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Without reforms, no fair election

The Movement of Democratic Party won the 2008 election, but Zanu Pf government simply refused to transfer power, and having withheld election results for more than a month without an explanation to the public, announced an election runoff before announcing election results. Since 1995 elections, Robert Mugabe’s government has always ignored or rejected the people of Zimbabwe’s wishes. His government ...

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Solusi University students camp at Amagugu

More than 30 students from the Department of English and Communication at Solusi University could not contain their Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) on the Amagugu experience. In a quest to immerse themselves in the Amagugu cultural experience the English majors spent the weekend of 14 – 16 July 2017 at the Center in a camp-out experience that was described ...

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Of Ndebele kingdom restoration, secession

SINCE the formation of the Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF) in 2010, there has been serious talk for secession of Matabeleland from Zimbabwe. While the chorus is getting louder, beneath are low voices of the Khumalos (King Mzilikazi clan), who strongly feel that there was need for revival of the Ndebele kingdom. Lately, there have been calls from another secessionist political ...

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Heal Zimbabwe condemns the arrest and continued detention of human rights activist

Heal Zimbabwe has condemned in the strongest terms the unlawful arrest and continued detention of Darlington Madzonga, a seasoned human rights defender and civic leader. Madzonga was arrested on 12 July 2017 during a peaceful protest by MDC-T youth against the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC)’s failure to implement electoral reforms. The trust said Madzonga was arrested together with Edmund Musvubi ...

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Mphoko told to address Gukurahundi issue by Matabeleland chiefs

TRADITIONAL leaders in Matabeleland have called on Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko to step up efforts in addressing the emotive and unresolved Gukurahundi issue. Mphoko – who is in charge of the Reconciliation ministry – recently officiated at a programme, which was launched in Matabeleland North and South provinces, to facilitate the issuance of identity documents to surviving members of Gukurahundi ...

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Zanu-PF activist disrupts, stops MDC-T meeting

MDC-T meeting in Chiwurura village Mashonaland Central-Muzarabani South Ward 21 was disrupted by Zanu PF activist who claimed the meeting was not sanctioned. This was reported by the human rights watch dog Heal Zimbabwe Trust. “Security Govamombe, a ZANU PF activist disrupted and stopped an MDC T meeting that took place recently in Chawurura village in St Alberts Mission ward ...

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BVR not the panacea to Zim’s electoral challenges

With the 2018 elections fast approaching, this week the Daily News speaks to Rindai Chipfunde-Vava, the Director of Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) on a number of issues around this crucial vote, its preparation and short comings thus far. Zesn was formed in 2000 and it is a coalition of 31 non-governmental organisations formed to co-ordinate activities pertaining to elections. ...

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Army justifies eviction of 200 villagers

The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has justified its eviction of 200 villagers from Lazy Nine Farm in Banga Village, Shurugwi South saying the area is a military protected area. “The area is an officially gazetted cantonment area as stipulated under the Government Gazette Notice No. 802/1978,” lieutenant colonel Alphios Makotore, the director Army public relations, said in a statement yesterday. ...

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Sir Wicknell marriage splits family

Businessman and socialite Wicknell Chivayo’s marriage to Harare-based Sonja Madzikanda has not been welcomed by some members of his family, it can be revealed. If his sister, Moe’s words are anything to go by, there is bad blood between them and the new sister-in-law whose marriage has created the rift in the family. And Moe was not present at her ...

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Accident kills 4 people

Four people were killed and 8 others were injured mid-morning today between Chegutu and Selous when the car they were travelling in overturned. The accident occurred about 16 kilometres from Chegutu along the Harare-Bulawayo highway. The vehicle was travelling towards Harare when the driver lost control of the car before it overturned, killing 4 people on the spot. Police spokesperson ...

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