The vice-president of the Thokozani Khupe faction of the Movement for Democratic Change, Obert Gutu, has rubbished reports about talks to unite the two factions which are both going by the name of MDC-T.
Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front president Emmerson Mnangagwa is likely to win this year’s elections because the opposition is in disarray, Zimbabweans in the United States said at a panel discussion in Washington DC yesterday.
The Nelson Chamisa faction of the Movement for Democratic Change says it will finish its candidate selection for the coming elections by 12 May.
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission boss Priscillah Chigumba says this year’s elections cannot be rigged and has challenged anyone who can prove otherwise to come forward.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa says Zimbabwe has attracted foreign direct investment commitments worth $11 billion over the past four months.
The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) says the private sector’s tax debt, which stands at nearly $3.4 billion has become unsustainable and that only 25 percent of registered taxpayers are paid up.
The Zimbabwe Nurses Association has withdrawn its case against Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga for allegedly ordering the dismissal of more than 5 000 nurses when they went on strike demanding better working conditions.
In their new book How to Rig an Election, Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas argue that across much of Africa and beyond, elections aren’t just failing to remove unpopular autocrats from power, but can “actually make it easier for dictators to maintain political control”.