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Zanu PF deploys police, air force for primaries

BY BLESSED MHLANGA An air force helicopter was used to deliver ballot papers and boxes in Mberengwa and Gokwe, where our news teams witnessed the planes touch down with voting material. Police officers were being used as polling officers, checking the Zanu PF cell register and voting. Zimbabwe Peace Project …

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Zanu PF primaries bode ill for elections

BY RICHARD CHIDZA The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), while applauding Zanu PF for the effort to entrench internal democracy, said it was worried that violence and other electoral ills might reappear during the harmonised elections. “ZPP applauds the ruling party in its bid to strengthen internal democracy. However, [ZPP] recorded …

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Trump threatens aid cut to Zim, SA

South Africa received about $258 million (R3,2 billion) in the 2017/18 year according to the United States Agency for International Development (USAid). The vast majority of the funds are spent on health initiatives. In Zimbabwe, USAid invests nearly $100 million annually, supporting a broad portfolio of health programmes. Every year, …

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Question mark over whether Zimbabwean diaspora will get to vote

TimesLive With Mnangagwa at the helm‚ the party has taken a somewhat calmer stance in dealing with opposition politicians but still skirts around electoral reforms. Early in April Foreign Affairs and International Trade minister Sibusiso Moyo‚ while in the United Kingdom on a diplomatic mission‚ made conflicting statements to journalists …

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NPF boss faces $10 million lawsuit

By Everson Mushava Last week, while addressing a Zimbabwe Electoral Support Network (Zesn) debate series titled Making Elections Make Sense, Mawarire alleged that illegal foreign currency traders were receiving money from Spartan Investments owned by Mnangagwa’s son Tarirai David. Through its lawyer, Gerald Mlotshwa, the RBZ has demanded that Mawarire …

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Chief Maduna petitions Mnangagwa over Obert Mpofu

BY SILAS NKALA The Ndiweni clan, particularly Chief Nhlanhlayemangwe, has claimed that Mpofu is interfering in their affairs. In a letter dated April 8, 2018 addressed to Mnangagwa, Chief Maduna said the 95-year-old widow of the late Senate paramount Ndebele Chief Khayisa Ndiweni requested that he summons Mpofu. He said …

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