Is 2018 a beacon of hope for youth leadership?

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa AS we slowly draw closer to 2018, many youths are beginning to come out of closets and declaring their interest to contest for political leadership, but will next year’s elections usher in a reign of young leaders? The issue of political positions, especially with regards to contesting in elections by young people is generally regarded as a political landmine in both Zanu …

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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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Citizens on 2018 election.

By Tariro Daphne Senderayi I conducted both a survey and a listening survey in the now tired streets of Harare to gauge the mood towards the elections that are beckoning Zimbabwe in 2018.  It is a public secret that with the economic meltdown and blatant corruption spree that has been undertaken by many high profile public officials, Zimbabweans have had it up to there. But …

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The mistake that Tsvangirai always repeat

By Daniel Chigundu THE year 2018 is around the corner, there is no doubt about that and preparations for the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) exercise are also an indicator that we are already in an election mood. Those that know what they want in 2018 have already started hitting the ground running putting things in order or in place. Zanu PF to be specific has …

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Is MDC –T ready for “rigging” Zanu PF in 2018?

By Tariro Senderayi THE main opposition party, MDC-T insists that it has put in place efficient mechanisms to eliminate fraud in the 2018 harmonized elections. Since its formation in 1999, MDC-T has given the ruling party a headache and a tough time during elections to the extent it had majority seats in the Seventh Parliament of Zimbabwe. The main opposition party claims that since their …

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You are not too young to run in the 2018 general elections | #NotTooYoungToRun

By Ashton Bumhira  Zimbabwean youth constitute the largest constituency of over 60% of the population but continue to be socially, politically, and economically marginalized.  It is worrisome how the youth have been schemed out and marginalized from governance. The present administration has been insensiitive to youth being included in governance. This is a point we should all be worried about needs urgent attention.  Some people have argued that …

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Election promises and pies in the sky

By Tariro Senderayi Building up to the elections, contesting political parties make use of their manifestos as they promise new reforms that threaten to bring prosperity, peace and a lot more. As Zimbabwe is billed to have elections in 2018, the ruling Zanu Pf has their political think tanks working to entice the masses in the 2018 elections. In a bid to win the hearts …

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Prospective Parliamentarians suggested on Social Media

By Tariro Senderayi The just ended independence celebrations have been met with mixed feelings. While 37 years of freedom is a genuine milestone to celebrate as a nation, some countrymen couldn’t help but feel the sacrifice leading to Zimbabwe’s independence from White minority rule in 1980 has gone in vain. Independence in 1980 meant education for all, equal opportunities, low cost of living, one man …

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Nothing funny about wheelchair jokes!

By Tapiwa Mutizamhepo People with Disabilities and their organizations have roundly condemned the flurry of “wheelchair” jokes and articles that recently circulated on social media and other sections of the mainstream media, calling them provocative and insensitive to the issues to do with disabilities. After the cabinet presented the President Robert Mugabe with a belated birthday present which was initially called a ‘special chair’ by …

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“ZANU PF reforming from within,” says Mnangagwa

By Tariro Daphne If recent sentiments by Vice President Emerson Mnangangwa are to go by, the factional battles that have ejected some party members are part of Zanu Pf’s rejuvenation. Recently Sarah Mahoka and Sandi Moyo were booted out of the party, National Commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere has been under fire with fellow party member calling for his ouster citing corruption and fanning factionalism as the …

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