When Winners are Losers

Dear Family and Friends, Under a bright blue sky and with the golden grass swaying in the cool winter wind, Zimbabwe is holding its breath this June. Our neighbourhoods and gardens are filled with the clear, alluring voices of Orioles and Shrikes and the piercing whistles of young Hawks and Eagles as they learn to hunt.  Standing in the sun to get warm  is our  national preoccupation at this time of year and while we do we watch, listen, shake our heads and chuckle at the propaganda, promises and puffed…

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Opposition faces polls defeat – Gutu

MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu MDC-T deputy president Obert Gutu says Zimbabwe’s opposition was headed for yet another crushing electoral defeat to a #Zanu PF that has maintained an octopus grip on the country’s poll management systems. He was speaking at a panel discussion at SAPES Trust on the voters roll and the status of key legislation ahead of the July 30 polls. The discussion was organised by the Information for Development Trust (IDT), an NGO formed to track public sector corruption. In his comments, Gutu said the current set-up of…

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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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‘Vote For Chamisa In Memory Of Tsvangirai’

Terrence Mawawa An #MDC Alliance Candidate has urged villagers in Buhera West Constituency to vote for the coalition’ s Presidential candidate Nelson #Chamisa in honour of the late legendary MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai. Jaison Matewu Manonge who won the primary election in Buhera West said local villagers should vote for the MDC Alliance in memory of Tsvangirai. “This time we will win the elections.Let us vote for the MDC Alliance in honour of Morgan Tsvangirai. Matewu will take on former police boss Oliver Mandipaka in the July 30 elections. If…

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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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Social media introduces new dimension to Zimbabwe 2018 polls

The name Baba Jukwa became both a reference point and somewhat source of credible inside information regarding the ruling #Zanu PF party in the build up to the 2013 harmonised elections. BY KENNEDY NYAVAYA The shadowy Facebook character was an instant hit as a result of the mostly believable bits of whistleblowing, entailing what happened in exclusive closed door meetings among political stalwarts in a manner which at the time could lead to incarceration or abduction. Phrases like “Bhora musango” became common lingo in politics and there was a feeling…

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2018 polls: Preps, people and prospects

The Herald Farirayi Machivenyika Senior ReporterThe Nomination Court sat last week and after a staggering over 133 political parties had registered with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), only 23 people managed to file as candidates for the presidential race, leaving us wondering where the other 110 had gone. Mr Speaker Sir, only a few weeks ago I said there was need to have some  form of regulation to manage political parties so that we have some semblance of order in the political arena. Obviously there were some among those parties…

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Zimbabwe opposition weighs election options

Leader of Zimbabwes biggest opposition party, Nelson #Chamisa is seen during an interview with the Associated Press in Harare, Thursday, March, 8, 2018. Chamisa is a charismatic lawyer and trained pastor who seeks to capitaliize on goodwill towards his deceased predecessor and highlight the past of his militarty backed opponent, President Emmerson #Mnangagwa.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) HARARE – Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and other principals in the #MDC Alliance have not ruled out boycotting next month’s crucial national elections but for now, they will continue dialogue with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)…

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Mnangagwa 100 percent sure of victory otherwise he would not have called elections says Grace Mugabe’s ex-husband

President Emmerson #Mnangagwa briefing the Zimbabwe Business Club in Harare, Zimbabwe on Thursday, January 18 2018. Pic: Waldo Swiegers / Bloomberg President Emmerson Mnangagwa is 100 percent sure of victory in next month’s election otherwise he would have not have the elections, Stanley Goreraza, the former husband of Zimbabwe’s former First Lady Grace #Mugabe, said. “I’ll repeat what I have said many times; Emmerson Mnangagwa will never go for an election without strong assurances from the Intelligence Services that he is without doubt going to definitively win that election,” he…

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Nelson Chamisa snubs Mugabe, Grace

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By Fungi Kwaramba, Mugove Tafirenyika and Andrew Kunambura It has emerged that #MDC Alliance leader #Nelson Chamisa has rebuffed ousted former president #Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace’s overtures for the trio to work together — as the former first family frantically attempts to derail President #Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election bid in next month’s watershed polls, the Daily #News can report. MDC-T president Nelson #Chamisa At the same time, the youthful opposition leader has strongly warned #Mnangagwa to rein in his tough-talking deputy, Constantino Chiwenga, saying the former Defence Forces commander…

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