South African court annuls govt decision to grant Zimbabwe’s former First Lady Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity

South African court annuls?govt decision to grant ZimbabweA South African court has annulled a government decision to grant Zimbabwe’s former First Lady Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity in an assault case.

The decision was “inconsistent with the constitution”, the court ruled. Grace Mugabe was accused of assaulting a young model, Gabriella Engels, in a hotel in South Africa’s main city, Johannesburg, in 2017. Read more

President Mnangagwa responds to Mugabe’s endorsement of Chamisa

Image result for mnangagwaZanu-PF presidential candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa has responded to former President Robert Mugabe’s endorsement of MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa.

In a video uploaded on his official Facebook page, Mnangagwa urges Zimbabweans not to vote for Chamisa saying he has forged a deal with his former boss and Zanu-PF leader Robert Mugabe.

He argues that because of that Chamisa does not want to rebuild Zimbabwe.

After Chamisa's deal with Mugabe, the choice tomorrow is clear. Forward to a New Zimbabwe, or backwards with them!

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Nelson Chamisa on the verge of becoming Zimbabwe’s youngest President – Who is this young man?

The leader of the MDC hopes his youth could propel him to an unlikely victory in Monday’s elections.

Nelson Chamisa, who turned 40 in February, is old enough by only a few months to be president of Zimbabwe under the constitutional minimum age limit.

But he hopes that, come Monday, his youth will be the force that propels him to election victory against all the odds.

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Chamisa joined the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) as a student when it was founded in 1999. Read more

Biti party loses ballot paper challenge

Image result for tendai bitiThe People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led by former Finance minister Tendai Biti has lost its bid to compel the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to change the composition of the ballot paper that is set to be used for the presidential candidates in the forthcoming general elections set for Monday next week.

High Court judge Justice David Mangota delivered the judgment, dismissing PDP’s application on Thursday this week, saying the political outfit’s application was devoid of merit. Read more

Ugandan Constitutional Court okays presidential age amendment, clears way for Museveni to be elected again after 32 years in power

FILE - Uganda's president and presidential candidate Yoweri Museveni of the ruling party National Resistance Movement waves to his supporters as he arrives at a campaign rally in Entebbe, Uganda, Feb. 10, 2016.Ugandan Constitutional court on Friday, validated a constitutional amendment that removes an age limit for presidential aspirants, clearing the way for long-serving President Yoweri Museveni to remain in power for life.

After more than 11 hours of debate, 4 out of the 5 justices on the Constitutional court rejected a challenge to the amendment that prevented anyone 75 or older from holding the presidency.

Ugandan Constitutional Court okays presidential age amendment, clears way for Museveni to be elected again after 32 years in power

Justice Kenneth Kakuru was the only dissenting judge

Museveni, who is now 73, would have been ineligible to run again when his current term expires in 2021 if the court had not ruled as it did. Read more

Chamisa needs to win 66% of undecided voters to avoid runoff

According to the latest Afrobarometer survey, the presidential race is now tighter as MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has closed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s gap down to 3 percentage points.

Chamisa is now projected to get 37 percent of the vote compared to Mnangagwa’s 40 percent. 20 percent of the voters refused to reveal their preferences or are still undecided about who to vote for.

A measly 3 percent confirmed that they will be voting for the rest of the 21 candidates combined.

According to Afrobarometer, the opposition leader needs to win 66 percent of the 20 percent who are undecided in order to get 50 precent + 1 votes in order to avoid a runoff.

 

‘Stop tormenting Mugabe’ Chamisa tells Mnangagwa

Image result for chamisaMDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his administration to stop tormenting former president Robert Mugabe.

Chamisa said that despite Mugabe’s shortcomings, he deserved respect as one of the nation’s founding fathers. Speaking at a rally in Marondera, Chamisa said:

The father whom you travelled with for 56 years, Mnangagwa you being the personal assistant, you remove him from power unceremoniously and condemned him, yes we were happy for him to go because we also wanted him to go, but when he has rested stop stressing him, why are you tormenting him leave him alone. Then we move forward with our country. Read more

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