Battle lines drawn …as ED sets election dates

Battle lines drawn …as ED sets election dates

General Election Proclaimed Today, the 30th May 2018, President Mnangagwa gazetted a proclamation setting the dates for the forthcoming general election.  The proclamation can be accessed on the Veritas website (www.veritaszim.net) In Proclamation 2 of 2018 (SI 83 of 2018), the President fixed the following dates:   Nomination day: Thursday 14th June 2018, for all elections (presidential, parliamentary and local authority elections) This is the day on which nominations of candidates for election are processed by nomination courts presided over by nominations officers appointed by ZEC. The places where the…

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MDC-T (Khupe) open to coalitions

MDC-T (Khupe) open to coalitions

By Daniel Chigundu THOKOZANI Khupe led MDC-T faction says it is open to entering into coalitions with other like-minded political parties ahead of the all-important 2018 general elections. Zimbabwe is expected to hold elections between 21 July and 21 August this year and there is a general thinking that an opposition coalition is what has been missing to dislodge Zanu PF from power. Currently, there are about three known opposition coalitions in the country namely Coalition of Democrats (Elton Mangoma), People’s Rainbow Coalition (Joice Mujuru) and MDC Alliance (Nelson Chamisa)….

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ERC applauds Zanu PF peace call

ERC applauds Zanu PF peace call

By Daniel Chigundu THE Election Resource Centre (ERC) has praised Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo for denouncing violence as the country gears for the impending 2018 general elections. Zimbabwean elections have generally been characterised by political violence which has seen people sustaining serious injuries and others dying, while property worth millions of dollars has been destroyed. In a statement ERC said the call is very noble move but the ruling party must walk the talk and continue to propagate the information to the grassroots. “In the past Zanu PF…

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