We asked a young Zimbabwean to write down his views on last week's election. He wrote a poem instead. Beyond it all, I will find myself By Tatenda Chinondidyachii Mashanda Beyond suffering There lies my heart in the gully of despair There lies...
Once, it was the music of the Mbare Chimurenga Choir which told you that you were at a ZANU PF event. But on Saturday morning, on the pavilion of the Borrowdale Race Course, it was Phil Collins singing “In...
Priscilla Chigumba is winning the legal battle, but she is losing the war to win public confidence. Surrounded by reporters after her swearing in as the head of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) early February, Chigumba said she knew what...
Weeks ahead of the Zimbabwe election, the battle for votes is being fought as much at the rallies as it is on mobile phones. Attack ads, campaign videos, WhatsApp blasts, Facebook Live and even fake news are combining to make...
NELSON Chamisa’s presidential election petition challenging President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s win in their tight July 30 contest is due to be heard Wednesday. It is a significant event in Zimbabwe’s electoral history as well as the country’s jurisprudence. Here, newZWire explains...
By Tawanda Moyo TWENTY-ONE years ago, I started Grade One at a rural school in Masvingo. There were just a few benches in that class and, close to every day, we wrote a test to determine who got to sit on...
You can never accuse lawyers of being picky. Ask Lewis Uriri and Thabani Mpofu, the two top lawyers doing battle in Wednesday’s court case on the disputed presidential election. The two advocates have argued many cases, some involving the opposing...
Nelson Chamisa's MDC Alliance has rejected the Constitutional Court’s ruling upholding Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election win, saying the judiciary was “captured and not fit for purpose". The party threatened mass escalation, in an escalation of the stalemate within just hours...
MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa announced his seven-party coalition will participate in Monday’s election, despite earlier threats not to take part unless his demands were met. On the eve of meetings of key organs of Chamisa’s MDC-T party, senior...
IF he had his way, Nelson Chamisa said on Wednesday, he would not have participated in an election without his demanded reforms. But as “a leader who is democratic”, he yielded to the people, including traditional leaders, war veterans, serving...
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