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‘COVID-19 December Herd Immunity A Far Fetched Dream’

Public policy think tank the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI) says the attainment of the COVID-19 herd immunity is a far-fetched dream considering that it is less than a month from year-end. In an Access to Public Health Monitoring Report for the month of November 2021, ZDI said the country finds itself in a precarious position […]

‘FORUS Party Ready For 2023 Elections’

Newly established political party Freedom of Rights Under Sovereign (Forus) party launched its manifesto over the weekend with party leader Manyara Irene Muyenziwa claiming her outfit was ready to contest the elections in 2023. Muyenziwa said Forus was ready to fight for democracy and equality and would also strive to push for the restoration of […]

Community Organisations Urge Govt To Reconsider Stance On PVO Bill

The Alliance of Community Based Organisations (ACBOs) has urged the Government to reconsider the potential impact of the proposed Private Voluntary Organisations Bill which seeks to prohibit non-governmental organisations from meddling in politics. In a statement, the ACBOs said the Bill has a negative impact on women and key populations and will be a drawback […]

ZBC Pegs Licence Fees In US Dollars

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has made an upward review of television and radio licence fees for motor vehicles, household and business entities following approval by the Government. Statutory Instrument 264 of 2021 was published today following approval by the Minister of Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa in terms of the Broadcasting Services […]

The Second Republic Has Failed To Deliver Its Promises- Report

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been accused of making broad promises on political reforms but failing to deliver since taking power in 2017, the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) barometer report has said. The report released this week said there was a striking similarity between the current administration and the previous one under former President Robert […]

Residents Petition Parliament Over By-Elections

The Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) has petitioned Parliament to summon the Ministry of Health and Child Care and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to clear the confusion over the holding of by-elections. By-elections were suspended following the advent of COVID-19 pandemic last year with government saying the decision was meant to curb infections by […]

ERC Welcomes Ratification of Charter On Democracy, Elections

Election lobby group, the Election Resource Centre (ERC) has welcomed the country’s ratification of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG) saying it is a positive step towards commitment to credible elections. In a statement, ERC said the ratification will only come to fruition if there is Government will to align it with […]

Government Warns MDC Alliance On Fake Abductions

The government has accused the opposition MDC Alliance of making fake abduction claims after its Vice President Tendai Biti had On Monday, reported that he was being followed by “funny vehicles” Social media reports had it that Biti had been taken by five unknown men at his Borrowdale home but the outspoken lawyer later “resurfaced” […]

Govt Told To Withdraw PVO Amendment Bill

The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network has called on the government of Zimbabwe to withdraw the proposed Private Voluntary Organisations (PVO) Amendment Bill that seeks to bar Non-Governmental Organisations from political lobbying. The Bill also seeks to add to section 10 of the principal Act by bringing in a clause to bar PVOs from […]

Concern Over State Monitoring Social Media

The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) has raised alarm over recent remarks by Information Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa insinuating that the government had set up a cyber team to monitor what people send and receive on social media. “We have actually come up with a cyber-team that is constantly on social media to monitor what people […]