May 15th, 2014
Jacob Zuma Pride Mkono THE South African election has come and gone and the liberation movement, the African National Congress (ANC) and its tripartite alliance of labour under COSATU and the South African Communist Party (SACP), romped to victory with 62 percent of the vote. The opposition attempted...
Sep 29th, 2012
by Marko Phiri Questions are being asked whether Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is bent on stirring the country back to the political chaos of 2008 as his party Zanu PF stalls the constitution making process. Without a new constitution, elections are unlikely to be held as constitutional r...
Mar 20th, 2012
Harare – Lawyers of six Zimbabwean activists convicted of discussing Arab Spring uprisings appealed for leniency ahead of their sentencing on Wednesday, as the state seeks a maximum jail term of 10 years. “A fine in the region of $500 will meet the justice of this case,” lawyer Alec...
Apr 2nd, 2011
Harare – A top human rights activist has been arrested in Zimbabwe, in what Amnesty International deplores as an attempt to silence government critics. Abel Chikomo, director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with failing to properly register his orga...
Mar 16th, 2011
A high court judge released Wednesday six Zimbabweans charged with treason for discussing the mass protests in Egypt that toppled president Hosni Mubarak on $2,000 (1,400 euros) bail. Munyaradzi Gwisai, a former lawmaker from Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s party, and his five co-accused wer...
Mar 1st, 2011
Munyaradzi Gwisai is a former opposition member of Zimbabwe’s parliament and the man who convened a meeting last Saturday in Harare to discuss the uprisings in North Africa. Gwisai and 45 others were arrested and allegedly tortured by Zimbabwean police. They now face a charge of treason that carries ...