Access To IDs: Hurdle For Gukurahundi Victims Ahead Of 2023 Polls

Gukurahundi victims are denied citizenship because they cannot provide death certificates of their relatives. Image by Amnesty International


BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAY 22

In the middle of a voter registration blitz ahead of the 2023 national elections, victims of the Gukurahundi genocide are finding it hard to access national identity documents — and consequently might be left out of the imminent plebiscite.

Decline in Youth Participation Bad for Local Democracy

Youth participation in electoral processes is low yet they are the largest demographic most affected by democratic processes. Image by Unsplash


BY THE EDITORIAL TEAM | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | APR 10, 2022

Any country’s social and political terrain is defined and determined by the youths, more so in the case of Zimbabwe where youths constitute the majority of the voting population.

Disinterest, Lack of Documents Behind Youth Voter Apathy

A number of prospective voters were turned away during the March 26 by-elections for presenting defaced national identity cards.


BY BOKANI MUDIMBA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | APR 8, 2022

Youths are generally not enthused by politics as they feel their concerns are not prioritised.

Gwanda’s Greenland Complex, A “Mafia” Business Centre

Gwanda residents believe Zanu PF big wigs are protecting youths involved in illicit activities in exchange for votes.


BY DOUGLAS NCUBE | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAR 18, 2022

A business complex in Gwanda, Matabeleland South provincial capital, designed to incubate youth initiatives has been turned into a mafia business hub and residents believe youths involved in illicit activities at the centre are being protected by big wigs from the governing party (Zanu PF) in exchange for votes.

In Matabeleland North, Access To Healthcare Remains A Pipe Dream

Villagers believe government's failure to complete Lupane provincial hospital is to politicise it towards elections. Image by Min. Info


BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAY 24, 2022

Poorly equipped, shortage of vital drugs and lack of specialists characterise most of the hospitals in Matabeleland North with the provincial hospital remaining a pie in the sky.

Recent Polls Surface Challenges For Female Politicians

 

In the recently held by-elections male candidates emerged as the majority of winners.


BY MUSA MAKINA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | APR 8, 2022

The recently held by-elections showed glaring disparities in Bulawayo's electoral process with political parties exposed for disregarding constitutional provisions regarding gender equality, some with women shying away from contesting in the by-elections.

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