“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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NERA pushes for diaspora vote in 2018

A petition has been making the rounds on social media with regards to ensuring that the Zimbabwe diaspora community is able to exercise their right to vote in the next harmonized election. This right to vote for any party of choice is enshrined in the supreme law of the land precisely section 67(3). “All Zimbabweans who were born in Zimbabwe have the right to vote …

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MDC-T to go for broke in 2018 election

As the ruling party has bagged a victory in the by-election in Mwenezi, the main opposition party MDC-T Spokesperson Obert  Gutu took to social media to give his assessment of why and how that victory came about. Whilst the ruling party ululates, he is of the view that with regards to the upcoming 2018 election, the rural constituencies will determine who wins. He insinuated further …

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Tsvangirai, Biti please bury the hatchet: Musewe

Economist-cum-politician Vince Musewe has urged leading opposition politicians Morgan Tsvangirai of MDC-T and Tendai Biti of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to bury their differences and unite for the good of the country. Tsvangirai and Biti reportedly fell-out in 2014 after the later called for the renewal of MDC-T, a development believed to have been targeted at the long-standing opposition leader. Tsvangirai has been at …

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In Zimbabwe, we have become experts of the blame game

By Daniel Chigundu PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) economic affairs secretary Vince Musewe has called on Zimbabweans especially those in the opposition parties to stop blaming others for their failures and focus finding solutions. The ruling party Zanu PF and the main opposition party MDC-T have a long history of always blamed each other for the current problems bedeviling the country. According to Zanu PF, Zimbabwe …

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Musewe calls for long-term election observers

By Daniel Chigundu Economist-cum-politician Vince Musewe says the country cannot rely on Short-term election-Observers (STOs) to determine the fairness of the polls. Unlike STOs, Long-term-Observers (LTOs) come to a country in advance of the election usually three or four months, to speak with government officials, party leaders, members of the media, academics or experts, diplomats, and representatives from minority groups with regards to impending elections. …

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If ZEC quacks like a duck & swims like a duck, then it’s a duck! ZEC is Zanu PF

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T secretary general Douglas Mwonzora says the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is heavily compromised and cannot deliver free and fair elections because its chairperson Justice Rita Makarau is a known Zanu PF member. Makarau is a former Zanu PF non-constituency Member of Parliament (MP) appointed specifically by President Robert Mugabe in 1996 and is also secretary of the Judiciary Services Commission a …

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There isn’t enough time to implement the Biometric Voter Registration system – MDC-N

  By Daniel Chigundu MDC-N vice president Edwin Mushoriwa says there is not enough time to effectively implement the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system before the next general elections. Zimbabwe is set to go for watershed polls in 2018 and the Zimbabwe Election Commission (ZEC) is in the process of trying to compile a fresh voters’ roll in an effort to get rid of alleged …

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Ours is a crisis of legitimacy …we have never had free and fair elections: Mwonzora

  By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T secretary general Douglas Mwonzora says the many challenges bedeviling the country are a direct result of lack of legitimacy on the part of Zanu PF because it rigged the 2013 general elections. Zimbabwe is facing economic, political and social challenges as most developed and democratic countries are unwilling to do business with Harare alleging that it rigged previous elections. The …

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