The only peaceful, free and fair election in Zimbabwe was probably in 1980 when ZANU PF was confident that it enjoyed popular support which would result in resounding victory. Thereafter, we have had a litany of shameful and farcical formalities disguised as elections.
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HARARE – Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Saturday railed against the $20 million presidential farming inputs scheme, questioning the source of funding. The MDC-T leader was addressing thousands of people at Murambinda Growth Point in his home area of Buhera District.
The first time I wrote about democratic government becoming chimera in Zimbabwe was in May 2011 and I wrote, then, from Ibadan, Oyo State, in Nigeria where I read for a Master of Science in Humanitarian and Refugee Studies at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Ibadan.
Villagers in Gokwe have reported that uniformed soldiers are forcing them to attend political rallies, where they are being warned that more soldiers with guns will be deployed to punish them if they do not support ZANU PF policies on the constitution and in elections due next year.
HARARE – Civil war has broken out in the former ruling ZANU PF over interviews given by senior party figures saying that Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will not be allowed to take over power should he win next year’s presidential elections.
HARARE – Zanu PF has warned there could be a bloodbath if Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai wins next year’s Presidential elections. Zanu PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo chillingly revealed how hardliners would find it difficult to hand over the reins of power to Tsvangirai.
HARARE- There were fireworks at a decision-making Zanu PF politburo meeting in Harare on Thursday, as senior party officials engaged in heated exchanges over the raging Select Committee of parliament on the new constitution disputes ahead of elections which President Robert Mugabe wants this year at all costs.
HARARE- Zanu-PF has nullified the election of Philip Chiyangwa as its vice chairman for Mashonaland West Province. He was elected on March 16 in Chinhoyi, beating former acting chairman Reuben Marumahoko. Zanu-PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo yesterday said Chiyangwa will remain an ordinary member of the party.