Elections 2013

Catholics call for poll probe

August 17, 2013
Catholic bishops have said the “fairness of the (electoral) process is in dispute”, calling for problems and irregularities to be fully investigated by responsible authorities. Father Frederick Chiromba, secretary-general of the Catholic bishops’ conference, said the “problems and irregularities that were experienced must be investigated by the appropriate” legal authorities ...

Church urges political parties to engage peacefully

August 9, 2013
The church has urged the MDC to pursue peaceful legal channels in challenging President Robert Mugabe’s victory.   Morgan Tsvangirai has already approached the constitutional court seeking an audit of the voter’s roll, voter registration slips and all other material which the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission used in the just ended ...

Election results raises eyebrews

August 5, 2013
  Christians in Bulawayo have come out guns blazing in protest over the recent poll results saying a Zanu PF government will be retrogressive and would reverse all the gains of the Global political Agreement which was instituted in 2009.   Although the post electoral environment has been predominantly peaceful ...

Mugabe will not resign if elected; for Tsvangirai the vote is emotional

July 31, 2013
Zanu PF presidential candidate Robert Mugabe Wednesday said that, if elected into power, he will serve the full term at the same time thanking Zimbabweans for voting in peacefully. Mugabe, who cast his ballot at Mhofu primary school in Highfield Harare, said he would not resign after elected into power. ...

Elections ‘peaceful and orderly”: AU

July 31, 2013
African Union poll observers said the country’s crunch election Wednesday had so far passed off peacefully. With polls open for around half their allotted time, the 69-member observation team issued an update report about the conduct of the vote. “The processes at most of the polling stations observed by the ...

“Elections peaceful”, say church bodies

July 31, 2013
Church bodies Wednesday hailed Zimbabweans for starting ongoing elections in Zimbabwe in a peaceful way. Speaking in an interview, Reverend Solomon Zwana the secretary general of Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC), said his organisation, which has deployed observers across the ten provinces of the country, is happy with the peace ...

Manicaland religious leaders: pro-Zanu, pro-MDC

July 29, 2013
Retired Bishop Sebastian Bakare led a team of Anglicans in endorsing Tsvangirai for the presidency at the party’s rally at Sakubva Stadium in Mutare in eastern Zimbabwe earlier this month. Bakare equated Tsvangirai to the biblical Nehemiah who led the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. “Zimbabweans are like the ...

Vigil by London’s Southwark Cathedral to call for peaceful, free and fair elections in Zimbabwe

July 24, 2013
27 June is the fifth anniversary of the Zimbabwe presidential election run off in 2008 in which there was great violence, including killings, disappearances and rape. Zimbabwe will hold elections again very soon. Action for Southern Africa, the Trades Union Congress and the Zimbabwe Vigil are marking the anniversary of ...

Churches in Bulawayo pray for peace ahead of elections

July 24, 2013
As the nation hurtles towards the crunch elections this coming Wednesday the church in Bulawayo has shunned all forms of political violence through prayers and urging the electorate to vote in peace. Prayer for peace is the buzz word for churches in the second largest city as churches fear a ...

“Church leaders participating in politics have missed it”, says Christian alliance

July 21, 2013
The Church has been infiltrated by men of reckless political behaviour that causes discomfort and annoyance in others as politicians seek to prey on the seemingly gullible constituency. These shenanigans have swayed men of the cloth from their primary calling contrary to Biblical teachings. “Be as wise a serpents, but ...
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