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Impossible for Zimbabwe to have clean voters roll by 2018

15 September 2014 | 1414 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 | 4635 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 | 1951 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 | 1368 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 | 1058 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 | 2846 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 | 1983 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 | 3903 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 | 2185 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 | 2911 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 | 3224 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 | 2129 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 | 4527 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 | 2298 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 | 3029 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 | 3000 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 | 1082 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 | 3676 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 | 1919 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 | 6161 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 | 4528 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 | 6900 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 | 5287 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 | 3919 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 | 3204 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 | 2942 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 | 2882 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 | 3073 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 | 2002 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 | 5700 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 | 2325 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 | 2310 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

Tendai Biti in bizarre testimony

15 February 2014 | 5567 Views
MDC-T secretary-general Mr Tendai Biti yesterday claimed that youths from West Africa were flown in to vote at a polling station in Mt Pleasant constituency during last year's harmonised election...
by Fidelis Munyoro

South Africa 2014 election date announced

07 February 2014 | 5201 Views
Pretoria - The 2014 national elections will take place on 7 May, the presidency has announced.President Jacob Zuma made the announcement on Friday."After consulting with the IEC, I wou...
by Sapa

'We have never seen them since elections'

28 January 2014 | 6656 Views
Tsholotsho villagers in Matabeleland North province say their Parliamentary elected leaders have deserted them."We have never seen them since the day we voted for them on July 31," says Tshol...
by Staff reporter

'Zim elections were neither free nor fair,' says Botswana's Ian Khama

26 January 2014 | 3589 Views
Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama says his country will not participate in future Sadc election observer missions as he claims that there were irregularities in Zimbabwe's polls last year. ...
by sundaymail

Sadc, AU slammed over Zimbabwe polls

24 January 2014 | 2983 Views
HUMAN Rights Watch (HRW) has blamed Sadc and the African Union (AU) for the continued human rights abuses and lack of improvement in governance issues in Zimbabwe after they endorsed the July 31 gene...
by Staff reporter

Lovemore Moyo withdraws poll petition

20 January 2014 | 1843 Views
FORMER Speaker of Parliament, Lovemore Moyo, has withdrawn an electoral petition challenging his July 31 election loss to Zanu-PF's Never Khanye in the Matobo North National Assembly seat, Southern Ey...
by Staff reporter

Madhuku's NCA to contest by-elections

19 January 2014 | 1329 Views
THE National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) tests the electoral waters on Saturday when they take part in by-elections.Three wards will be going to the polls to elect office bearers in council ...
by Staff reporter

Tsvangirai's MDC-T in fresh election call

18 January 2014 | 4495 Views
Opposition Movement for Democratic Change-T's call for a fresh-snap-poll to resolve the country's deepening economic crisis has been met with scorn from the ruling Zanu-PF party.Following its ...
by Staff reporter

MDC fails to field candidates for by-elections

03 January 2014 | 2757 Views
Professor Welshman Ncube-led MDC has failed to field candidates in three local authority by-elections to be held in Harare, Karoi and Zaka on January 25.The by-elections are to fill seats ...
by Staff Reporter

Election material destroyed says Tsvangirai

22 December 2013 | 2830 Views
Former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday made sensational claims alleging that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) had lost possession of the July 31 elections material which he said had ...
by Staff Reporter

Moyo election petition today

11 December 2013 | 2152 Views
THE Electoral Court is sitting in Bulawayo today to hear the election petition in which former Speaker of Parliament Lovemore Moyo is challenging his defeat by Zanu-PF's Never Khanye in the Matobo No...
by Court Reporter

'Mugabe can contest 2018 elections'

03 December 2013 | 3076 Views
PRESIDENT Mugabe is constitutionally free to represent Zanu-PF at the 2018 national elections, says Zanu PF chairman Didymus Mutasa.Mugabe will be 94 years old by then. Mutasa said Mugabe wou...
by Staff reporter

Zanu-PF provincial results trickle in

01 December 2013 | 4331 Views
Results of the Zanu-PF provincial elections, which were held in seven provinces across the country, have been released.The Zanu-PF National Chairman, Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo says the elec...
by Staff reporter

Zanu-PF Provincial Elections - Update

01 December 2013 | 3169 Views
1503: The Zanu-PF Provincial election results for the seven provinces will be announced by party chairman Simon Khaya Moyo at 4 p.m today. This brings an end to our live updates but the results will b...
by Staff reporter

Zanu-PF's do-or-die weekend polls on cards

28 November 2013 | 1460 Views
THE ZANU-PF commissariat is under pressure to ensure that weekend elections are conducted in a peaceful environment amid indications that the department could be restructured if it fails to pass the ...
by Staff Reporter

MDC-T only left with nine electoral petitions

28 November 2013 | 1205 Views
MDC-T is only left with nine electoral petitions before the Electoral Court out of the 39 it filed after the July 31 harmonised elections and this follows the withdrawal of most of the cases for lack ...
by Court Reporter

'ZEC chair can't be cited in poll petitions'

22 November 2013 | 1622 Views
The Electoral Court has said that Zimbabwe Electoral Commission's chairperson cannot be cited as respondent in election petitions, with the court ruling that the litigation was not permissible at...
by Staff reporter

MDC-T losing parliamentary candidate thrown a lifespan

22 November 2013 | 2708 Views
MDC-T Mudzi West losing parliamentary candidate Ushe Mennard Paradzayi has been thrown a lifespan after High Court judge Justice Chinembiri Bhunu ruled in his favour and referred his July 31 elect...
by Staff reporter

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