‘Electoral Reforms Are Mutually Beneficial, Only Cowards Are Fearful’-(ERC)

‘Electoral Reforms Are Mutually Beneficial, Only Cowards Are Fearful’-(ERC)

ELECTION Resource Centre (ERC) director, Tawanda Chimhini has rebuked politicians who continue to delay the operationalization of new electoral laws as defined in the current Constitution, adding this was the work of those fearing defeat. Chimhini further warned the country will not fully enjoy the new democratic dispensation ushered by the new laws if authorities failed to test their effectiveness way ahead of 2018. “As a democracy, we need to grow and the electoral reforms…

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‘Zimbabwe Must Abolish Deputy Ministerial Post’- Crisis Coalition Official

‘Zimbabwe Must Abolish Deputy Ministerial Post’- Crisis Coalition Official

ZIMBABWE must streamline its cabinet and in particular abolish the deputy ministerial position because “it is largely ceremonial and a drag on the fiscus”, an NGO official has said. Contributing to debate on the importance of the several economic blue-prints that have been published by opposition parties, the ruling party and civic society, Crisis Coalition’s Thulani Mswelantu said his organization’s ZimStart document advocates for a lean executive. “Zimbabwe needs to trim the size of its…

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35 Years After Independance, 8 Million Zimbabweans (60% Population) Have No Electricity

35 Years After Independance, 8 Million Zimbabweans (60% Population) Have No Electricity

SOME 35 years after independence, eight million Zimbabweans, about 60 percent of the population, still have no access to electricity, a cabinet minister has revealed. Energy and power development minister, Samuel Undenge, said Tuesday that the majority of Zimbabweans were still using traditional sources of energy such as firewood. The minister conceded that “we cannot continue to accept such situations as the norm”. This comes at a time even those with access to electrical power…

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‘Lying Western Governments Are Discouraging Potential Foreign Investors’-Chinamasa

‘Lying Western Governments Are Discouraging Potential Foreign Investors’-Chinamasa

FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa has accused western governments of discouraging potential investors from their countries who would have visited Zimbabwe by lying to them about the situation in the country. “I believe that the delegations which come to Zimbabwe, both trade and investment, remain sitting on the fence not entirely because our environment is not ripe to receive them, no, but because they take cue from their political leaders,” said Chinamasa. The minister said this…

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‘Tsvangirai , Says I Will Never Join Biti, But Urges Him To Join Zanu-PF’

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has said while efforts to forge a coalition with “like-minded” opposition parties is the way to go, he will never consider re-uniting with his former secretary-general Tendai Biti, urging him instead to consider joining Zanu-PF. Tsvangirai told hundreds of MDC-T supporters in Zengeza West yesterday that Biti and his People’s Democratic Party leadership should forge an alliance with Zanu-PF instead of continuously attacking his person. Mugabe”They have launched their party and…

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‘17,805 Murders April 2014 to March 2015, 49 Murders A Day In South Africa’

‘17,805 Murders April 2014 to March 2015, 49 Murders A Day In South Africa’

SOUTH AFRICA’s murder rate jumped 4.6 percent in the last year, official data showed Tuesday, with almost 49 people killed every day in a country battling a reputation as one of the crime capitals of the world. A total of 17,805 murders were committed from April 2014 to March 2015, an increase of 782 deaths from the year before. The government admitted that authorities were struggling to tackle the problem, but said the 10-year trend…

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80 Of 108 Boarders, Flee Ellis Robins Boys High , Hostels, In Harare Over ‘Major Satanism Scare’

80 Of 108 Boarders, Flee  Ellis Robins Boys High , Hostels, In Harare Over ‘Major Satanism Scare’

Students at Ellis Robins Boys High School in Harare said that strange occult-related incidents were happening at the school, disrupting classed and learning processes. According to some of the student, the first signs of the occult appeared when students experienced weird nightmares and blood was also seen in one of the bathtubs at the school. Gripped by fear, a number of students vacated the hostels, with just a few remaining due to bus fare challenges….

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Welshman Flees After Representing Lunga In Victory Against Angry War Vets,

Welshman Flees After Representing Lunga In Victory Against Angry War Vets,

PROMINENT lawyer Professor Welshman Ncube yesterday sneaked out of the Bulawayo High Court through a back door with the help of police following threats by a group of war veterans who had lost a case. The group, comprising about 30 ZEXCOM Foundation Fund Limited shareholders, caused a scene at the High Court yesterday soon after they lost a case against Barbra Lunga, the company’s liquidator, in the fight over the control of company properties. Prof…

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MDC-T Senior Official Ex-Masvingo Mayor, Alderman Fermius Chakabuda, Has Died.

MDC-T Senior Official Ex-Masvingo  Mayor, Alderman Fermius Chakabuda, Has Died.

MASVINGO: MDC-T senior official and former mayor for Masvingo City, Alderman Fermius Chakabuda, has died. Chakabuda collapsed at his Morning Side house in the early hours of Tuesday and was rushed to Makurira Memorial Clinic where he was pronounced dead. He was 64 and is survived by his wife and four children. Alderman Chakabuda served as a ward 5 Councillor in Masvingo for 18 years both on a Zanu PF and MDC-T ticket. His wife…

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