec sla...
MDC to deploy polling agents 20 June 2018 HARARE - The MDC plans to field agents in all polling stations during next month’s election, the party’s organising secretary Amos Chibaya said. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, Chibaya said the move was targeted at ensuring that the ruling Zanu PF will not “rig” the elections. “Like a...
Chamisa snubs Mugabe, Grace 20 June 2018 HARARE - It has emerged that MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has rebuffed ousted former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace's overtures for the trio to work together — as the former first family frantically attempts to derail President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election bid in next month's w...
Hitmen target Nelson Chamisa 19 June 2018 HARARE - As the clock ticks towards next month's elections, main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has sensationally claimed that rivals were pulling everything out of their bags of tricks to deny his MDC Alliance victory at the forthcoming polls, including attempts on his life. The MDC Allianc...
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...
Hitmen target Chamisa 19 June 2018 HARARE - As the clock ticks towards next month's elections, main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has sensationally claimed that rivals were pulling everything out of their bags of tricks to deny his MDC Alliance victory at the forthcoming polls, including attempts on his life. [Adz]
'Primary elections increased intra-party violence' 18 June 2018 HARARE - Intra-party violence significantly increased over the past few months, following political parties’ primary elections conducted ahead of the harmonised elections slated for July 30, a civil society organisation has said. According to a Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) report, the primary ...
Zec reeling from multiple lawsuits 18 June 2018 HARARE - As the eagerly-awaited July 30 polls beckon, the national elections management body, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), is reeling from multiple lawsuits — with the High Court set to hear the latest legal action today in which lawyers are demanding that it reveals the names of “sus...
2018 polls: Battle for factional supremacy 18 June 2018 HARARE - Factions within the ruling Zanu PF and the main opposition party, MDC will end with this year’s election, social and political analysts contend, adding that the poll will also see an end to several political careers. For the first time President Emmerson Mnangagwa who leads the Zanu P...
Opposition must boycott Zim elections 18 June 2018 HARARE - All the 22 opposition candidates contesting this presidential election must, for once, agree on one thing, that is to boycott the elections and create a legitimacy crisis for this competitive authoritarianism being fronted by President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Zanu PF. It is quite c...
Khupe fields more than 100 MP candidates 18 June 2018 HARARE - MDC-T led by Thokozani Khupe said while they are still tabulating their national figures, they have, however, fielded parliamentary and local government candidates in all the 10 provinces of Zimbabwe. “I am pretty sure we will have more than 110 National Assembly candidates and around...
Celebrating democracy on aspirin 17 June 2018 HARARE – On Thursday history was made, as for the first time in post-independent Zimbabwe there will be female presidential candidates who  threw their lots against 20 male counterparts in the race to occupy the country’s hottest seat. And also, for the first time, the presidential plebiscite ...
Moyo speaks on Zanu PF rigging 14 June 2018 HARARE - A former Cabinet minister who was at the centre of Zanu PF's power-retention strategies between 2000 and November 2017 has sensationally claimed that the ruling party has devised an elaborate plan to rig next month's elections. Zanu PF reacted angrily to the allegations yesterday, dis...
LIVE: Nomination Court updates 14 June 2018 Nomination of candidates gets underway HARARE - Nomination of candidates for the July 30 poll started at 10 am. The Nomination Court for the Presidential election is sitting at the High Courts across the country. The Nomination Court for  the elections for the 210 constituency seats in t...
Chamisa wants Khupe blocked from using MDC symbol at Nomination Court 14 June 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC has a written a letter to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscillah Chigumba, seeking to bar the Thokozani Khupe-led camp from using the party’s symbols at today’s Nomination Court. The party’s chief election agent, Jameson Timba told Ch...
Nomination Court sits tomorrow 13 June 2018 HARARE - The Nomination Court will tomorrow sit across selected venues in the country's 10 provinces to accept names of presidential, parliamentary and council candidates for the forthcoming watershed national elections. This comes as the High Court has ordered a rerun of MDC primary elections...
MDC Alliance itching for July 30 31 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe will go for polls on July 30, in what is promising to be the toughest test for the ruling Zanu PF party, which has been in power for 38 years. Yesterday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa ended months of anxiety when he proclaimed the polling date, and curiously set September 8, a...
Plot to oust ED 31 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has uncovered a plot within his fractured Zanu PF party to impeach him in the event that he wins the presidential race in July this year, the Daily News heard yesterday. [Adz]
EU to monitor complaints after elections 30 May 2018 HARARE - A European Union Election Observer Mission (EOM) expected in Zimbabwe any time soon will monitor electoral complaints that may be lodged after the elections. This comes after the Zimbabwe government invited the EU in March to deploy an observation mission for the upcoming harmonised e...
ED feels heat over Mukupe 27 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has come under huge pressure to sack under fire junior minister Terence Mukupe over a litany of controversial actions and statements that he has made in recent weeks, which have caused palpable anger among many Zimbabweans. [Adz]
'ED will shoot to keep power' 25 May 2018 HARARE - Hardly a week after a junior minister triggered outrage by suggesting that the military will not sanction any transfer of power from Zanu PF, a confidante of President Emmerson Mnangagwa has rubbed salt into the wound by claiming that the incumbent would even “shoot” to retain power. ...