Monthly Archives: February 2008

February 2008 Newsletter to Bulawayo South Constituents

February 2008 Newsletter to Bulawayo South Constituents Dear Friends, Harold Wilson once said that “a week is a long time in politics” and it certainly is. Since I last wrote to you in January there have been dramatic and unforeseen political events that have taken place in Zimbabwe. The gerrymandering of Bulawayo South In the […]

Zimbabwe voters face a puzzle of election candidates

Africa News February 24, 2008 By Jan Raath Johannesburg/Harare – Voters in Zimbabwe’s elections due in five weeks will have to puzzle through a blur of alliances, divisions and sub-divisions among the political parties before they can decide who is really the parliamentary candidate they want to vote for. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, the official […]

‘Elections could be postponed’

Zim Standard 24 February 2008 By Vusumuzi Sifile ON Friday last week, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) was still “working flat out” to finalise the list of candidates to contest the 1 958 wards in next month’s harmonised elections, a week after nomination courts sat across the country. This, and the way a few nomination […]

Dying Silently In Zimbabwe

Washington Post By Michael Gerson Wednesday, February 20, 2008; One of the most reckless and cruel acts of government is the destruction of a currency. During the hyperinflation of Germany’s Weimar Republic, the number of marks in circulation went from 29 billion in 1918 to 497 quintillion in 1923. Workers were paid twice a day […]

Are we brave enough to say “no” to Mugabe?

The Zimbabwean 20 February 2008 BY CHIEF REPORTER HARARE With the diaspora unable to vote, next month’s crucial poll in troubled Zimbabwe will be decided largely by the country’s rural population, who make up 75 percent of the total 11,9 million population. These are the people who have borne the brunt of a violent intimidation […]