If a government wants to be considered a respectable democracy on the world stage, it must pass a litmus test: holding multi-party elections.
Former First Lady Grace Mugabe has been linked to a $5 million bribe from Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, who in 2015 indicated that he wanted to invest $1.5 billion in projects in Zimbabwe.
The delay in passing the Electoral Amendment Bill is making it more and more likely that President Emmerson Mnangagwa can only announce the date for this year’s elections in June.
Zimbabwe’s striking nurses have decided to go back to work tomorrow after the government refused to bow down to their demands but will pursue their High Court case in which they are seeking to bar the government from firing them and hiring new recruits.
The Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front primary elections which will determine the candidates to contest this year’s elections have been moved forward from 5 May to 29 April.
Thokozani Khupe, who refused to accept the appointment of Nelson Chamisa as leader of the Movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai, was today elected unopposed as president of her own faction also going by the name of MDC-T.
The impartiality of the Temba Mliswa-led probe into Zimbabwe’s missing diamonds has questioned with allegations that though the Norton legislator is an independent candidate he is close to President Emmerson Mnangagwa and is protecting the President and the military elite that surround him.