Stop impunity and criminalizing journalists now

By Watmore Makokoba Journalists are not criminals, governments have been warned to stop forthwith muzzling the media and called upon to expedite investigations to ensure perpetrators are brought to book. As the world commemorates International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, civil society and the media fraternity have expressed concern on the rising […]

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MDC ALLIANCE threatens to protests over Zec proof of residents requirement

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa There is a looming showdown between MDC Alliance and the country’s electoral body as the opposition parties coalition seeks accountability and transparency from the on-going BVR exercise. This was revealed by MDC-T secretary general and MDC Alliance Legal and Electoral Reforms committee chairperson Douglas Mwonzora after a meeting in the capital on […]

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MDC ALLIANCE threatens to protests over Zec proof of residents requirement

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa There is a looming showdown between MDC Alliance and the country’s electoral body as the opposition parties coalition seeks accountability and transparency from the on-going BVR exercise. This was revealed by MDC-T secretary general and MDC Alliance Legal and Electoral Reforms committee chairperson Douglas Mwonzora after a meeting in the capital on […]

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US$4m in the bag: MPs now want duty free Certificates

By Buhle Tshavango Legislators who managed to arm-twist the financially broke government this week to release US$4 million towards their outstanding sitting allowances say the now want duty free-certificates to import cars. According to a circular from the treasury, legislators should have received at least half of their outstanding allowances by next week Wednesday (6th of November) while logistics for the remainder are being worked. …

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Zim Authorities Make First Twitter Related Arrest After Establishing Cyber Security Ministry

ZIMBABWEAN authorities on Friday 03 November 2017 arrested an American citizen and confiscated her laptop after claiming that she undermined the authority of or insulted President Robert Mugabe through a message which she allegedly posted on social media. Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers arrested Martha O’Donovan, an American citizen, who works for Magamba TV, during a dawn raid at her Harare residence and confiscated her electronic …

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Khupe, Chamisa clash over US$5m CDF

By Daniel Chigundu Outspoken legislator and women’s rights advocate Thokozani Khupe yesterday clashed with Kuwadzana East legislator Nelson Chamisa in the National Assembly over the distribution of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF). The government has secured about US$5 million which will be distributed as part of the US$50 000 CDF to 210 Parliamentary Constituencies. Zimbabwe Parliament has 350 legislators, with 210 elected directly from constituencies …

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Opposition coalition: UK branches fail to agree

By Wisdom Mumera The United Kingdom based branches of the various Zimbabwean political parties have failed to agree on the best way forward for the country demonstrating the same divisions hindering the creation of a single opposition coalition back home. The parties that met on Sunday for discussions in Leicester include the Tendai Biti led People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Dumiso Dabengwa’s ZAPU and Dr Noah …

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CDF saga: MPs now demand US$75K

Daniel Chigundu Legislators have demanded that the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) which is currently pegged at US$50 000 be adjusted to US$75 000 because of inflation. Treasury has already marshalled about US$5 million in CDF funds to be disbursed to the 210 legislators as soon as the constitution for the fund has been adopted by Parliament. Speaking in the National Assembly, Norton legislator Temba Mliswa …

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2018 Presidential candidates: Chiefs caught offside

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Civic society organisations have condemned traditional leaders for deliberately violating Section 281 of the Constitution by declaring their support for President Robert Mugabe’s candidature for the impending 2018 elections. During the National Annual Chiefs Conference held in Bulawayo last week, Zimbabwe’s Chiefs Council (ZCC) president Fortune Charumbira announced that the chiefs were fully behind the candidature of the 93-year-old leader. The endorsement also …

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Independent candidate Linda Sibanyoni launches Tirikuchimhanya green campaign.

By Tariro Senderayi As Zimbabwe gears up for the upcoming elections next year, a new trend of independent youth candidates particularly young women throwing their hats in the ring is becoming of particular interest Evidently with the colourfull trio made up of  Fadzayi Mahere’s yellow campaign, Linda Masarira’s purple campaign, Vimbai Musvaburi’s blue campaign who have already […]

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