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2018 Elections Archives ⋆ Magamba Network
BVR Mop-Up exercise: irregularities hamper progress

By Pretty Chavango Election Resource Centre (ERC) says while the biometric voter registration Mop-Up exercise is a noble idea, but the process is however marred in a lot irregularities. One of the irregularities includes failure by ZEC to timeously release a list of voter registration centres to ensure effective participation by citizens from an informed position. The Mop-Up exercise started on January 10 and will …

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Election dates should change based on credibility not on political discussion- ERC

By Staff Reporter Election Resource Centre (ERC) says the decision to change dates for the 2018 general elections should be based on the effects of rushed election and not mere political discussions. Former Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Jonathan Moyo revealed during an interview on BBC-Hard talk that President Emmerson Mnangagwa had visited MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai to seek his approval to postpone the impending …

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No sign of economic recovery: Mudzuri

By Watmore Makokoba Acting MDC-T president Elias Mudzuri says there is no sign that the new government led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa is tackling economic challenges bedevilling the country. Since Mnangagwa took over as President of Zimbabwe in November last year, things have gotten worse economically fronted by price increases on basic goods and commodities. Some companies in the manufacturing sector such as Onsdale which …

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No sign of economic recovery: Mudzuri

By Watmore Makokoba Acting MDC-T president Elias Mudzuri says there is no sign that the new government led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa is tackling economic challenges bedevilling the country. Since Mnangagwa took over as President of Zimbabwe in November last year, things have gotten worse economically fronted by price increases on basic goods and commodities. Some companies in the manufacturing sector such as Onsdale which …

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7 million voters an extravagant ambition: ZEC

By Pretty Chavango Zimbabwe Electoral Commission  (ZEC)  acting chairperson Commissioner Emmanuel Magade has said their target of registering seven million voters for the upcoming 2018 general elections was an ‘extravagant ambition’. The admission comes soon after ZEC released final figures of the voter registration exercise which revealed that it had missed the mark by a long shot. Addressing the media at a press conference, Commissioner …

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Uproar as opposition leaders defend arrested former Zanu PF members

By Wisdom Mumera The continued engagement of lawyers who occupy top ranks in the country’s opposition parties as defence counsel by arrested former Zanu PF members has divided opinions among the public and threatens to derail the opposition’s agenda in 2018 elections. Since the fall of Robert Mugabe in November last year through a military coup, former Zanu officials who are being arrested for alleged …

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Uproar as opposition leaders defend arrested former Zanu PF members

By Wisdom Mumera The continued engagement of lawyers who occupy top ranks in the country’s opposition parties as defence counsel by arrested former Zanu PF members has divided opinions among the public and threatens to derail the opposition’s agenda in 2018 elections. Since the fall of Robert Mugabe in November last year through a military coup, former Zanu officials who are being arrested for alleged …

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2018 elections: Political violence flares-up

By Wisdom Mumera Incidents of politically-related violence appear to have flared up of late, as the country gears for the impending 2018 elections,  raising fears that there may be another bloody episode awaiting. Zimbabwe, will for the first time hold a general election without former President Robert Mugabe who was dethroned by the military in November last year. However, some political commentators are of the …

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Poor voter registration in MDC-T strongholds dampen hope

By Wisdom Mumera MDC-T faces a daunting task to regain its foothold in the coming elections following interim voter registration statistics released by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) showed low turnout in its strongholds. Voter registration numbers in regions which the opposition has traditionally done well are just above 50% at a time projected estimates for an opposition win in 2018 require nearly 2 million …

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Zim youths declare own ‘Operation Restore Legacy’

By Watmore Makokoba After the successful ‘Operation restore legacy’ initiated by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces last month, disgruntled youth under the banner Revolutionary Freedom Fighters (RFF) have launched a campaign to preserve and guard the gains attained by the country’s liberation struggle and restore lost legacy. The youths composed of activists and aspiring politicians, some who are vying for Parliamentary seats in the coming elections …

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