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Zanu PF primary candidate bashed inside the party HQ

THREE Zanu PF activists appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court yesterday on allegations of assaulting one of the party’s parliamentary candidates for Kambuzuma constituency after he turned up at the party headquarters to complain over irregularities during primary elections. BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE Joseph Tagarira (34), Runyararo Muskwe (37) and Ashley …

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Mangoma Seeks Nod to Petition Concourt to Compel ZEC and Ziyambi to Annul and Align Defective Provisions of Electoral Act

Opposition political party leader Elton Mangoma has petitioned the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) seeking an order to be allowed to present a substantive application to nullify some defective provisions of the Electoral Act and align them with the Constitution before the promulgation of a proclamation for the 2018 harmonised elections. Through …

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Khupe to Launch Election Manifesto This Weekend

The Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T is, this weekend, set to launch its election manifesto in Bulawayo. National spokesperson Linda Masarira said a national standing committee which held in Kwekwe recently resolved to hit the campaign trail, launch the party’s manifesto and finalise candidate selection amongst other issues. The meeting, Masarira …

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No Vehicles to Take Prisoners to Court – Trials and Bail Hearings Fail to Take Place

The prisons department is battling a serious transport crisis which has resulted in inmates failing to attend trials and bail hearings since Monday, it has emerged. Prisons spokesperson Elizabeth Banda confirmed the development and said the department was working hard to rectify the situation. “The trucks are broken down and …

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Mnangagwa Promises to Wield Axe After Poll

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is so confident of winning elections expected later this year that he is already structuring his cabinet and promising to wield the axe on his old comrades. State media reported that Mnangagwa told Zimbabweans resident in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday that he will not spare corrupt or non-performers. …

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Chiwenga Poisoned? VP Reveals Skin Disease, Denies Moyo Bleaching Charge

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has revealed that he suffered a serious illness during last November’s coup, denying charges of skin bleaching by the likes of former higher education minister Professor Jonathan Moyo. Chiwenga opened up on the social media speculation Tuesday during the burial of his sister Margaret Machekabuwe. The …

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Oxford Union – Chamisa Calls for Urgent Electoral Reforms

MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has called for urgent reforms to ensure that the general elections scheduled for July this year are free, fair and credible. Speaking at the historic Oxford Union at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom on Monday, Chamisa described the forthcoming polls as …

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SA Hotel Violence – Grace Mugabe Immunity Challenged At Pretoria High Court

South Africa-based civil rights group Afriforum has launched an application with the High Court in Pretoria seeking to set aside the diplomatic immunity granted to former Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe. Grace was granted immunity by the South African government under controversial circumstances after she was accused of physically assaulting …

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3,000 Seek to Represent MDC-T in July Elections

Around 3,000 party members have submitted applications to contest for public office under the MDC-T ticket, officials have confirmed. The party’s elections chairperson Morgan Komichi said they had finished vetting the aspiring candidates and would begin “consensus building” end of this week. “The MDC-T is pleased to announce that it …

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