In the absence of a credible opposition party to challenge the ANC, perhaps the IMF is best placed to help the party, writes Ayabulela Dlakavu.
Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change, led by Thokozani Khupe, criticised the army’s "heavy handedness" during violent protests in the capital Harare that claimed at least three lives.
Fears that the Zimbabwe Election Commission would not be able to hold a credible, free, and fair election next month are reportedly mounting in the southern African country.
A small crowd of supporters of Zimbabwe's ruling party have marched for peace in the capital, a day after the opposition rallied thousands to demand electoral reforms.
Zimbabwe's outspoken deputy finance minister, Terrence Mukupe, has once again told the country's opposition parties that they would never rule, adding that he is not apologetic over his recent army remarks.
Rwanda's president Paul Kagame has denied ever meeting with Zimbabwe's opposition leader Nelson Chamisa after he (Chamisa) suggested during a rally to have "helped the Rwandese leader turn his country around" following the gruesome genocide in 1994.
Zimbabwean opposition MDC's primary elections have reportedly caused an uproar after some of the party's bigwigs, including the deputy president Elias Mudzuri, were said to be on the verge of losing their parliamentary seats.
Several Zimbabwean opposition parties are reportedly lining up to join the Nelson Chamisa led coalition that would take on President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Zanu-PF in the forthcoming elections.
Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema is reportedly in Zimbabwe on a two day state visit, and is also expected to hold "secret talks" with ousted president Robert Mugabe.
Zimbabwe's electoral body has reportedly said that it would not be pressured into disclosing who the suppliers of ballot papers for this year's crunch elections are.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa says heads are set to roll in his cabinet soon after elections, and the search for survivors following a dam burst in Kenya is continuing.
An opposition party parliamentary candidate in Zimbabwe says that she has lodged a complaint with the police after her posters were destroyed in the country's capital, Harare.
Zimbabwe's main opposition party has announced it will create a $100bn economy within a decade and re-establish ties with Israel - a major foreign policy shift - if it wins July 30 elections.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says Robert Mugabe's sympathisers are plotting to impeach him, and Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga have exchanged hugs and apologies.
The coalition of Zimbabwean opposition parties led by Nelson Chamisa is reportedly on the brink of a split after being rocked by tensions over the list of people to stand as candidates for the forthcoming polls.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has warned his wife to steer clear of politics to avoid being like Grace Mugabe, and at least 10 people have been "beheaded" by unidentified attackers in Mozambique.
Zimbabwe prison authorities have charged an officer with undermining President Emmerson Mnangagwa after he posted on social media comments calling the main opposition leader "my president", lawyers have said.
A South African firm will provide paper for the ballots in this year’s election in Zimbabwe, and Africans are becoming more aware of the importance of Africa Day, as they are slowly taking an interest in continental affairs, says ISS.
Zimbabwe's MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has reportedly been "approached by emissaries claiming to represent former president Robert Mugabe and seeking an electoral pact".
European donors have pledged substantial investments in Zimbabwe should the MDC-T Alliance win the upcoming elections, the leader of the People's Democratic Party leader, Tendai Biti has reportedly said.
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged war veterans to play a central role in campaigning for the ruling Zanu-PF party ahead of elections due in July or August.
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