I am the right person for Harare West: Mamombe
Zimbabwe’s attitude towards death penalty: something to crow about
By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Aspiring candidate for Harare West Constituency Joana Mamombe says she is the right person to stand on an MDC-T ticket for the Parliamentary elections despite facing seasoned legislator and political heavy-weight Jessie Majome in the primary elections. Mamombe who is only 24 years-old and holds a BSc in Biotechnology from Chinhoyi University says the coming polls present youths with opportunities to take …
Whose Heroes when people’s lives are at stake?
By Watmore Makokoba Sub-Saharan Africa has become a ‘beacon of hope’ as global executions and death sentences slide and Zimbabwe has at least something to smile about in the midst of other challenges. Amnesty International says the country has made a positive step forward as it lifted death sentence of prisoners on death row for […]
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coltart calls for spirited campaign against ED to avert poll rigging
Patients serving patients as nurses down tools, Picture Credit: Public Radio International By Wisdom Mumera Its high time we stop celebrating these so-called heroes when what they fought for is just poetic justice, can We Remove These Faded Heroes! While we are still in Heroes Day celebrations, it is prudent to start talking about removing […]
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Chiefs demand political rights
By Wisdom Mumera Laywer and activist Doug Coltart has called for a spirited campaign of marches and demonstrations against the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa to increase pressure on it so as to avert the rigging of polls in the 2018 elections. Speaking in an interview Coltart said there is a high likelihood that the Mnangagwa government will rig elections whilst also denying the …
Panic Button App for Journalists ahead of elections
By Daniel Chigundu Traditional leaders have demanded that they are allowed to publicly declare their political affiliations just like everybody else in the country. According to the Zimbabwean constitution, traditional leaders are not supposed to actively participate in politics or declare their political affiliation although they are allowed to vote during elections. However, some chiefs including Chief’s Council president Fortune Charumbira and Chief Musarurwa have …
Urgent Electoral Reforms Critical For Credible Elections: ZESN
By Kalabash Contributor MISA Zimbabwe on 13 April 2018 launched its JournoSOS App, a mobile application aimed at enhancing the media freedom lobby organisation’s work in promoting the safety of journalists and media practitioners. The application, which was launched at a breakfast meeting in Harare, is currently available for devices running on the Android platform. […]
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What needs to be changed in Zimbabwe’s entertainment industry
Urgent Electoral Reforms Critical For Credible Elections: ZESN By Pretty Chavango The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) has called upon legislators and the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to urgently finalized amendments to the electoral laws saying any further delay will only serve to jeopardize the credibility of the impending 2018 elections. In a recent press statement, ZESN called upon political players to …
You mess around, we revolt ; Youths warn upcoming Election Winner
By Silvia Mukwindidza Currently, Zimbabwe’s showbiz industry is not performing significantly well enough to be compared to other African countries to seems with. There seems to be a strong devaluation of entertainment as a product. The audience is diverting more and more to digital platforms in search of entertainment. Additionally, the lack of government grants […]
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Mangoma in a one man coalition?
By Wisdom Mumera Youths have threatened to go back into the streets Tajamuka style in the event that the eventual 2018 election winner fails to address their concerns. Speaking during a Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition debate on the Role of Youths in the Electoral Process, various speakers from across the civil society and political divide […]
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Despite having 5 political parties listed under Zimbabwe’s first political coalition , Coalition of Democrats (CODE) only one principal member whose credentials are shrouded with controversy as his claim to leadership is being disputed showed up at their launch held over the weekend. With no clear membership except of course that of Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) party led by the Coalition’s president Elton Mangoma …