Articles tagged 'primary elections'

Primary polls ghost haunts Zanu PF 2 July 2018 HARARE - The chaotic manner in which Zanu PF selected its parliamentary candidates could cost the ruling party in Mashonaland East (Mash East) province where disgruntled supporters have threatened to vote for opposition candidates in the July 30 election. The problem is not only in Mash East, ...
Chamisa must act on the vanguard 28 May 2018 HARARE - The chaos and violence which were witnessed in the MDC's primary elections, just like what happened in the Zanu PF internal voting, highlight a very worrying culture of failing to disagree in a manner that shows civility. It is quite disconcerting that despite the country's leadership...
Chaos, threats mar MDC polls 28 May 2018 HARARE - The MDC's weekend primary elections descended into chaos, with violence, death threats and allegations of bribery marring the main opposition party's internal polls in some constituencies as its supporters voted to choose their representatives for the country's looming national elections...
'Voter turnout in primaries must worry MDC' 27 May 2018 HARARE - On a school gate in the Harare West council elections, a hand-written note details the results of MDC municipal primary elections. The winner, by far, was abstention. Barely a third of the registered voters in this working class neighbourhood bothered to cast a ballot at the school, w...
Zanu PF running scared 19 May 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF is dangling ambassadorial postings, directorships in parastatal boards and other consolations to aspiring Members of Parliament who lost in its hotly-disputed primary elections to avert electoral sabotage similar to the one witnessed in 2008, the Daily News heard yesterday. [A...
Chiwenga's mother-in-law drags Zanu PF to High Court 18 May 2018 HARARE – Vice President Constantino Chiwenga's mother-in-law, Helga Mubaiwa, has dragged the ruling Zanu PF party to the High Court challenging the outcome of the recently-conducted primary elections. Mubaiwa lost the poll to rival, Munyaradzi Kashambe, who was declared the winner to represent...
Zanu PF supporters stage demo in Kadoma 15 May 2018 HARARE - Supporters of Zanu PF losing candidates in Kadoma constituency on Saturday took to the streets to vent their frustration against what they termed rampant vote rigging in the party's primary elections. This comes as the ruling Zanu PF party's provincial structures are up in flames, reb...
Bruising battle in ZANU PF primaries 12 May 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF bigwigs are set for another bruising battle in the ruling party's primary elections rerun set for next Monday. The spotlight would be on Mashonaland West where poll reruns will be held in six constituencies out of the province's 22 seats. All in all, repeat polls will be he...
Zanu PF politburo orders poll reruns 6 May 2018 HARARE - The Zanu PF politburo has ordered a rerun of primary elections in 10 National Assembly constituencies where results are being hotly contested due to gross electoral malpractices. The politburo also resolved to engage independent agents to investigate reports of rigging and other elect...
'Zanu PF manifesto is hot air' 6 May 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF's election manifesto is just hot air and only proves the ruling party has nothing new to offer long-suffering Zimbabweans after 38 years in power, analysts have said. The party released its 2018 election manifesto — themed “Unite, Fight Corruption, Develop, Re-engage and Creat...
Voters shut out ex-army bosses 5 May 2018 HARARE - The majority of ex-security officials who participated in the just-ended Zanu PF primary elections were rejected by voters, an indication that the former soldiers are finding it tough to ease into civilian life. Since the takeover of government last November, engineered by the militar...
Zanu PF poll dispute spills into politburo 5 May 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF failed to unveil its parliamentary election candidates for the forthcoming general elections at the launch of its elections manifesto yesterday due to disputes that rocked the internal polls held earlier this week. Addressing delegates at the launch of the manifesto in Harare ...
Voters shut out ex-security officials 5 May 2018 HARARE - The majority of ex-security officials who participated in the just-ended Zanu PF primary elections were rejected by voters, an indication that the former soldiers are finding it tough to ease into civilian life. [Adz]  
Zim voter getting more complex, unpredictable 3 May 2018 HARARE - The chaotic nature of the Zanu PF primary elections held over the weekend showed just how shambolic the ruling party's planning can be. In some constituencies, the elections were still to be completed following various challenges that manifested during the period, including late del...
'Chefs' bite dust in Zanu PF polls 2 May 2018 HARARE - Following the stunning ouster from power of Robert Mugabe in November last year, seismic changes continue to take place in the ruling Zanu PF and the country's political architecture at large. [GoogleAd]
We got things wrong - ED 1 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa last night readily admitted to the problems which marred Zanu PF's weekend primary elections which were extended for a second time to today, following more chaotic scenes yesterday which forced yet more candidates to withdraw from the party's internal polls. ...
'Zanu PF's poll chaos planned' 1 May 2018 HARARE - Respected University of Zimbabwe politics expert, Eldred Masunungure, says the chaos that was witnessed during Zanu PF's primary elections at the weekend may have been deliberately engineered in the interest of power brokers in the ruling party. At the same time, opposition parties an...
We got things wrong — Mnangagwa 1 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa last night readily admitted to the problems which marred Zanu PF's weekend primary elections which were extended for a second time to today, following more chaotic scenes yesterday which forced yet more candidates to withdraw from the party's internal polls. ...
Thuggery, bribes mar Zanu PF primaries 29 April 2018 HARARE - The ruling Zanu PF will hold its primary elections across the country  today, amid rising tensions and damaging allegations of violence, bribery, favouritism and the imposition of unworthy and unpopular candidates. At the same time, there are real fears within the upper echelons of th...
Zanu PF storm erupts in Harare South 28 April 2018 HARARE - A storm has erupted in Harare South constituency ahead of tomorrow's blood and thunder Zanu PF primary elections after one of the candidates was inexplicably disqualified and replaced with President Emmerson Mnangagwa's nephew, Tongai. Curiously, Tongai Mnangagwa was also previously o...
Zanu PF primaries list raises spectre of bhora musango 23 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa faces the spectre of a repeat of the sabotage that characterised the 2008 elections after scores of prospective legislators were elbowed from the race to represent the ruling party in the forthcoming elections. The ruling party's secretary for the commissa...
Zanu PF politburo meets to avert implosion 20 April 2018 HARARE - The Zanu PF politburo meets today to deal with the contentious issue of candidate selection for primary elections ahead of the eagerly-awaited harmonised polls, amid revelations that the party's elections commission failed to contain members' antagonism. The ruling party is currently ...
ZANU PF tempers flare over selection of candidates 16 April 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF is in turmoil over its forthcoming primary elections, with senior party officials now battling to calm down angry members who are fuming over the conduct of the party's provincial chairpersons who stand accused of favouring their cronies. Read full story in today's paper. [...
Zanu PF bigwigs fall by the wayside 10 April 2018 HARARE - In a stunning development, many long-serving Zanu PF stalwarts have fallen by the wayside in the party's selection of candidates who will participate in this year's watershed elections, the Daily News can reveal. This comes as dozens of other party heavyweights, who include serving an...
It's dog eat dog in Zanu PF 2 March 2018 HARARE - Unsanctioned primary poll campaigns by parliamentary hopefuls are becoming the order of the day in the ruling Zanu PF, prompting the leadership into issuing a stern warning against premature canvassing for votes. Although dates for the upcoming elections are yet to be set, candidates ...