CCC Bindura Mayor Arrested Over 6K Fraud

By Correspondent Bindura Mayor Jacob Gwatura has been arrested over a suspected case of fraud involving over US$6000. He was arrested together with his alleged accomplice in the matter Jonathan Kapasi (49). In a statement, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said the crime was committed in January 2021. “The ZRP confirms the arrest of Bindura […]

After Escaping Prison Chisango Has A Plan Against Land Barons

By Correspondent Harare Town Clerk Hosiah Chisango, has warned land barons using his name in bogus deals that he is coming after them. Addressing Council’s senior managers, Chisango said land barons and officials name dropping him or anyone else will face the law. “Those fond of using my name or names of other senior officials […]

2023 Is Done. Here Is Why Chamisa Has Hit The Ceiling

By Pieter Ziegler There is an uncanny resemblance between how the 2018 and 2023 elections played out. The similarity is so strong that one can’t help but realize that the opposition in its current format has come to a dead end. Reasons for losing in 2023 are multiple. However, what is striking is how 2018 […]

This Has Been A Week of Oaths. What Is An Oath?

By Correspondent Beginning with President Mnangagwa at the National Sports Stadium various politicians have taken oaths this week. From Councilors in Bulawayo, Ruwa, Harare to legislators all have been taking oaths. What is an oath after all? An oath is a public pledge that the politician understands the requirements of the position. In it he […]

Winning CCC Councilor Languishes in Jail

By Correspondent Seke Ward 5 winning councilor Alice Tsingano remains in police custody even as other Councilors were sworn in this week. Tsingano was arrested on allegations of inciting violence made by ZANU PF MP candidate Tobias Maoresa Kashamba. She was arrested along with three other female activists. The four have been denying the charges. […]

Former Minister Chombo Free As Charges Get Dropped

By Correspondent Former Local Government Minister Ignatius Chombo has been cleared in a land case after the charges were dropped. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) cited a lack of evidence as the reason for dropping charges. Chombo, together with 7 accomplices, was being accused of corruption charges involving a stand in Glen Lorne. According to […]

FAZ Is Mnangagwa Just Trying to Shine…And Survive

By Pieter Ziegler President Emmerson Mnangagwa has the unenviable record of being a poor candidate when it comes to polls. That track record has failed to change even when he became the presidential candidate in the 2018 elections. He scuttled through by electoral millimeters beating Nelson Chamisa by a mere 300 000 votes. In the […]

CCC Dumps ‘Donkeys’ on Residents

By Correspondent Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has been accused of fielding councilors with no capacity in its near clean sweep of Norton. CCC won 13 out of 14 Norton Town Council seats. The other seat, for Ward 7, was won by ZANU PF’s Tinashe Machemedze. However, residents allege that CCC has taken advantage of […]

Chamisa’s Redemption Plan is An All or Nothing Leap

By Pieter Ziegler After the announcement of the 2023 presidential election results Zimbabwe once again faces a trying period as the opposition has alleged fraud in the plebiscite. Late on Saturday, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced that Emmerson Mnangagwa had won a second term bid with 52.6 percent against Chamisa’s 44 percent. However, Chamisa […]

Norton Town Council ‘Celebrates’ Mliswa’s Defeat

By Correspondent After 5 years Norton Town Council officials are gleeful after the surprising loss by former Norton MP Temba Mliswa. Mliswa was a constant pain for the local authority with his hands-on approach to accountability and transparency issues. An official at NTC who spoke on condition of anonymity explained how Mliswa had become a […]