Articles tagged 'sadc'

MDC leader hails Sadc for not congratulating ED 21 August 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday hailed southern African leaders for not congratulating President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa at a summit in Namibia held last week. Heads of State from the 16-nation Sadc met for its 38th summit in Windhoek and in a communiqué, ignored Mnangagwa...
Sadc asked to discuss Zim's regression, legitimacy crisis 17 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's civil society has asked the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) to discuss Zimbabwe's military-led post-election reprisals that have led to democratic regression and the contestations around the legitimacy and accuracy of the election results at a summit of the regio...
Charumbira's PAP presidential bid opposed 10 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's civil society is vigorously opposing the candidature of Zimbabwe's president of the Chiefs Council, Fortune Charumbira, for the presidency of the Pan African Parliament (PAP). This comes after Charumbira won the Sadc Pan African Parliament (PAP) caucus vote. He is now offic...
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...
Sadc endorses Zim's Zavazava 20 April 2018 HARARE - The Southern African Development Community (Sadc) has endorsed Zimbabwe’s Cosmas Zavazava who is vying for an International Telecommunications Union top post. The 57-year-old Zimbabwean, who is currently chief of department for projects and knowledge management in the Telecommunicatio...
Zim implements trade facility 10 April 2018 HARARE - Government has started implementing the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) trade related facility (TRF) project to boost exports and improve the safety and quality of imports. The specific objective of the project is to promote the use of quality and sanitary and phytosanit...
Zim urged to comply with Sadc guidelines on elections 24 March 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe should adhere to democratic principles outlined in the Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) guidelines in the conduct of elections as that will be a key credibility test for observers, a top Sadc Parliamentary Forum (PF) official, Sheuneni Kurasha has said. Kurasha, w...
'5 000 soldiers deployed to rural areas' 18 March 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Ambrose Mutinhiri has told an election observer team from the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) that regional bodies should deploy military personnel to observe the forthcoming elections alleging over 5 000 soldiers have been deployed to rural areas. Muti...
Sadc won't bring Mugabe joy 17 March 2018 HARARE - The arrival in Zimbabwe of Sadc chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa today, is recognition of President Emerson Mnangagwa as president, analysts said yesterday, dismissing protests by ousted Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe that he was overthrown by his former deputy through a coup d'état  and h...
Misa-Zimbabwe pushes Sadc to demand media reforms 14 March 2018 HARARE - The Media Institute of Southern Africa Zimbabwe (Misa Zimbabwe) has invited the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) to help break a deadlock over the lack of progress in media reforms  ahead of key mid-year general elections. Misa-Zimbabwe said five years after the African U...
Zim 'coup' sets dangerous precedence for Sadc: Moyo 2 February 2018 The SABC's Foreign Editor Sophie Mokoena speaks to Jonathan Moyo, the former Higher Education minister under former president Robert Mugabe. Moyo fled the country during the military-backed takeover by now President Emmerson Mnangagwa in November 2017. Moyo has re-iterated his views that the n...
World leaders welcome Mugabe ouster 23 November 2017 HARARE - World leaders yesterday welcomed the Zimbabwean army’s ouster of President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday following days of unrest in a country devastated by economic ruin. Mugabe tendered his resignation letter on Tuesday, halting an impeachment hearing by a joint sitting of Parliament t...
Stayaway, Zimbos tell Sadc 18 November 2017 HARARE - Furious Zimbabweans have told the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) not to interfere with the country's affairs following the military's intervention in local politics this week which led to President Robert Mugabe and several Cabinet ministers losing their grip on power. ...
Sadc calls for calm 16 November 2017 HARARE - South African president and current chair of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc), Jacob Zuma, has called for calm and restraint in Zimbabwe. This comes after the army announced early morning yesterday that it was targeting criminals around President Robert Mugabe, adding...
SA has been faithful Mr president! 11 September 2017 HARARE - Government needs to restrain itself from being pushed into a messy relationship with South Africa. Events of the last two weeks or so have raised real fears of plunging Zimbabwe into dangerous waters as rants by President Robert Mugabe and his government’s decision to ban and reverse ...
Sadc must de-escalate Zim-SA row 11 September 2017 HARARE - The increasingly threatening rhetoric between Zimbabwe and South Africa over the legacy of Nelson Mandela — who guided his country from the shackles of apartheid to multi-racial democracy — risks triggering a conflict that could escalate to the annihilation of fragile diplomatic relation...
MDC urges Zuma to stop xenophobia attacks 23 August 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC has urged new Southern African Development Community (Sadc) chairperson Jacob Zuma to end xenophobic violence that have killed hundreds of African migrants and displaced tens of thousands. This comes after Southern African heads of State handed the rotating cha...
Zim elections: Sadc's unfinished business 22 August 2017 HARARE - With South Africa taking over the leadership of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) and Zimbabwe heading for yet another landmark election likely to be highly-contested and equally disputed, it is only logical to remind both Sadc and South Africa on the unfinished business ...
Civil society calls for regional solidarity ahead of elections 21 August 2017 HARARE - Civil society organisations have called for regional solidarity from southern African partners in ensuring that the 2018 elections in Zimbabwe meet the Sadc standards for free and fair elections. During a session on human rights and elections at the Sadc People’s Summit on August 17, ...
MDC seeks AU, Sadc intervention on 2018 polls 1 July 2017 HARARE - The MDC has said it is engaging the African Union (AU) and Sadc to ensure that next year's elections are free and fair. This comes as several concerns have been raised over the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)'s capacity to conduct a free and fair poll, outside the influence of Pre...
'Sadc must give Zim poll reforms ultimatum' 28 May 2017 HARARE - Southern African leaders must keep an eye on Zimbabwe as it draws up a road-map for general elections in 2018, amid high tension and possible chaos over President Robert Mugabe's likely successor amid stalled electoral reforms, analysts have warned. The 15-nation Southern African Deve...
'No going back on BVR' 19 March 2017 HARARE - Our production editor Eddie Zvinonzwa speaks to opposition Transform Zimbabwe (TZ) president Jacob Ngarivhume about Zimbabwe's political and economic terrain as the 2018 elections beckon. Below are excerpts of the interview. Q: Who is Jacob Ngarivhume? A: I grew up in the village, ...
SADC petition over voter registration kits 6 March 2017 HARARE - Opposition Transform Zimbabwe (TZ) plans to petition Sadc over government's alleged move to hijack the procurement of biometric voter registration (BVR) kits from the United Nations' Development Programme (UNDP). A few weeks ago, President Robert Mugabe's hard-pressed administration a...
Opposition hails new Sadc election rules 25 February 2017 HARARE - Leaders of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) will in June at their annual summit adopt a far-reaching set of guidelines for elections. These include elements demanded by the Zimbabwe opposition, which will contest crucial general elections next year, such as equal acce...
Sadc must use Ecowas way to tackle Mugabe 23 January 2017 HARARE - Following Ecowas' sustained pressure that has forced Gambia's former authoritarian leader Yahya Jammeh into exile in Equatorial Guinea after his crushing poll defeat, analysts and opposition parties said yesterday Sadc must abandon its cautious diplomatic approach and dissuade leaders su...