Explainer: Matabeleland’s Battle Between Zanu PF and Opposition Parties

Political analysts say that in fluid politics there is nothing called a safe seat. Image by Al Jazeera


BY MUSA MAKINA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAY 6, 2022

With the 2023 elections months away, Zanu PF is pulling out all the stops, openly declaring that the party is going for the kill to seize all constituencies under the opposition.

Irked By Poor Roads, Villagers Urge Authorities To Deliver Poll Promises

Bulawayo-Tsholotsho road is in a poor state with villagers saying the road is being used by politicians to campaign. Image by Habbakuk Trust


BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAY 6, 2022
 
The promise of improved roads in the district from the ruling Zanu PF and opposition parties continues to anchor election manifestos ahead of the elections.

Lupane Government Complex: An Election Gimmick To ‘Buy’ Votes

18 years later, the Elitsheni government complex remains incomplete. Image by Zoom Bulawayo


BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | FEB 15, 2022

Villagers have lost count of the deadlines for the completion of the Lupane government complex which would house government departments in Matabeleland North province. The project which politicians use as a campaign gimmick has stalled for several years and villagers feel that the governing party (Zanu PF) is giving them a wooden spoon.

Poor Citizens Don’t Need Handouts, And Spin From Politicians. They Need Sustainable Development

Election after election poor masses are taken for a ride, being bribed with food handouts, and promised more. Image by CAJNews


BY The Editorial Team | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAR 7, 2022

Local populations must reject politicians who take them for a ride while holding to account those they vote into office.

Uncovered: Politicians Use Handouts To Manipulate Poor Rural Voters

Elderly people in Nkayi who felt neglected for COVID-19 relief grants are now getting freebies from campaigning political parties.


BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAR 1, 2022

The elderly neglected during the COVID-19 induced lockdowns, have suddenly become darlings of political parties seeking votes as the country heads to the polls.

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