• Police block Tsvangirai meetings

    By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 12 July 2013 While both Presidential hopefuls, Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai, have affirmed that this time the country is on track for fair and peaceful elections, indications from the ground suggest otherwise. The harsh reality is that ZANU PF has unleashed its tried and tested violence machinery, controlled [...]

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  • MDC’s Ncube launches election bid with call for principled leadership

    By Nomalanga Moyo SW Radio Africa 12 July 2013 The MDC led by Welshman Ncube kick-started its election campaign in the Mashonaland East Province of Chikomba on Friday. The event was mainly aimed at introducing MDC candidates for the forthcoming July 31st election, with the party’s manifesto expected to be launched separately on 20th July [...]

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  • Names of all PTUZ members as polling officers’ deleted

    By Violet Gonda SW Radio Africa 12 July 2013 The Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has accused the Electoral Commission of bias after it emerged that all PTUZ members who had been originally listed as polling officers have had their names deleted. PTUZ Secretary General Raymond Majongwe said the development, less than three weeks [...]

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  • State ‘hostility’ towards civil society threatens credible Zim poll

    By Alex Bell SW Radio Africa 12 July 2013 An international human rights group has warned that the state’s ongoing hostility towards Zimbabwe’s civil society sector could threaten the credibility of the upcoming elections. According to a new report by Amnesty International, the past eight months have seen an intensified campaign of intimidation and arrests [...]

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  • ZESN claims 750,000 voters missing from voters roll

    By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 12 July 2013 A scrutiny of the country’s voters’ roll by election watchdog, the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN), has unearthed a disturbing under-registration of voters in mostly urban areas. With less than three weeks to go before the election this will buttress the MDC-T’s recent claims that an [...]

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  • Zimbabwean leaders trade insults as election campaign hots up

    Violet Gonda SW Radio Africa 12 July 2013 The election campaign is showing that no love has been lost between the major political parties despite spending four years as partners in the coalition government. The political leaders have taken to trading personal insults, making it difficult to understand how they will work with each other [...]

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  • Diaspora urged to participate in electoral process

    By Alex Bell SW Radio Africa 12 July 2013 Zimbabweans in the Diaspora are being urged to do what they can to participate in the electoral process back home, because the July 31st poll could decide their futures. According to the Zimbabwe Exiles Forum, which is hosting the meetings, the Zimbabwean Diaspora voters’ lack of [...]

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  • Zimbabwe: Alarming clampdown on basic freedoms ahead of elections

    AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Under strict embargo for 00.01 GMT Friday 12 July 12 2013 Zimbabwe: Alarming clampdown on basic freedoms ahead of elections Zimbabwean police are continuing to target and intimidate human rights defenders ahead of elections later this month according to a new report by Amnesty International. Walk the Talk details how the [...]

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Police block Tsvangirai meetings

July 12, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 12 July 2013 While both Presidential hopefuls, Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai, have affirmed that this time the country is on track for fair and peaceful elections, indications from the ground suggest otherwise. The harsh reality is that ZANU PF has unleashed its tried and tested violence machinery, controlled [...]

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MDC’s Ncube launches election bid with call for principled leadership

July 12, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

By Nomalanga Moyo SW Radio Africa 12 July 2013 The MDC led by Welshman Ncube kick-started its election campaign in the Mashonaland East Province of Chikomba on Friday. The event was mainly aimed at introducing MDC candidates for the forthcoming July 31st election, with the party’s manifesto expected to be launched separately on 20th July [...]

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Names of all PTUZ members as polling officers’ deleted

July 12, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

By Violet Gonda SW Radio Africa 12 July 2013 The Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has accused the Electoral Commission of bias after it emerged that all PTUZ members who had been originally listed as polling officers have had their names deleted. PTUZ Secretary General Raymond Majongwe said the development, less than three weeks [...]

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State ‘hostility’ towards civil society threatens credible Zim poll

July 12, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

By Alex Bell SW Radio Africa 12 July 2013 An international human rights group has warned that the state’s ongoing hostility towards Zimbabwe’s civil society sector could threaten the credibility of the upcoming elections. According to a new report by Amnesty International, the past eight months have seen an intensified campaign of intimidation and arrests [...]

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ZESN claims 750,000 voters missing from voters roll

July 12, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 12 July 2013 A scrutiny of the country’s voters’ roll by election watchdog, the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN), has unearthed a disturbing under-registration of voters in mostly urban areas. With less than three weeks to go before the election this will buttress the MDC-T’s recent claims that an [...]

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Zimbabwean leaders trade insults as election campaign hots up

July 12, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Violet Gonda SW Radio Africa 12 July 2013 The election campaign is showing that no love has been lost between the major political parties despite spending four years as partners in the coalition government. The political leaders have taken to trading personal insults, making it difficult to understand how they will work with each other [...]

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Diaspora urged to participate in electoral process

July 12, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

By Alex Bell SW Radio Africa 12 July 2013 Zimbabweans in the Diaspora are being urged to do what they can to participate in the electoral process back home, because the July 31st poll could decide their futures. According to the Zimbabwe Exiles Forum, which is hosting the meetings, the Zimbabwean Diaspora voters’ lack of [...]

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ZEC adds 672 polling stations for elections

July 11, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 11 July 2013 The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has put in place an additional 672 polling stations for the upcoming elections. There were 8,998 polling stations in the 2008 election and this year there will be 9,670. ZEC said the move would ensure that all registered voters will be [...]

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