WATCH: SA opposition leader Mmusi Maimane tells Zimbabweans to “vote for change”

By Thandiwe Garusa SOUTH African opposition leader Mmusi Maimane has urged Zimbabweans who head to the polls Wednesday to go out in their numbers and vote for change. A critic of the Mnangagwa-led government, Maimane called upon the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to publish election results immediately after counting to ensure transparency. Presidential election results are

ZEC declines rights activists’ election observer applications, cites ‘security reasons’

By Staff Reporter Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has been accused of breaching the law after turning down local observer applications of pro-democracy campaigners ahead of Wednesday’s plebiscite. In a statement by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), the electoral body is accused of contravening Section 68(1) of the Constitution. Some of the prominent names on the

Under fire ZEC promises to release ballot information by Friday

By Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) says it will release all the information relating to the printing and distribution of ballot papers by end of day Friday. This follows pressure from the main opposition party, Citizen Coalition for Change (CCC) which approached the courts through its elections bureau director Ian Makone demanding the

Police block Mwonzora’s protest over absence of electoral reforms.

By Staff Reporter The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has banned a demonstration which had been planned by opposition Douglas Mwonzora led MDC party over lack of electoral reforms ahead of August 23 polls. In a letter seen by which was addressed to the party, police said the MDC did not fully comply with the

MDC leader Mwonzora withdraws from Presidential race; says elections not free and fair

By Darlington Gatsi OPPOSITION Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Douglas Mwonzora has pulled out of the Presidential race ahead of the forthcoming general elections. Mwonzora’s decision comes on the back of his party suffering a major blow after more than 80 parliamentary candidates were disqualified from running. Mwonzora says this year’s elections will be

U.S raises concerns over political violence ahead of August 23 polls  

By  Staff Reporter THE United States (US) embassy in Zimbabwe, Friday raised concerns over the ongoing political violence as the nation heads toward August 23 polls. This follows the brutal murder of opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) activist Tinashe Chitsunge who was stoned to death by suspected Zanu PF supporters in Glen View 7

Australia beat Zimbabwe in World Cup opener

SuperSport World No 1 Australia completely outplayed Zimbabwe in their first match at the Netball World Cup 2023 in Cape Town, beating their African counterparts 86-30. This was just the second World Cup meeting between the two countries. Australia won the only other encounter 73-37 four years ago in Liverpool. Zimbabwe is the seventh African

Police block protest over derailing of Kasukuwere’s Presidential candidature

By Staff Reporter POLICE have barred a protest against the thwarting of exiled Presidential aspirant Saviour Kasukuwere candidature which was set for Friday. Police did not sanction the demonstration citing the convenor Talent Chivange did not comply with the peace and order law provisions. “Reference is made to your notification dated 21 July 2023 that

Ezekiel Guti’s body to be repatriated this weekend

By Staff Reporter ZAOGA Forward in Faith International Ministries founder and leader, Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti’s body will on Saturday be repatriated back to Zimbabwe. Guti died earlier this month in South Africa at the aged 100. In a letter addressed to Greater Harare, Chitungwiza and Norton leaders and saints, Guti’s remains will arrive at Robert Mugabe International

Mnangagwa signs ‘draconian’ Patriotic Bill into law

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has signed into law the much-criticised Criminal Law Code Amendment Bill, widely known as the “Patriotic Bill”. This was confirmed in the government gazette General Notice 1189 of 2023. “The following laws, which were assented to by His Excellency the President, are published in terms of section 131(6)(a) of

ZRP Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi

JUST IN: Chinese national arrested over E-creator Ponzi Scheme

By James Muonwa A 39-year-old Chinese national has been arrested for allegedly defrauding unsuspecting members of the public through the E-creator ponzi scheme. E-Creator was a firm that promised investors quick money by sharing positive reviews on e-commerce sites worldwide. In a statement issued Thursday Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) national spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi

Retired American boxer Mayweather arrives in Zim for “motherland tour”

By Staff Reporter BOXING promoter Floyd Mayweather Jnr has touched down at Robert Mugabe International Airport in his private jet. The visit is part of his “motherland tour of Africa” that starts in Harare on July 13 and 14 and concludes in Johannesburg. He was welcomed by Zanu PF aspiring MP for Mabvuku constituency Scott

Don’t celebrate too soon we will be back – says Mzembi after High Court nullifies Kasukuwere’s candidature

By Staff Reporter FORMER cabinet minister and Saviour Kasukuwere’s chief convenor Walter Mzembi has hinted at plans to fight High Court’s ruling. Mzembi was responding to critics on social media after High Court barred Kasukuwere from contesting the Presidential seat in the upcoming August 23 polls. “Do not celebrate too soon, we will be back in the game before the cock