First constitutional amendment on the cards, as second reading of bill takes place.

By Buhle Tshavango Despite reservations by some members of Parliament regarding the amendment of the new constitution, arguing that it was too early, Vice President Mnangagwa has said four years is enough time and the first constitutional amendment will carry on. Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary affairs Hon Mnangagwa yesterday made the second reading of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill …

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Gender Links wants 50/50 in city councils

By Daniel Chigundu GENDER equality advocacy group Gender Links says women deserve 50 percent representation in local authorities as it is closest to their needs. Women representation in the country’s 92 local authorities fell from 19 percent to 16 in 2013 elections. This is despite the fact that Zimbabwe is a signatory to the SADC Protocol on Gender, the African Agenda 2063 and the UN …

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Gender Links wants 50/50 in city councils

By Daniel Chigundu GENDER equality advocacy group Gender Links says women deserve 50 percent representation in local authorities as it is closest to their needs. Women representation in the country’s 92 local authorities fell from 19 percent to 16 in 2013 elections. This is despite the fact that Zimbabwe is a signatory to the SADC Protocol on Gender, the African Agenda 2063 and the UN …

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Youths unite in fighting for a better Zimbabwe

Watmore Makokoba Youths organisations under the banner of Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) have taken bold steps to liberate themselves from the current deepening socio-economic and political dispensation amid wide concerns over negligence and alienation from the current political leadership. Closing the curtain down of a youth’s convention in Harare organised today by CiZC, representatives from various organisations across the country agreed to work together in …

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ZEC incapacitated to run a free and fair election – Simba Makoni

By Buhle Tshavango Founder and president of Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn (MKD) party Dr Simba Makoni has come out saying the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission  (ZEC) is incapable of running a free and fair election with the way it is currently operating in the country. Dr Makoni’s expressed his sentiments ahead of the 2018 harmonised elections that are happening against a background of voter apathy culminating from lack of electoral …

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Six universities partner Parly to translate constitution

By Staff Reporter PARLIAMENT will soon have the constitution translated in eight vernacular local languages in a bid to foster understanding of the country’s supreme law which was passed in 2013. Addressing delegates last week on the sidelines of the Parliament Open Day, Speaker of National Assembly Jacob Mudenda revealed that over six institutions of higher learning have come aboard to help with the constitution …

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Its not a plot …..Khupe,Mujuru just mobilising women votes for 2018: Gutu

By Nkanyiso Ncube MDC-T has dismissed claims that the party’s vice president Thokozani Khupe is working with National People’s Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru to topple Morgan Tsvangirai ahead of the 2018 general elections. Khupe is reportedly leading a faction in MDC-T and hopes to take over after the veteran trade unionist has retired, while Mujuru is said to be at loggerheads with Tsvangirai over …

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Vendor stages one -man demo against President Mugabe

By Correspondent A Harare vendor has held a lone demonstration at the Africa Unity Square urging President Robert Mugabe to immediately act on corruption or leave office. Grievance Sipikita, who last week grabbed news headlines after he wrote a hard-hitting letter to President Mugabe accusing him of taking a soft stance towards senior government officials accused of perpetrating corruption, today held a banner written “Mugabe …

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Level the playing field to ensure women participation in the 2018 elections -WCoZ

By Buhle Tshavango The Women Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) has come up with a platform dubbed,” Ground-up, movement building for political accountability”, to reach out to more women and create dialogue on political accountability for women in the 2018 elections. In one of their online discussions, the need for a non-violent election to increase women’s participation was brought up, urging for a need to desist …

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Defeat in 2018 will be death of MDC: Gutu

By Tariro Senderayi MDC-T national spokesperson Obert Gutu says losing the impending 2018 general elections will signal the death of the current opposition parties in the country. 2018 elections have been branded as the “do-or-die” for opposition parties in the country, especially MDC-T which has tried in vain about four times (2002, 2005, 2008 and 2013) to remove Zanu PF from government. Opposition parties are …

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