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Appointment of Silaigwana a Consolidation of the Militarisation of ZEC

Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) notes with concern the appointment of Mr Utoile Silaigwana as the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Acting Chief Elections Officer. As CiZC, we would like to categorically state that the appointment of Mr. Silaigwana is another unfortunate incident which continues to put into doubt the credibility …

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No Reprieve for Diasporan Voters

The Constitutional Court has reserved judgment on whether or not Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora should be allowed to vote in this year’s harmonised elections. Mr Gabriel Shumba (a Zimbabwean lawyer), Mr Sibonile Mfumisi – both based in South Africa – and United Kingdom-based Mr Darlington Nyambiya wanted the Constitutional …

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Tomana, Chihuri Civil Trial Back in Court

By Fidelis Munyoro The Supreme Court has referred back to trial the case in which former Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana and former Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri are facing a $400 000 suit for the unlawful arrest and prosecution of a Harare lawyer. Mr Mordecai Pilate Mahlangu, senior partner …

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Militarisation of Politics Rarely Delivers Democracy

By Pedzisai Ruhanya and Bekezela Gumbo In an effort to rebrand and remake himself, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has made glaring misrepresentations on the nature of the political transition, commitment to free and fair elections, ability and sincerity to reform the economy, commitment to tackling corruption, sincerity to introducing democratic change …

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Zimbabwe Doesn’t Deserve This Disgrace, Says Mugabe in First Interview

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has called for a meeting with his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa, saying that Zimbabwe must return to “constitutionalism”, following his ouster in November. Mugabe said this at his mansion in Harare where he addressed journalists for the first time since his forced resignation. Mugabe was …

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