Zimbabwe – 26 June 2014

ZEC says individuals have no right to access voters roll
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has said the Electoral Act does not entitle individuals with access to the national voters roll.
This is in response to an application filed by constitutional lawyer Justice Alfred Mavedzenge with the High Court last month, seeking to compel ZEC to make the voters’ roll public. SW Radio Africa

I’m being victimised: Sunday Mail editor
Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi has said his arrest has been instigated by people in high authority who are afraid he can use his technological expertise to expose them for feeding the real Facebook character Baba Jukwa with sensitive information within Government and zanu-pf.This comes as his brother Phillip Kudzayi surrendered himself to police on Tuesday evening where he was by last night still assisting with investigations. The Herald

Divided opposition making things worse in Zimbabwe
The country’s political and economic meltdown is being exacerbated by a divided political opposition which has failed in its main role, which is to question the ZANU PF government and hold them accountable to the public. SW Radio Africa

Zanu (PF) factionalism paralyses govt
Intensified factionalism within Zanu (PF) represents probably the biggest threat to the resuscitation of Zimbabwe’s national socio-economic-political fortunes between now and the next elections in 2018. While the factionalism has been present for a long time, it is bound to get fiercer and more debilitating as President Robert Mugabe sinks further into the twilight of his political career. The Zimbabwe Situation

SA advises Zimbabwean permit holders to be patient
South Africa has advised Zimbabwean nationals who were given permits in 2010 under the Dispensation for Zimbabweans programme to ‘wait patiently and with no panic’ as Pretoria moves to review the process ahead of the expiry of the documents. SW Radio Africa