Women must vote for women: Khupe

By Daniel Chigundu Seasoned politician and veteran trade unionist Thokozani Khupe who is also the leader of an MDC-T faction says women must vote for women candidates in both primary and general elections as a way of trying to bring equality. Women constitute 54 percent of Zimbabwean population but have been lacking when it comes to occupying high ranking positions in political parties. As if …

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Chamisa mocks Zanu-PF on chaotic primary elections

By Staff Reporter MDC Alliance Presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa says the chaos that has marred the recently held Zanu PF primary elections casts doubt over the ruling party’s ability to conduct free and fair elections this year. Previous elections that have been held since 2000 when MDC-T was formed, have largely been disputed with a lot of rigging claims and were also accompanied with violent …

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Masarira accused of trying to disrupt Worker’s Day

By Daniel Chigundu Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) says it barred political activist Linda Masarira from sitting in the VIP tent because she wanted to disrupt Workers Day celebrations. Masarira who is MDC-T (Khupe) spokesperson had intended to sit in the tent which was dominated by members from MDC-T (Chamisa), where the likes of Paurina Mpariwa, Gift Chimanikire, Murisi Zwizwai, Job Sikhala, Eric Murai, …

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MDC-T (Khupe) to launch election manifesto

MDC-T faction led by Thokozani Khupe says it will soon be launching its election manifesto ahead of the watershed 2018 general elections expected between 21 July and 21 August. The Khupe faction is currently fighting with another MDC-T faction led by Nelson Chamisa in the courts and are both seeking to be given exclusive rights to the pro-labour party. Last week the Khupe led faction …

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Zanu PF, MDC-T refuses to commit to gender equality

By Daniel Chigundu Proportional Representation legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga says the country’s leading political parties Zanu PF and MDC-T have refused to commit to gender equality and 50-50 representation. Women in Zimbabwe are demanding 50-50 representation in the coming election and also that government fully implement the SADC Gender Protocol. The number of women in Parliament has been on a downward spiral and it had to …

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I am the right person for Harare West: Mamombe

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Aspiring candidate for Harare West Constituency Joana Mamombe says she is the right person to stand on an MDC-T ticket for the Parliamentary elections despite facing seasoned legislator and political heavy-weight Jessie Majome in the primary elections. Mamombe who is only 24 years-old and holds a BSc in Biotechnology from Chinhoyi University says the coming polls present youths with opportunities to take …

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Chiefs demand political rights

By Daniel Chigundu Traditional leaders have demanded that they are allowed to publicly declare their political affiliations just like everybody else in the country. According to the Zimbabwean constitution, traditional leaders are not supposed to actively participate in politics or declare their political affiliation although they are allowed to vote during elections. However, some chiefs including Chief’s Council president Fortune Charumbira and Chief Musarurwa have …

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Reduce Presidential powers, end dictatorship then we join alliance :Mangoma

Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) leader Elton Mangoma who is also the Presidential candidate for the Coalition of Democrats (CODE) says they are willing to join hands with others coalitions including the MDC Alliance provided dictatorship issues and presidential powers are dealt with first. Addressing over a hundred people who attended the CODE coalition launch at Freedom Square, Mangoma said the party was being accused …

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Mangoma promise to end child marriages

By Daniel Chigundu Coalition of Democrats (CODE) Presidential candidate Elton Mangoma says if elected into government his party will seek to end rampant cases of child marriages and ensure that girls have access to schools. According to statistics, it is estimated that about 31 percent of girls in Zimbabwe are getting married before their 18th birthday. Early marriages not only deprive girls of education and …

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Out-numbered Zanu PF block elections Bill

By Daniel Chigundu Zanu PF legislators forced the adjournment of the House sitting in a bid to block debate on the Electoral Amendment Bill as they feared being out-numbered by the opposition. Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi on Tuesday moved a motion to suspend the provision of the Standing Orders relating to automatic adjournment, private members Bills and motions taking precedence over …

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