Articles tagged 'zanu pf'

Zim political tension rises 8 August 2018 HARARE - Dark clouds are hanging over Zimbabwe as the impasse over the hotly-contested July 30 presidential election continues — with political analysts warning yesterday that the country is entering “dangerous waters” where there will be no winners, the Daily News can report. This comes as th...
Political tension in Zimbabwe rises 8 August 2018 HARARE - Dark clouds are hanging over Zimbabwe as the impasse over the hotly-contested July 30 presidential election continues — with political analysts warning yesterday that the country is entering “dangerous waters” where there will be no winners, the Daily News can report. [Adz]
Zim electoral logjam: Possible win-win routes 7 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe is on the edge of bedlam owing to a disputed presidential poll. A declared winner of the poll, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is seemingly not in full control of apparatus of the State security. Official, albeit disputed, elections results show that Mnangagwa “won” by a small margin ...
ED poll results anger war vets 7 August 2018 HARARE - In a fresh sign that all is still not well within Zanu PF, war veterans are seething with anger over the “small margin” by which President Emmerson Mnangagwa defeated opposition leader Nelson Chamisa in last month's elections, the Daily News can report. The displeasure by the former f...
Zanu PF, Khupe fight MDC candidate 7 August 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF and the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC candidates, who were vying for the councillorship for Ward 8 Manyame have joined forces to fight an MDC Alliance candidate, accusing him of being a convict. The applicants are Innocent Chasvinura and Alford Madovi, while the respondent is Tichao...
We are on our own to deal with this crisis 6 August 2018 HARARE - Events of the past week have demonstrated how deeply divided Zimbabweans are. The voting patterns which emerged at just-ended harmonised polls mirrored the dichotomy between the rural folk and urbanites, whereby those who bore the brunt of the liberation war effort in the countryside ...
New faces to dominate ninth Parly 6 August 2018 HARARE - The country's ninth Parliament will be dominated by new faces as most of the legislators from the eighth Parliament lost in last week's harmonised elections. Almost three quarters of MPs from the previous Parliament failed to find their way back into the National Assembly some having ...
Zim fragile, highly divided …ED, Chamisa should unite Zimbabwe 5 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe is at present highly divided, fragile and calls for a leadership with the ability to unite people, social and political analysts have said. They said one sure way to solve the ongoing electoral dispute, would be for the main protagonists in the crisis – President Emmerson Mna...
Musicians storm Parly 5 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Parliament will this term have three musicians who won seats in their respective constituencies at the just concluded 2018 harmonised elections. The three — Elias Musakwa, Energy Mutodi and Joshua Sacco — are all representing the ruling Zanu PF. The Daily News on Sunday ca...
Zanu PF's majority enables it to amend Constitution 4 August 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ruling Zanu PF party has won a commanding majority in Zimbabwe’s parliamentary elections on Monday, sweeping aside opposition parties and securing a powerful mandate that will enable it to amend the Constitution. The result, based on official figures, re...
Coalitions don't thrive on egos 2 August 2018 HARARE - Some  time in February, I wrote an opinion piece for this very publication, on political party alliances in Zimbabwe and elsewhere on the continent, exploring their potential to win elections. Already, elections have come and gone and a cursory glance at National Assembly results that...
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,...
Zanu PF bigwigs suffer shocking defeats in parly polls 2 August 2018 HARARE - Many political bigwigs in President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Zanu PF suffered shocking defeats in the July 30 National Assembly elections even as votes were still being counted. Ministers Chris Mutsvangwa, Patrick Chinamasa, his deputy Terrence Mukupe, ex-War Veterans minister Tshinga Dub...
Zanu PF in early lead 1 August 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ruling Zanu PF party has taken an early lead although it was still too early to tell in which direction the pendulum would swing since some of the results are still pending. Results of National Assembly polls released by the under-fire Zimbabwe Electoral...
Harare man accused of attempted strangulation over Zanu PF t-shirt 1 August 2018 HARARE - A Harare man has been charged for allegedly attempted to strangle a man after an argument sparkled by a Zanu PF T-shirt. Godfrey Murondodza, 37, who is a garden boy in Mt Pleasant, appeared before Harare magistrate Nyasha Vitorini facing two counts of assault. He is being represent...
Election results: Zanu PF in early lead 1 August 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ruling Zanu PF party has taken an early lead although it was still too early to tell in which direction the pendulum would swing since some of the results are still pending. [Adz]
Has the leopard changed its spots? 31 July 2018 HARARE - “Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.” As the old saying goes, it’s better to deal with someone you are familiar with, even if they are not ideal, than to take a risk with an unknown person. But then there is the other old adage: “A leopard can’t change its spots.” ...
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...
People's will must prevail 30 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans are voting today in momentous polls that have a huge bearing on the country’s future. Significantly, these are the first polls since former president Robert Mugabe was ousted from power in a soft military coup last November. Under Mugabe, Zimbabwe drifted from being the...
Charismatic appeals vs performance legitimacy 29 July 2018 HARARE - Tomorrow, July 30, 2018, Zimbabwe will have its first post-Robert Mugabe harmonised election, where 23 candidates from 22 political parties will engage in mortal political combat for the country’s presidency. Over 1 648 candidates from at least 55 political parties (about 220 are in...
Zim decides as Mnangagwa & Chamisa engage in show of force 29 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition leader Nelson Chamisa wound up their campaigns by mounting massive rallies in Harare yesterday, ahead of tomorrow's watershed national elections — with both heavyweights optimistic of winning the right to occupy the highest political office in ...
Presidential election 'headed for tight runoff vote' 29 July 2018 HARARE - Tomorrow's presidential election will be a tightly contested affair which will most likely not bring out an outright winner, analysts predicted yesterday. While the main presidential race will be between Zanu PF's candidate President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC Alliance's Nelson Chamis...
Zim decides as ED, Chamisa engage in show of force 29 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition leader Nelson Chamisa wound up their campaigns by mounting massive rallies in Harare yesterday, ahead of tomorrow’s watershed national elections — with both heavyweights optimistic of winning the right to occupy the highest political office in ...
In an election, not everyone can win 28 July 2018 HARARE - On Monday, over 5,6 million voters in Zimbabwe will give the first significant electoral verdict on the political parties since the departure in November of long-ruling despot Robert Mugabe. Voters will get the chance to bring in their verdict on the 23 presidential candidates running...
ED, Chamisa in final push 28 July 2018 HARARE - With election fever now truly gripping the country ahead of Monday's crunch national polls, Harare is the focal point of campaign stumps today by heavy hitters President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition leader Nelson Chamisa — who will address hordes of their respective supporters withi...