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ZEC crafts new strategic plan

By Lungile Ngwenya THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is working on coming up with ideas that will assist in developing its five year strategic plan that will accommodate all stakeholder concerns and perspectives. This follows after the last strategic plan ending in September 2015. Speaking ...

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SWAPO ahead in Namibia election count after Africa’s first electronic poll

Reports from Namibia on Monday said the ruling South-West Africa People’s Organisation (SWAPO) party was leading in preliminary results. It was credited with having taken 77 percent of Friday’s poll — based on returns from about ten percent of 121 constituencies. Turnout was put at ...

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Mixed feelings over South Africans’ comments on foreigners

OBSERVERS have expressed mixed feelings over recent complaints by South African nationals that there are too many foreigners in their country contributing to high unemployment levels in Africa’s second largest economy. Recently, Ipsos, a private research think tank, conducted an exclusive survey on 2 219 ...

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A boy walks past election campaign posters in Harare

Remove campaign posters, political parties told

Bulawayo residents have called on the various political parties to remove their campaign posters since the election period is over. Posters placed by the political parties who were contesting in the July 31 harmonised are still plastered on buildings, polls, walls, bins, durawalls around the ...

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Byo residents blast Zuma, AU over elections

Bulawayo residents have lashed out at the South African President Jacob Zuma and the African Union (AU) for endorsing the just ended harmonised elections as fair and credible. The election whose result are being disputed by MDC-T, MDC and ZAPU saw Robert Mugabe win the ...

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MDC-T in fresh bid to tickle Matabeleland voters

MDC-T has refreshed its bid to tickle Matabeleland voters with the party leadership promising to solve the region’s most sensitive problems such as Gukurahundi, water and economic liberation. Addressing thousands of party supporters at White City stadium MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai and his deputy Thokozani ...

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ZANU-PF representative embarrasses party

A Zanu-PF official humiliated the party and himself when he stammered and stuttered in front of a packed crowd at the Bulawayo Small City Hall during an election debate  pitting Zanu-PF, MDC, ZAPU and MDC-T. The party official only identified as Bokosha shocked all and ...

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Mobile Voter registration begins

The second round of mobile voter registration and inspection of the voter’s roll started Monday on a low note with most prospective voters being turned away for not possessing the required documents. Most of the residents in Bulawayo who braved the cold weather were disappointed ...

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MDC-T begins vetting of aspiring MPs' applications in Bulawayo

MDC-T Bulawayo province has begun screening applications from prospective candidates that will battle it out on the party’s Parliamentary primary elections. In an interview, party spokesperson Mandla Sibanda said they were overwhelmed by the number of applications. “We will be looking at all the applications ...

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Elections before UNWTO, a disaster: Analysts

Political observers have warned holding of general elections ahead of United Nations World Tourism Organisation General Assembly will negatively impact on the hosting of the event due to the country’s culture of violence during polls. Zimbabwe is set to go for harmonised polls in March ...

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