OPINION

Why rural vote is heart, soul of Zimbabwean democracy

Rural folk did not limit their usefulness to war times because even when we got political independence, the country still needed to protect itself from cultural and economic colonisers. In this new ta...

By Charles Motsi | Published: 06 September 2018

POLITICS

Polling officers to vote - High Court

THE High Court has ordered Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to ensure that all teachers and other civil servants seconded to the electoral body as electoral and polling officers, will be allowed to...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 July 2018

OPINION

Go vote in peace

THIS coming week is one of the most distinguished in the history of this country. Monday is election day, likely to be one of the most peaceful elections since independence in 1980.We would like to ap...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 July 2018

POLITICS

ZEC right on voters' roll photographs, says High Court

THE High Court has ruled that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is right on not issuing a voters' roll with photographs to political parties or any member of public, and the electoral body canno...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 July 2018

POLITICS

Former Mugabe top aide begs for votes

FORMER President Robert Mugabe's top aide, Albert Nguluvhe has made a passionate appeal to Beitbridge livestock farmers to vote him into Parliament so that he can push for policies that will see them ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 July 2018

POLITICS

Postal vote row fuels political tensions

THE political furore over the postal voting process, the latest battlefront between opposition parties and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has fuelled political tensions ahead of general elect...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

'2 million voters removed from voters' roll'

More than two million voters who appeared on the 2013 preliminary voters' roll failed to find their way onto the 2018 biometric voters' roll (BVR), the Zimbabwe Elections Network (Zesn) has revealed.Z...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

Zec completes printing of voters' roll

The 2018 voters' roll has been printed and does not have double registrations, nor dead or ghost voters, as it was specifically compiled to address the flaws of the 2013 voters' roll, Zimbabwe Elector...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

ZESN endorses new voters' roll

The Zimbabwe Elections Support Network (ZESN) has given the new voters' roll compiled by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) through the biometric voter registration (BVR) a vote of confidence aft...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

Zanu-PF dangles carrot to rural voters

TOP Zanu-PF and Lands ministry officials are reportedly promising to roll out irrigation projects and other agricultural inputs in several parts of the country, particularly drought-prone rural areas,...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 July 2018

POLITICS

ZEC voters roll haunted by ghosts

A report compiled on the Zimbabwean Electoral Commission voters' roll for 2018 exposes major flaws in the current voters' roll.This comes only weeks before Zimbabweans head to the polls for its nation...

By News24 | Published: 18 July 2018

POLITICS

Chamisa's postal vote challenge hits a brickwall

The MDC-Alliance's bid to stop the police postal voting process hit a brickwall yesterday after Mutare High Court judge Justice Hlekani Mwayera dismissed the matter, saying the opposition had failed t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 July 2018

POLITICS

High Court to hear postal vote appeal

The High Court will today hear the MDC Alliance's appeal seeking to have postal ballots casts in police camps nullified.The case will be heard in chambers today.The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance has...

By Staff rpeorter | Published: 17 July 2018

POLITICS

Zec sued over disclosure of voters' details

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has been taken to court by a Harare man, who is seeking an order to interdict the country's electoral management body from giving out prospective voters' person...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 July 2018

POLITICS

Mnangagwa's army salary increase ploy to buy votes

THE decision by President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government to award salary increases to the security services sector a few weeks before this month's crucial election is a stark reminder of how far the ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 16 July 2018

POLITICS

Postal votes remain valid, says Zec

Postal votes that were cast in Bulawayo last week remain valid and cannot be nullified unless there is evidence of electoral malpractice that warrants their cancellation, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commis...

By Staff reporter | Published: 16 July 2018

POLITICS

92,000 'ghost voters' still on new roll

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has all but backed opposition claims that the biometric voters roll to be used in this month's election' is already in shambles with double registrations as wel...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 July 2018

OPINION

Postal votes scam and the forgotten postman

Too many cooks spoil the broth. That's true, of course, but once in a while, it takes only one cook to do that, breaking the utensils and burning down the kitchen too. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commissio...

By Tawanda Majoni | Published: 15 July 2018

POLITICS

Chamisa moves to nullify postal votes

THE Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance has approached the High Court seeking to have postal ballots cast in police camps nullified for violating provisions of the Electoral Act.MDC-T secretary-general, D...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 July 2018

POLITICS

Voters' roll with pictures row spills into Court

Zimbabwean opposition political parties and pro-democracy campaigners have applied to join court proceedings of a registered voter who is seeking to bar the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) from re...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 July 2018

POLITICS

'Hackers downloaded voters' personal data'

The Information Communication Technology  (ICT) and Cyber Security ministry has said personalised, unsolicited campaign messages sent to potential voters' mobile phones by the ruling party could ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 July 2018

POLITICS

Police in postal vote storm

THE Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) yesterday brew a shocker when it clandestinely conducted postal voting for officers in Bulawayo amid reports they were forced to cast ballots before their superiors,...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 July 2018

POLITICS

Residents disturbed by Zanu-PF vote soliciting

BULAWAYO Central residents said they are living in fear of Zanu PF victimisation if the party's candidate Mlungisi Moyo, who has been soliciting votes through mobile phone messages, loses the July 30 ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 July 2018

POLITICS

ZRP commander allay fears of vote rigging by police officers

ZRP commander for this year's harmonised elections Senior Assistant Commissioner Erasmus Makodza allayed fears of vote rigging by police officers saying only those on duty on voting day qualified for ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 July 2018

POLITICS

Zec beefs up voters' roll

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has pulled another shocker by adding new names on its biometric voters' roll (BVR) weeks after releasing what it claimed was the final version.In its latest upd...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 July 2018
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