Politics

Chamisa likely to be the youngest president in Africa

He was so composed, calm and stood firm when Stephen Sackur fired him with questions during a Hard Talk interview. A lot of people especially from Zanu PF celebrated when MDC-T Alliance leader Advocate Nelson Chamisa was interviewed by BBC Hard Talk Journalist Mr Stephen Sackur. I wouldn’t want to be tempted to comment much on the interview but I ...

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Khupe set to hold a star rally in Harare this weekend

Following a successful debut rally in Bulawayo, the leader of the breakaway MDC-T party, Thokozani Khupe will hold her first campaign rally in Harare this weekend at the Harare Show Grounds’ Mandela Hall, spokesperson for Khuphe’s party, Linda Masarira has said. According to Masarira she said, “It is critically important to note that we are not yet having rallies. We ...

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Politburo to resolve primary election disputes

THE Zanu-PF politburo is now set to make a determination over results of the disputed primary election re-runs in Harare South and Goromonzi South constituencies following another stalemate among the candidates. Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) spokesperson Douglas Mahiya is one of the candidates who has challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s nephew, Tongai’s alleged victory in Harare South and ...

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Mnangagwa court papers vanish

A BID by three human rights and opposition activists to challenge President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s right to hold office has reportedly hit a brickwall after their Constitutional Court application was clandestinely withdrawn by suspected State security agents ahead of the case’s hearing this month. MDC-T activist Linda Masarira and two others, Bongani Nyathi and Vusimuzi Sibanda, had approached the High Court ...

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Traditional leaders barred from campaigning for Zanu-PF

THE Masvingo High Court yesterday barred traditional leaders from campaigning for the ruling Zanu-PF party and declared their dabbling in party politics as unconstitutional. Masvingo judge Justice Garainesu Mawadze also ordered the National Chief’s Council to establish an integrity and ethics committee that guides the conduct of traditional leaders in line with section 287 of the Constitution. The landmark ruling ...

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MDC-T to announce constituencies it will hold primaries

MDC-T is today expected to announce constituencies where it will hold primary elections before Saturday following its aspiring candidates’ failure to reach consensus in the constituencies. The party recently resolved not to hold primary elections opting for consensus building to avoid tensions and violence in the party. However, even its consensus building process where aspiring candidates had to agree among ...

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Zanu PF reruns trigger more drama

THE second round of the Zanu PF primary elections is heading for another drama after losing aspiring candidates and party supporters dismissed it as a “farce”, raising many irregularities and launching a tirade against the party elections commission. Zanu PF ordered a rerun for a few disputed constituencies, although a number of complaints were raised on the majority of the ...

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Zec brush aside pressure from opposition parties

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has brushed aside pressure by opposition parties for public disclosure on suppliers of ballot papers for this year’s general elections, saying there was no law compelling the electoral management body to involve political parties in its procurement processes. Zec, in an emailed response to NewsDay, yesterday said it would disclose such details at the appropriate ...

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Biti unveils Parly candidates

THE Tendai Biti-led People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has unveiled nine of its aspiring parliamentary candidates who automatically qualified to represent the opposition party in the upcoming general elections after they were unanimously endorsed by their respective constituencies. These include Biti (Harare East constituency); Willas Madzimure (Kambuzuma); Moses Manyengavana (Makoni North); Maxwell Mdhluri (Chimanimani East); Sam Chabuka (Mutasa South); Kucaca Phulu ...

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Chamisa’s ‘ electoral promises’ vindicate Khupe

MDC Alliance presidential candidate Advocate Nelson Chamisa’s “frivolous electoral promises that are hazardous to the public” have vindicated MDC-T breakaway president Dr Thokozani Khupe on her calls that the party should have held a congress to elect new leadership, her spokesperson said yesterday. Dr Khupe, following the party’s founding president Morgan Tsvangirai’s death in February this year, called on the ...

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