Category: Opinions

Emmerson Mnangagwa's presidency to be tested on 30 July 2018

WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS? Dark Horses, Spoilers and Kingmakers

By Dumisani O. Nkomo In last week’s instalment, I analysed the chances of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Nelson Chamisa’s prospects in the 30 July Presidential...

Priscilla Chigumba, ZEC Chairperson, overseeing elections in Zimbabwe

The 30 July people’s decision

By Harry Ruka Mazhindu How Zimbabweans are going to vote is not clear. But the result will matter both to the future of their country and the region. A casual visitor to...

Tawanda Chimhini (L), CEO of Election Resource Centre calling for independent audit of the voters' roll

The politics of voters’ roll audit in Zimbabwe

By Farai Chirimumimba Most countries rarely undertake independent voters’ roll audits to correct any irregularities noted, and when they do there are always...

Dumisani O. Nkomo, CEO of Habakkuk Trust

Is Zimbabwe Open For Business? Service Delivery Failure Costly

By Dumisani O. Nkomo The new government administration has adopted the term “Zimbabwe is open for business “ as its official policy statement . I would like to argue...

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission

Democratic integrity of Zimbabwe’s upcoming harmonised elections

By Farai Chirimumimba The current ruling ZANU-PF government has in recent years been accused of rigging elections or unfair conduct. This is not a phenomenon unique to...

The ZEC logo

Questions around voters’ roll, polling centres and audit in Zimbabwe

By Farai Chirimumimba Once again, Zimbabwe is witnessing an intense period stemming from the availability of the voters’ roll that has been a subject of debate in...

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC)

Role of election observers ahead of harmonised elections

By Harry Ruka Mazhindu Ever since the 1990s, international observation of elections has become widespread that refusing observers is an indirect admission of fraud as...

The people's man, Mr Bishow Parajuli talking to smallholder rural women farmers in a maize field

Bishow Parajuli – a man committed to development and equality for all

By Byron Mutingwende   I write this piece to acknowledge one of those unsung heroes in the diplomatic, humanitarian and development field in Zimbabwe. I must hasten...

Call for 25% women's quota gathers momentum

Making a case for 25 % Young women’s Quota in Zimbabwe

By Institute for Young Women Development We write with a heavy heart in such devastating times being witnessed in the country. Recent and ongoing developments in our...

President of the MDC Alliance, Nelson Chamisa (L) delivering his speech at the party's manifesto launch

MDC Alliance launches alternative responsible election manifesto

By Farai Chirimumimba Promising rejuvenation of the economy, MDC Alliance made its case on Thursday for voters to back its move to the left and throw out ZANU-PF out at...