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July 30 gives Zimbabwe opportunity to break from past

The upcoming election is a great opportunity for Zimbabweans in general, for the current political leadership and even for the ousted dictator, himself, I will explain why. Charles Kangai Of course, for the masses, the election is a good opportunity to cast their votes and decide in what direction they …

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In the service of the good shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd Are we ever in a mood of equanimity? Of an even temper? Can we receive a neighbour with a balanced and a good heart, without being corroded and eaten by jaundice? By Fr Oskar Wermter SJ Can we keep our hearts free from evil thoughts, …

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Redesigned voting booth exposes Zec fears

AS the crucial July 30 general elections draw closer, the political atmosphere is increasingly becoming toxic, with opposition parties getting more and more suspicious of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and its handling of the forthcoming polls. It would appear the decision by Zec to change the set-up of polling …

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Mnangagwa is just like Mugabe

IT has long been a public secret that Zimbabwe was open for socioeconomic policy change. Although President Emmerson Mnangagwa was inaugurated in November last year, the voice of the people is unanimous that it was mere symbolic. His sameness with the former President Robert Mugabe deters change. Cyprian Muketiwa Ndawana …

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Let’s maintain peace ahead of elections

IT is 12 days before the nation votes in the harmonised elections slated for July 30. We applaud Zimbabweans for the maturity they have shown in the run-up to this election. So peaceful has been the electoral environment so far, save for the terrorist attack on President Mnangagwa and the …

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Inside Chamisa’s improbable winter of discontent

MY TURN WITH TICHAONA ZINDOGA On  Monday we woke up to a screaming headline in an opposition-leaning newspaper that told us that the MDC-Alliance had given the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission an ultimatum of 24 hours to address “demands for transparency in the printing of ballot material” by end of business …

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Misogyny, hate speech bane of MDC-Alliance

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor The ongoing sexual vilification of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairwoman, Justice Priscilla Chigumba, on social media by MDC-Alliance and its henchmen is a sad development and bad trajectory that demeans women to mere sex objects. Micro-blogger and political turncoat Edmund Kudzayi came out guns blazing …

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Maternity benefits in formal employment

Geraldine Tendai Kabaya The importance of paid work in the lives of many people makes the conditions of employment of utmost importance. The right to protection of health and to safety in working conditions, including the safeguarding of the function of reproduction social security becomes a necessity. Social security in …

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MDC-Alliance spoiling for fight they can’t win

Lloyd Msipa Correspondent THE threats to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) by Nelson Chamisa, leader of the MDC-Alliance are indeed unfortunate. They are a futile attempt by a player to influence the outcome of the election. Let us be clear, ZEC as an institution can only do what the laws …

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This concern of electoral legitimacy!

Sharon Hofisi Legal Letters Maybe you are one of the registered voters, party leader, official bystander or avid supporter of a particular party or candidate whose conscience has become focused on the integrity of the July 30 election. If you’re a constitutionalist, you’re, perhaps with a measure of normative concern, …

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