Articles tagged 'reforms'

Diplomatic offensive needed to achieve reforms 7 May 2018 HARARE - Last Friday, we reported that the United States' offer to lift sanctions slapped on the country's leadership was on the verge of collapsing because of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's failure to implement reforms needed to level the political playing field. Despite charming the world wi...
Lack of reforms annoys US 4 May 2018 HARARE - The United States' offer to lift sanctions on Zimbabwe could be on the verge of collapsing after Washington expressed irritation at the slow progress by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to draw up the reforms needed to ensure free and fair elections. In damning comments made at least thre...
Trump tells Zim: Reform or no talks 7 June 2017 HARARE - United States President Donald Trump's administration is ready to have “meaningful” dialogue with the Zimbabwean government once it is satisfied there is political and economic transformation, a top official said yesterday. “The relationship with the Zimbabwean government is part of t...
'Forget political reforms before 2018' 14 January 2017 HARARE - With only a year and few months left before the 2018 elections, political and social analysts contend that the governing Zanu PF government will not entertain any electoral reforms as this will be tantamount to surrendering power. Election Resource Centre (ERC) director Tawanda Chimhi...
More reforms needed: Chanakira 1 November 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe needs to introduce comprehensive reforms to meet its $5,5 billion ZimAsset annual investment target, after investment traffic tumbled 70 percent in the period to July on the back of policy uncertainty, a Zimbabwe Investment Authority (Zia) official said. Zia chairman, Nigel C...
Zanu PF ruffians hinder key reforms 31 October 2016 HARARE - As an embarrassing defeat in the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national elections becomes an ever more distinct possibility, Zanu PF yobs are escalating their violent programme to scuttle the current public hearings on needed electoral reforms. This comes as opposition parties continue to ...
Zanu PF will never reform: Biti 18 September 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s move to reverse Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa’s measures aimed at curbing government’s unsustainable expenditure proves that Zanu PF will never reform, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader, Tendai Biti, said. In his 2016 Mid-Term Fiscal Policy Revi...
Tempers flare at Zec meeting 16 September 2016 HARARE - A crucial stakeholders' indaba called by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) was yesterday aborted towards the end after an emotionally-charged former Zanu PF MP Temba Mliswa felt he was being denied the right to air his grievances. Mliswa, who is contesting the Norton by-election...
Nera threatens electoral reform demos 4 June 2016 HARARE - Signatories to the National Electoral Reforms Agenda (Nera) have planned a series of demonstrations to force President Robert Mugabe to implement electoral reforms before the much-anticipated 2018 elections. Over 10 opposition political parties joined Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC to craft ...
'We should have boycotted 2013 polls' 14 September 2015 HARARE - Opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has apologised to Zimbabweans for agreeing to participate in the 2013 elections in the absence of requisite reforms demanded by the party and Sadc before the controversial polls. Against his better judgment, Tsvangirai, who was the prime ministe...
Have we sold our souls for thirty pieces of silver? 10 February 2014 HARARE - The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday passed a wide-ranging and controversial shake-up of its structure despite dissenting voices protesting that the revamp gives too much power to the "Big Three" of India, England and Australia. Zimbabwe, despite widespread local object...
ICC reform: ZC remains mum 22 January 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe Cricket yesterday declined to comment on a contentious reform proposal by the International Cricket Council (ICC) that could see the country lose its Test place by 2015. A leaked ICC document which has set out ideas for change shows the global cricket governing body tabling p...
Demand reforms first, Sikhala tells Tsvangirai 10 January 2013 HARARE - The inaugural MDC secretary for security, Job Sikhala, who now leads the smallest faction of the popular party, has a lot of fire in his belly. He might have been relegated to the lower echelons of politics but he still can pack a punch. This week he reminded Zimbabweans of how it will b...