The 2023 elections are six months away, but the ruling ZANU PF party appears to be boiling up its repressive recipe to ensure victory. These are the key ingredients they are using in their poisonous poll recipe, ready for 2023 to try and stay in power forever.
The ruling Zanu PF has already secured more than 90 council seats uncontested ahead of the 2023 elections. Spotlight on Zimbabwe looks at the candidate nominations, shifting goal posts, confusion and court cases
US$20,000, the fee for registering as a Presidential candidate, is not a decision to be taken lightly. And yet, 11 Candidates have thrown their hats into the ring. 4 of the candidates stood for President in 2018, and between them, they garnered less than 1% of the vote. So why invest US$20,000? ‘Spotlight on Zimbabwe’ looks at the 2023 presidential hopefuls
Spotlight on Zimbabwe looks at Elections 2023 proclamations and preparations. Join Violet Gonda as we dissect hurdles in the run-up to the polls. Uncover controversies and complexities shaping the political landscape.
Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, the Citizens Coalition For Change (CCC), is choosing candidates for this year’s general elections using a new and untried system to select the candidate.
With 3 months until the polls, Spotlight on Zimbabwe series asks: Will the CCC nominees, whoever they may be, have the time to canvass for votes and legal space to overcome the obstacles posed by the ruling ZANU PF party?
Years before the coup, Grace Mugabe’s political ambitions were so nakedly obvious that the then leader of the War Veterans Association, Jabulani Sibanda, warned her that “power is not sexually transmitted”. He was relieved of his leadership position soon afterwards.
Now Zimbabweans watch with bemusement as the actions of the actions of Auxillia
Mnangagwa mirrors those of her predecessor.
The list of opposition opponents being detained and convicted on frivolous charges continues to grow as elections approach. Journalist Violet Gonda explores ‘Persecution by Prosecution’ in the ‘Spotlight on Zimbabwe’ series.