Monthly Archives: September 2017

Minister Chombo Threatens Media

News 24 25th September 2017 Harare – Zimbabwe’s home affairs minister on Sunday threatened “renegades and malcontents” who he accused of spreading alarm and despondency by claiming there are shortages. In a chilling threat, Ignatius Chombo said that the government was monitoring the press and social media “to deal a telling blow to the perpetrators […]

How much longer the night? The remorseless tyranny of Robert Mugabe

Times Literary Supplement By Martin Meredith 22 September 2017 A review of two books by Stuart Doran, “Kingdom, Power and Glory” and David Coltart “The Struggle Continues” In a pastoral letter sent to congregations throughout Zimbabwe ten years ago, a group of Catholic bishops issued a scathing indictment of Robert Mugabe’s rule. The plight of […]

Hitches blight voter registration process

Newsday 22nd September 2017 By NQOBANI NDLOVU TECHNICAL hitches continued to dog the voter registration exercise in some parts of the Matabeleland region yesterday, with some potential voters claiming it took them longer than necessary to have their fingerprints registered in the biometric voter registration (BVR) scanners acquired by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). The […]

Khumalo “donates” seat to Coltart

Newsday BY BLESSED MHLANGA 13th September 2017 MDC-T deputy spokesperson and Bulawayo East legislator Thabitha Khumalo has resolved to step down and not contest in the 2018 general elections after she ceded her parliamentary seat to MDC’s David Coltart as part of the opposition parties’ coalition deal. “Coltart is most likely to be the MDC […]