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Evans Mathanda

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Village Rhapsody: Reforms a must before 2023 elections

A contentious general election campaign began in the second quarter of 2000 when the draft was rejected.
By Evans Mathanda Sep. 4, 2022

Village Rhapsody: Rising suicide cases among men worrying

Zimbabwe must do more to address the high rate of suicides.
By Evans Mathanda Sep. 10, 2022

Pray for Zim: Makandiwa

Zanu PF national commissar Mike Bimha who attended the church service was also given an opportunity to speak.
By Evans Mathanda Sep. 14, 2022

Village Rhapsody: Electoral court challenges sign of mistrust in the process

A political system that allows the opposition to contest fairly, win elections and take over power peacefully is essential for any democracy.
By Evans Mathanda Sep. 18, 2022

Go to hell, Zanu PF tells US, NGOs

Zanu PF spokesperson Christopher Mutsvangwa accused Washington of sneaking secret agents to destabilise Zimbabwe ahead of the 2023 elections.
By Blessed Mhlanga and Evans Mathanda and Nqobizwe Thebe Sep. 21, 2022

Village Rhapsody: Zanu PF must revisit its ruinous stance on NGOs

Mutsvangwa, who is also Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association chairperson, last week said: “to hell with those NGOs, they have nothing to offer”.
By Evans Mathanda Sep. 25, 2022

Village Rhapsody: Opposition must rethink its strategy to win 2023 polls

Mnangagwa can go but Zanu PF as an institution will remain to continue with its policies that are blamed for the ordinary people’s suffering.
By Evans Mathanda Oct. 2, 2022

Village Rhapsody: Social media can help women advance in politics

Masarira is more active on Twitter where she posts messages that spark lively discussions among people.
By Evans Mathanda Oct. 9, 2022

Interview: CCC VP Karenyi-Kore talks impact of social media on politics

All my social media pages are transparent and they never appear like ghost accounts.
By Evans Mathanda Oct. 10, 2022

Police smoke out Mbare violence leaders

Vendors have in the past raised concern over the Mupedzanhamo flea market, saying it was mired in political contestations,
By Sharon Buwerimwe and Evans Mathanda Oct. 11, 2022

Tsenengamu’s party dares CIO ahead of polls

He called on the ruling party to desist from disrupting opposition rallies ahead of elections.
By Evans Mathanda and Methembe Sibanda Oct. 12, 2022

Village Rhapsody: Nothing will work when the politics is not right

The political crisis is crippling the Zimbabwe economy and it is apparent that the ruling party is both inefficient and unfair to the vast majority of poorer citizens.
By Evans Mathanda Oct. 16, 2022

Village Rhapsody: Zimbabwe’s housing crisis needs bold action

President Emmerson Mnangagwa pledged during his campaigns ahead of the 2018 general elections to deliver 1.5 million homes by the time of the next election
By Evans Mathanda Oct. 23, 2022

Govt has no gadgets to monitor social media: Mangwana

Mangwana, however, told NewsDay that the government does not intend to censor social media.
By Evans Mathanda Oct. 24, 2022

Village Rhapsody: Zanu PF desperately needs succession planning

There is no doubt that the coup left Zanu PF divided as the faction that prevailed in the deadly succession war chased their rivals out of town.
By Evans Mathanda Oct. 30, 2022

Copy of voters roll costs US$187k: Zec

Opposition parties yesterday described Zec’s charges as ridiculous and an attempt to deny interested stakeholders an opportunity to scrutinise the document.
By Evans Mathanda Nov. 4, 2022

Village Rhapsody: Mnangagwa’s re-election campaign in full swing

Knowing the strategic significance of these polls, Mnangagwa is investing all of his energy in a campaign to win as many votes as possible.
By Evans Mathanda Nov. 6, 2022

‘We’re too rich’...Zanu PF says not bothered by high Zec fees

Zanu PF director for information Tafadzwa Mugwadi, however, told NewsDay “there is nothing in this country that is beyond Zanu PF’s capacity”.
By Evans Mathanda Nov. 7, 2022

‘Zec delimitation flawed’

CCC and other opposition parties feel that the delimitation process is marred by confusion and lacks clear guidelines under an Act of Parliament..
By Taurai Mangudhla and Evans Mathanda Nov. 9, 2022

Political actors pile pressure on Zec

Zimbabwean political actors are increasingly losing confidence in Zec over its management of electoral processes.
By Evans Mathanda Nov. 11, 2022

Village Rhapsody: Satellite launch shows the limits of sanctions propaganda

Another growing concern is that the government launched a satellite programme to spy on its citizens, especially with the coming general election next year
By Evans Mathanda Nov. 13, 2022

Village Rhapsody: Zimbabwe’s unemployment crisis needs urgent solutions

In his first public speech after returning from exile as the country's new leader in 2017, Mnangagwa pledged a "new, emerging democracy".
By Evans Mathanda Nov. 20, 2022

Village Rhapsody: Protect women and girls beyond 16 Days of Activism

Violence against women and girls remains the most pervasive human rights violation around the world.
By Evans Mathanda Nov. 27, 2022

DJ Levels 'missing' after sex tape leaks

Levels took to his Instagram page to apologiss to his followers claiming that his phone was stolen at Pablos and they leaked the videos.
By Evans Mathanda Nov. 27, 2022

Zimbabwe opposition’s to-do list ahead of 2023 polls

This would effectively end Zimbabwe's main opposition, some say.
By Evans Mathanda Dec. 4, 2022

Rural women bear brunt of gender-based violence

Moyo from Lower Gweru in the Midlands hurried back home to take a bath before she started cooking to complete her day's work.
By Evans Mathanda Dec. 4, 2022

Village Rhapsody: Zim’s power crisis calls for bold action against incompetence

According to a recent announcement from Zesa, the nation will endure 16-hour loadshedding.
By Evans Mathanda Dec. 11, 2022

Village Rhapsody: Lack of electoral reforms has cast a shadow on 2023 polls

Zimbabwe has not taken any action to put electoral reforms in place to guarantee free and fair elections.
By Evans Mathanda Dec. 18, 2022

PVOs Bill to create US$1bn blackhole

The controversial Bill will likely see some civil society organisations (CSOs) stopping their operations in Zimbabwe, while others may be forced to close shop, critics say.
By Evans Mathanda Dec. 19, 2022

Village Rhapsody: Weary Zimbabweans yearning for positive change

As the biblical scripture in the book of Matthew says, “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
By Evans Mathanda Dec. 25, 2022