ED speaks on devolution and second republic

The Herald Tendai #Mugabe in GWANDAPresident #Mnangagwa’s Government is working on a second republic in which constitutional provisions to devolve power to provincial levels will become reality soon after next month’s harmonised elections. This is in line with Section (2) of the country’s Constitution under which central government should cede more powers to provincial councils so they can determine their development priorities. It is one of the main issues raised by the opposition under the 2013 Constitution which the previous administration of former president Robert Mugabe failed to implement. Under…

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President’s triumphal return to crime scene

The Herald Thupeyo Muleya in GwandaTEN months ago, he left Phelandaba Stadium unconscious, a victim of poisoning as the G40 cabal sought to stem the popular tide that saw him receive thunderous receptions at rally-after-rally, adulation that dwarfed what met then incumbent president Mr Robert #Mugabe who grew increasingly paranoid whenever the crowd lapped up his deputy’s trademark, long-drawn party slogans that ended with the prophetic punch line, “Pasi nemhanduuuu! (Down with the enemy!)” Soon the enemy within ran scared and sought to cut Cde #Mnangagwa’s life short via poisoning.The…

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Ballot printing set for next week: ZEC

The Herald Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporterprinting of ballots to be used in the July 30 harmonised elections is set to begin next week following closure yesterday of the window period for candidates intending to withdraw from the race. Candidates that filed their nomination papers last week had until yesterday to withdraw their nomination papers if they so wished. ZEC commissioner and chairman of the Multi-party Liaison Committee (MLC) Dr Qhubani #Moyo said the ballots will be printed locally in the presence of political parties and observers. “Now that we are…

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LIVE BLOG: PRESIDENT IN GWANDA

The Herald 1600: Zanu-PF Matabeleland South province gives President #Mnangagwa a gift of two bulls to bring an end to proceedings here. Thank you for joining us. 1559: “Let’s forget about what happened in the primary elections because we are now going to vote for ZANU-PF, not an individual. I am happy that today President Mnangagwa you are going home as a fit person. You were correct when you said whoever poisoned you was not from this province. If there is anyone to do mischief it was the people you…

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Soldiers Or Lawyers Cannot Fix Zim’s Purely Economic Problems: Nkosana Moyo

Dr #Nkosana Moyo Presidential candidate for the Alliance for the People’s Agenda (APA) Dr Nkosana #Moyo has taken potshots at President Emmerson #Mnangagwa and Nelson #Chamisa saying they are not equipped to fix Zimbabwe’s economic problems. Speaking at the launch of his party’s manifesto, Moyo said, We fought a war and we needed soldiers to fight in that war … and now we are fighting to build an economy, but what is happening is that we are going back to get those soldiers. If the power goes out in this…

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More endorsements for ED presidency

The Herald Felex Share Senior ReporterPersons living with disabilities yesterday said they would rally behind President #Mnangagwa in the July 30 harmonised elections to consolidate gains achieved under the new dispensation. There are over 50 organisations representing people with disabilities (PWDs) with a combined membership of more 1,2 million people. The organisations’ leadership, drawn from the 10 provinces, held an inaugural meeting with President Mnangagwa in Harare yesterday. The interactive meeting saw the groups raising their concerns to the Head of State and Government who took time to respond to…

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We’ll write a new Constitution: Madhuku

The Herald Tichaona Zindoga Political EditorProfessor Lovemore Madhuku says he will lead a process to write a new, “people-driven” Constitution to replace the current one which was a product of negotiation between Zimbabwe’s main political parties, zanu-pf and MDC formations in 2013. Prof Madhuku, a law lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), is a perennial campaigner for constitutionalism and his party, the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA), was born out of a movement advocating for a new national charter at the turn of the millennium. Prof Madhuku says his party…

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African Union Deploys Electoral Assistant Mission in Zimbabwe

Addis Ababa, (Prensa Latina)  – The African Union (AU) has reportedly deployed an electoral assistance mission in Zimbabwe, with the aim of supporting the national commissions in preparing the July 30 elections. According to a statement issued by the AU, the advice is conducted pursuant to Article 18 of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, which mandates the bloc to collaborate with the electoral processes upon request by the Member States. At the request of the Zimbabwean authorities, the bloc will focus on training the personnel who will…

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Mugabe’s nephew dangles cash to Mutinhiri to give way to Chamisa

Former President Robert #Mugabe’s nephew, Patrick Zhuwao, one of the kingpins behind the National Patriotic Front, has dangled cash to NPF leader Ambrose Mutinhiri to step down as one of the 23 presidential candidates in next month’s election and give way to Movement for Democratic Change Alliance leader Nelson #Chamisa. He said Mutinhiri must accept the reality that the two leading contenders in the coming elections are Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front leader Emmerson #Mnangagwa and Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa. To achieve the NPF goal of reversing the 15 November…

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Mnangagwa says contestants for next month’s elections must accept defeat in a dignified manner

Zimbabwe President Emmerson #Mnangagwa, wearing a blazer bearing his campaign promises, speaks to The Wall Street Journal weeks before landmark national elections. Photo: Cynthia R. Matonhodze for The Wall Street Journal President Emmerson Mnangagwa who seems confident of winning next month’s elections has called on contestants to accept defeat in a dignified manner. Speaking in Bindura yesterday Mnangagwa said: “Let those who win do so with humility and honour, realising that they carry the nation’s hopes and aspirations. In similar spirit, let those who lose demonstrate discipline and good sportsmanship…

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