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The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has argued in court that it is within its rights to refuse to issue electronic copies of the voters’ roll claiming recipients can tamper with them. This comes after a local independent watchdog, Project Vote 263, took the electoral commission to the High Court for... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-20
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The High Court has set aside Section 314 of the Urban Councils Act Chapter 29:15, declaring it unconstitutional as it allowed the Minister of Local Government and Public Works to interfere with the running of local authorities. This ‘historic’ decision comes at a time when Zanu PF local government ministers,... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-20
Source: Cite
Highlights from the Arts Reporting Masterclass at the Intwasa Arts Festival... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-19
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged employers to support their employees’ mental health, which was seriously compromised by the COVID-19 pandemic. Research commissioned by WHO indicates that during the pandemic, depression and anxiety increased by more than 25%. In his opening remarks at the Mental Health at Work panel, World... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-19
Source: Cite
By VicFallsLive A special full council meeting meant to present the findings of a commission of inquiry set by the Ministry of Local Government and Public Works to investigate claims of corruption against Victoria Falls City town clerk Ronnie Dube failed to take off on Tuesday after a standoff between... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-19
Source: Cite
The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) wants business owners to adopt streets and sanitary lanes as part of efforts to maintain cleanliness in the city centre. This call came during the launch of a clean-up drive that began on Wednesday and will continue until the end of the week, an endeavour... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-18
Source: Cite
Irregularities in the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC)’s delimitation of constituencies and electoral boundaries report currently debated in Parliament does not warrant the postponement of elections due later this year, Binga North legislator, Prince Dubeko Sibanda has said. The preliminary report has attracted widespread criticism from Zimbabweans, with some demanding that... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-18
Source: Cite
Hundreds of entrepreneurs operating from Mpopoma Outspan factory in Bulawayo lost property and equipment estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of United States dollars due to a fire that razed down their workspace on Wednesday morning. Popularly known as eSpamprekini, the workspace accommodated over 400 workers, including several informal... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-18
Source: Cite
Harare East legislator, Tendai Biti has described as “disastrous” the manner in which the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) conducted the 2022 delimitation of constituencies and electoral boundaries, urging the commission to reconsider its delimitation report. The delimitation report, which has attracted widespread criticism, is currently being debated in Parliament with... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-18
Source: Cite
The Covid-19 pandemic is still far from over, and everyone must remain vigilant, and advocate the highest level of transparency in the reporting of cases, hospital admissions, and fatalities, while authorities must speed up surveillance of variant testing and vaccinations, according to a renowned medical journal, the Lancet. Rather than... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-18
Source: Cite
The SADC Lawyers Association (SADC-LA) composed of law societies, bar associations, and individual lawyers from 15 member states in southern Africa have urged the Zimbabwean government to protect lawyers and journalists while on duty, particularly when representing or covering political assignments. This appeal comes after Kudzai Kadzere, a Zimbabwe Lawyer... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-17
Source: Cite
Reverting to the old electoral boundaries will affect the credibility of the upcoming general election, an official from the Electoral Resource Centre (ERC) has said. The country’s electoral management body, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has been conducting, since June last year, a delimitation exercise, to craft boundaries of constituencies and... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-17
Source: Cite
By VicFallsLive Hwange Local Board (HLB) is planning to construct holding pens to impound stray livestock, especially cattle and goats. Stray livestock is a permanent sight in Hwange town, especially along the highway between the by-pass garage on the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls road and the central business district. Hwange town is... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-17
Source: Cite
The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) will this week embark on yet another city centre clean-up campaign with the local authority still struggling to collect garbage. The clean-up exercise to be done in partnership with the Office of the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Ministry of Environment, Climate,... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-17
Source: Cite
As the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), works to finalise the delimitation process, it has the authority to reject recommendations made by Parliament and proceed with its initial delimitation report. This assertion was made by Binga North legislator, Prince Dubeko Sibanda, a member of the 13-member Parliament Ad Hoc Committee that... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-17
Source: Cite