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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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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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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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MDC-T warned over false entitlement to urban voters

By Wisdom Mumera MDC-T which is the biggest opposition party in Zimbabwe by support base has been castigated for harbouring a false sense of entitlement to urban voters at the expense of carrying out effective and convincing voter campaigns during elections. Members of the public are however of the opinion that this false sense of entitlement can be dangerous for the opposition in 2018 elections …

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MDC Alliance: Tsvangirai assure partners

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has assured his MDC Alliance partners that his party is still committed to the Alliance agreement which includes seat allocation. Tsvangirai’s reassurance comes in the wake of a report that MDC-T was conducting candidate selection in all 210 Parliamentary seats and local authority against the spirit of the alliance which agreed to share the same seats. In a …

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No need to gang up against Zanu PF: PDU

By Daniel Chigundu People’s Democratic Union (PDU) says there is no need for opposition parties to gang up against Zanu PF, adding that what is needed only are good policies and good leadership. A coalition of opposition parties is widely believed to have been the missing link that was needed to defeat Zanu PF which has ruled the country for an uninterrupted 37 years. In …

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Zimbabwe After the Military Takeover: Prospects for Credible Elections and Human Rights Reforms

Dewa Mavhinga (Testimony) before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Courtesy of https://www.hrw.org) December 12, 2017 Introduction Thank you, Chairman Flake, Ranking Member Booker, and other members of this subcommittee for giving me the opportunity to testify on behalf of Human Rights Watch at this hearing on Zimbabwe. I would like to request that my statement in its entirety be submitted for the record. My name is …

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