Politics

Zanu-PF primaries reveal ZEC’s challenges

AS the 2018 Harmonised elections draw closer, the just-ended Zanu-PF primary elections revealed the extent of danger that lies ahead for the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission. The ZEC electoral code of conduct for political parties and candidates is contained in the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution of Zimbabwe and all political parties and candidates are expected to abide by it during ...

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‘Jonathan Moyo is Google Zim Editor’

Special Advisor to the Zimbabwean President, Chritsopher Mutsvangwa has sensationally claimed that beleaguered former Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Professor Jonathan Moyo is the editor of Google Zimbabwe news. Addressing journalists at a breakfast meeting to commemorate World Press Freedom Day in Harare, Mutsvangwa said the way Google presents Zimbabwean news is questionable and smacks of G40 agenda. ...

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Chamisa sets date for MDC-T primaries

OPPOSITION leader Nelson Chamisa’s MDC-T will hold primary elections from Saturday this week, with the final candidates’ list expected by end of next week, NewsDay reported. Party secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora confirmed the development yesterday. “We will be holding our primary elections from May 5 to the 12th. We have set these dates to make sure the whole process is completed ...

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More party members dump Mujuru

THE NATIONAL People’s Party (NPP) suffered a massive blow yesterday as more than 50 national and provincial leaders from Mashonaland East province dumped the outfit and joined MDC-T, claiming there was no hope for the Joice Mujuru party. Led by provincial chairperson, Taurayi Pasirayi, they said they believed the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance was the only viable option with a ...

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‘Zanu-PF needs MDC-T for development’

FORMER War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube has hinted on the need for a unity government with main opposition party MDC-T for peace and economic development to prevail. The Makokoba legislator, who won Saturday’s primary election, said he was confident President Emmerson Mnangagwa was going to win the upcoming elections and called on Zimbabweans to give him another five years to ...

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Zanu PF primary elections end in Bulawayo, Masvingo

Bulawayo and Masvingo provinces have finished voting in the Zanu PF primary elections with other eight provinces in various stages of completing the voting process. This was revealed by Zanu PF National Political Commissar Retired Lieutenant General Engelbert Rugeje this morning. Retired Lieutenant General Rugeje told ZBC News that there were a few challenges in Manicaland and Mashonaland provinces. He ...

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Zanu-PF candidate ‘disqualified’

Former National People’s Party (NPP) treasurer Wilbert Mubaiwa who had made a U-turn into ZANU PF camp as an aspiring legislator for Guruve South has reportedly been disqualified. Information obtained from Guruve command centre at Shinje council proved that Mubaiwa’s name was missing on ballot papers and the presiding officers were subsequently told that he had been disqualified. “We saw ...

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Chamisa challenges High Court judgement

The legal feud for control of the MDC-T pitting Nelson Chamisa and Thokozani Khupe is far from being resolved. This follows a Supreme Court appeal against the judgement of Justice Francis Bere who ruled that no-one was entitled to lay claim of the political party’ s name and symbol without the question being resolved by a competent court. The MDC-T ...

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Zanu PF’s elections a total disaster

HARARE – Zanu PF’s hotly-contested primary elections took place countrywide yesterday amid violent and chaotic scenes, as well as damaging allegations of bribery, favouritism and the imposition of candidates – prompting the ruling party to postpone the internal polls in many constituencies to today. The embarrassing anarchy did not only expose a potential lack of organisational capacity by Zanu PF’s ...

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‘Primary elections expose Zanu PF rot’

THE chaotic scenes witnessed during the ruling Zanu PF party primary elections yesterday which included late delivery of ballot papers, shambolic voters’ rolls and postponement of the elections in other areas, cast a dark cloud on government’s preparedness for the country’s upcoming general elections given the “party-State” conflation, political analysts have warned. Zimbabwe is expected to go to the polls ...

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