BREAKING!!!! Court dismiss O’Donovan application

By Daniel Chigundu Harare Magistrate Nomsa Sabarauta has dismissed an application by US citizen Martha O’Donovan to declare her case as being improperly before the court. O’Donovan is facing two charges, undermining the President and trying to remove a constitutionally elected government through a retweet. Magistrate Sabarauta said contrary to what defense was saying, proper arresting procedures were followed by the arresting officer and that …

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State vs Martha O’Donovan court updates

By Daniel Chigundu US national Martha O’Donovan who was arrested yesterday at 5am on charges of undermine the President and trying to remove a constitutionally elected government, has appeared before the Harare Magistrate court to answer toyour the charges. From the court proceedings so far, we had heard that the police have been investigating the case since September this year and applied for a search …

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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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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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