‘We condemn the shifting of positions by ZEC’

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On Jun 19, 2018 13,424 0 By #Grace Kwinjeh The #Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has consistently refused to avail the electronic copy of the voters’ roll to the #MDC Alliance, in particular, our Presidential Candidate Advocate Nelson #Chamisa despite persistent requests. Grace Kwinjeh is a veteran MDC-T activist and the party’s Representative to the EU It has come to our attention that despite Justice Priscilla Chigumba’s claims that presidential candidates are a priority, independent National Assembly candidates, civil society organisations and some foreign embassies have already been given the electronic voters’…

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Mujuru complains over her exclusion from the political parties

PEOPLE’S Rainbow Coalition (PRC) presidential candidate, Joice Mujuru, has written to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) complaining over her exclusion from the political parties’ platform, where the upcoming elections are discussed. The three political parties with representation in Parliament – Zanu PF, MDC-T and MDC – have been meeting to iron out a number of issues ahead of this year’s polls. Mujuru said even though she is not in Parliament, PRC were a major political player and deserved to be heard. Her coalition wrote to Zec advising of its existence…

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Police block Crisis Coalition Demo

CIVIL society organisations under the banner of Crisis Coalition (CiZC) intending to march and petition Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and Justice ministry were yesterday blocked in Africa Unity Square in Harare by the police and only restricted to petition Parliament. Several organisations and activists had gathered in Africa Unity Square for a march to force the government to implement their desired electoral reforms ahead of this year’s elections. Crisis Coalition chairperson, Rashid Mahiya said although they were happy to have managed to petition Parliament, it was worrying that their intended…

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ZEC rejects Chamisa’s demands over 2018 elections

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has turned down demands by opposition political parties and civil society groups to hire external chartered accountants to audit the voters’ roll ahead of this year’s elections. Zec chairperson, Priscilla Chigumba confirmed yesterday that she spurned the request after parties and other interest groups raised the issue of engaging accountants to audit the voters’ roll, with the commission bearing the cost during a stakeholders’ consultative meeting in Nyanga last week. She said according to the law, such an act was not allowed and anyone who…

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Britain reacts to backing president Mnangagwa to win Zimbabwe’s 2018 presidential elections reports

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The British Embassy in Zimbabwe has sought to distance itself from allegations that it is backing President Emmerson Mnangagwa to win in the upcoming 2018 harmonised elections. This comes after Professor Welshman Ncube, the spokesperson for the coalition MDC Alliance spoke out against the British and the Chinese for seemingly backing President Mnangagwa. Said Ncube, We think it is inappropriate for the British and the Chinese to pick a horse in this election. They should, instead, insist on Zimbabwe abiding by international norms and standards for the conduct of free,…

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ZEC Blocks Chamisa On Database Inspection Of Voters Roll

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The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has blocked MDC leader Nelson Chamisa’s party’s demands for a structured inspection of the voters roll. Two months ago, Chamisa’s aide and Secretary General Douglas Mwonzora made a loud call for an audit of the voters roll. This came amid fears of alleged tampering by the ZEC whose part composition as Mwonzora protested, is 45 staffers who are all ex soldiers. Other warnings were issued by the US Harvard University which conducted an acclaimed broad research exposing how the BVR system is prone to a tonne…

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Mnangagwa’s administration must cure constitutional violations

Elections are a few months away and the credibility of these elections is essential for the government that will hold office. The credibility will provide legitimacy for the next administration and encourage investment into the country amongst other things. For this to happen, several violations must be cured by the current administration. The first obvious point of reference is the independence of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). It must appear to be independent and carry out its constitutional mandate without any interference from the Executive. Last week I addressed the…

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Zanu PF Warns Chamisa Of A Humiliating Defeat

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By Langton Ncube| Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo has announced that his party is mobilising its grassroots structures with the aim of humiliating the oposition MDC-T in the forth coming elections. According to Daily News SK Moyo said the grassroots mobilisation would officially kick off of the party’s election preparations, which included an audit of its structures, and after which it would embark on the selection of parliamentary candidates. The party’s national chairperson, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri — who also leads its elections directorate — said her team would be concluding…

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MDC-T CHARGE SHEET: Khupe, Bhebhe And Gutu Fired

The MDC-T National Council, the Supreme-decision-making body in between Congresses met today deliberated on Khupe, Bhebhe And Gutu being fired and more key issues affecting the party. After seven hours of deliberations, the National Council made the following resolutions. 1. The national council noted and acknowledged the fact that the party has positively rebranded, is renewing and positively re-energized its base and its organs as testified by the continued affirmation and re-invigoration of its national strength and dominance; the evidence of which is the hugely successful programmes where Zimbabweans at…

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Chamisa Meets EU, Says What Is Ngwena Aide Doing In Russia With ZEC Chair?

MDC-T President and MDC Alliance presidential candidate Adv. Nelson Chamisa, Alliance partners and senior leaders of the party today met the eight-member European Union Electoral Preparatory Team at the party headquarters at Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House in Harare. The EU team wanted to appreciate the MDC Alliance’s position around the conditions in the country ahead of the watershed elections due in the country in a few months time. The people’s President Adv. Chamisa said the MDC-T and the MDC Alliance had prepared comprehensive list of demands that would ensure a…

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