Why voter registration might experience delays

By Nkanyiso Ncube Biometric Voter Registration exercise which was scheduled to commence today (14 September 2017), is now expected to start on Monday. The change in dates follows the official launch of the BVR kits by President Robert Mugabe at State House. Using powers vested in him by Section 36 A (1) of the Electoral Act (Chapter 2:13), the President had intended for the exercise …

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Social media abuse: Tsvangirai distances himself

 By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai has distanced himself from social media groups that are reportedly abusing and bullying out-spoken legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga. Mushonga who ravaged Tsvangirai a few weeks ago over his handling of Thokozani Khupe has been a victim of cyber abuse and has even engaged the police and embassies to deal with the matter. The outspoken legislator, who is sometimes accused …

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Youthiez deserved more from interface rallies than the current hullabaloo

By Wisdom Mumera After the 8th rally, the President’s Youth Interface rallies are reaching the last stage and their cumulative effect and the summary of their whole has been something so apart from their normative description as a youth oriented programme. They have been reduced to podiums for factional fighting, enemy bashing and witch-hunting. All […]

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Why land continues to be a problem

By Wisdom Mumera Norton legislator Temba Mliswa says lack of political will in dealing with land problems has resulted in counter-productive scenarios which have gone on to affect the economy. Speaking at an event organised by the Zimbabwe Land Commission, the former fitness trainer-cum politician said politicians in Zanu are only pursuing selfish interest instead of driving productive agendas. “Is there political will? I see …

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Are we developing a soft spot for Lacoste?

By Itai Bryan A look at the swaying public sentiment regarding one of the Chief protagonists in #ZANUPF’s succession wars.   [<a href=”//storify.com/ibmatteu/are-we-developing-a-soft-spot-for-lacoste” target=”_blank”>View the story “Are we developing a soft spot for Lacoste?” on Storify</a>]

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Dear Anne, now that the talk of panties is over…

By Madman Filtered Esq. Ukwanile kodwa? Don’t answer that. We don’t know what influence you have over the minister to get him to take your side against a thick-ass foreign chic without underwear, but we are in consensus there is a lot of more fucked up shit out there to write about him. Let’s take […]

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Why Civic education should be part of the curriculum to adress voter apathy

BY TAFADZWA MURANGANWA The appalling voter apathy among youths in  Zimbabwe is a matter of concern in the country as 2018 elections beckon. This was voiced at a media conference held in the capital recently, where most delegates spoke on what ought to be done to improve youth participation in electoral processes. Ropafadzo Mapimhidze, a veteran journalist said there is the need to consider civic …

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Why Chieftainship wrangle is sparking war in Zhombe

By Watmore Makokoba There is a fierce war of words and swords in Samambwa, Zhombe following a chieftainship wrangle between Samuel Samambwa and David Samambwa with the latter instigating violence to his brother after he had been erroneously installed and later stripped of the chieftainship. Samuel Samambwa who is younger than David is influencing villagers  to reject and denounce the newly appointed Chief whose reinstatement …

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Is there media capture in Zimbabwe?

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ) this week held a media conference with a view to find out if there is indeed media capture in the country as is alleged by some sections of society. There has been concern over the state of affairs of the media in Zimbabwe and the situation was further worsened by the licencing of radio stations. A few …

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Will be the winning politician have a social media account in 2018?

By Wisdom Mumera Social media has been the chief catalyst for increased political discourse and the rise of activism by bringing politics nearer and engagement being done within a ‘safer’ context. According to Ciara McCorley, Research Fellow, African Development and Democracy, University of Sussex the number of social media users has increased providing an easy […]

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