Tag: 2018 Election

Zimbabwe opposition party Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) acting President Nelson Chamisa delivers a speech outside the party headquarters Harvest House in Harare, on February 18, 2018.
Zimbabwe’s president on Sunday praised opposition icon Morgan Tsvangirai who died last week as an outstanding political figure who had endured political hardship and deserved his place in the country's history. / AFP PHOTO / ZINYANGE AUNTONY

Chamisa to challenge Mnangagwa in Zim polls

Zimbabwe’s main opposition on Thursday named a former youth activist, Nelson Chamisa, as its candidate for upcoming presidential polls, the party’s first major test since the death of its charismatic leader. Chamisa, 40, becomes the Movement for Democratic Change’s electoral champion after veteran leader Morgan Tsvangirai died of cancer on 14 […]

Zimbabwe elections to be held between July 21 and August 22

Zimbabwe elections to be held between July 21 and August 22

Zimbabwe will hold elections to choose a new president between 21 July and 22 August this year, the country’s electoral body has announced. The polls will be Zimbabwe’s first without the spectre of aged Robert Mugabe, 94, who was forced to resign in November after a military takeover, and late […]

Bite the bullet, opposition tells Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa will have to keep his word and run a free, fair and credible election if Zimbabwe is to be fully integrated into the international community of nations, opposition parties have said. In the wake of reports that the United States government has decided to slap Mnangagwa’s government […]

European Union Ready to Send Election Monitors to Zimbabwe

European Union Ready to Send Election Monitors to Zimbabwe

The European Union says it stands ready to send election monitors to Zimbabwe and hopes that free and fair polls can be held soon. EU foreign ministers said in a statement that “the upcoming electoral process will be an essential step” in helping to re-establish the rule of law in […]