Category: Opinions

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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...

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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...

ERC Leadership at the launch of their fourth issue of the Election Reform Barometer

ZEC should improve transparency and accountability: ERC

By Byron Mutingwende   The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) should improve on transparency and accountability in order for it to pass the test of a credible,...

Dumisani O. Nkomo, CEO of Habakkuk Trust

Devolution Has Worked In Other Countries

By Dumisani O. Nkomo It has been widely and wildly postulated that devolution of power is divisive, unviable economically and impractical in small countries. In this...

Members of MDC Alliance demonstrating in Africa Unity Square in Harare to demand electoral reforms

Suppressing Electoral Reforms Conflicts in Zimbabwe through Rule of Law and Dialogue

By Farai Chirimumimba Introduction As the MDC Alliance today, 05 June 2018 presses on with electoral reforms demand, they probably survived a counter onslaught after the...

Inspection of voters' roll led by ZEC

Final review of the voters’ roll inspection in Zimbabwe

By Farai Chirimumimba Introduction The national voters’ roll inspection began in earnest on 19 May and ended yon 29 May with stakeholders having urged eligible voters...

Ben Manyenyeni, Mayor of Harare (R)

Local Government Elections Must Be held Separately

By Dumisani O. Nkomo It’s election year again and as usual the usual suspects are out there promising everything to everyone, everywhere they go. Pertinently below the...