Is it Govt policy for Zanu PF to use school buses?

By Staff Reporter BUDIRIRO legislator Costa Machingauta on Wednesday took the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to task by demanding to know if it was a government policy for political parties to use school vehicles to ferry people to their rallies and meetings. Machingauta’s question comes on the back of reports from civic society organisation that the ruling party Zanu PF is not only …

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ZEC wants US$274m for elections

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Rita Makarau has told Parliament that her commission requires about US$274 million to conduct the 2018 elections. Appearing before a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Woman and Gender, Justice Makarau told the legislators that her commission is ready to hold elections at any time they are announced and has since submitted a budget to the treasury for …

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What You Need To Know About Proof Of Residence In Order To Vote In 2018

By Tariro Senderayi A proof of residence is a document confirming where you live – it needs to have both your full name and your address printed on it. Most voters including the youth and women do not own houses they are tenants. This will largely depend on the availability of landlords and the rapport between tenant and landlord. Women voters in the rural areas will require …

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ZESN speaks on Chiwundura by-election….queries strange voters roll anomalies

By Nkanyiso Ncube ZIMBABWE Election Support Network (ZESN) has called on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to speed up the biometric voter registration exercise to avoid continued use of the controversial 2013 voters roll in future polls. In its preliminary report for the just ended Chiwundura by-election, the elections watchdog said a lot of strange anomalies were unearthed with regards to the 2013 voters roll currently …

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Why ZEC might use 2013 voters roll

By Daniel Chigundu LEGAL and political commentators are of the view that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is likely to use the hugely controversial 2013 voters roll in the impending 2018 general elections. While ZEC says it is in the process of trying to compile new voters roll as required by the new constitution, the issue of time frames has been questioned by many political …

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Why police crushed MDC-T youth demo

By Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe Republic Police anti-riot section today (Wednesday)  violently disrupted a sanctioned MDC-T Youth Assembly demonstration in which resulted in many people sustaining serious injuries while six got arrested in the process. MDC-T Youth Assembly was demonstrating against the decision by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to allocate fewer registration centres in Harare and Bulawayo compared to rural based provinces. Dubbed #MyZimbawe demonstration, …

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Opinion: Are Political Factions Really That Bad?

By Open Parly Contributor If you have been in Zimbabwe for a while you would know factions as bad and in Zanu Pf’s case is treasonous but in reality, every democracy will have what pessimists view as factionalism but in reality, it is just a difference of views. A true democracy should welcome and accommodate all views even when majority view determines which path to …

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Cry Our Beloved Education System!

By Watmore Makokoba The dehumanising brutal and pitiless treatment exhibited by management and government of Zimbabwe a few weeks ago might have been overtaken by events, but the pain in the medical students will remain a thorn in the flesh not only for them, but the whole world. Burrowing from mouthful of disgruntlements from former […]

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Reporting on elections? Here is what you need to know!

By Nkanyiso Ncube THE University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Faculty of Arts Department of English and Media Studies organised a media and elections reporting conference aimed at ensuring journalists carry out their mandate in a responsible and ethical manner. The workshop, which focused on the role of the media in elections in a democratic dispensation, brought together students, academics, representatives of diplomatic missions, government representatives and …

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How Zimbabwe’s New Generation Of Voters Are Shaping 2018 Elections

By Kalabash Contributor The feminist ideology, the future is female may be somewhat true on the global scene but in Zimbabwe’s case the future is in the youth before it can be made about sex, then again saying it is female disregards the equality most feminists have been calling for, anyway that’s a topic for […]

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