Articles tagged 'elections'

Youths' vote can sway 2018 election 23 May 2017 HARARE - As the 2018 general election fast approaches, Zimbabwe Partnership for Prosperity (ZIPP) challenges the youths in Zimbabwe to rise up and vote in numbers as this crucial vote will help shape their future. The first step is for them to register to vote and show up to vote on Election D...
We will smash Zanu PF: MDC 22 May 2017 HARARE - Firebrand MDC secretary for mobilisation, Job Sikhala, has promised President Robert Mugabe and his warring ruling Zanu PF an even bigger hiding in next year's watershed polls than the shellacking they received in the hotly-disputed 2008 elections. Sikhala's warning comes as oppositio...
2018 hinges on youth vote: MDC 22 May 2017 HARARE - The MDC has embarked on aggressive campaign to woo Zimbabwe’s seemingly disinterested youths to register and vote in next year’s national elections which opposition parties plan to contest as a coalition. This comes as the country is gearing for the watershed polls with the Zimbabwe E...
Villagers forced to donate towards Mugabe rally 21 May 2017 HARARE - At a time when most villagers are surviving from hand to mouth, the ruling Zanu PF party is reportedly forcing villagers to contribute towards transport to President Robert Mugabe’s rally next month in Marondera. Villagers from Hwedza told the Daily News on Sunday that they are being ...
MDC in Norton campaign 20 May 2017 HARARE - Opposition MDC youths take their door-to-door campaign to Norton today, as they move to urge party members to register as voters ahead of next year’s election. The party’s national youth assembly president, Happymore Chidziva, told the Daily News yesterday that the programme — Bereka ...
Zec, opposition parties meet 20 May 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and opposition parties who have been haggling over electoral reforms are meeting in the Inyanga resort town in a bid to find common ground over unresolved electoral issues. This comes as the opposition says it has gathered “overwhelming informat...
Senators in war of words over Zec 20 May 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF and MDC senators were on Wednesday embroiled in a war of words over the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)’s operations. Senators from the ruling party were backing Zec while those from opposition argued the Commission was being used by the ruling Zanu PF to rig 2018 election...
War vets back Diaspora vote 20 May 2017 HARARE - Government is facing mounting pressure to grant millions of Zimbabweans living abroad their right to vote in the 2018 general elections, with war veterans making the latest demand. With the majority of countries across the world affording their nationals living abroad a chance to part...
Govt to exclude expats from voting 17 May 2017 HARARE - Government is moving to disenfranchise millions of Zimbabweans in the key 2018 vote by refusing to re-align the Citizenship Act with the new Constitution, opposition parties and civic groups have said. Declarations by registrar general Tobaiwa Mudede that government will continue to o...
ZBC unlikely to reform ahead of 2018 elections 15 May 2017 HARARE - As the 2018 watershed elections loom in the country, public broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) which enjoys a monopoly on the local airwaves has come under the spotlight as opposition political parties fight for the space currently dominated by the ruling Zanu PF. Med...
Zanu PF binges as nation starves 14 May 2017 HARARE - At a time that long-suffering Zimbabweans are struggling to make ends meet, President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu PF is splurging up to $60 million on a new fleet of cars, trucks and buses, ahead of next year's eagerly-awaited national elections. This also comes as the country's stone...
Anguish for Zim, unlucky Mzembi 13 May 2017 HARARE - Hard-working Tourism minister Walter Mzembi came agonisingly close to winning elections to become secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) which were held in Madrid, Spain yesterday — before losing in the run-off. In the end, Zurab Pololikashvili of G...
'Security chiefs love Tsvangirai' 12 May 2017 HARARE - Former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa says the country's security chiefs have no issues with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, and will readily accept him if he wins next year's eagerly-anticipated national elections. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, amid lingeri...
Govt 'bribes' to chiefs escalated 12 May 2017 HARARE - In a move that has been roundly criticised by the opposition as “2018 bribes”, President Robert Mugabe's stone-broke government is to splurge millions of scarce United States dollars on new vehicles for traditional leaders. This comes as Zimbabwe has just been officially ranked as the...
Zim elections expected by August 2018 12 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's general elections must be held by August 21 2018, when the national legislative assembly’s five-year term expires, according to the new Constitution. Section 158 of the new Constitution states that “a general election must be held so that polling takes place not more than  ...
Ex-minister to challenge Mugabe in 2018 12 May 2017 BULAWAYO - Former Industry minister Nkosana Moyo has hinted at challenging President Robert Mugabe in the forthcoming 2018 election, as an independent candidate. The former banker — famed for publicly speaking out against attacks on businesses and factories by war veterans and later uncharacte...
Give health workers a chance to vote 12 May 2017 HARARE - Every Zimbabwean is, or must be equal before the law, and as such the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) must do everything in its power to ensure that health workers, who have been denied their right to vote before enjoy their rights too. Just like those in the security establishmen...
Vanquished G40 disputes election 8 May 2017 HARARE - The Zanu PF faction which is rabidly opposed to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa succeeding President Robert Mugabe is fighting to have the result of the party's Masvingo leadership election at the weekend nullified, after its candidate boycotted the poll. This comes as the contestan...
We either vote, or we all drown - Tsvangirai 7 May 2017 HARARE - Dogged opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai (pictured) has delivered a stark message to long-suffering Zimbabweans: that either all eligible voters register and participate in next year's make-or-break polls, or continue to cry as the country's political and economic rot deepens by the da...
Women agitate for a better deal in Zim 7 May 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru yesterday led women from various opposition parties calling for their increased participation and representation in both Parliament and the government after next year’s make-or-break national elections. The campaign comes weeks after opposition leade...
Mugabe the ultimate 'prophet' 7 May 2017 HARARE - While the majority of Zimbabweans believe in prophecy in the Christian sense, there is one “prophet” they must surely consider following religiously and heeding his words when he says something politically — President Robert Mugabe. Following her axing from Zanu PF and government in 2...
Team Lacoste squeezes G40 6 May 2017 HARARE - In a move that is set to escalate Zanu PF's ugly tribal, factional and succession wars, the burning ruling party announced yesterday that elections to choose a new provincial chairperson for Masvingo are going ahead today despite one of the two participating candidates pulling out of the...
'Security agents must leave Zec' 6 May 2017 BULAWAYO - The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (Crisis) has said it is concerned with the continued involvement of State security agents in matters involving the country’s elections. With opposition political parties and civic organisations having upped their ante in calling for a level electoral...
Masvingo poll: Factions fight 5 May 2017 HARARE - Regional Zanu PF elections to choose a substantive chairperson for the volatile Masvingo Province have been thrown into disarray after one of the candidates, Mutero Masanganise, pulled out of the race yesterday claiming that the poll had not been sanctioned by the politburo. Masangani...
Concern over assisted voters 5 May 2017 HARARE - Authorities must amend constitutional provisions relating to assisted voting ahead of the 2018 elections, as the current ones are prone to abuse, the Election Resource Centre (ERC) has urged. This comes as the number of assisted voters in the country's previous elections has been cont...