BREAKING!!! Mugabe still President: Tshinga Dube

By Daniel Chigundu Former War Veterans Minister Tshinga Dube says President Robert Mugabe has not yet stepped down as leader of the country and his fate will only be finalised tomorrow. Briefing people after a demonstration organised by war veterans, Comrade Dube said “I have been sent by General Constantine Chiwenga to advise people to go home for today, he said we should not go …

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Military takeover: 2018 elections now in doubt

By Daniel Chigundu Veritas Zimbabwe says there is a likelihood that 2018 elections will be postponed owing to current political issues bedevilling the country which were worsened by the recent military intervention. On Tuesday, the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) took over power from President Robert Mugabe a development which some commentators have described as “soft coup”. On its part, ZDF said it has not taken …

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Electoral Bill: Ziyambi promises peaceful public hearings

By Daniel Chigundu Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs chairperson Ziyambi Ziyambi says people who will attend the Insolvency Bill and Electoral Amendment Bill public hearings are assured of a non-violent meeting. Contentious Bills such as Local Government Amendment Bill, Peace and Reconciliation Bill and the Electoral Law Reforms Bill have previously drawn vicious violence. And former committee chairperson Honourable Jessie Majome was …

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Youthful aspiring MPs colour their campaigns

By Own Correspondent. A new trend has emerged amongst the rising breed of youthful female political aspirants who are using colour codes to mark their different campaigns. The 2018 general election has seen a lot of young women stepping up to offer their candidacy as agents of change in the usually male-dominated political sphere. More than ever young women appear to have been aroused from …

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Marichaya enforces Presidential bid

By own correspondent California based Zimbabwean Presidential aspirant Violet Marichaya has acted on her declaration to compete in the country’s big-league politics by launching her party the United Democracy Movement (UDM) at a policy convention held in Bulawayo last week. According to the party, about 366 policy-makers drawn from all of the country’s 10 Provinces attended and participated in setting up of the UDM national …

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Mnangagwa’s expulsion: CSOs raise instability fears

By Watmore Makokoba The speed at which political drama is unfolding in Zimbabwe, especially in the past two weeks is a high indication that things have indeed fallen apart and the centre can no longer hold. This follows the theatre of unprecedented events in the Zanu PF camp which saw Emerson Mnangagwa being sacked from both government and party. Civic society organisations have warned that …

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Five reasons why Grace Mugabe cannot lead

By Daniel Chigundu Until recently, First Lady Grace Mugabe (52) has denied allegations that she harbours intentions to become Vice President or even succeeding her 93-year-old husband. Even at the time of removing the then Vice President Joice Mujuru, Grace Mugabe is on record telling Zanu PF supporters that she does not intend to become second in command. However, as things began to unfold via …

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CSOs condemn pre-filled affidavits

By Watmore Makokoba Civic society organisations (CSOs) have castigated political parties that are issuing pre-filled affidavits, adding that it is an unlawful development meant to interfere with the on-going biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise. People intending to register under the new system are required to provide proof of residence which has proved to be difficult for many people who are resorting to using VR9 Form …

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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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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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