Articles tagged 'july 31'

'Zim needs a united opposition' 14 April 2014 HARARE - Zanu PF, which won last year’s contested elections, sealing its autonomy to continuously rule for 38 years, has begun preparations for the watershed 2018 polls, the Daily News is reliably informed. Sources close to the developments say the liberation movement — heavily riddled with fa...
Biti praises Zanu PF 9 March 2014 HARARE - MDC secretary general Tendai Biti could be in hot water after admitting his party lost to Zanu PF in the watershed July 31 elections due to poor electoral messages.
Will the real Biti please stand up? 9 March 2014 HARARE - As we long predicted, the brouhaha within the MDC over the ill-advised push by the party's deputy treasurer-general, Elton Mangoma, to oust Morgan Tsvangirai from the leadership of the movement was always going to end badly. Mangoma has now been suspended, amid indications that Tsvang...
July 31, 2013 felt like April 18,1980: Jonathan Moyo 9 March 2014 BULAWAYO - Jonathan Moyo, minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, has likened last year’s July 31 harmonised elections to Zanu PF’s 1980 landslide victory that ended years of oppressive minority rule. Zimbabwe’s longtime President Robert Mugabe won 61 percent of the president...
'Zanu PF has stolen this election' 9 March 2014 HARARE - This article was written by Tendai Biti three days after last year's disputed election. Last week, Biti made a U-turn saying the MDC was outwitted by Zanu PF. WE live in horrible times surrounded by horrible men. Men we have always assumed human, rational and real. They are not. ...
Victory no fluke: Mugabe 14 December 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe said yesterday his disputed victory in the July 31 polls was free and fair although the main opposition, MDC alleges fraud and manipulation of electoral rolls. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has submitted a 54-page dossier of “all irregularities and all th...
'Zanu PF poll flaws microcosm of July 31 theft' 5 December 2013 HARARE - The electoral irregularities witnessed in the just-ended Zanu PF provincial elections are a replica of what the nation experienced during the July 31 harmonised elections, analysts said yesterday. Zanu PF, which had suffered a crushing defeat to the opposition in the 2008 vote, turned...
Zec raises exception 14 November 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has said it cannot be cited as a respondent in election petitions. The commission raised an exception after being cited as a respondent in some of the petitions filed by losing MDC candidates, who participated in the July 31 harmonised elections. ...
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...
Komichi appeal dismissed 8 November 2013 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has dismissed MDC's chief elections officer Morgen Komichi's appeal against his conviction and 350-hour community service sentence. More details to follow.
Komichi spared jail 8 November 2013 HARARE - MDC chief elections officer Morgen Komichi has been ordered to perform 350 hours community service at Marlbereign Clinic after the courts found him guilty of fraud and contravening the Electoral Act. Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe sentenced Komichi to 18 months imprisonment and suspen...
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...
Komichi ruling on Thursday 3 November 2013 HARARE - A Harare magistrate will on Thursday hand down a ruling in a case in which MDC chief elections officer Morgen Komichi stands accused of fraud and contravening the Electoral Act. The State, led by Michael Mugabe, will furnish the court with closing submissions on Tuesday, followed by d...
Ncube reverts to farming after election disaster 30 October 2013 HARARE - Welshman Ncube, leader of the smaller MDC, has turned to farming after dismally losing  the July 31 elections. Ncube polled 2.68 percent in a presidential election that saw President Robert Mugabe winning 61 percent of the vote to claim a seventh term as president, while opposition le...
Diplomatic dilemma for Zanu PF govt 30 October 2013 HARARE - The ease with which President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party won the  July 31 elections was like a dawn where all seems calm, but the storm clouds sit on the horizon. Those elections were won because of two key reasons. The first was because Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democrat...
ERC takes fight to Con-Court 30 October 2013 HARARE - A Harare court will on Friday rule on an application by the Election Resource Centre (ERC) to refer to the Constitutional Court a matter in which it is charged with conducting voter education without the approval of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) ahead of the July 31 vote. Ha...
Komichi trial deferred 29 October 2013 HARARE - The trial of former MDC chief elections officer Morgen Komichi was yesterday deferred after defence witnesses failed to turn up in court. One of Komichi's witnesses was said to be out of the country, while the other one could not testify because he sat through all the trial proceeding...
'Zec wants to cover-up fraud' 25 October 2013 HARARE - Morgen Komichi, the MDC chief elections officer, alleged yesterday Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) officials crafted an offence leading to his arrest. Komichi was arrested in July, accused of fraud and contravening the Electoral Act. This was after he presented to the Zimbabwe ...
I did not tamper with ballots: Komichi 23 October 2013 HARARE - Morgen Komichi, MDC chief elections officer, accused of fraud and contravening the Electoral Act, has denied tampering with ballot paper envelopes, claiming when he received the packet, it was open. Komichi told the court yesterday that Michael Phiri handed him open ballot paper envel...
Komichi trial: State closes case 19 October 2013 HARARE - The State has closed its case in the matter in which MDC chief elections officer Morgen Komichi is accused of fraud and contravening the Electoral Act. During trial, Muchadehama said Komichi's bail dismissals were premeditated because he had been told by police officers that he would ...
Senior cop denies plotting to nail Komichi 17 October 2013 HARARE - MDC chief elections officer Morgen Komichi's lawyer Alec Muchadehama yesterday alleged Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and CID chief superintendent Crispen Makedenge connived to formulate charges against him. Makedenge was testifying in the matter in which Komichi is accused of fraud an...
'Zec refusing to avail material to prove rigging' 16 October 2013 HARARE - Thokozani Khupe, deputy president for the mainstream MDC, has accused the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) of scuttling efforts to prove that the July 31 elections were rigged. Khupe thanked Gweru residents for voting for MDC MPs and councillors at a rally held in the Midlands capi...
We let our eyes off election ball, MDC admits 13 October 2013 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC has admitted taking eyes off the election ball during the inclusive government, saying participating in the July 31 elections without key reforms was suicidal. Tsvangirai suffered a huge defeat at the hands of President Robert Mugabe during the July 31 election...
Komichi trial deferred 9 October 2013 HARARE - The trial of detained MDC chief elections officer, Morgen Komichi, has been postponed to October 15. State prosecutor Michael Mugabe yesterday gave the court notice that he had travelled out of the country and would only be available next week. The State has so far led six witnesse...
MDC suspends Ian Kay 9 October 2013 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's  MDC on yesterday suspended Ian Kay after he suggested that the former Prime Minister, who lost the July 31 elections, should resign. Kay along with other senior party officials such as exiled treasurer-general Roy Bennett have called for Tsvangirai to step down to...