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Deputy Minister denies land reform caused poor crop production

26 October 2015 | 1569 Views
Deputy Minister of Agriculture responsible for Live stock Paddy Zhanda has denied that the land reform programme might be the cause of food shortages in the country indicating that even before the lan...
by Stephen Jakes

Electoral law reforms before parliament MDC demanded are 'inadequate and incomplete' says Varitas

13 October 2015 | 2738 Views
For the record there some of us who passionately argued that Zimbabwe's 2013 new constitution was weak and feeble; it would never deliver free, fair and credible elections. Tsvangirai, Biti, Ncube, Co...
by Wilbert mukori

Electoral Reforms, the primary step

10 October 2015 | 2651 Views
Congratulations to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for winning the Nobel peace Prize awarded for its efforts for paving the way for democracy in the country through nurturing institutions neces...
by Zanda Shumba

18 NGOs want 'not a threat to anyone' electoral reforms implemented instead of GPA reforms!

30 September 2015 | 1804 Views
"As a democracy, we need to grow and the electoral reforms that we are proposing are not a threat to anybody," said Tawanda Chimhini."These are recommendations that will open up space for all poli...
by Wilbert Mukori

No Reforms No Elections - MDC UK And Ireland

07 June 2015 | 4505 Views
Zanu PF political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, had the temerity to tell Zimbabweans that his party dismisses the MDC's call for electoral reforms and even calling on our leader to "go and hang."...
by Makusha Mugabe

Reforms before elections

20 May 2015 | 3680 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

Zanu PF's chaotic land reform program was never genuine

08 May 2015 | 2984 Views
Social commentators have said the land reform programme approved by the Zanu PF government was chaotic and never genuine as it only benefited the elite few at the expense of the Zimbabwean masses ...
by Stephen Jakes

Electoral reforms alone will not help - Commentator

06 May 2015 | 3101 Views
Media expert and political commentator has said the electoral reforms which the opposition political parties yearn for will not help without the a situation where far reaching regime instability i...
by Stephen Jakes

Zimbabwe's land reform is far from over

04 May 2015 | 4475 Views
Not long ago, ZANU PF "chefs" and blind followers praised land redistribution as one of Mugabe's major successes, an epitome of his three and half decades of leadership. We were told that people h...
by Moses Chamboko

Mugabe admits land reform blunder

27 February 2015 | 7132 Views
President Robert Mugabe has admitted he blundered by giving ill-equipped black farmers vast tracts of farmland seized from whites under his controversial land reforms."I think the farms we gav...
by AFP

MDC are finally waking up to the economic meltdown - consequence of their failure to implement reforms

26 February 2015 | 3503 Views
Zimbabwe's economic meltdown is taking its toll on everyone including former MDC politicians especially those who failed to keep their seats on the gravy train after the rigged July 2013 elections. M...
by Wilbert Mukori

We need to implement reforms, MDC's silly elections boycott will not get any implemented

04 February 2015 | 1944 Views
"THE opposition MDC formations said Tuesday that contesting in any future elections without reforms was tantamount to "legitimizing and celebrating Zanu PF's election rigging behaviour," report...
by Wilbert Mukori

Zimbabwe in land policy U-turn

05 January 2015 | 2910 Views
Government has made a major climb down and now allows farming joint ventures between black farmers and former white commercial farmers. It now also allows contract farming. The mov...
by Staff reporter

'No going back on Zimbabwe land reform,' says Judge

22 April 2014 | 1656 Views
Retired Zimbabwean High Court Judge, Justice Simpson Mtambanengwe says it would be grossly naïve for anyone to expect former colonialists not to denigrate Zimbabwe's land redistribution programme whe...
by Moses Magadza

'Cellphone' farmers to lose offer letters

27 February 2014 | 1667 Views
The High Court says beneficiaries of the land reform programme who are underutilising their land should have their offer letters withdrawn to pave way for more deserving farmers.Justice Nichol...
by Daniel Nemukuyu

Chaotic land reform, 1 farm given to 10 different individuals

10 February 2014 | 1796 Views
A land dispute is raging in Umguza district, Matabeleland North, where the Ministry of Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement reportedly issued offer letters for one farm to 10 different individuals, a c...
by Tendayi Madhomu

'Land reform Zim economy's game changer'

14 October 2013 | 1252 Views
The land reform programme is a game changer in Zimbabwe's economy that has resulted in the positive transformation of people's livelihoods.New farmers in Mashonaland Central are creating vast employme...
by Staff reporter

Zanu-PF threatens land reform beneficiaries with eviction

22 July 2013 | 4466 Views
THE Welshman Ncube-led MDC has assured beneficiaries of the land reform programme that they will not be evicted from farms after elections amid reports that villagers in Insiza North were threatened w...
by Staff reporter

Former US UN ambassador on Zimbabwe land reform - video

15 July 2013 | 2492 Views
Former US UN ambassador and civil rights activist Andrew Young on landreform in Zimbabwe, how the US and UK reneged on their obligations to finance land purchase.His assessment that 'there is...
by Staff reporter

Tsvangirai bemoans lack of reforms

07 July 2013 | 2711 Views
The MDC-T has launched its manifesto for the forthcoming harmonised elections at Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera on Sunday.There have been "no reforms" to guarantee that upcoming July 31 polls wo...
by Sapa

Zimbabwe shuts door on SA asset seizure

05 July 2013 | 4133 Views
The government has taken swift action to block the seizure of its assets in South Africa under various court rulings by conferring diplomatic immunity. It has conferred diplomatic immunity on three C...
by Staff reporter

Farmers' lawyers to sell Zim government's R3.5m Cape Town property

30 June 2013 | 2105 Views
THREE Zimbabwean farmers whose land was seized in President Robert Mugabe's land reforms won a landmark victory in South Africa's Constitutional Court on Thursday.Their attorney can now arrang...
by BDlive

Obama calls for reforms before Zimbabwe election

29 June 2013 | 3456 Views
Pretoria - US President Barack Obama called Saturday for Zimbabwe's government to stop harassing its citizens and to implement reforms ahead of landmark elections expected later this year."Har...
by AFP

Zim security sector reform full of contradictions

16 June 2013 | 3129 Views
According to the principles of Security Sector Reform as set out in the United Nation's Secretary General's 2008 report entitled Securing Peace and Development: The Role of the United Nations in Suppo...
by Tau Tawengwa

Tsvangirai, Idi Amin and security sector reform

08 June 2013 | 812 Views
A LOT has been written and said about the role of security sector in Zimbabwe before, during and post elections. Although the new constitution that came into effect on May 22, 2013, demands neutrality...
by Thamsanqa Zhou

Tsvangirai wants polls delayed for reforms

06 June 2013 | 2749 Views
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says there is too little time to meet the 31 July deadline for national elections.Key reforms to guarantee free and fair elections still needed to be implemen...
by BBC

Lessons from Zimbabwe's land reform: A reply to Tony Hawkins

04 June 2013 | 3939 Views
Zimbabwe's land reform suggests that small commercial farmers are more productive than giant mechanised farms, and thus can do more to reduce poverty. This represents a challenge to many preconceived ...
by Joseph Hanlon

Elections - dangling the mascot of reforms

01 June 2013 | 102 Views
In the absence of a big, permeating idea, the two MDC formations shall continue to play round and round with the two Rs: reforms and registration. This is the more reason Zanu-PF will have to be force...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Tsvangirai told to win the election first

30 May 2013 | 2641 Views
PRIME Minister Morgan Tsvangirai should first win elections before calling for security sector reforms as this critical State institution, the world over, adapts to new socio-political environments o...
by Staff reporter

Mugabe agrees to reforms

27 May 2013 | 4623 Views
THE MDC-T has described President Robert Mugabe's recent assent to the new constitution containing clauses on State security sector and media reforms as a sign that the Zanu-PF leader had given the ...
by Staff reporter

French justice minister wants land for slaves' descendants

16 May 2013 | 2260 Views
France's justice minister has said she supports land reform in the country's overseas territories to help the descendants of slaves, two days after President Hollande declared reparations for slavery ...
by Staff Reporter

MDC-T wants its party supporters to benefit from land reform

14 May 2013 | 1786 Views
A senior MDC-T official wants his party's supporters to benefit from the land reform programme saying they now realise its irreversibility.Sen Femai complained to Lands, Land Reform and Resett...
by Staff reporter

EU calls for 'security reforms'

06 May 2013 | 2308 Views
The European Union (EU) is calling for Zimbabwe to implement security sector reform in a move Zanu-PF has described as direct interference in Zimbabwe's internal politics.EU ambassador to Zimb...
by Tendai Mugabe

'Mugabe is blocking reforms,' says Tsvangirai

26 April 2013 | 3460 Views
Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Thursday accused President Robert Mugabe's party of obstructing reforms needed to guarantee the credibility of upcoming polls."The major stumbling...
by AFP

Zanu-PF's rejection of security sector reforms is the reason we have violence

05 March 2013 | 3717 Views
One of the most worrying disturbances that are engulfing the Kenyan elections taking place this week is the inability of the state to protect its citizens as they cast their constitutionally protected...
by Mathula Lusinga

'Zimbabwe land reform a fit for South Africa'

04 March 2013 | 3386 Views
The former deputy president of the ANC Youth League, Andile Lungisa, believes President Robert Mugabe's land reform policy in Zimbabwe should serve as a blueprint for South Africa.Lungisa was...
by timeslive - Vladimir Mzaca

MDC-T says no media reforms, no elections

19 February 2013 | 2567 Views
MDC-T says it has set conditions for participating in elections slated for this year.The party, led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, said media reforms were part of the conditions without...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe land reform has dramatically improved lives

05 February 2013 | 3360 Views
More than 10 years after the chaotic and often violent farm invasions that accompanied Zimbabwe's fast-track land reform programme, a new book argues that the redistribution programme has dram...

Shortage of funds will delay finalisation of constitution reform process

05 February 2013 | 2209 Views
Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa says shortage of funds will delay the finalisation of constitutional reform process and elections, New Ziana reported.Chinamasa said today only about US$2 ...
by Staff reporter

'Land reform irreversible,' says MDC-T minister

31 January 2013 | 3462 Views
Any shift in policy by an MDC government after the next elections will have to be a carefully thought out to prevent the country from descending into anarchy, State Enterprises and Parastatals ministe...
by Staff reporters

China shuts down liberal website after calling for reforms

04 January 2013 | 2903 Views
Beijing - A liberal Chinese journal had its website shut down on Friday, after urging the government to pursue political reforms.The website of Annals of the ...
by Staff Reporter

Zuma urges Zimbabwe to speed political reforms ahead of polls

16 August 2012 | 1840 Views
South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday urged Zimbabwe's rival leaders to speed up political reforms seen as critical to avoiding another violent and disputed election, but President Robert M...
by Reuters

Zanu-PF digs in on security sector reforms

14 August 2012 | 1977 Views
The Minister of State Security and Zanu-PF Politburo member Sydney Sekeramayi says the debate surrounding the security sector reforms which the MDC-T has been clamouring for is baseless as it is a pro...
by Staff reporter

Land reform irreversible says Welshman Ncube

12 July 2012 | 58 Views
THE land reform is "theoretically and practically" irreversible and anyone still asking about land ownership has been overtaken by history, MDC president Professor Welshman Ncube has said.Add...
by Staff reporter

Roy Bennett urges push for more reforms

07 July 2012 | 1155 Views
Roy Bennett, the exiled treasurer general of the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC formation says democratic forces in the country should continue pushing for reforms to ensure the next elections are free an...
by Staff reporter

The reforms Zimbabwe badly needs

09 June 2012 | 936 Views
I was most amused to hear Morgan Tsvangirai, the MDC-T president threatening Generals for political involvement. He, of all people! Just two weeks before, the man had met with one General Wesley Clark...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Tsvangirai calls for security sector to stay out of politics

20 May 2012 | 1181 Views
MDC-T leader and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Saturday called on the party to be non partisan and not work on dividing the people.Speaking at a prayer meeting at Bulawayo's Barbourfield...
by Ndou Paul

Zuma insists on reforms before fresh polls

17 May 2012 | 1736 Views
Harare - South African President Jacob Zuma, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) appointed mediator in the Zimbabwe crisis, insists on the adoption of an elections roadmap before Harare...
by Staff reporter

Tsvangirai pledges to reverse land reform, indigenisation - ZBC

28 March 2012 | 1228 Views
Zimbabwe State Media claims that Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is reported to have promised British Prime Minister David Cameron to reverse the land reform programme and the indigenisation policy ...
by Staff reporter

MDC will fight for critical reforms before elections - Moyo

23 February 2012 | 699 Views
The MDC will push for the implementation of critical reforms before going for elections in order to guarantee that the country holds free and fair elections, the MDC National Chairperson, Lovemore Moy...
by Nare Msupatsila

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