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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Opposition members stopped from speaking at Bill hearing

Watmore Makokoba  Opposition party supporters were stopped from making their contributions during a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs hearing on the Constitutional Amendment Bill (Number 1) held in Chinhoyi last week. At the centre of the contention is the part of the Constitutional Amendment Bill, which seeks to give the President unchecked powers to appoint the Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice …

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Transform Zimbabwe endorses National Electoral Reform Agenda demo | #Nerademo

By Staff Reporter Seventeen opposition political parties under the banner of National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) will on Wednesday the 22nd of March descend on the streets of Harare, protesting against government takeover procurement of Biometric Voters Registration Kits. Political parties have agreed to task the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) through United Nations (UN) to do the procurement process of the BVR equipment to …

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Schedule for Public Hearings on the Shop Licences Amendment Bill

The Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Rural and Urban Development will conduct public hearings across the country on the Shop Licences Amendment  Bill (H.B. 10, 2016). Contributions made at the hearings will be considered by the Portfolio Committee and will be part of the Committee’s report that will be presented to the National Assembly when the Bill comes up for debate. Programme Team A DAY TIME VENUE TOWN Monday 27 …

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 A Small Man With Many Wives

By Dr Patson Dzamara  When Katondo was born, the midwives noticed something unusual on him. He was born with a red ribbon tied around his left wrist. The Nyakureba village elders automatically concluded that Katondo was superhuman, endowed with some celestial powers because of that ribbon. They had never witnessed anything like that before. Neither […]

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