21st May 2013
- Diaspora Diaries
- Alex Bell asks what the future holds for Zimbabwe’s relationship with South Africa, particularly ZANU PF’s relationship with the Jacob Zuma led ANC government. This historically loyal relationship appears to be under strain, to the point that ZANU PF loyalists have been calling for the SADC bloc to revisit Zuma’s facilitation role in Zimbabwe, after what they said were breaches of diplomatic protocol. South Africa based political analyst David Moore gives his thoughts on this relationship and what it means for Zimbabwe ahead of elections.
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- Election Watch
- Aspiring MDC-T parliamentary candidate Grace Kwinjeh says her party’s new policy document, that was launched last weekend, should help the MDC-T win the next elections. It has answers to all the key challenges facing Zimbabwe, such as how service delivery can be accelerated and the economy resuscitated.
- Election Watch – Listen here
- Ken in Kana Mission, Gokwe South, says that headmen in the constituency are being threatened with unspecified action should their subjects vote for the MDC in the forthcoming polls. He says this is reviving fears of the 2008 violence, during which some villagers had their homes torched. However, he says the infighting within ZANU PF points to a weak party and encourages the MDC to capitalise on this by increasing their presence in the area. From Chiundura in the Midlands, VaMoyo says the just-ended voter registration exercise should be a wake-up call for the MDC to realise that ZANU PF has already started rigging the elections. He says ZANU PF had a well-organised strategy, providing transport and voters’ rolls for their supporters, and he urges the MDC to do the same in the repeat exercise.
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