“ZANU PF reforming from within,” says Mnangagwa

By Tariro Daphne If recent sentiments by Vice President Emerson Mnangangwa are to go by, the factional battles that have ejected some party members are part of Zanu Pf’s rejuvenation. Recently Sarah Mahoka and Sandi Moyo were booted out of the party, National Commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere has been under fire with fellow party member calling for his ouster citing corruption and fanning factionalism as the …

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Which one is NIKUV? …as NERA conducts background check on BVR suppliers

By Daniel Chigundu THE National Electoral Reforms Agenda (NERA) says it is doing background checks on the two shortlisted suppliers of Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits with a view to sniff-out the dreaded NIKUV. NIKUV, a highly diversified and sophisticated Israeli company was said to be among the companies that had been shortlisted to supply the election equipment to Zimbabwe. However Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) …

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Tsvangirai, Mujuru ignore CODE …forge own alliance

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T and National People’s Party (NPP) leaders Morgan Tsvangirai and Joice Mujuru appear to have ignored coalition calls from the Coalition of Democrats (CODE) and instead formed their own. About nine opposition parties have so far agreed to form a coalition and are trading under the banner of CODE and they have sent their invites to Tsvangirai, Mujuru and Jacob Ngarivhume of …

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NERA pushes for diaspora vote in 2018

A petition has been making the rounds on social media with regards to ensuring that the Zimbabwe diaspora community is able to exercise their right to vote in the next harmonized election. This right to vote for any party of choice is enshrined in the supreme law of the land precisely section 67(3). “All Zimbabweans who were born in Zimbabwe have the right to vote …

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MDC-T to go for broke in 2018 election

As the ruling party has bagged a victory in the by-election in Mwenezi, the main opposition party MDC-T Spokesperson Obert  Gutu took to social media to give his assessment of why and how that victory came about. Whilst the ruling party ululates, he is of the view that with regards to the upcoming 2018 election, the rural constituencies will determine who wins. He insinuated further …

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Enock Mupamawonde is Harare’s new Deputy Mayor

By Staff Reporter The Harare City Council (HCC) on Thursday elected ward 35 councilors for Mufakose Enock Mupamawonde as the new deputy mayor following the resignation of Councillor Christopher Mbanga a week ago. Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni who presided over the elections first announced to the city fathers that he had received a letter from Councillor Christopher Mbanga tendering his resignation from the deputy mayoral position. …

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Musewe calls for long-term election observers

By Daniel Chigundu Economist-cum-politician Vince Musewe says the country cannot rely on Short-term election-Observers (STOs) to determine the fairness of the polls. Unlike STOs, Long-term-Observers (LTOs) come to a country in advance of the election usually three or four months, to speak with government officials, party leaders, members of the media, academics or experts, diplomats, and representatives from minority groups with regards to impending elections. …

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Transform Zimbabwe rejects invite to join Coalition of Democrats (CODE)

 By Daniel Chigundu TRANSFORM Zimbabwe (TZ) President Jacob Ngarivhume says his party will not be joining the Coalition of Democrats (CODE) but will instead seek a political alliance with MDC-T. Opposition parties in the country are reportedly mauling forming a grand coalition as they seek to unseat President Robert Mugabe in the impending 2018 general elections. About nine opposition parties have already agreed to a …

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Transform Zimbabwe endorses National Electoral Reform Agenda demo | #Nerademo

By Staff Reporter Seventeen opposition political parties under the banner of National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) will on Wednesday the 22nd of March descend on the streets of Harare, protesting against government takeover procurement of Biometric Voters Registration Kits. Political parties have agreed to task the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) through United Nations (UN) to do the procurement process of the BVR equipment to …

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