Political Change Sparks Increased Violence

By Wisdom Mumera Cases of political violence and intimidation have increased around the country since the November coup that ushered the new administration led by President Emerson Mnangagwa. According to a comprehensive Election Resource Center (ERC) Monitoring and Observation report of the registration exercise, the days after the removal of former President Robert Mugabe have seen cases of voters being intimidated and violence increasing. This …

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Political Change Sparks Increased Violence

By Wisdom Mumera Cases of political violence and intimidation have increased around the country since the November coup that ushered the new administration led by President Emerson Mnangagwa. According to a comprehensive Election Resource Center (ERC) Monitoring and Observation report of the registration exercise, the days after the removal of former President Robert Mugabe have seen cases of voters being intimidated and violence increasing. This …

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Moyo goes spiritual to discredit Mnangagwa

By Watmore Makokoba Embattled former Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Jonathan Moyo is making headlines for all the wrong reasons in his bid to ensure Mnangagwa’s government.In his desperate war with Mnangagwa which started way back when he was still the party’s spin Doctor, the learned Professor seems not to be running short of ideas, as he has turned to ancestral theories in order to authenticate …

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PDP warns Mnangagwa over price controls

By Daniel Chigundu PEOPLES Democratic Party (PDP) has warned government against controlling prices of goods adding that it will take the country back to a 2007 situation where shops were empty. Alarmed by the recent wave of price increases of basic goods in the country, Zanu PF politburo has since set up an Ad Hoc committee led by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga to deal with …

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ZDD demands a report on ‘Operation Restore Legacy’

By Staff Reporter Political activist and Zimbabwe Devine Destiny (ZDD) leader Bishop Ancellimo Magaya has demanded that government produce a thorough report detailing events surrounding a nilitary action dubbed Operationa Restore Legacy (ORL). The military action which happened last year in November saw Robert Mugabe being disposed from power and Emmerson Mnangagwa taking over the reigns. Addressing the media on the Mnangagwa led dispensation, Magaya …

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Parliament neglecting local authorities: CHRA

By Wisdom Mumera Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) executive director Mfundo Mlilo has accused Parliament of neglecting its oversight role over local authorities which resulted in most of them abusing public resources. Most local authorities have been accused of awarding heft salaries to their executives at the expense of service delivery and some of the officials have been engaging in various illegal activities. Speaking at …

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ZEC says “trust us”, on solo access to BVR servers

By Pretty Chavango   The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission continues to be adamant that access to the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) servers will remain their sole privilege saying this is being done in public interest to protect personal data. Amongst other things, the BVR servers houses voter data collected during the voter registration exercise which can be used by political parties and other independent electoral bodies …

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Diaspora vote dependent on Parliamentarians – ZEC

By Pretty Chavango   The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has reiterated that Zimbabweans in the diaspora are not eligible to vote as everything has to be done in accordance to the law and their inclusion largely depends on Parliamentary parties to change the law. Addressing journalists at a press conference yesterday, Acting ZEC chairperson Emmanuel Magade said the question of the diaspora vote could not be addressed by them. …

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MPs threaten to sabotage budget over sanitary pads

By Daniel Chigundu Legislators have warned Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa that they will not pass the 2018 National Budget if doesn’t have provisions that guarantee the availability of affordable sanitary pads. Zimbabwe is currently facing challenges with the issue of availability and affordability of sanitary pads as two companies Onsdale (Farai pads) and Refreshing Sanitary Pads (Happy Sky pads) that manufacture the products are failing …

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7 million voters an extravagant ambition: ZEC

By Pretty Chavango Zimbabwe Electoral Commission  (ZEC)  acting chairperson Commissioner Emmanuel Magade has said their target of registering seven million voters for the upcoming 2018 general elections was an ‘extravagant ambition’. The admission comes soon after ZEC released final figures of the voter registration exercise which revealed that it had missed the mark by a long shot. Addressing the media at a press conference, Commissioner …

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