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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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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Teenage farmer stuns Chirau community

by Watmore Makokoba After failing to proceed with education, a 17-year-old  from Mareverwa village ward 12 has left Chirau community in Zvimba District astounded after coming tops in conservation farming and concurrently assuming the post of the ‘leading farmer’ in a group composed of 20 farmers. Seeing an insecure future, Tonderai Chifamba, who dropped school […]

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5 Things That Saved Moto Republik

by Munya Bloggo City of Harare nearly demolished Moto Republik’s modern architectural building on March 9, 2017. Why a City Council would try and demolish a building they approved baffles me. The drama surrounding the incident has been resolved out of court but there are vital takeaways from the events for anyone who would find […]

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BULAWAYO ARTS AWARDS: THE CLICHÉ SCRIPT

by Annonymous Just after logging into twitter, I saw a retweet by one of the people I follow with #byoartsawards. The first thing that came to mind was, eeeeh what’s that? Does Bulawayo need to have its own awards, is the artistic talent from my city so desperate for awards that we have to have […]

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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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Moto Republik is still standing! | #SaveMotoRepublik

Moto Republik is still standing! Thank you for the overwhelming support to #SaveMotoRepublik and signing our petition which received over 1,800  signatures in less than 7 days. Your 15 000 tweets plus the petition got a positive response from Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere who made a courtesy call and visited Moto Republik. Minister Kasukuwere […]

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