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Zimbabwe now a divided nation

Zimbabwe now a divided nation

The recently-held harmonised elections have left Zimbabwe as a divided nation. The governing Zanu PF won a two-thirds majority in the National Assembly while incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly beat MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa in the presidential ballot. Chamisa has disputed the outcome of the presidential poll and is expected to launch a Constitutional […]

July 30: We tried peace, now we must choose freedom

July 30: We tried peace, now we must choose freedom

I want peace. MY FRIEND is a teacher in Kwekwe and she told me that prior to the 2008 election run-off, a group of Zanu PF militia descended upon their school brandishing the head of someone they claimed was a teacher they had executed. They told them, ‘This is what happens to traitors. To sellouts. […]

How Zimbabwe’s First Election After Mugabe Went Wrong

How Zimbabwe’s First Election After Mugabe Went Wrong

Zimbabwe’s July 30 elections were meant to be a new beginning for a nation driven to its knees during two decades of misrule by the autocratic Robert Mugabe. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took office in November after the military briefly seized power and the ruling party forced Mugabe to quit, had promised a credible vote […]

Harare violence is yet another wake up call for Southern African Development Community

Harare violence is yet another wake up call for Southern African Development Community

First, there’s the voting. Then, there’s the counting. But what happens next? This is the sad question now on everyone’s mind after the military was deployed to suppress post-election protests in Zimbabwe today. No-one wanted the answer to be gunfire, tanks and injuries. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) had announced a resounding parliamentary victory for […]

Zimbabwe Military to keep ED Mnangagwa in power if Nelson Chamisa wins elections

Zimbabwe Military to keep ED Mnangagwa in power if Nelson Chamisa wins elections

HARARE– Caretaker leader, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, is all but almost certain to be announced the winner of today’s historic presidential election, by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) by lunch time this Saturday, following the sophisticated use and aid of the country’s military machinery in his corner, to deny power to MDC Alliance candidate, Nelson Chamisa, […]

Zimbabwe votes in first election of post-Mugabe era

Zimbabwe votes in first election of post-Mugabe era

Polls have closed after high turnout in key elections in Zimbabwe, which on Monday held its first vote since Robert Mugabe was toppled following 37 years in power. Zimbabwe goes to the polls Monday in its first election since authoritarian leader Robert Mugabe was ousted last year, with alleged ballot fraud and the likelihood of […]

Emmerson Mnangagwa says he will rescue Zimbabwe. Don’t believe it

Emmerson Mnangagwa says he will rescue Zimbabwe. Don’t believe it

FOR the first time since independence in 1980, Zimbabwe goes to the polls on July 30th without Robert Mugabe on the ballot. Instead the old despot’s former sidekick, who took his place after a coup last year, is bidding for legitimacy, together with Zanu-PF, the ruling party. Emmerson Mnangagwa (pictured, right), nicknamed the Crocodile for […]

Human Rights Foundation calls on election monitors to deem upcoming elections in Zimbabwe and Cambodia “unfree and unfair”

Human Rights Foundation calls on election monitors to deem upcoming elections in Zimbabwe and Cambodia “unfree and unfair”

In the next few days, citizens of Cambodia and Zimbabwe — two authoritarian regimes — will head to the polls to vote in general elections. In Zimbabwe, authoritarian leaders and the military have allowed opposition candidates to run, but have simultaneously worked to intimidate voters with threats of violence and prevented opposition leaders from running […]

Zimbabwe’s 38 years of unmitigated Corruption an Albatross

Zimbabwe’s 38 years of unmitigated Corruption an Albatross

AFTER a protracted liberation struggle that was brought to an end at Lancaster House in 1979, many Zimbabweans held high hopes of an independent and prosperous Zimbabwe. Many young men and women had sacrificed their lives for Independence, with the firm belief that the fruits of Independence would go to all Zimbabweans alike. By Elijah […]

Emmerson Mnangagwa: Why He Has My Vote…Of No Confidence

Emmerson Mnangagwa: Why He Has My Vote…Of No Confidence

I ONCE declared to my friend, a ZANU PF supporter, that I will NEVER vote for ED and for ZANU PF. In tones denoting a lack of patience, he worriedly quizzed me, wanting to know why it was so. To him, the question appeared like one that would be very difficult to answer, considering that […]

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