Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa, main rival sign up for first post-Mugabe election

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE, Jun 14 : President Emmerson Mnangagwa registered on Thursday for Zimbabwe’s first national elections of the post-Mugabe era, with his main rival Nelson Chamisa hoping to rally younger voters against the generation that won independence. Western governments and investors will be closely watching the July 30 presidential and parliamentary ballots, for […]

Mugabe acolyte forms new Zimbabwe political party to challenge Mnangagwa

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE, Mar 5 : A retired Zimbabwean general and acolyte of ex-president Robert Mugabe has formed a political party to challenge President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the polls later this year, the new grouping said on Monday. Mugabe, 94, was forced to step down last November following a de facto military coup. Sources […]

Zimbabwe election body accused of tender “impropriety”

By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG, Jan 29 : A company helping to produce a new voter roll for Zimbabwe has accused the election commission of “impropriety” in its handling of tenders, potentially tarnishing the credibility of a poll meant to usher in a new era of transparency post-Mugabe. A credible vote is key to the restoration […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa announces election in four to five months

By MacDonald DzirutweHARARE, Jan 18 : Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months, a newspaper on Thursday quoted President Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying, the first time since independence the southern African state will conduct a vote that does not involve Robert Mugabe. The vote, a litmus test of Mnangagwa’s democratic credentials, will be […]