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Push to arrest Chinamasa

Clemence Manyukwe, Political Editor JUSTICE and Legal Affairs Minister Patrick Chinamasa is under investigations over possible attempts to defeat the course of justice, The Financial Gazette can exclusive reveal.Ironically one of the sharpest legal minds in ZANU-PF, Chinamasa landed himself in hot water after he requested a docket from police…

Mugabe warns SADC

Phillimon Mhlanga, Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe yesterday warned the Southern African Development Community (SADC) not to interfere in the country’s political processes saying Zimbabweans are the makers of their own destiny.Speaking after signing the Constitutional Amendment (No. 20) Bill into law at State House, President Mugabe said SADC member…

Makarau frustrates June poll

ZANU-PF’s controversial plan for a June poll has all but collapsed after the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) revealed that a fresh 30-day voter registration would be conducted in line with the new constitution, as pressure mounts on the Global Political Agreement (GPA) principals to create a level electoral playing field…

SADC pressures Mugabe

THE Southern African Development Community (SADC) Troika of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation last week poured cold water on ZANU-PF’s calls for June elections insisting the inclusive government must fully implement an election roadmap agreed to under regional supervision.This comes as President Robert Mugabe has said he…

MDCs rift widens

BULAWAYO — Rifts between the two formations of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) have widened, further squandering any chances of a reunion before forthcoming polls.The once united opposition split in 2005 over the question of whether or not to participate in senatorial elections, resulting in two formations emerging: One…

Can ZEC deliver?

 WHEN a press conference called by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) last week started 45 minutes late, it did not surprise many journalists. After all, this is a phenomenon peculiar to most government departments.But what surprised many was the manner in which the press briefing started. Chief elections officer, Lovemore…

COPAC disbanding

BULAWAYO — The Constitution Parliamentary Select Committee (COPAC) is now winding down its activities following this week’s adoption of the country’s new charter in the national assembly.Established in April 2009, COPAC was established by the inclusive government to spearhead the making of the new constitution.COPAC was initially expected to complete…