The mistake that Tsvangirai always repeat
ZEC creates suspense over BVR tender winner
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 …
Zanu PF Youth – Mugabe’s Trump card for the 2018 Elections
by Buhle Tshavango Almost two months after the completion of validation tests for biometric voter registration (BVR) kits by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) results of the winning bidder are yet to be announced. A technical committee made up of UNDP and Zec evaluated bids for BVR kits to be used in the upcoming 2018 harmonised elections and came up with three companies that were invited …
Things are not okay …let’s not create false hope: Musewe
By Tafadzwa Murangwana The state broadcaster on Monday ran their top stories around the ‘meet the youth’ tour that President Robert Mugabe will embark on this Friday in Marondera at the behest of the party’s youth league led by Kudzai Chipanga. I could not stomach that the reports which suggested that, top on the agenda would be the issue to do with residential stands. Is …
Women disown bloated Zim Parliament …says political parties are to blame
By Daniel Chigundu SEASONED economist Vince Musewe says things are not okay in the country and that people should not create false hope that the environment will enable the holding of credible elections next year. Zimbabwe is set to go for what has been termed “watershed-elections” in 2018 and most opposition parties in the country fear that there might be political violence and vote rigging …
Parliament holds Open Day …MPs to mix and mingle with the public
By Daniel Chigundu WOMEN say the idea to introduce Proportional representation system in the constitution did not come from them but was a creation of the country’s unrepentant political parties. The Proportional representation system which came into effect during the July 2013 general elections resulted in the number of Parliamentarians swelling to about 350. The idea to increase the number of Parliamentarians drew heavy criticism …
Of Sloppiness, Cybercrimes, Bona and 2018
By Nkanyiso Ncube PARLIAMENT of Zimbabwe is set to hold its inaugural Open Day next week to give an opportunity to members of the public to tour the Parliament building and to mix and mingle with their legislators. The Open Day will be held under the theme “Parliament Open Day: Celebrating 37 years of independence and parliamentary democracy.” The two day event will run from …
Is MDC –T ready for “rigging” Zanu PF in 2018?
by The Real Bandini Before the government can wrangle with Facebook and Twitter trolls about the legality of expletives aimed at the President, it needs to clean up its websites. They’re embarrassing even to the apathetic and least patriotic. It is apparent that the design and editing that went into these websites is the work […]
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It’s not yet over …we still have a chance at UNWTO: Mzembi
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 …
Min. Mzembi lost UNWTO SG post: What went wrong?
By Daniel Chigundu TOURISM and Hospitality Industry Minister Walter Mzembi says he still has an outside chance of landing the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) secretary general post. Mzembi had the backing of the African Union, one of the largest blocs with 10 of the 33 members of the UNWTO Executive Council, but went on to lose in the second round of the elections …
by Tariro D. Senderayi Zimbabwe’s Minister of Tourism lost out on the UNWTO Secretary General post. The result cultivated a mixed bag of reactions. Mzembi who had won the first round of elections proceeded to lose in the second round to his Georgian counterpart, Zurab Pololikashvili. Zimbabweans, rose to the occasion on social media as most jubilated and ululated at Mzembi’s defeat as they strongly …