I’m Not Going To Resign-Coltart

I’m Not Going To Resign-Coltart

By Correspondent Bulawayo Mayor David Coltart has revealed that he isn’t resigning as he has pressing city issues to deal with. Coltart also revealed that Chamisa had not asked him to resign during a private phone call. In a statement the Mayor said he would have preferred that no one resigned. “As I indicated last […]

Chamisa Is Done But Doesn’t Know It Yet

Chamisa Is Done But Doesn’t Know It Yet

OPINION By Pieter Ziegler Nelson Chamisa’s exit from the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) was as sudden as it was shocking. Yet, in the context of his two losses in both 2013 and 2018, such a sudden exit makes sense. It’s actually a convenient shedding of old skin in a bid to reprise his vaunted […]

Bulawayo Introduces 120-Hour Water Shutdown

By Correspondent Bulawayo faces a critical water crisis with a 120-hour immediate water shutdown announced by Mayor Coltart this week. Coltart, speaking at a press conference on Thursday, cited plummeting water levels due to low rainfall and climate change. “Our residents have been experiencing serious water challenges over the past weeks, with some experiencing days […]

ZANU-PF Targets Coltart Over Campaign Promises

By Correspondent ZANU PF’s Bulawayo spokesperson, Archbold Chiponda, has slammed Mayor David Coltart for failing to deliver on campaign promises made to voters. Chiponda specifically criticized the council’s inaction on its pledge to investigate and potentially cancel questionable contracts signed by previous administrations. He pointed out that four months have passed since the new council […]

ZANU Breaks 20-Year Jinx, Wins Masvingo Ward 2

By Tonderai Saharo Benson Hwata of ZANU PF was over the weekend elected councilor for Ward 2 breaking a 20 year jinx. Ward 2, known as Runyararo West high density residential area, was established in 2000. Since it has become an opposition stronghold with Zanu PF finding it difficult to win council seats there. However […]

5 Ways To Survive A Tshabangu Recall

By Pieter Ziegler Sengezo Tshabangu is a wonder of the world if you decide to believe CCC leader(s). He just woke up one day and started telling everyone that he was the CCC Interim Secretary General. Everyone laughed until he started writing recall letters and the Minister of Local Government obeyed them. So far his […]

Council Negotiates With CCC and ZANU PF Over Mupedzanhamo

By Correspondent Harare City Council has met with ZANU PF and CCC officials in a bid to get Mupedzanhamo market opened. The parties have been at the forefront of violence which has rocked the council market leading to its closure. Council officials met with the leaders from the two main parties recently where they expressed […]

Sanctions: Zimbabwe Lies At The Bottom of US To-Do-List

Pieter Ziegler In 2001, the US imposed financial and travel sanctions against 85 people including President Mnangagwa and other ZANU-PF party members. The measures were in response to then President Mugabe government’s crackdown on political opponents. Entities owned by targeted individuals were also sanctioned. In the preceding years various efforts and overtures to have the […]

Chamisa’s Quandary- How To Disengage And Survive Assisted Suicide

By Pieter Ziegler In the aftermath of renewed recalling of his MPs and Councilors CCC leader Nelson Chamisa has come up with another not-so-brilliant plan straight from the womb that birthed Strategic Ambiguity. The disengagement plan, in practice, is a politically carotid-shredding act where an already under siege opposition decides to assist the authoritarian Gvt […]