Morgan Tsvangirai appalled by SA

2014-11-20 06:17

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is deeply appalled by a damning report on Zimbabwe's 2002 elections that has only just been released in South Africa.

Zim: MDC supporters allege attacks

2013-08-05 11:50

Members of Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change say they have been attacked by followers of President Robert Mugabe who won last week's elections, a report says.

Zimbabwe's PM accepts July polls

2013-07-07 21:10

Zimbabwe's prime minister has said his party is ready to contest the elections, despite worries that the poll is taking place before democratic reforms can be completed.

Mugabe says elections by 31 July

2013-06-02 22:04

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says he will abide by a court ruling to hold crucial elections by the end of July.

We won't nationalise - Zim opposition

2013-05-21 13:25

Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC-T party promises to uphold property rights and says it won't expropriate private assets in its newly-launched policy manifesto.

Zanu-PF dismisses EU sanctions lift

2013-03-25 21:03

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's political party has dismissed as a "non-event" the lifting of most European Union sanctions against 81 allies of the veteran president.

Zimbabwe rights lawyer finally charged

2013-03-19 20:26

The Zimbabwe rights lawyer held for obstructing justice has finally been brought to court.

Zimbabwe poll body ban to stay

2013-03-13 22:25

Zimbabwe election body won't ease group's monitor ban

Tsvangirai takes on Mugabe over monitors

2013-03-12 22:33

Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has challenged the claims of President Robert Mugabe's supporters that international observers will not be allowed to monitor upcoming elections.

Zimbabwe cops summon top activist

2013-03-07 22:23

Zimbabwe police have summoned a prominent rights activist for questioning, weeks after a police raid on her organisation ahead of key polls.

Zimbabwe rejects calls for vote monitors

2013-03-04 21:48

Zimbabwe's government has rebuffed calls for international observers to be allowed to monitor crunch upcoming elections.

Zim police raid election monitor's office

2013-02-20 07:56

Zimbabwe police have raided the offices of a leading election monitoring group in the latest of what activists fear is a deliberate move by authorities to harass them ahead of a referendum on the constitution.

Mugabe, rivals agree draft constitution

2013-01-17 22:17

Zimbabwe's rival political parties have agreed on a final draft of a constitution that will be put to a referendum ahead of crucial elections expected this year.

Zimbabwe hits voter roll snag

2013-01-10 21:54

Voter registration for elections in Zimbabwe, due to have started last week, has been delayed due to a lack of funds.

Mugabe - fight like wounded beast

2012-12-08 23:19

Zimbabwe's long-serving President Robert Mugabe has vowed to fight like a wounded beast to retain power in elections due next year after his party formally endorsed him as candidate.

Zimbabwe will hold elections in March

2012-10-22 22:08

President Robert Mugabe says Zimbabwe will "certainly" hold elections in March, and that they would be conducted under a recently drafted constitution.


Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has called for an end to bloodshed, as the country approaches a constitutional referendum followed by elections. He spoke at Heroes Day celebrations. Watch.

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Zanu-PF shoring up army illegally

2012-06-18 15:47

More that 10 000 people have been hired "illegally" in Zimbabwe by ministries run by President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party, including those responsible for the army and police.

Mugabe calls for violence free election

2012-04-18 16:16

President Robert Mugabe has urged Zimbabweans to shun violence ahead of elections he insists be held this year, in his first public appearance since a new wave of worry about his health.

Mugabe accuses rivals of plotting coup

2012-02-19 17:35

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe accused his political rivals of trying to use constitutional reforms to get rid of him, but warned that his Zanu-PF party would reject any changes threatening its future.

Zimbabwe diamond cash stash for elections

2012-02-15 16:47

A group monitoring blood diamonds say officials loyal to the president are stashing profits from Zimbabwe's diamond fields, and cited fears the money could be used for political violence.

Deadline for Zimbabwe polls: Tsvangirai

2012-01-28 17:00

Zimbabwe will have to hold fresh elections by March next year to replace the uneasy power sharing government with President Robert Mugabe, says Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

ANC offers election help to Zanu-PF

2011-12-11 17:10

The African National Congress has offered to help President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF win the next elections press reports say.

Zimbabwe Zanu-PF holds crucial convention

2011-12-06 21:25

Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF is holding a crucial convention ahead of elections to end the coalition.


SA must avoid Zanufication - Ramphele

2013-08-07 19:18

Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele says she hoped South Africa would have smooth elections next year and avoid a "Zanufication" of South Africa.

Mantashe did not defend Zulu - ANC

2013-07-23 17:34

The ANC has denied defending President Jacob Zuma's international adviser Lindiwe Zulu, after an apparent reprimand from the presidency.

July elections in Zim 'problematic'

2013-06-21 18:01

The government hopes the top court in Zimbabwe will allow the crucial Zimbabwe election date to be pushed back from 31 July, the deputy international relations minister says.

SADC to assess Zim's election readiness

2013-05-31 22:07

The southern African regional bloc SADC will next month hold a special summit to assess Zimbabwe's readiness for general elections due to be held by the end of July.

Zimbabwe poll intimidation growing

2013-04-03 21:41

As the Zimbabwe election nears, intimidation of Mugabe's opponents is ramping up.

Zim activists, lawyer denied bail

2013-03-20 21:50

A Zimbabwean magistrate has denied bail to four aides to Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and their lawyer, whose arrests marred a constitutional referendum last weekend.

Zimbabwe referendum credible - SADC

2013-03-17 22:43

The SADC has handed the Zimbabwe constitutional referendum a clean bill of health despite isolated incidents of violence ahead of the vote.

Zimbabwe police raids instil fear

2013-03-13 19:06

Zimbabwe rights activists say they are suffering under a police crackdown designed to be an ominous warning ahead of a constitutional referendum.

Zimbabwe ready for referendum

2013-03-11 17:59

Cash-squeezed Zimbabwe has resorted to cutting allowances for election officials as it struggles to pay for a constitutional referendum later this week.

Tsvangirai finally addresses rally

2013-03-06 21:44

Morgan Tsvangirai has addressed his party's supporters a day after riot police broke up his previous rally.

Zim boy, 12, killed in 'political attack'

2013-02-25 15:06

A 12-year-old boy has been burnt to death in eastern Zimbabwe in a suspected case of political violence ahead of a referendum next month, PM Morgan Tsvangirai's party says.

Zim voter awareness campaigners held

2013-02-18 07:45

A Zimbabwean community group says a pastor and three activists have been arrested for holding a voter education meeting a day after President Robert Mugabe announced the date for a referendum on a new charter.

No bail for Zim rights group leader

2013-01-16 20:01

A Zimbabwe rights group leader has been refused bail although he denies election-related charges.

Zimbabwe needs election aid

2012-12-21 20:36

Zimbabwe cannot afford to hold elections next year, Finance Minister Tendai Biti says, and has appealed to the international community for aid.

Mugabe: New constitution before poll

2012-10-31 07:25

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe says he expects fresh elections early next year, held under a new constitution.

Political risks in Zimbabwe poll

2012-10-10 07:15

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe wants to hold elections in March but is facing opposition from his coalition partners pressing for more political reforms to avoid a repeat of the 2008 poll violence.

Mugabe wants peace

2012-08-13 22:21

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has called for an end to violence ahead of a referendum and fresh elections.

SADC tells Zimbabwe to complete reforms

2012-06-03 22:49

Southern African leaders have urged Zimbabwean political rivals to set specific deadlines for the completion of political reforms paving the way for elections.

Zim must stop poll violence - Pillay

2012-05-22 22:04

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says Zimbabwe must take steps to prevent a recurrence of the deadly violence that engulfed the last presidential election four years ago.

Tsvangirai rejects Mugabe poll pressure

2012-04-02 22:31

Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has rejected fresh calls by President Robert Mugabe for polls this year, after the ageing liberation leader called for a vote on a new constitution next month.

Zimbabwe minister doubts polls this year

2012-02-15 22:34

Zimbabwe's constitutional affairs minister has cast doubt on President Robert Mugabe's bid to hold elections this year.

Zimbabwe proposed paper ban slammed

2012-02-05 22:10

Press freedom organisations have denounced plans by the Zimbabwe media controller to have some foreign newspapers banned, ahead of possible elections this year.

Mugabe wins party vote

2011-12-11 20:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been endorsed again by his party to stand for elections expected next year.

Media monitors arrested in Zimbabwe

2011-12-05 22:51

Independent media monitors have been arrested in Zimbabwe using sweeping security laws.

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