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‘Govt Must Fund ZEC For Quality Elections’

Elections watchdog, the Election Resource Centre (ERC) has challenged the Zimbabwean government to adequately fund the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) ahead of the 2023 elections. The ERC said the government must not negate its obligation of adequately funding the Electoral Commission and to institute the required reforms and alignment of the laws to the Constitution […]

Reforming to Rebuild Zimbabwe: A Time For Growth

With the recent announcements of vaccines to the Covid-19 pandemic, the world is staring through their dark tunnel to get a glimpse of the light. While the pain continues, and many still suffer, the ray of hope is on the horizon for citizens of our world, and for the global economy. So too for the […]

Women’s Political Participation Key To Democracy

A clarion call has been made to governments and institutions to pave way for increased women’s participation in political spaces as this is key to increased democracy. Despite the commitment made by most development agencies operating on the ground to mainstream gender into their programmes, women are still viewed as a vulnerable group instead of […]

Tight Spot For Hwende As Social Media Poke Holes In Masotsha Inquiry Report

Opposition MDC Alliance Secretary General Charlton Hwende spent the better part of last night on Twitter defending the party’s recent pronouncement that it had exonerated its Bulawayo Chairlady, Tendai Masotsha, from any wrongdoing in an alleged abduction of ZimLive Editor Mduduzi Mathuthu’s nephew, Tawanda Muchehiwa by suspected state agents in the run up to the […]

Zanu-PF Challenged To Honor Election Promises

Opposition outfit, Ideas Party of Democracy (IPD) has challenged the ruling party, Zanu-PF to honour its election campaign promises before starting another campaign ahead of the 2023 elections. Zanu-PF made a raft of promises through its manifesto among which was the revamping of industries which would give birth to jobs creation. However, midway through its […]

“Zim Must End The Politics Of Abductions”

Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) Director, Jestina Mukoko has called on the government to excise restraint and end abductions and torture of Civil Society and opposition leaders to enhance democracy. Mukoko, a victim of abductions and torture during the late President Robert Mugabe’s era told 263Chat recently most Zimbabweans have become too afraid to voice put […]

‘Zimbabweans Are Captured By Fear’

Zimbabweans are living in fear of the government’s iron fist rule and the militarisation of state institutions which has shrunk economic development and further worsened the democratic space, a human right advocate has said. Most citizens are fearful of the increased security forces presence on the streets and alleged politically motivated abductions which have happened […]

Manicaland MDC-T Youths Slam Parly Recalls

MUTARE-The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC T) youth structures have blasted the recent round of parliamentary recalls as machinations of ZANU PF, affirming the loyalty to party leadership. In a statement MDC T Manicaland Youth Assembly (2014) chairperson, Itayi Masaka said the current infighting in the party is an anthesis to democracy and a drawback […]

Mnangagwa Calls For Peace

President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday called on opposition parties and church organisations to channel their energy towards national development and desist from violent demonstrations and disruptive politics. He was officiating at an event to launch US$51 million farm mechanisation facility from Belarus. Mnangagwa’s government has been facing massive resistance and violent protest from the opposition members […]