Monthly Archives: August 2004

Zanu PF Woos Female MDC Legislators

Financial Gazette ZANU PF, which is pressing for the introduction of a 260-member bicameral parliament, is lobbying female legislators in the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) to support the proposed constitutional amendments, expected to be tabled in parliament in the next few weeks. ZANU PF officials were this week tight-lipped on the details of the […]

Far-reaching changes to parliament planned

Financial Gazette THE ruling ZANU PF, which is four seats shy of the two-thirds majority needed to effect constitutional reforms, is considering plans to split Parliament into two legislative chambers and increase the number of elected legislators to 150. Highly places sources told The Financial Gazette this week that ZANU PF stalwarts executing the task […]

MDC comments on Nathan Shamuyarira’s remarks on Electoral Reforms at Victoria Falls

The MDC notes with interest the ostensibly conciliatory remarks made by ZANU PF’s Secretary for Information and Publicity Nathan Shamuyarira at the Victoria Falls conference calling upon the MDC to enter into dialogue regarding electoral reforms. The International Community should not be beguiled by these remarks because they are typical of ZANU PF duplicity. ZANU […]

Rule of the lawless

The Spectator Jan Raath on the continuing story of murder and intimidation in Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe Harare Most brutal regimes dispatch troublesome colleagues and pretend afterward to know nothing about it. Lenin perfected the wiping from memory of freshly eliminated aides. President Robert Mugabe’s government, according to a decision just handed down by a high […]