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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 6, 2018 1:52 PM Internet mocks Chigumba’s makeup

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba, whose face and voice has become a common feature on local and foreign television stations as well as online media in the past weeks, has become a butt of jokes with people making fun of her makeup. The joking has gotten to a point where there is a “Chigumba Challenge” as Zimbabweans 38

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 6:13 PM Chiwenga on Biti assassination claims

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga yesterday angrily rejected an MDC Alliance allegation that he was plotting to assassinate presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa and his alliance partner Tendai Biti, dismissing the allegations as hallucinations of a man high on weed. This comes after Biti told a news conference on Tuesday that Chiwenga had ordered 39

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 1, 2018 5:38 PM Dr Stephen Chan: “….killing protesters in front of world observers. Same old ZANU-PF.”

Dr Stephen Chan on Twitter: “Not sure how they can be so completely over-the-top clumsy and BAD. ZANU-PF must have been smugly congratulating themselves for ‘managing’ the election and projecting a new image – and then, in one fell swoop, killing protesters in front of world observers. Same old ZANU-PF.” At least one person is dead after the military 41

July 31, 2018 1:51 PM Chinese nationals have case to answer: Court

Chinese nationals who reportedly shot and wounded the son of Zanu PF official, Keith Guzah, in a shoot-out will have to be put to their defence after the court ruled that they have a case to answer. Luo Tin Gpen, 27, Li Yize, 27, and a local, Gamuchirai Nigel Zuze, 23, had filed an application for discharge at the close of the State case before Harare 29

July 27, 2018 4:03 PM High Court throws out Chamisa suit against Mnangagwa

The High Court yesterday dismissed an application by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa seeking an order barring President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Zanu PF from interfering with the independence of traditional leaders. Chamisa had dragged his main rival in next Monday’s crunch national elections to court for remarks that the Zanu PF leader made at a ruling 19

July 27, 2018 3:02 PM Vendors interface: Mnangagwa in no-show

President Emmerson Mnangagwa was in no-show at an interface meeting with vendors in Harare yesterday. The event, which was organised by National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) chairperson Sten Zvorwadza, saw only a few informal traders pitching up, collecting Zanu PF T-shirts and leaving immediately after. Mnangagwa did not pitch up, and instead Zanu PF chairperson 20

July 27, 2018 2:11 AM Undenge turns to High Court

Former Energy Minister Samuel Undenge, who was last week jailed for an effective two-and-a-half years for abuse of office, has withdrawn his bail application at the magistrate court on the basis that the State was showing lack of urgency. Undenge, through his lawyer Mr Alec Muchadehama, has since appealed against both conviction and sentence at the High Court 23