Successful voter registration: what ZEC needs to do?

By Nkanyiso Ncube Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) says it is concerned by how the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has handled the voter registration exercise which began on Monday this week. In a statement, the election watchdog said there was lack of consistency in the opening time at the various ZEC district offices and staff shortages. “ZESN observers have reported discrepancies in the days that …

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New political outfit to set up a Ministry of Relationships if elected into power

By Staff Reporter A new comic political party Kambizi party fronted by Henry Kambizi Mutasa with a Tanzanian background has been launched in Harare today ahead of the 2018 harmonized elections. 49-year-old Mutasa who is not yet married said if he is voted into office in the next year’s election he will set up a […]

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Why African countries dither on implementing cultural policies

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Cultural experts across Africa say they are riled by their governments’ hesitation to implement cultural policies. Speaking recently at the International Conference on African Cultures (ICAC2017) held at the National Art Gallery, Stephen Chifunyise bemoaned the lack of political will, adding that most cultural policies are only on paper and not being implemented. “It is regrettable that most African countries still treat …

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BVR registration: people raise concerns

Watmore Makokoba  The Registrar General’s office on September 4, 2017, launched a nationwide mobile exercise for people to acquire identity documents (IDs), death certificates and birth certificates. The process will last three months. The Zimbabwe Election Commission (ZEC) has also commenced a mobile Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) process, which will run from September 18, 2017, to January 15, ahead of 2018 harmonized elections. Zimbabwe Human Rights …

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Journalists recused from testifying in Gushungo Dairy bombing case

By Staff Reporter High Court Judge Justice Tawanda Chitapi on Monday recused freelance journalists Mlondolozi Ndlovu, Malvern Mkudu and Media Centre director Ernest Mudzengi from testifying as state witnesses in a treason case relating to the bombing of Gushungo Dairy. The trio had been summoned last week but their lawyer Chris Mhike objected to them testifying as state witnesses for reasons which are yet to …

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Zvinhu zvidiki zvinogona kudengendetsa nyika nhai?

By Jeda Tichapakura Papfura mavhiki mashoma kubva zvaka uya mufindisi TD Jakes, asi sekutaurwa kwazvo, vanonzi vakaparidzira maChair. Chingava chikonzero ndechekuti kwakanga kune nyaya diki inenge hambe yainetsa. Ndoziva kuti hangu yakubhohwa kunzwa nezvayo but yaiva nyaya iya yaZodwa. Zvisinei hazvo,  ndakadzidza zvinhu zvandanga ndisina kumbofunga muhupenyu hwangu pamusoro pezvinhu zvidiki zvakaita senduwe. You see, […]

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The Fable of the Crocodile Losing Currency

By Wisdom Mumera After the 8th Youth Interface rally in Masvingo it has now become apparent that the rallies were nothing more than a factional campaign to emphasise the point that Mnangagwa is going nowhere beyond where he already is. The President and First Lady have been taking turns to hit out at anything remotely […]

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In search of the elusive #Bondnote, of Star FM’s intimacy with prophets

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Zimpapers-owned commercial radio station’s (Star FM) overdrive giving air time to the man of the cloth is raising the ire of some listeners who think it is now way too much. On social media, people are expressing discontent with the radio station which was last year rated by  Zimbabwe All Media Products […]

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Why voter registration might experience delays

By Nkanyiso Ncube Biometric Voter Registration exercise which was scheduled to commence today (14 September 2017), is now expected to start on Monday. The change in dates follows the official launch of the BVR kits by President Robert Mugabe at State House. Using powers vested in him by Section 36 A (1) of the Electoral Act (Chapter 2:13), the President had intended for the exercise …

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Social media abuse: Tsvangirai distances himself

 By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai has distanced himself from social media groups that are reportedly abusing and bullying out-spoken legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga. Mushonga who ravaged Tsvangirai a few weeks ago over his handling of Thokozani Khupe has been a victim of cyber abuse and has even engaged the police and embassies to deal with the matter. The outspoken legislator, who is sometimes accused …

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