Articles tagged 'elections'

ED's 100 days in office 17 December 2018 HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa has led “the most failed first 100 days of any president,” analysts have said, citing the worsening plight of the long-suffering majority of Zimbabweans. Mnangagwa was installed president on August 26, after the Constitutional Court confirmed his disputed ...
Football is my calling: Banda 5 December 2018 HARARE - Aspiring Zifa vice president Gift Banda insists “football is his calling” and he represents the only credible option for the development of the most popular sport in the country if voted into office. The former Njube Sundowns boss was initially barred from contesting the upcoming poll...
Sugar Chagonda outlines vision 26 November 2018 HARARE - Aspiring Zifa board member Sugar Chagonda wants to summon his experience in the corporate world to help change the face of local football if voted into office next month. Attention for the Zifa elections set for December 1 has since shifted to the race for board member positions after...
Intimidation, violence marred 2018 polls: CCJP 31 October 2018 HARARE - The 2018 harmonised elections were marred by massive intimidation, isolation and violence in rural communities, the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe (CCJPZ) has reported. In a statement yesterday, CCJPZ said the July election narrative was centred on fear which wa...
Cops yet to be paid for poll duties 8 October 2018 HARARE - Authorities are yet to make full payment to police officers that provided services in the July 30 elections, won by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former spy chief installed after Robert Mugabe's removal in a military intervention in November last year. At least 31 police officers, w...
Farai Jere is new PSL boss 10 September 2018 HARARE - Farai Jere has promised to transform the fortunes of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) after he was elected as the new chairperson ahead of Triangle United's boss Lovemore Matikinyidze during yesterday's elections held in Harare. The CAPS United president polled a tally of nine votes wh...
Zapu fails to pay polling agents 29 August 2018 BULAWAYO - The cash-strapped Dumiso Dabengwa-led Zapu is likely to face legal hurdles after it emerged that it is struggling to pay its polling agents and other creditors following the just ended July harmonised elections. The party owes $20 000 to its agents and creditors. Zapu contested i...
Chamisa penetrates Mashonaland West 15 August 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe's factor has destabilised Zanu PF Mashonaland West province after MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa recorded a significant number of votes from the July 30 harmonised elections. Previously, Mashonaland West was a stronghold for the ruling party, howe...
This crisis needs political solutions 15 August 2018 HARARE - Focus has now shifted to the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) where the full bench of learned judges shall preside over an MDC Alliance petition, challenging the outcome of the July 30 presidential election. The MDC Alliance has been frothing at the mouth before, during and after the ...
2018 elections failed test 15 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's just-concluded harmonised elections have failed the real test of fairness, being free and transparent. On July 30, Zimbabweans went to vote in high numbers hoping that their voice would be heard through their votes. While the pre-electoral environment and voting day were...
'Poll results betrayal of one man, one vote' 14 August 2018 HARARE - Nelson Chamisa yesterday said in his Heroes Day message that the will of the people, expressed at the polls, must prevail in honour of heroes and heroines. “It is notable that we are commemorating this year's edition of Heroes' Day two weeks after holding a historic general election, ...
Economy burns as parties fight 13 August 2018 HARARE - It is a crying shame that Zimbabwe's political stalemate, in the wake of the hotly-disputed July 30 presidential poll, has pushed the urgent need for the country to fix its ailing economy on the back-burner — as price hikes and severe shortages of cash, foreign currency and fuel continue...
Devolution of power is the direction to go 12 August 2018   HARARE – When the current Zimbabwean Constitution came into effect in 2013, one of the major highlights of the new charter was its focus on re-orienting the governance of the country. The fact that the whole life of a Parliament has come to an end without having this key provision impleme...
Poll fury wipes out blood bank 12 August 2018 HARARE - The country's blood supplier, National Blood Service Zimbabwe  (NBSZ), has made an urgent appeal for blood donations after its stocks dwindled perilously following the recent ugly clashes in Harare between opposition supporters and security agents, which left at least six people dead and...
I won the presidential poll with 60%, Chamisa tells Con-Court 12 August 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa claims in his petition challenging the outcome of the July 30 presidential elections that he won the polls with 60 percent, citing several mathematical inconsistencies he says  if corrected would reduce President Emmerson Mnangagwa's tally to below 50 per...
Soldiers sexually abused MDC election agents: Biti 12 August 2018 HARARE - Tendai Biti has accused Zimbabwean soldiers of sexually abusing MDC Alliance election agents during the July 30 harmonised elections,  with some agents in Mutoko telling him such abuse was “rampant” there. Biti appeared emotional while announcing the cases during a court hearing on Fr...
'Opposition parties must close ranks for 2023' 12 August 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has to swiftly turn the Alliance into a fully-fledged political party and unite parliamentarians who won seats under the coalition banner, analysts contend. And with the ruling Zanu PF having a parliamentary supermajority and in the event that the Co...
US sanctions expected to sow misery in Zim 12 August 2018 HARARE - The decision by President Donald Trump to extend sanctions on President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration came after Zimbabwe's new government failed to meet international obligations, and spurned an offer for a willing partner in the United States, analysts have said. This means Zi...
Court to decide Zim's new leader 11 August 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa finally filed his court challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's hotly-disputed victory in the July 30 election yesterday — thereby suspending tomorrow's planned inauguration of Zimbabwe's new leader. In essence, Chamisa is seeking to either ha...
Mnangagwa caught offside again 11 August 2018   HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's stunning revelation that he ordered the release of MDC Alliance co-principal Tendai Biti on Thursday has been condemned by the legal fraternity, which strongly feels that it has exposed how the Executive interferes with court processes. In an image-...
Zim now a divided nation 11 August 2018 HARARE - The recently-held harmonised elections have left Zimbabwe as a divided nation. The governing Zanu PF won a two-thirds majority in the National Assembly while incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly beat MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa in the presidential ballot. Chamisa has...
Biti arrest sparks outrage 11 August 2018 HARARE - The arrest of former Finance minister Tendai Biti has triggered widespread condemnation of the on-going crackdown by government, targeting MDC Alliance leaders. Biti had gone into hiding to escape the authorities who launched a manhunt on those perceived to have been behind the violen...
Trump signs Zim sanctions into law 11 August 2018 HARARE - US President Donald Trump has signed into law new sanctions against Zimbabwe on Wednesday, ending hopes for better ties with the Trump administration. The Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Act of 2018, which amends the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act of 2...
'Zim under military rule' 11 August 2018 BULAWAYO - Former Zipra intelligence supremo, Dumiso Dabengwa has sensationally claimed that Zimbabwe is now under military rule. A former Home Affairs minister and leader of Zapu, Dabengwa alleged yesterday that crucial national decisions were being made by the military. “After the Novembe...
Zim electoral logjam: Possible win-win routes 7 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe is on the edge of bedlam owing to a disputed presidential poll. A declared winner of the poll, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is seemingly not in full control of apparatus of the State security. Official, albeit disputed, elections results show that Mnangagwa “won” by a small margin ...