Nyakarombo Clinches Mayoral Post Uncontested

Our Correspondent Ward 8 Councillor Abel Nyakarombo was on Tuesday elected as Marondera Mayor after Zanu PF councillors walked out of the meeting. His party, CCC won in nine out of the twelve wards in the farming town, about 74km East of Harare. Nyakarombo will be deputised by Ward 3 councillor (CCC) Bornface Tagwireyi who […]

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. […]

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 Loses Grip In Marondera

Our Correspondent Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) is losing grip in Marondera Central after it surrendered two more wards to Zanu PF in the August 23 elections. The opposition party won nine out of twelve seats. Comparatively, in 2018 they only lost a single Ward. The new wards that were won by Zanu PF are […]

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 […]

ZANU-PF Grabs All 10 Bulawayo Provincial Council Seats

By Correspondent ZANU PF has made a clean sweep of all the 10 Bulawayo Provincial Council seats after CCC failed to field candidates. The elected candidates include Manala Motsi, Eddie Dube, Kundai Nyika, Golden Ndlovu and Mnothisi Nsingo Other included are Moleen Dube and Mlungisi Moyo. However, the election of the all-ZANU PF members has […]

Harare Regularises 44K Illegal Stands

By Correspondent Harare City Council has already regularised over 40 000 stands in its ongoing exercise. This was revealed by the council Chairperson of the Environmental Management Committee Clr Blessing Duma. “So far we are 60% done in terms of investigations to see if the areas are suitable for human settlement. “We have regularised 44 […]