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Zanu PF abusing State resources: Zesn

INDEPENDENT electoral watchdog, Zimbabwe Elections Support Network (Zesn), has accused the ruling Zanu PF party of enjoying an unfair advantage over its rivals by abusing State resources such as vehicles, land, food aid, buildings and the State media to oil its campaign machinery ahead of the July 30 general elections. …

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Zec sued over disclosure of voters’ details

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has been taken to court by a Harare man, who is seeking an order to interdict the country’s electoral management body from giving out prospective voters’ personal details and phone numbers to the ruling Zanu PF party. BY CHARLES LAITON Sikhumbuzo Mpofu filed the litigation …

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Chamisa scoffs at ‘Grace VP pact’ claims

MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has dismissed reports that he had made a pact with former President Robert Mugabe to appoint former First Lady Grace Mugabe as Vice-President if he wins the July 30 presidential ballot. BY TATENDA CHITAGU Addressing thousands of supporters who defied the rain at Mucheke Stadium …

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Chamisa donates heifers to violence victims’ widows

MDC Alliance presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa, at the weekend donated a heifer each to four Bikita widows, whose husbands were killed by suspected Zanu PF activists in the bloody 2008 presidential election run-off. BY EVERSON MUSHAVA MDC-T Bikita East district chairperson, Taona Chemhaka, confirmed the development yesterday, saying the donations …

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Chiefs petition Chiwenga over dispute

THREE chiefs from Matabeleland South province have petitioned Vice-President Constantino Chiwengwa to rein in Chief Mapanzure of Zvishavane and stop him from interfering in Chief Jahana’s area of jurisdiction in Insiza through appointing village heads. BY SILAS NKALA Chiefs Vezi Maduna Mafu, Jahana and Sibasa, all of Insiza district, wrote …

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Schools merit awards date set

BULAWAYO Provincial Education deputy director for Bulawayo, Matheus Luphahla has said the Metropolitan Province Better Schools Programme Annual Merit Awards for students who excelled in their education would be held on July 20. BY SHARON SIBINDI Speaking during the Provincial Annual Science Sports and Arts Festival (PASSAF) Press briefing, Luphahla …

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Ncube mocks Nkosana Moyo

HWANGE — MDC Alliance spokesperson, Welshman Ncube on Friday last week insinuated that some politicians in the country were suffering from cannabis effects. Ncube was speaking in reference to Alliance for People’s Agenda leader Nkosana Moyo whom he said was contesting for the presidency without a single aspiring House of …

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ED ‘steals’ campaign concept

A HARARE-BASED self-styled political consultant has taken the ruling Zanu PF party to court for allegedly “stealing” and implementing an election campaign concept document he had designed for President Emmerson Mnangagwa, before resolving the payment issues. BY OBEY MANAYITI Timothy Mapfumo, who is demanding $1,5 million damages, claimed his concept …

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Chiwenga embraces Chamisa’s ‘spaghetti roads’

VICE-PRESIDENT Constantino Chiwenga yesterday unwittingly embraced MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa’s “spaghetti roads” idea saying they were the only viable solution to the country’s congested roads. BY TAFADZWA MUTACHA /KUDZAI MUCHENJEKWA Addressing Zanu PF supporters at Gwanzura Stadium in Highfields, Chiwenga said government had embarked on a project to …

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Zec in fresh storm over polling booths

A WAR of words has erupted between the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and political parties over the redesigning of polling booths for the upcoming elections, with stakeholders arguing that the new design threatened the secrecy of the ballot as voters would be casting their ballots facing Zec officials. BY RICHARD …

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