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Zimbabwe Electoral Commission squanders an opportunity to build trust

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission squanders an opportunity to build trust

“The silly season is out in full force,” said the ZEC Chairperson, Justice Priscilla Chigumba as she made an appearance on Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa’s radio show on Monday. It is a cliché that refers to a period of frivolous and petty behaviour. The history of Zimbabwean elections, however, suggests that they are from frivolous affairs. For […]

New ‘Ndebele king’ trashes Unity Accord

New ‘Ndebele king’ trashes Unity Accord

SELF-IMPOSED new Ndebele King — Stanley Tshuma — has trashed the 1987 Unity Accord signed between Zanu PF and former PF Zapu, and declared that Matabeleland region would now be referred to as Mthwakazi kingdom. Tshuma made a strong political statement at Bulawayo’s Large City Hall on Saturday, where he unveiled a new Mthwakazi flag […]

Zimbabwe War Vet Loses Farm After Going to Opposition Rally – Report

Zimbabwe War Vet Loses Farm After Going to Opposition Rally – Report

In a sign of just how hazardous it is to support the opposition with elections looming in Zimbabwe, a war veteran has been disowned by his colleagues and ordered to vacate his farm after going to an MDC rally, it was reported Sunday. NewZimbabwe.com reports that Regis Musengeyi landed himself in trouble for attending the […]

Ex-Minister Matinenga a ‘Heartless Black Rhodesian’ – Say War Veterans

Ex-Minister Matinenga a ‘Heartless Black Rhodesian’ – Say War Veterans

War veterans have hit out at former cabinet minister and Harare lawyer Eric Matinenga, disparaging him as a “heartless black Rhodesian” after he criticised security services commanders meddling in politics. Douglas Mahiya, the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) spokesman, said Matinenga remarks prove that he does not appreciate the role played by the […]

Zimbabwe to legalise marijuana . . . Govt considers drug use for medical purposes

Zimbabwe to legalise marijuana . . . Govt considers drug use for medical purposes

THE Government is considering an application that has been made by a Canadian international company to produce cannabis for medical purposes, a move that will see the country legalising the production and use of marijuana in selected areas, a Cabinet Minister has said. Macro-Economic Planning and Investment Promotion Minister Dr Obert Mpofu told captains of […]

‘F#$% White People’ Not Hate Speech, South African Court Rules

‘F#$% White People’ Not Hate Speech, South African Court Rules

It is not surprising that the Chief Magistrate of Cape Town earlier this week ruled that the work of art by Dean Hutton (which includes a repetition of the phrase “Fuck White People”) did not constitute hate speech. The Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (PEPUDA) specifically excludes bona fide engagement in […]

State of emergency declared in Zambia

State of emergency declared in Zambia

The burning of the country’s biggest market, which is the latest in a series of infernos, apparent celebrations of the tragedy and a subsequent state of emergency has driven a wedge further between the Zambian government and opposition parties as well as civil society organisations. Early on Tuesday, a fire ravaged the Lusaka City Market […]

6 bidders qualify for National Railways of Zimbabwe recapitalization?

6 bidders qualify for National Railways of Zimbabwe recapitalization?

SIX potential investors have been shortlisted for the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ)’s $400 million recapitalisation tender that closed yesterday. The tendering process opened on May 5, 2017 and attracted more than 80 local and international bidders. The winning bidders are Sino Hydro, China Civil Engineering, Crowhat International (from Europe) Croax Private Ltd (South Africa), […]

First Lady Grace Mugabe Grabs Iconic Mazowe Dam

First Lady Grace Mugabe Grabs Iconic Mazowe Dam

FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe is continuing to expand her vast empire in the scenic Mazowe area of Mashonaland Central province; this time by grabbing the state-owned iconic Mazowe Dam — almost a century after it was built — and surrounding tracts of land. This has escalated her bitter fights with local villagers who are now […]

‘It’s Not My Duty to Name My Successor,’ Says Mugabe

‘It’s Not My Duty to Name My Successor,’ Says Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe, 93, has reportedly engaged the Minister of War Veterans Tshinga Dube over the succession issue, telling him that he had not named his successor “as that was the prerogative of the Congress”. Dube recently urged Mugabe to name or groom his successor in-order to put a stop to the continued factional fights […]

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