Articles tagged 'polls'

Shock 2018 vote claims 3 April 2014 HARARE - There are shocking claims that seven large containers, allegedly carrying materials which the opposition says is meant to manipulate and rig the crucial 2018 national elections, are on their way to Zimbabwe from Israel. A confidential shipping memo that the Daily News has seen indicat...
Moyo withdraws poll petition 21 January 2014 HARARE - Lovemore Moyo, the MDC national chairperson, has withdrawn his election petition contesting the results of the July 31 elections for Matobo North constituency, fearing he will not get a fair hearing. Moyo was contesting the results at the Bulawayo High Court citing electoral fraud. ...
Zanu PF already in election mode 12 November 2013 HARARE - In recent months, Iran has been making efforts to re-engage the international community after years of ostracisation and sanctions over, mainly, its nuclear programme. Like Zimbabwe, Iran has also been regarded as a rogue state.  Former US president George Bush named Iran as part of t...
Zec opposes ballot recount 7 November 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has opposed an application by Jameson Timba, the losing MDC Mt Pleasant House of Assembly candidate,  to have ballot boxes for his constituency opened. Timba filed an application with the Electoral Court in August this year, seeking an order for the...
Final AU report on Zim elections 3 November 2013 HARARE - While in the end, the ZEC was provided the necessary resources to conduct the 31 July, 2013 Harmonised Elections, the AUEOM observed with concern, that the funding was not consistent or timely at various stages and tended to generate undue anxieties. To this end, it is recommended tha...
Debt write-off: Chitungwiza water crisis deepens 27 August 2013 HARARE - Chitungwiza residents have appealed to government to quickly intervene to ease water woes that have worsened after the scrapping of bills early this month. Before a government directive to all local authorities to write-off water bills in July, Chitungwiza residents used to have runni...
Who'll make Mugabe's Cabinet? 24 August 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe is expected to announce a new Cabinet anytime now tasked with rescuing Zimbabwe's faltering economy which had shown signs of improvement during the transitional government. Mugabe, 89, now Africa's oldest leader was sworn in for his seventh term in Harare on Th...
Six leaders attend Mugabe's inauguration 23 August 2013 HARARE - Only six out of 40 invited heads of State attended the swearing-in of President Robert Mugabe for a new five-year term in a massive stadium inauguration that was boycotted by his election rival. Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku administered the oath of office on Mugabe, who pledged “...
Mugabe sworn-in for 7th term 23 August 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe was sworn-in at the National Sports Stadium yesterday amid pomp and fanfare, promising to revive the economy and cooperating with his vanquished rivals. Mugabe, who is extending his 33-year-old rule with another five years, buried the hatchet with his political...
Inauguration 'may be farewell event for Mugabe' 23 August 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who extended his 33 years in power yesterday, once quipped he would rule his country until he turned 100. Taking the oath for a fresh five-year term at 89-and-a-half, he is getting closer to reaching that goal. The inauguration ceremony at a 60 000...
Polls hit Turnall sales 23 August 2013 HARARE - Listed asbestos manufacturer Turnall Holdings Limited (Turnall) says its sales were sluggish in the half year to June 2013 due to uncertainty created by the July 31 elections. The group's managing director John Jere said total sales volumes went up by a marginal 7,8 percent to 33 071 ...
Mugabe's big bash 22 August 2013 HARARE - President-elect Robert Mugabe will be sworn in as Zimbabwe's president today at the National Sports Stadium at a ceremony to be attended by several foreign leaders. Mugabe is desperate for a massive inauguration especially after his win was marred by allegations of vote rigging and af...
Mugabe won fairly - ConCourt 21 August 2013 HARARE - Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku yesterday said president-elect Robert Mugabe's re-election was  fair and free. Chidyausiku was speaking after dismissing MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai's presidential election challenge, which the former trade unionist was barred from withdrawing. Th...
Umguza council rebuffs Chombo's directive 21 August 2013 BULAWAYO - Close to three weeks after Zanu PF romped to victory in the just ended harmonised elections, some of its election promises are beginning to unravel in Bulawayo. About two weeks before the elections, outgoing Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo ordered all local authorities to ...
MDC must learn from mistakes 19 August 2013 HARARE - The dust has settled, well, sort of, on the recently concluded 2013 harmonised election. Besides the contestations around election results, with Sadc and the AU endorsing the poll, reality is beginning to sink in even into the most hard-wired MDC supporters. The nightmare is slowly...
I'm not done with Zim: Zuma 15 August 2013 HARARE - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has dismissed as mere gossip reports that he is finished with his mediation in Zimbabwe following Zanu PF's disputed landslide victory in July 31 polls. In a statement posted on the South African presidency website yesterday, Zuma, who is the Southe...
Zim poll 'smooth' — SA Cabinet 15 August 2013 JOHANNESBURG - The South African Cabinet on Monday congratulated Zimbabwe on the country's “successful harmonised” elections. “Cabinet congratulated the people of Zimbabwe and political parties on holding successful harmonised parliamentary and local elections,” acting government spokesperson ...
Tsvangirai poll challenge hearing today 15 August 2013 HARARE - High Court judge Chinembiri Bhunu will today hear two applications filed by outgoing Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, requesting materials and information that he intends to use in contesting results of harmonised elections. Tsvangirai has rejected the election result, which saw Pres...
Poll challenge scuttles Mugabe inauguration 13 August 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's inauguration following his disputed re-election in the just-ended harmonised polls has been stalled after Morgan Tsvangirai's Friday Constitutional Court (Con-Court) petition seeking to nullify the result. With Tsvangirai seeking to compel the country's top c...
Festive atmosphere at Heroes fete 13 August 2013 HARARE - Yesterday's Heroes Day commemorations were spiced up by messages of Zanu PF's election victory, as the party took advantage of the platform to gloat over its landslide win that opponents have branded fraudulent. From the main gate of the National Heroes Acre — a shrine for fallen free...
Inside Zim voting ritual 8 August 2013 HARARE - What goes around indeed comes around. The elections came and went, it is done and dusted for sure, and winners are celebrating while losers are back to the drawing board if at all they have recovered from the losing trauma. All those who managed to cast their votes for their favour...
A third way is on its way 8 August 2013 HARARE - Amidst the pain of losing elections by MDC formations and different reactions to the results which brought back Zanu PF and President Robert Mugabe to power, our Senior Assistant Editor, Guthrie Munyuki, this week spoke to National Constitutional Assembly (NCA)  chief, Lovemore Madhuku, ...
Zuma has failed Zimbabwe: DA 5 August 2013 HARARE - President Jacob Zuma has failed Zimbabwe with his message of congratulations to his counterpart Robert Mugabe, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said yesterday. “Mr Zuma has allowed Mugabe to get away with a farce of an election,” DA MP Ian Davidson said in a statement. Zuma congratulat...
Sadc urged Tsvangirai to quit polls 5 August 2013 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai and his MDC party took part in Zimbabwe's elections against advice from the Southern African Development Community (Sadc), which urged him to withdraw from the polls. A high-level diplomatic source has told City Press, Sadc told Tsvangirai at a summit in Maputo in Ju...
Gays fear crackdown after Mugabe 'win' 5 August 2013 HARARE - “Now the real fear is kicking in,” said one LGBT Zimbabwean after President Robert Mugabe claimed an election victory this week. Mugabe, who has ruled the country for 33 years, earlier this week claimed a landslide victory after pledging “hell for gays” if he was elected. The oppos...