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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…