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Mugabe faces challenges over March by-elections.

23 January 2015 | 4712 Views
The Dumiso Dabengwa led Zapu is preparing to mount a court challenge on President Robert Mugabe's proclamation of March 27 as the date for by elections in Mt Darwin West and Chirumhanzu-Zimbabngw...
by Staff reporter

Supporters tell Tsvangirai not to boycott elections

22 January 2015 | 2723 Views
MDC-T supporters here have appealed to party leader Morgan Tsvangirai to support a process through the National Executive Council to reverse its decision to boycott the coming by-election in the Chiru...
by Staff reporter

New Zimbabwe voters roll on cards

21 January 2015 | 3809 Views
The poll management body, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission will this week issue a comprehensive response to concerns from the opposition among them centred around the voters roll, chairperson Rit...
by Staff reporter

MDC-T to boycott Chirumanzu by-elections

19 January 2015 | 1413 Views
THE MDC-T Midlands executive committee at the weekend held a meeting to try and clear confusion over whether it would participate in by-elections in March.Midlands members had reportedly submi...
by Staff reporter

MDC formations, chickens out of by- elections

14 January 2015 | 2578 Views
Recent reports has it that MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his allies together with the Renewal team have decided not to participate in the next coming by elections in Mt Darwin West and Chirumanzu...
by Chido Chikuni

'MDCs fear defeat,' says Kasukuwere

14 January 2015 | 1298 Views
Zanu-PF's political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere said MDC formations' threats to boycott the forthcoming by-elections for Mount Darwin West and Chirumanzu-Zibagwe constituencies was a confirmation th...
by Patrick Chitumba

Zimbabwe elections won't bring change

13 January 2015 | 2318 Views
For nearly 35 years, we have lived under self-delusion.That delusion is that, we, the totality of Zimbabweans "own" this country.We hear about sovereignty that must be guarded jealousl...
by Conrad Nyamutata

Mugabe's opponents demand voters' roll before by-elections

13 January 2015 | 3291 Views
Opposition parties have demanded that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) furnishes them with an electronic version of the voters' roll before they can participate in by-elections pencilled for Ma...
by Staff reporter

ZEC awaits proclamation

19 December 2014 | 1016 Views
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission now awaits President Mugabe's proclamation to call for parliamentary by-elections in constituencies that were held by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his pr...
by Staff reporter

Mugabe fears losing by-elections

16 December 2014 | 6948 Views
President Robert Mugabe and his warring Zanu-PF party are now desperately moving to block any further anarchy within the former liberation movement by clamping down on planned new suspensions of party...
by Staff reporter

Free and fair elections always held in Zimbabwe

02 December 2014 | 3155 Views
It is quite perplexing and amazing for people like Ibbo Mandaza to say that Zimbabwe is far from holding peaceful, fair and legitimate elections and that institutions have been put in place to vio...
by Stewart Murewa

Namibians to vote electronically, first for Africa

16 November 2014 | 2909 Views
In a first for Africa, Namibians will cast their ballots electronically in this month's presidential and legislative polls, the election commission said Friday.Over 1 million voters, or just a...
by Sapa

Zimbabwe's 2002 election not free and fair - SA Report

16 November 2014 | 3128 Views
THE 2002 Zimbabwean elections were not "free and fair", the long-awaited Khampepe report by then Pretoria High Court judge Dikgang Moseneke and Johannesburg High Court judge Sisi Khampepe has determin...
by Mail and Guardian

Report into vote-rigging during the 2002 Zim elections to be made public

14 November 2014 | 4050 Views
After a five year battle to access a report into vote-rigging during the 2002 Zimbabwe elections, the Concourt has finally ruled in the M&G's favour.The contents of the disputed Khampe...
by M&G

MDC-T youths demand early elections

06 November 2014 | 1411 Views
MDC-T youths have declared they will engage in street protests to press the Zanu-PF-led government to call for early elections to address the country's economic and political problems.Speaking...
by Staff reporter

EU confirm re-engagement with Zanu PF, snuff out our hope for free and fair elections

31 October 2014 | 3634 Views
In 2002 the Western countries, include EU, USA, Canada and Australia, agreed to impose targeted sanctions against Mugabe and a number of his cronies in protest against the regime's bad human right...
by Wilbert Mukori

Mozambique gears up for key elections

13 October 2014 | 1399 Views
Campaigning for Mozambique's presidential elections wrapped up Sunday with a rock-and-roll rally to drum up enthusiasm for the ruling party's first post-colonial candidate.Addressing a crowd ...
by Sapa

ZCTU to conduct MDC-T elections?

09 October 2014 | 1195 Views
THE MDC-T's key ally, Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), yesterday offered to conduct the opposition party's internal elections this month end.ZCTU secretary-general Japhet Moyo sai...
by Staff reporter

Impossible for Zimbabwe to have clean voters roll by 2018

15 September 2014 | 1818 Views
THE Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) has ruled out any chances of having a clean and universally acceptable voters' roll by 2018 given what it termed "fatal omissions" in the Electoral Amendme...
by Staff reporter

Report: Zec admits it was rocked by corruption during 2013 elections

04 September 2014 | 5116 Views
The country's election management body, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), has admitted it was stampeded into last year's harmonised elections unprepared and that it was rocked by corruption i...
by Staff reporter

Soldiers, cops to apply to vote in Zim elections

26 August 2014 | 2395 Views
Members of the uniformed forces who are serving the country outside its borders will have to apply through the chief elections officer for them to be eligible to vote in national elections.Acc...
by Staff reporter

New law criminalises unofficial election results

25 August 2014 | 1763 Views
Zimbabwe's new electoral law assented to by President Robert Mugabe last week will now criminalise unofficial announcement or publication of poll results.The announcement of electoral resu...
by Staff reporter

MDC-T's Jameson Timba loses election petition

19 August 2014 | 1437 Views
The Electoral Court has dismissed MDC-T candidate Mr Jameson Timba's challenge of the July 31 2013 election results for the National Assembly in Mt Pleasant constituency and upheld the victory of Za...
by Fidelis Munyoro

'I will never lose any election,' says Obert Mpofu

12 August 2014 | 3261 Views
Umguza member of parliament, who is also Transport and Infrastructural Development minister, Obert Mpofu says he will never lose any election in Matabeleland North as he has endeared himself to people...
by Staff reporter

Kidnappings surge ahead of Zanu-PF elections

12 August 2014 | 2310 Views
Zanu-PF Secretary for Women's Affairs Oppah Muchinguri yesterday said there were reports of more kidnappings and intimidation ahead of the party's 6th Women's League conference which begins in Harare ...
by Staff reporter

'Elections were flawed,' says top Zanu-PF official

01 August 2014 | 4179 Views
DEPUTY Justice Minister Fortune Chasi on Wednesday admitted that the last general election controversially by his Zanu-PF party last July had some serious discrepancies.This was the first time...
by Staff reporter

31st July to be a solemn day to never again allow rigged elections

31 July 2014 | 2384 Views
Today Mugabe and Zanu PF are celebrating marking the day, a year ago, they rigged the elections. This nation owes it to itself and posterity to thoroughly investigate how the elections were rigged and...
by Wilbert Mukori

Jonathan Moyo poll appeal: Supreme Court reserves judgement

29 July 2014 | 3162 Views
The Supreme Court has reserved judgement in an election court appeal by Professor Jonathan Moyo.Professor Moyo was challenging the election of Rosemary Nkomo as the legislator for Tsholot...
by Staff reporter

ZEC probe opens can of worms

18 July 2014 | 3437 Views
The ongoing police investigations of serious fraud at the Zimbabwe Election Commission (Zec) involving abuse of equipment, election budget materials and missing fuel coupons have opened a Pandora'...
by Staff reporter

New report dismisses Zimbabwe's 2013 poll

16 July 2014 | 2399 Views
A new report by the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace Zimbabwe (CCJPZ) has strongly criticized the way last year's elections were conducted by the Mugabe regime, warning that electoral, media ...
by Tererai Karimakwenda

Another Zimbabwe Elections director dies

16 July 2014 | 4738 Views
Juba Chekenyere, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) director of administration, has died.He was 54.He is the fourth top official at the commission to pass on within the past three...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe paying dearly for rushed polls

13 July 2014 | 2642 Views
In a fortnight, it will be one year to the day Zanu-PF claimed a two-thirds majority in elections.This time last year, President Robert Mugabe and his party were in a definite hurry for electi...
by Staff reporter

ZEC official Pamire dies

11 July 2014 | 3444 Views
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission's acting director for public relations Mr Tendayi Pamire has died.He was 46.Mr Pamire died early on Thursday at B.S Leon Medical Centre in Harare....
by Staff reporter

Tsvangirai's MDC to hold primary elections

17 June 2014 | 3330 Views
THE MDC-T has said it will soon hold primary elections to elect new candidates in constituencies held by lawmakers who are members of the breakaway renewal team as fighting between the two factions e...
by Staff Reporter

Child President election date set

14 June 2014 | 1301 Views
ZIMBABWE Youth Council (ZYC), custodians of Junior Parliament, has announced June 20 as the date for the new junior presidential elections to be conducted at the Harare Institute of Technology....
by Staff reporter

'We rigged the elections,' says MDC-T MP

11 June 2014 | 3963 Views
MDC-T Pumula MP Albert Mhlanga faces ouster for conducting outreach meetings to apologise to party members for being an ally of vice-president Thokozani Khupe and that they rigged the party's primary ...
by Staff reporter

Malawi elections, a testimony of firm institutions in Africa

06 June 2014 | 2283 Views
The recently held elections in Malawi which were certified free, air and peaceful by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the rest of the international community provides Africa a...
by Muchadura Dube

'I'm ready to step down,' says Joyce Banda

30 May 2014 | 6471 Views
Lilongwe - Malawian President Joyce Banda said on Thursday she is ready to step down if the High Court ratifies a disputed election last week and her opponent ends up as the winner, even though she s...
by Reuters

Malawi elections result blocked

28 May 2014 | 4723 Views
Blantyre - An initial vote count in Malawi's controversial presidential elections has been completed but the result will not be released until court challenges to the disputed ballot have been resolve...
by AFP

Mugabe to contest 2018 elections

28 May 2014 | 7252 Views
A scramble to endorse President Robert Mugabe's candidacy for the 2018 national elections has strengthened views that Zanu-PF factions are trying to block each other from taking the lead in succeedin...
by Staff reporter

Mutharika takes early lead in Malawi presidential elections

21 May 2014 | 5601 Views
Leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Peter Mutharika ook an early lead in the Malawi presidential elections with about 25% of the votes counted by 7:30am local time on Wednesday....
by Staff reporter

Lessons from the 2014 South African Elections

09 May 2014 | 4208 Views
The South African elections have come and are gone. Of-course the final results have not yet come out but already it seems clear that the election went in favour of ANC followed by DA and third pl...
by Khumbulani Maphosa

Helen Zille raise concerns about SA elections

07 May 2014 | 3409 Views
Pretoria - DA leader Helen Zille has raised concerns about the Electoral Commission of South Africa's handling of the 2014 elections.Speaking to News24 at the IEC's national results operations...
by Staff reporter

Zanu-PF to observe SA elections

30 April 2014 | 3233 Views
The Zanu PF party has been invited to observe the elections to be held in South Africa on 7th May.In a statement, Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, Rugare Gumbo, said the Zimbab...
by Staff reporter

ZEC unveils new voting system

29 April 2014 | 3175 Views
Voters will cast their ballots at a particular polling station within their wards instead of voting at any centre in the same area, while those in the Diaspora will be allowed to register under a...
by Staff reporter

MDC-T to boycott future elections

15 April 2014 | 3269 Views
The MDC-T says it will boycott any future by-elections on the pretext that it wants electoral laws amended before taking part in any polls.As per its custom, the MDC-T has abandoned partic...
by Staff reporter

MDC-T elections challenge suffers a setback at the Supreme Court

07 April 2014 | 2267 Views
MDC-T losing candidate for the Mt Pleasant National Assembly seat Mr Jameson Timba has filed heads of argument in a Supreme Court case in which he is contesting the dismissal of his request for residu...
by Daniel Nemukuyu

Nikuv: shocking 2018 vote claims

03 April 2014 | 6032 Views
There are shocking claims that seven large containers, allegedly carrying materials which the opposition says is meant to manipulate and rig the crucial 2018 national elections, are on their way to Z...
by Staff reporter

By-election voters' roll contains dead people

22 March 2014 | 2493 Views
MDC-T today said it has unearthed shocking irregularities on a voters' roll that will be used during a by-election to replace the Ward 12 councillor Enock Mavhondo who died early this year....
by Staff reporter

Fresh voters roll on cards

18 March 2014 | 2541 Views
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), the country's electoral management body, has plans to compile a fresh voters' register, before the next poll.Justice Rita Makarau, the chairperson of ...
by Richard Chidza

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