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August 14, 2018 1:45 PM ‘Poll results betrayal of one man, one vote’

Nelson Chamisa yesterday said in his Heroes Day message that the will of the people, expressed at the polls, must prevail in honour of heroes and heroines. “It is notable that we are commemorating this year’s edition of Heroes’ Day two weeks after holding a historic general election, whose national spirit is reminiscent of the 1980 election that founded 5

August 10, 2018 1:56 PM MDC challenges election results in court

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party is filing a legal challenge to the results of the country’s first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot. Lawyers for the Movement for Democratic Change party have arrived at court less than an hour before closing time to submit papers alleging the July 30 vote was rigged. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has said President 12

August 8, 2018 4:34 PM Corruption still a big problem

The recent arrest of Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo has thrust the spotlight back on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s corruption fight. Chivayo was arrested last week on corruption charges while trying to flee the country when he had gotten wind that law enforcement agents were looking for him. The controversial businessman and his company — Intratek 22

August 8, 2018 4:03 PM Zambia denies Tendai Biti political asylum

Zambia has denied asylum to senior Zimbabwean opposition politician Tendai Biti, Foreign Minister Joe Malanji has told the BBC. “He wanted to seek asylum but his grounds are not meritorious. As it is, we are just keeping him for safe custody before he heads back to Harare,” Mr Malanji told the BBC. “It is not up to us to tell when he’s going back; it’s up to the Zimbabwean 22

August 8, 2018 1:57 PM Tendai Biti freed, lawyer says

The attempt by military intelligence agents to capture opposition MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti at the Zimbabwe-Zambia proved unsuccessful, with reports suggesting he is now safely in the capital Lusaka, where he is expected to seek political asylum. Lawyer Denford Halimani says Biti was released after being arrested while trying to enter Zambia 21

August 4, 2018 1:08 PM Yoh! Zimbabwe state broadcaster played cartoons during Nelson Chamisa’s presser

The Zimbabwean state broadcaster found a way to dismiss Nelson Chamisa, the opposition leader, as a mere Mickey Mouse without blurting it out. Yesterday afternoon, millions of Zimbabweans and many around the world tuned in to watch the press conference delivered by Nelson Chamisa, the opposition leader who lost the election to President Emmerson Mnangagwa 33

August 3, 2018 9:53 PM Zim president-elect pledges to be fair, responsible and inclusive leader

Zimbabwe’s president-elect Emmerson Mnangwagwa today pledged to be a “listening” and “inclusive” president when he addressed journalists at a media briefing in Harare, less than 24 hours after it was announced he had won the presidential race in the country’s elections this week. “My brothers and sisters, I have always said that the voice of the people 36

August 2, 2018 6:33 PM Full details of Zim election’s parliamentary seats results

The result shows 69 percent parliamentary representation for Zanu-PF and 30 percent for the MDC-Alliance. President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Zanu-PF have amassed a total of 144 seats while the MDC Alliance got 64 from the general elections, according to the final poll results released by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Commissioner Qhubani 47

August 2, 2018 5:04 PM Zanu PF bigwigs suffer shocking defeats in parly polls

Many political bigwigs in President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zanu PF suffered shocking defeats in the July 30 National Assembly elections even as votes were still being counted. Ministers Chris Mutsvangwa, Patrick Chinamasa, his deputy Terrence Mukupe, ex-War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube and Petronella Kagonye lost their parliamentary strongholds 39

August 2, 2018 9:20 AM Mnangagwa says talking to opposition leader Nelson Chamisa to defuse tension

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Thursday he had been talking to opposition leader Nelson Chamisa to try to defuse tension over this week’s presidential election after violent clashes on the streets of Harare. Writing on Twitter, Mnangagwa also called for an independent investigation into the violence, in which three people were killed 37