SW Radio Africa News Headlines Thursday 10th January 2013
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SW Radio Africa News Stories for Thursday 10th January 2013
Pagiwa Sithole from ward 2 in Mbire, Guruve is complaining that food aid from government is only being distributed to ZANU PF card carrying members. He urges the MDC-T to embark on a similar exercise to distribute farming inputs to its supporters; while Doubt Takaindisa from ward 24 in Chivi South says many young voters in the area are increasingly frustrated by the lack of voter registration information. He adds that many people in the district don’t have the money to travel long distances to register at district offices, which are more than 50km away.
Tererai talks to researcher Dewa Mavhinga, from the global monitor Human Rights Watch, whose new report warns Zim officials that time is running out to implement key reforms that were agreed to in the Global Political Agreement. Titled “Race Against Time – The Need for Legal and Institutional Reforms Ahead of Zimbabwe’s Elections”, Mavhinga said little progress has been made in addressing these reforms and there is no political will within Zim to move forward. He said the guarantors of the GPA, SADC, need to look at ways to penalise those who hinder progress, including suspension from SADC or sanctions.
Tanonoka Joseph Whande says Zimbabwe’s politicians must change their mindset this year if they want to see real change in the country. He says there is “no value for Tsvangirai and Mugabe to preach peace while their people do the opposite and not get punished, or to rant and rave about corruption while somehow doing very little to stem the rot.”