Category: Opinions

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...

Registrar-General Tobaiwa Mudede, praised for spearheading decentralisation of registration of births and deaths as well as issuance of passports

Why Devolution of Power Is Non Negotiable

By Dumisani O. Nkomo The argument that was and is still propounded by some sections of the Zimbabweans society is both frivolous and vexatious for a number of reasons...

President Mnangagwa before his inauguration as Head of State and Government

President Mnangagwa’s first six months: Honeymoon over as general elections beckon

By Farai Chirimumimba But as the saying goes, “politicians campaign in poetry and govern in prose”. Now six months into a turbulent presidency beset by legitimate...

The Headquarters of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission that is spearheading the inspection of the voters' roll

An independent eye on voters’ roll inspection in Zimbabwe: A preliminary report

By Farai Chirimumimba As part of ensuring free, fair and credible general elections in July/August, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) commenced the voters roll...

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) mandated to run elections in the country

Zimbabwe’s general elections: Significance and challenges ahead

By Farai Chirimumimba   An estimated 5.4 million Zimbabweans head to the polls in July/August however, actual date is yet to be announced to cast votes for a...

Nelson Chamisa and Emmerson Mnangagwa likely to lead GNU if next election fails to produce an outright winner

A coalition government is a threat to Zimbabwe’s economic recovery

By Harry Ruka Mazhindu Based on experience, a coalition government cannot provide the required stability for the development of the country because of the bickering on...