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"We Are Uneducated Kalangas, And We'll Keep Our Votes To Ourselves"

TamaniMoyoNo matter how much Jonathan Moyo tries to spin the Kalanga-are-uneducated-criminals gaff by Robert Mugabe, the MDC-T is playing it to very good effect, as they should.

Left: Video: An MDC official, in Matebeleland South takes less than two minutes to remind Kalanga voters that Zanu (PF) are murderers who have yet to be held accountable for Gukuranhundi atrocities against their relatives.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2015 22:40

"Zimbabwe Government Not Willing to Reform Laws, Execute New Constitution"

MaramaMedia reforms will never see the light of day since the government has displayed that it lacks motivation to reform media laws, Masvingo Senator Misheck Marava has said.

Speaking at a belated World Press freedom commemorations on Saturday at Charles Austin Theater in Masvingo, Zaka Senator Marava said the executive was sitting on bills submitted to them a long time ago, thereby blocking the realignment of almost 400 laws to the new constitution.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2015 23:15

Zimbabwe: Factionalism Rages in Zanu (PF)

KamberevereJustice Bhunu's pronunciation that both Zanu (PF) Secretary for Administration Ignatius Chombo's and Secretary for the Commissariat Saviour Kasukuwere’s candidates for Harare East are duly nominated, has ignited a blaze in the ruling party.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 22:04

EU Flip-Flop on Zimbabwe: Will The Real Van Damme Please Rise

JeanclaudePhillipe Van Damme, the European Union ambassador to Zimbabwe, is probably less well known to Zimbabweans than that other Van Damme - Jean Claude. But what we know about the later is that if he says that he as going to clobber you, he will do it.

With the diplomatic Van Damme and his ilk on the other hand, you can never be sure what they are going to do, even if they say so.

Now they are talking about how Zimbabwe should fix its "economic framework and political field as well as the rule of law" as pre-conditions for smooth re-engagement - yet it was their own releasing of the choke-hold which emboldened Zanu (PF) to ignore the reform agenda.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 16:46

Zimbabwe US Re-Engagement: What Has Changed?

SmithShannonThe US Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Dr Shannon Smith, who is landing in Harare today or tomorrow had these choice words for Zanu (PF) after the flawed 2013 election. We think they have been validated by what has happened since.

Speaking before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations on September 12, 2013, she said:

Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2015 23:16

Déjà Vu - Violence in Zimbabwe Elections Despite MDC Withdrawal

Life is difficult enough for these Hurungwe villagers without thugs forcing them to vote for Zanu (PF). (Pic wfp) 

There is a sense of deja vu in the upcoming by-elections in Zimbabwe where violence in Hurungwe West is instilling fear in the electorate despite the main opposition MDC pulling out of the election, citing lack of security - one of many  reforms that must be undertaken for free and fair elections to take place.

Temba Mliswa who is opposing the official Zanu (PF) candidate, has been locked up on trumped up charges, his workers have been beaten up, and his farm almost taken from him by Zanu (PF) youths who have since been ordered by the court to vacate.  

Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 10:22

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