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MDC-T Name Row – Chamisa Plots Khupe Post-Election Ambush

MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa has hinted at plans to use his possible incumbency as the country’s next leader to upstage Thokozani Khupe in the former allies’ fierce tussle for the main opposition’s name and logo. The country’s holds its harmonised elections July 30 with wide hopes from the opposition the …

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Army, police to help Zec despite denials

AS the furore around Zimbabwe’s viciously-fought election continues, police have revealed the army might still be called upon to provide logistical support for the month-end polls. BY RICHARD CHIDZA Police’s elections committee commander Assistant Commissioner Erasmus Makodza told journalists yesterday that the army would only provide transport in exceptional circumstances. …

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Binga drug peddler spared jail term

A BINGA man has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for selling dagga in a bus after a fellow traveller tipped off the police who subsequently found him with the drugs. BY NOKUTHABA DLAMINI Sifelani Sibanda (46) of Chinonge village under Chief Pashu in Lusulu will, however, perform 315 hours …

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Voter Challenges Opposition Demands

By Fidelis Munyoro A registered voter has approached the High Court seeking to bar the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) from acceding to demands by various political formations for the electoral body to provide them with a voters’ roll including her photograph or anyone else’s. Ms Ethel Tsitsi Mpezeni argues that …

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Military increases presence in villages: Think-tank

LOCAL political think-tank, Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI), has claimed that contrary to denials by public officials, a huge number of soldiers had, indeed, been deployed in most villages across the country to intimidate the opposition and mobilise support for the ruling party ahead of the July 30 elections. By Tinotenda …

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Appeal to AU, Chigumba Tells Aggrieved Parties

By Nyemudzai Kakore Printing of the ballot paper is the constitutional prerogative of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) and any political party which feels aggrieved by the law and wants to appeal to the African Union (AU) and SADC is free to do so. Addressing her weekly media briefing yesterday, …

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ZEC Says to Investigate Zanu-PF Bindura Rally Mayhem

By Anna Chibamu The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it is investigating skirmishes that broke out during President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Bindura rally weekend resulting in scores beaten up and injured by police. The embarrassing incident happened in the middle of Mnangagwa’s rally address when some party followers started trooping out …

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Chamisa vows to lead protest from front

MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has said he will today lead the protest march against Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)’s alleged bias towards Zanu PF ahead of this month’s crunch polls. BY STAFF REPORTERS Chamisa said the electoral management body was losing credibility daily, as it continued to bungle in the …

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