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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Which voters want their pictures on the roll?

Zimbabweans have recently been treated to the odd sight of registered legal practitioners blackguarding a judge of the High Court over a decision by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission not to include voters’ pictures in the copies of the voters’ rolls given to candidates, political parties and civic organisations. Justice Priscilla …

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The top 5 party manifestos

LAST week’s column looked at the Zanu-PF manifesto which I ranked 4th. This week we examine a third manifesto. By Paul Kaseke Number 3: Build Zimbabwe Alliance Build Zimbabwe’s manifesto is under the slogan ‘Run with BZA’ The manifesto is simple yet sound in several respects. The party has an …

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Zanuism, ‘barrack democracy’ threat to Zim’s progress

Zanu PF provides the most shocking example of the culture of exceptionalism which has characterised many a liberation party in power. These include: Gus Manatsa the belief that it is entitled to rule forever, blatantly refusing to view itself as an ordinary political party (watch Christopher Mutsvangwa talk), its conflating …

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Bulawayo White City explosion: Dereliction of duty

In every election, be it in Zimbabwe, Africa or any other country, there are pre-election furores, these are events and pronouncements that either shock or intrigue the masses before the election. Wilton Nyasha Machimbira However, it would be insensitive and inhuman to reduce the Bulawayo White City Stadium explosion to …

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Peace pledge key to opening Zim for business

THE signing of the peace pledge by about 20 of the 23 presidential candidates contesting the July 30 elections, binding themselves to a code of conduct compelling them to campaign peacefully, is commendable as they should be held accountable for any incidences of violence by their party members. The National …

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ED Walks the Talk On Re-Engagement

By Nick Mangwana The New Dispensation brought civility into our politics. It brought respect and, more importantly, it brought dialogue. This dialogue replaced diatribe against the Western powers, diatribe against the opposition and even diatribe against some of our neighbours such as Botswana. President Mnangagwa told a rally in Bulawayo …

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Of Elections, Manifestos and Electoral Promises

By Nobleman Runyanga With each passing day, July 30 is drawing closer and the political players who intend to participate in the forthcoming elections are hanging themselves out on the clothesline of politics. Some hope to attract the electorate, while others dry themselves into oblivion, only to reincarnate after a …

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Khupe Pledges Equal Opportunities

By Tichaona Zindoga Dr Thokozani Khupe says she will create equal opportunities for all Zimbabweans and introduce a culture of constitutionalism in the country’s governance. The MDC-T leader and presidential candidate in the July 30 harmonised elections says she brings a clean record and will be able to chart a …

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Now we need good politics

In Africa, our biggest threats are also opportunities. By 2035, 450 million Africans will have joined the working age population, more than the rest of the world combined in that time. Paul Kagame They will power our economies forward, as long as there are jobs they have the knowledge to …

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Ballot paper impasse rages

THE Tendai Biti-led People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has approached the High Court demanding that material for the July 30 general elections be sourced through an open tender. BY CHARLES LAITON In its latest application, the opposition party wants the Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (PRAZ), Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and …

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