Category: Election 2018

Togarepi slams MDC Alliance

Zanu PF Secretary for Youth Affairs in the Politburo Cde Pupurai Togarepi has accused the Chamisa led MDC Alliance of abusing the people of Zimbabwe who made their own choice which they are refusing to accept. In an interview, the Zanu Pf Youth League leader applauded President Emmerson Mnangagwa for complying with the Constitution and allowing elections to be held when they were due and opening up democratic space by letting political players to campaign freely, according to the laws of Zimbabwe. Togarepi said in total abuse of this newly found political freedom, the MDC Alliance has decided to...

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Zanu PF readies opposing papers to poll petition

Zanu PF says it will tomorrow file opposing papers against an election petition filed by MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa at the Constitutional Court challenging President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in the July 30 harmonised elections. Zanu PF Secretary for Legal Affairs, Cde Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana told the ZBC News today that a 12 member legal team is ready for the responses to litigation by Chamisa, with the opposing papers bearing testimony of the party’s commitment to safeguard the interest of the electorate. “Indeed we shall be filing our opposing papers tomorrow [Monday 13 August] by 10.am and we are...

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UPDATED: MDC Alliance finally challenges poll result

The Nelson Chamisa led MDC Alliance has filed its papers challenging the presidential election results in which the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) declared the incumbent, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa as the winner. According to ZEC, the President elect secured 50.8 percent of the votes against his closest rival, Chamisa’s 43.3 percent. After a whole week of press conference after press conference, the opposition party finally filed its papers with the Constitutional Court challenging the presidential result. The legal team representing Chamisa, which included Advocate Thabani Mpofu and Chris Mhike, arrived at the Constitutional Court after 3.pm this Friday, with bundles...

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Low representation of women in politics irk NANGO

The National Association of Non Governmental Organisations (NANGO) has noted with concern the low representation of women vying for political positions in the just-ended harmonised elections. In its preliminary statement on the Zimbabwe 2018 harmonised elections, NANGO Chairperson, Mrs Wadzanayi Vere said women need to adopt a positive mind towards politics. Concern was also raised on the subsequent use of hate and derogatory language often towards women, spreading of false and sensational information and general disregard of the law on social media...

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ED lauds Zimbabweans for voting Zanu PF

President-elect Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa has commended Zimbabweans for voting resoundingly for Zanu PF in the just ended 2018 harmonised elections which saw him winning the Presidential vote while the party secured a two-thirds majority in the National Assembly. President-elect Mnangagwa was addressing a congratulatory and appreciation meeting organised for him at the Zanu PF Headquarters in Harare. “Pama elections takarakasha vanhu. Tinofara kuti takapfuudza two thirds majority. Vanotitevera vane 63, kana mukavapa dzimwe 63 havasviki patiri (We won the elections resoundingly. We are happy we got two thirds majority. Those close to us got just 63 seats, even if...

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