Articles tagged 'priscilla chigumba'

Zec defers local authority polls 26 January 2019 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has deferred the local authority by-elections that were scheduled to be held this month in Chitungwiza and Bulawayo. In a statement, Zec said the by-elections in Chitungwiza's ward 24 and Bulawayo's ward 28 has been postponed as it is no longer ...
Chigumba fails to come to court 28 November 2018 HARARE - A former Midlands State University student who is accused of re-tweeting a derogatory message against Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba was yesterday removed from remand after the latter did not appear in court. Night Tawona Shadaya was charged with cr...
'Chigumba tweet' trial drags 22 November 2018 HARARE - The trial of a former Midlands State University student accused of retweeting a derogatory message about Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba failed to kick off on Tuesday after she did not appear in court. Night Tawona Shadaya stands accused of criminal ...
State fails to serve Chigumba 7 November 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba is expected to appear in court to testify against a former Midlands State University student, Night Tawona Shadaya who is accused of retweeting a derogatory message against her. The trial, which was supposed to commenc...
'Chigumba tweet' saga: Court okays Shadaya retrial 19 October 2018 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has ordered the retrial of a former Midlands State University student accused of retweeting a message denigrating Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba. Night Tawona Shadaya, 25, initially pleaded guilty after he was charged with crimin...
'Chigumba tweet' saga: State opposes change in plea 17 October 2018 HARARE - The State yesterday opposed a plan by a former Midlands State University student accused of retweeting a message denigrating the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba, to change his plea. Night Tawona Shadaya, 25, initially pleaded guilty after he was char...
Man convicted over 'Chigumba tweet' 4 October 2018 HARARE - Government yesterday fired warning shots against social media abuse when a Harare magistrate convicted a local man on criminal insult charge for retweeting a message besmirching the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba in the aftermath of the hotly-contested...
Chigumba disowns Twitter account 21 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba has distanced herself from a bogus Twitter account that is posting controversial updates in her name. In a statement Chigumba said the Twitter account was bogus and created by individuals who sought to create confusion...
Zec gaffe draws brickbats 19 August 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) came under heavy fire yesterday after it admitted to errors in its calculation of the presidential poll result, won by President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa. While Zec had declared the Zanu PF leader as the winner with 50,8 percent of the president...
Zec cuts ED's win 18 August 2018 HARARE - The under-fire Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has cut President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa's win by a marginal 0,1 percent, but insists the error was purely clerical. A fortnight ago, Zec declared Mnangagwa as the winner of a congested presidential race in which 23 candidates took ...
ZEC cuts Mnangagwa's electoral win 18 August 2018 HARARE - The under-fire Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has cut President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa's win by a marginal 0,1 percent, but insists the error was purely clerical. [Adz]
Zec, the 'infamous' referee 5 August 2018 HARARE - When football enthusiasts look back at the 2018 World Cup, the name of referee Nestor Pitana will loom large even above the stars of a French side that fired past a battling Croatia 4-2 to lift world football's most lucrative silverware. The ref awarded Antoine Griezmann a free-kick w...
Electoral commission website hacked 3 August 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission's (Zec) website has been hacked and vandalised, with the commission forced to pull the portal down. The hackers defaced the website by having it display pictures of unarmed civilians killed by soldiers during protests against Zec. The picture colla...
Chaos rocks Harare 2 August 2018 HARARE - The streets of Harare were yesterday turned into war zones after the army was deployed to disperse demonstrators, unhappy with delays in the release of election results and perceived bias by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). Several protesters were injured in the ensuing melee,...
Chamisa dodges Chigumba bullet 31 July 2018 HARARE - Stung by sharp criticism over its rushed decision to report MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa to the police on possible violation of the electoral law, while sparing his main rival for similar violations, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) was yesterday forced to do some serious da...
Zec mustn't apply the law selectively 31 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) announced on Sunday that it had reported MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa to the police for violating the law by convening a press conference well outside the period permissible for political campaigns. Zec commissioner Qubani Moyo was quoted ...
Nelson Chamisa dodges Priscilla Chigumba bullet 31 July 2018 HARARE - Stung by sharp criticism over its rushed decision to report MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa to the police on possible violation of the electoral law, while sparing his main rival for similar violations, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission was yesterday forced to do some serious damage c...
Has there been a judicial coup? 30 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's High and Supreme Courts have delivered a series of strange judgments in this election cycle dismissing opposition and civil society suits seeking to have the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) act within its legal and administrative powers to enhance the credibility and legit...
'Election results to be posted outside polling stations' 29 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has said election results will be posted outside polling stations after counting has been completed. This comes after MDC Alliance official David Coltart claimed he had “received reliable reports that civil servants who are conducting the poll a...
Zec ordered to ensure teachers acting as polling officers vote 27 July 2018 HARARE - The High Court has ordered the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to ensure that all teachers and other civil servants who will act as electoral and polling officers be allowed to cast their votes during Monday's crunch elections. High Court judge Isaac Muzenda granted the order foll...
Door shut on Chamisa 24 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) slammed the door on MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday, saying there was no going back on poll preparations even as the main opposition party is attempting to put spanners into the works. At its meeting with observers yesterday, Zec vi...
ZEC door shuts on Nelson Chamisa 24 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) slammed the door on MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday, saying there was no going back on poll preparations even as the main opposition party is attempting to put spanners into the works. [Adz]
Zec responds to Chamisa's ultimatum 19 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) yesterday said it was willing to respond to MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa's demands for reforms he has said were vital for a credible vote this month at an appropriate time. This comes after Chamisa told journalist on Tuesday that he has...
Chamisa in all-out war with Chigumba 18 July 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has laid the grounds for an all-out war with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) which he has given a week to agree to negotiations. Chamisa also blasted the electoral body's chairperson, Priscilla Chigumba, at a press conference in Harare yester...
Chamisa rejects Zec's conditions for talks 18 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has been accused of attempting to manipulate a forum of presidential candidates that meets weekly to dismiss Nelson Chamisa's demands for administrative electoral reforms. This comes after it emerged that the under pressure Zec has now said thro...