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Zimbabwe elections

Zimbabwe: One more glance at the election scenario

By Seewell Mashizha Zimbabwe’s 2018 electioneering trail has predictably been rather entertaining. There is no prize for guessing who takes the honours when it comes to clowning and self-delusion: Munyanduri of the New Patriotic Front! Listening to him attempting to sell himself on radio and television is an almost hilarious experience. Amongst his many self-awarded

Zimbabwe just a week away from make-or-break elections

IT’S a week away from make-or-break general elections in Zimbabwe and the two front runners‚ incumbent president Emmerson Mnangagwa‚ 75‚ of Zanu-PF and closest challenger from the MDC Alliance Nelson Chamisa‚ 40‚ are not leaving anything to chance. While the two were on the road, pictures of them went viral on social media and told

Western Monitors’ Return Kindles Hope for Free Zimbabwe Vote

AN influx of Western observers is giving Zimbabweans some hope that this month’s elections won’t be a repeat of the tainted contests held during former President Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule. While Zimbabwe’s past three elections were marred by allegations of rigging, violence and intimidation, new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has welcomed the return of monitors from

Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa

Chinamasa sees election boost to ‘collapsed’ economy

FINANCE minister says historic elections this month will bolster efforts to revive an economy that he admits “collapsed” due to Robert Mugabe’s land reforms. In an interview with AFP, Patrick Chinamasa, one of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s closest allies, predicted the ruling Zanu PF party would “resoundingly” win the July 30 vote, the first elections since