Duane Udd looks at ZANU PF shooting itself in the foot, again. This time it’s over a Coke can as the party accuses the company of campaigning for the MDC because the can is red and the ad slogan shows someone waving, with an open hand.
Richard investigates more evidence of politicians meddling in the church. According to the Herald newspaper, one of the largest groupings of Apostolic churches in Zimbabwe launched a massive voter orientation exercise countrywide … to ensure their followers register to vote for ZANU PF.
Tshisa Rhythms is all about new music, featuring hits from around the world and targeting the younger generation.
Alex Bell discusses the MDC-T’s newly launched plan for achieving ‘transformation’ in Zimbabwe. The party’s ‘Agenda for Real Transformation’ is being discussed at this weekend’s 8th Policy Conference in Harare.
Join the SW Radio Africa News team for a round up of this weeks news in Zimbabwe.
Jonas in Mufakose, Harare, says people of Malawian origin, or aliens, are being barred from registering to vote, contrary to the spirit of the new constitution. He says aliens who tried to register last week Wednesday in Mufakose’s Ward 36 were told to go to Room 100 at Makombe Building where they were being asked to pay thousands of dollars to renounce Malawian citizenship they do not even hold. Muguti, also from Mufakose, agrees with Jonasi and says although the registration process is a nightmare, many people are determined to queue for as long as it takes for a chance to register to vote and kick ZANU PF out of power.
SW Radio Africa News Headlines Friday 17th May 2013
SW Radio Africa News Stories for Friday 17th May 2013
Alex Bell examines an ongoing case in South Africa, where human rights groups and lawyers are challenging that government’s decision to grant a former Rwandan General and suspected war criminal, Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, refugee status. Alex also highlights a decision by a court in Lesotho to uphold a discriminatory section of that country’s Chieftainship Act, which denies all women hereditary chieftainship rights.
Ezra looks at Zimbabwe Highlanders FC’s war with the referees and Premier soccer league, while Manchester United win the premiership in England. Plus South African music star Dan Tshanda and his band Splash are stranded in Zimbabwe. And don’t forget to stay tuned for all the latest music from around the world.