Also Available On

Zimbabwe 2023 Elections – Flying start vs Strategic Ambiguity

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.

As Zimbabwe’s election date is set, the journey begins fraught with hurdles. President Mnangagwa’s rejection of electoral changes amid ongoing constitutional concerns has cast a shadow on the process.

In focus today is the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s decision to use preliminary census data for delimitation, rather than awaiting the final report. This move, coupled with a flawed constituency division formula, questions the adherence to constitutional norms.

Transparency concerns deepen as Zec, the electoral commission, withholds the electronic voter roll. Without it, the credibility of constituency-based vote counts faces scrutiny.

Financial demands compound the situation, with significant fees for candidates. Opposition parties like CCC grapple with fundraising challenges. Yet, CCC stands firm on contesting, underscoring the importance of participation.

However, competing means accepting outcomes, even unfavourable. To challenge post-election, evidence of rigging must be presented to the Electoral Court.

Discover More …

  • Zimbabwe Elections 2023: Its all over now?

Zimbabwe Elections 2023: Its all over now?

Zimbabwe Elections 2023 - what happened? Once again, Zimbabwe's electoral landscape fails the credibility test in 2023. However, this outcome has become a norm for polls since the year 2000. The ruling Zanu PF relies on theoretically independent state institutions to align with and actively promote its 43-year reign. On the other hand, the leading opposition party struggles to overcome the enduring obstacles to a free and fair election, which have remained unchanged for over two decades.

September 8th, 2023|Categories: Elections, Featured, Spotlight on Zimbabwean Elections, Video, Zimbabwe|0 Comments
  • Zimbabwe Elections: Chamisa says 'it’s game over'

Chamisa says ‘it’s game over’

'Spotlight on Zimbabwe' looks at opposition leader Nelson Chamisa’s final rally in the capital, Harare. Chamisa says there won’t be a repeat of 2018 because God is in it. He tells supporters: “I have clean hands, Zimbabwe try me, my hands have no blood. My hands are not corrupt. Try these hands, try these hands. These are safe hands for you. Opinda here mukomana?”

  • Zimbabwe Elections- Hail Emperor Emmerson

Zimbabwe Elections: Hail Emperor Emmerson

There appears to be a drive to uniquely present incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa as an invincible Demi-God, worshipped by the masses. Numerous personality fan clubs have been created under the 4ED banner, which includes - Single Mothers4ED, Varakashi4ED, Mawhindi4ED, Vendors4ED, Lawyers4ED, Pastors4ED, CrossBorders4ED. Spotlight on Zimbabwe presents: “All hail Emperor Emmerson”

August 21st, 2023|Categories: Featured, Spotlight on Zimbabwean Elections, Video, Zimbabwe|0 Comments

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!

Leave A Comment

Go to Top