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Zim’s Chamisa says ‘winning resoundingly’

HARARE, July 31  ‑ MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has on Tuesday, took to social media to say that he was winning the Zimbabwean elections “resoundingly”, with ballot counting and results collation still going on in the country. “Winning resoundingly…We now have results from the majority of the over 10,000 polling stations. We’ve done […]

In The News South Africa

SA Post Office says ready for end-July social grant disbursements

JOHANNESBURG, July 31  – The South African Post Office (SAPO) said on Tuesday it had completed upgrades to its national social grants IT system in time for the end-of-July payments cycle. It said the upgrades would allow SAPO sufficient capacity to process grant payments transaction volumes involving social beneficiaries that have migrated to the new gold South […]

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ZEC warns against premature announcements of results

HARARE, July 31 – Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba warned against premature announcements of the results and that so far the commission had received returns from four provinces and was awaiting results from the remaining six. Chigumba said Zec had received returns from Masvingo (60,62% voter turn-out), Midlands (75%), Harare (70%) and […]

Africa In The News

Military influenced Zimbabwe voters – legal think tank

JOHANNESBURG, July 31  – Legal think-tank, Veritas warned that the military would have a strong influence over the way people voted in Zimbabwe’s general elections on Monday. However, top military officials have publicly declared that they would recognise the presidential winner regardless of political affiliation, NewsDay reported on Tuesday. In its Sunday report Veritas said […]