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Opposition electoral reforms agenda gathers steam

27 January 2016 | 760 Views
Leaders of political parties signatory to an electoral reform lobby strategy launched recently, yesterday met in Harare to run up the fight against President Robert Mugabe and his regime to level ...
by Staff reporter

Civic society groups back biometric voting

27 January 2016 | 706 Views
Civic society groups have welcomed efforts by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to find ways of implementing a biometric voters' roll in Zimbabwe. In separate statements issued this ...
by Staff reporter

EU seeks UN-observed Zimbabwe polls

26 January 2016 | 1082 Views
The European Union is reportedly planning to convince President Robert Mugabe's government to allow United Nations emissaries to observe the 2018 elections. Diplomatic sources said that Br...
by Staff reporter

Free elections are 'political suicide' for Mugabe vs rigged elections are human sacrifice for the nation

25 January 2016 | 1570 Views
I agree with Patrick Guramatunhu, Mugabe has a nuclear arsenal with which to fight off Mai Mujuru and her PF if they should ever become a real serious political threat to the tyrant (Bulawayo24 opinio...
by Wilbert Mukori

2018 elections under threat

04 January 2016 | 1843 Views
A Parliamentary committee has warned that preparations for the 2018 elections are under serious financial threat, as the Zec has not been allocated any money for voter registration and possible by ele...
by Staff reporter

Zanu PF holds primary elections in Guruve

04 January 2016 | 870 Views
The ruling Zanu PF has held primary elections in Guruve South in preperations for the by elections after the seat was left vacant following the expulsion of the incumbent MP Sylvester Nguni for being ...
by Stephen Jakes

Elections a waste of time -Analyst

03 January 2016 | 1940 Views
A political analyst Tafadzwa Chinheya have said the holding of elections in Zimbabwe was a waste of time as only Zanu PF made sure that it won the polls even it was clear that it was beaten."M...
by Stephen Jakes

Zanu PF rapped over fake promises during 2013 elections

30 December 2015 | 1905 Views
The ruling Zanu PF has been accused of making false promises during the 2013 elections considering the deepening economic crisis and continuous loss of jobs by many citizens instead of its promised 2,...
by Stephen Jakes

Free and fair elections will remain a mirage as long as we trust leaders to deliver!

29 December 2015 | 979 Views
Democracy is government by the people that is only possible when the people have a meaningful say on who governs. The meaningful say is universally acknowledged as the people expressing their democrat...
by Wilbert Mukori

Zanu PF sells electronic membership cards in Manicaland

22 December 2015 | 940 Views
The Zimbabwe Peace Project has reported that the ruling party Zanu PF as it gears for the 2018 elections has started selling its membership card through electronic means."A massive Zanu-PF mem...
by Stephen Jakes

Festive season spoils Nkulumane by-elections - ZESN

20 December 2015 | 1284 Views
Zimbabwe Election Support Network has said the pathetic low turnout during Saturday's Nkulumane by-election was due to the current festive season and boycotts by other political parties.Zanu P...
by Thobekile Zhou

After 2018 general elections, there will be manner from the MDC-T led government to all Zimbabweans

14 December 2015 | 1199 Views
Everyone in the Democratic Struggle wants happiness and nobody wants pain but we can't have a rainbow without a little rain because being happy for now doesn't mean that everything is perfect but it m...
by MDC-T Chipinge West Constituency Hon R M Simango

Free and fair elections is the big issue - without visionary leaders it remain for generations

08 December 2015 | 633 Views
There are defining moments in a nation's history and students of history will tell us these moments are outstanding for one or both of the following reasons: - Visionary leader able to pick o...
by Wilbert Mukori

Only 58 Zifa councillors are eligable to vote

19 November 2015 | 2550 Views
A football legend Omega Sibanda has indicated that 62 Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) Councillors are eligible to vote for the board but however only 58 vote since there is no national first divi...
by Stephen Jakes

Credible Myanmar elections

10 November 2015 | 1267 Views
Dear Editor,It is interesting to see a breath of fresh air in election process of Myanmar.  For a quarter of a century the country was suppressed by the military rule which dictated the d...
by Michael Tinarwo

Zec to roll out voter registration exercise

20 October 2015 | 2475 Views
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) will soon embark on a nationwide voter registration exercise to capture all eligible voters by 2016. The exercise comes after the completion of a pilot project ...
by Staff reporter

Polling station based voters roll trial exposes ZEC

19 October 2015 | 4189 Views
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has admitted that the polling station-based voters' roll trial-run recently conducted in Marondera exposed glaring logistical challenges which could stop pl...
by Staff reporter

I was not involved in election 2008 violence says Jabulani Sibanda

25 September 2015 | 3884 Views
Outspoken former war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda has denied widespread claims that he orchestrated the bloody 2008 election campaigns.At the time, Sibanda was a Zanu PF member.In ...
by Staff Reporter

RDZ fields candidate in Makoni council by-election

15 September 2015 | 1356 Views
The newly-formed Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) will soon test the country's electoral process after fielding a candidate in the Makoni Rural District Council ward 27 by-election set for Nove...
by Staff reporter

Tsvangirai has never lost an election to Mugabe - Mwonzora

21 August 2015 | 3830 Views
MDC-T secreatry general Douglas Mwonzora has said his leader Morgan Tsvangirai has never lost an election to President Robert Mugabe and argued that the belief that the former labour activist has no ...
by Stephen Jakes

73 % of Zimbabwean mistrust ZEC - survey

11 August 2015 | 2894 Views
Seventy-nine percent  of Zimbabweans do not trust the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) as they believe the body is compromised and manipulates election results, according to a survey condu...
by Staff reporter

Zanu PF to delay elections so as to recover from possible defeat

07 August 2015 | 4230 Views
There reports that President Robert Mugabe and Zanu-PF are planning to postpone the elections from 2018 to 2021 to allow themselves to recover from possible defeat considering the fact that people mus...
by Stephen Jakes

Landmark ruling on elections

07 August 2015 | 2496 Views
The Electoral Court has ruled that a registered voter can lawfully stand as a candidate as an MP even if they are not registered in the particular constituency vied for. The Court also rul...
by Staff reporter

Election Resources Centre Zimbabwe monitoring by elections in Mudzi

24 July 2015 | 4118 Views
The Election Resources Centre Zimbabwe has said it has started monitoring the by-elections to be held in Mudzi West after the seat fell vacant when the incumbent member died.The Election R...
by Stephen Jakes

ZEC begins voter registration, inspection for by-elections

08 July 2015 | 2414 Views
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has started registering voters ahead of three by-elections for Marondera Central, Mbire and Mwenezi East parliamentary constituencies.President Mugabe has...
by Staff reporter

Mugabe almost fled Zimbabwe after 2008 elections

01 July 2015 | 9408 Views
President Robert Mugabe seriously considered fleeing Zimbabwe for the Far East as he learnt of his shock defeat after the 2008 general elections. This is despite his oft-repeated public statements tha...
by Staff reporter

ZAPU Statement on the By-Elections of 10 June 2015

15 June 2015 | 7578 Views
The Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) took part in the general or "harmonized elections" of 2013 after a long absence from the electoral scene as an independent force. Prior to the 2013 elections...
by Dumiso Dabengwa

Questions arise as to whether MDCs will boycott 2018 elections

15 June 2015 | 2924 Views
Following the by election boycott by the MDC formations demanding electoral reforms before polls political commentators have questioned if the political parties will continue to boycott the 2018 e...
by Stephen Jakes

Zanu-PF victory in by-elections good for democracy

13 June 2015 | 5127 Views
Bulawayo-Despite being in the game for more than 15 years,opposition MDC leaders and other pretenders don't seem to have learnt any lesson about politics.For them to boycott the by-elections compl...
by Thabo Kunene

By-elections marred by voter intimidation - Video

12 June 2015 | 4736 Views
The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) Press Conference was held on the 11 June 2015 after the by-election held on the 10 June 2015. ZESN says voter intimidation and voter apathy marred ...
by Staff reporter

'By-elections a sham,' mourns MDC-Tsvangirai

12 June 2015 | 5584 Views
Morgan Tsvangirai's formation of the MDC says the low turn-out and poor figures in Wednesday's "sham" by-elections confirms its demands for the implementation of far-reaching electoral reforms, descri...
by Sij Ncube

Parliamentary By-election results - live updates

11 June 2015 | 14908 Views
The Pumula Constituency went to Zanu-PF's Godfrey Malaba who got 2 477. The candidate with the second highest number of votes was Bathandi Mpofu of Zapu who go...
by Staff reporter

Man tries to vote with school ID

11 June 2015 | 4068 Views
ELECTION days are never without drama, and yesterday's by-elections were not an exception.Kelvin Tshuma, 26, of Mpopoma, caused a stir when he tried to vote using his high school ID at Nkuluma...
by Kamangeni Phiri

Polling agents denied access to polling station

10 June 2015 | 5940 Views
Heal Zimbabwe Trust claim in Dzivarasekwa some 6 registered Polling Agents representing independent candidate Herman Tonderai Karimakwenda, were not allowed to enter some polling stations.The ...
by Stephen Jakes

Dangamvura-Chikanga candidate pulls out

08 June 2015 | 3971 Views
One of the eight candidates vying for the Dangamvura-Chikanga constituency in Wednesday's by-election, Maxwell Teedzai, has withdrawn his candidature and now supports Zanu-PF. Teedzai said...
by Staff reporter

5 reasons why voting on June 10 will be a waste of time

07 June 2015 | 4579 Views
I am registered to vote in Harare's Dzivaresekwa parliamentary constituency. It is one of the poorest residential areas in Harare and like most urban constituencies in Zimbabwe, has over a decade ...
by Takura Zhangazha

Karimakwenda confident of win in by-election

05 June 2015 | 3599 Views
Independent candidate for Dzivaresekwa constituency, Herman Karimakwenda, has expressed confidence ahead of the June 10 parliamentary elections despite challenges faced in the run-up towards the ele...
by Levie Tsongo

June 10 by-elections update: More than 400 000 register

31 May 2015 | 3657 Views
THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has said more than 400 000 people have registered to vote in the June 10 National Assembly by-elections  with an average number of 25 000  people per consti...
by Thobekile Zhou

Police warn against by-elections violence

30 May 2015 | 2724 Views
POLICE have warned would-be perpetrators of violence during the June 10 by-elections to behave or risk facing the wrath of the law. Bulawayo Metropolitan province acting police spokesperson, A...
by Thubelihle Mabhena

3 more by- elections looms

27 May 2015 | 2863 Views
Three more by-elections for National Assembly seats loom following the expulsion of seven Zanu-PF officials by the party's Politburo last week.The sacked officials were part of the Dr Joice Mu...
by Staff reporter

Reforms before elections

20 May 2015 | 3751 Views
While a lot of people seem to support the MDCs on their stance on no elections before electoral reforms, I feel the formations are either in denial about their common knowledge about ZANU-PF or are vo...
by Tsolo Dube

Provincial highlights of political instability in the country ahead of by elections

18 May 2015 | 3028 Views
The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has released provincial highlights of the March April period concerning the political instability in the country as the nations gears towards the June 10 by elections....
by Stephen Jakes

June 10 by-elections campaigns marred with threats and intimidation - ZPP

17 May 2015 | 153 Views
Campaigns for this election have been characterized by threats, intimidation, physical violence and vote buying through the distribution of rice and other commodities, Zimbabwe Peace Project has r...
by Stephen Jakes

'Involvement of Mudede in the elections a sad story for Zimbabweans'

15 May 2015 | 3097 Views
The MDC -T organizing secretary secretary of Abednico Bhebhe has said the inclusion of the Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede in the elections in the country is a sad story to the Zimbabweans as he is k...
by Stephen Jakes

Zimbabwe opposition party looking for victory in June Parly by-elections

09 May 2015 | 2760 Views
A peripheral political party in Zimbabwe is claiming that it is making inroads in the country's forthcoming June parliamentary by-elections.One of the candidates of Progressive Democrats o...
by Gibbs Dube

Zimbabwean man contest and lose UK elections

09 May 2015 | 5668 Views
Joshua Chigwangwa, a Zimbabwean who contested the just-ended British national elections, won by the Conservative party, believes that immigrants should always participate in these important polls....
by Staff reporter

20 year old voted into Britain Parliament

08 May 2015 | 7798 Views
Paisley - At the age of just 20, Mhairi Black has become Britain's youngest member of parliament since 1667 in a victory which symbolises an expected nationalist landslide in Scotland.Black st...
by AFP

Zanu-PF activist confident his party will win Bulawayo by-elections

05 May 2015 | 3494 Views
Zanu-PF youth member Fidelis Fengu has expressed confidence that this year the ruling party candidates who are contesting the Bulawayo by-elections will win for the first time after 15 year they...
by Stephen Jakes

'Electoral Commission official received death threats from Zanu-PF'

02 May 2015 | 3589 Views
A ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) official was allegedly forced to reject nomination papers for an aspiring Zanu-PF Harare East by-election candidate after receiving death threats from a rival fac...
by Staff reporter

MDC Renewal Team cracks widen

29 April 2015 | 4768 Views
CRACKS continue to widen in the MDC Renewal Team over the party's decision to boycott the June 10 by-elections, with some senior party members openly saying they were against the resolution.As...
by Auxilia Katongomara

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