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Government rendered dysfunctional

GOVERNMENT has virtually been paralysed as ministers and members of the presidium intensify their political campaigns ahead of next week’s polls.A number of government ministers are fighting tooth and nail to retain their seats in the bicameral Parliament in order to stand a good chance of being appointed into Cabinet.A…

Zuma’s clout bruised

THE silencing of Lindiwe Zulu, the spokesperson for South African President Jacob Zuma’s facilitation team in the local dialogue could signal a possible waning of the African National Congress (ANC) leader’s influence in Zimbabwean politics.Zuma’s influence also took a battering after the Constitutional Court ruled last month that elections be…

ZEC exposed

. . . as clock ticks towards polls BUNGLING by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) in the conduct of the two-day special vote could be a harbinger of worse things to come unless urgent measures are taken to capacitate the commission before the polls, which will take place in under…

Zimbabweans in SA, Bots shun elections

BULAWAYO — Zimbabweans based in South Africa and Botswana appear disinterested in the forthcoming elections as traffic through points of entry linking Zimbabwe to these neighbouring countries has remained low, with only a few days to go before the polls.Zimbabweans based in the Diaspora had hoped to participate in postal…

Brace for run-off

…as electoral field gets congested A PRESIDENTIAL election run-off pitting bitter rivals President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister (PM) Morgan Tsvangirai once again is one huge possibility that could emerge from the political setting that has evolved in recent weeks, The Financial Gazette can report. In terms of the country’s…

ZAPU in turmoil

A FACTION within ZAPU has broken ranks with the party’s leadership two weeks before crucial elections, citing irreconcilable differences over the manner the party is being run.Documents seen by The Financial Gazette show that the faction passed a vote of no confidence in Dumiso Dabengwa, the ZAPU leader, and elected…

TV viewers get raw deal

TELEVISION viewers in the country affected by signal carrier, Sentech’s scrambling of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) signal via free to air decoders have turned to pay-television, Digital Satellite Television (DStv) offered by MultiChoice in a desperate attempt to avoid programming from the state-controlled Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation…