All posts tagged: elections


Parly speaker warns against violence ahead of July polls; tells army to remain vigilant

By Anna Chibamu AS the country approaches the 2023 harmonised elections, Parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has urged Zimbabweans to shun violence. Addressing the army at the National Defence University recently on “Parliament’s oversight role and contribution to national security” Mudenda said the use of violence was not consistent with constitutionalism and the rule of law.

ZANU PF’s Kembo Mohadi in Japan for Shinzo Abe’s State funeral

By UK Correspondent FORMER State vice president Kembo Mohadi was in Japan this week attended the funeral of country’s longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, it has emerged. Mohadi is now just second secretary of the ruling Zanu PF party after being forced to resign the State vice presidency in ignominy due to sex scandals. He was

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Coltart says over 40 000 voters committed poll crimes

By Staff Reporter TOP rights defender and lawyer Douglas Coltart says more than 40 000 Zimbabweans who cast their votes in the just ended harmonised elections could be guilty of electoral misdemeanour if it was true that presidential votes cast in the disputed polls exceeded those cast in parliamentary ones. According to a poll petition

US: Civilian killings by army dent peaceful Zimbabwe poll

By Staff Reporter THE United States of America says the use of live ammunition by Zimbabwe`s armed forces leading to the death of six civilians in Harare last Wednesday has dented what was set to become the country’s most peaceful election since independence. In a statement, the Donald Trump led government said Zimbabwe has squandered

2018: Zimbabwe Decides

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Zimbabwe poll records 75 percent voter turnout

By Idah Mhetu                    ZIMBABWE’S general election recorded an average 75 percent voter turn, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) revealed soon after polling ended Monday evening. Addressing a media conference at Harare’s Rainbow Towers Monday night, ZEC chair Justice Chigumba praised Zimbabweans for turning out in their millions to exercise their right to vote. “At

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Chamisa lauds ‘good turnout’, laments ‘unnecessary delays’

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader on Monday said reported voting delays were a “deliberate attempt” to undermine his supporters in the country’s first election without former leader Robert Mugabe on the ballot. The allegations by Nelson Chamisa, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change party, intensified concerns about management of the election and the prospect of

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US extends Zim sanctions ahead of Monday polls

THE US senate and congress have passed a bill meant to extend the sanctions the world superpower imposed on Zimbabwe back in 2001. The Bill, titled the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Act (S. 2779) was passed on Wednesday, ahead of the southern African country’s elections on Monday July 30, 2018. Zimbabwe has been