Presser Glen View South

29-08-2019 (Harare) – The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) notes with concern the timing of the drilling of 15 boreholes by the District Development Fund (DDF) in Glen View South which ZANU-PF seems to have taken advantage of in its campaigns ahead of a by-election scheduled to be held on 7 September 2019 in the Constituency…. more

ZESN Kadoma Ward 2 by-election Preliminary statement

09- June 2019 – Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) observed Kadoma Central Ward 2 local authority by-election held 8 June 2019. This is part of its comprehensive efforts to observe all elections and electoral processes in Zimbabwe. In this by-election, ZESN deployed 5 polling station based observers, a ward collation centre observer and a  mobile team assessing the political environment outside the polling stations….more

ZESN Press Statement _ ZESN HOLDS A WORKSHOP ON ELECTORAL REFORMS PETITION

4 JUNE 2019- Kariba – The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) is holding an Electoral Reforms Petition workshop to review the legal framework governing elections in light of the petition submitted to Parliament by ZESN on the 3rd December 2018. The workshop is attended by the Speaker of Parliament, Honourable Advocate Jacob Mudenda and Members of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs in Kariba from 4 – 5 June 2019.

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Preliminary Statement on the Cowdray Park Ward 28 local authority by Election

31 March 2019 – Bulawayo – As part of its comprehensive efforts to observe the local authority by-election in Ward 28 of Bulawayo’s Cowdray Park, the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) deployed 37 polling station based observers and a ward collation centre observer. In addition, ZESN had two mobile teams assessing the political environment outside the polling stations…more

Statement on the Post 2018 Election Conference

12 March 2019 – BULAWAYO – The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) held a post-2018 harmonised election conference on 7 and 8 March 2019 in Bulawayo. The overall objective of the Conference was to review the conduct of the 2018 harmonised elections focusing on the legislative and administrative framework, the political environment, role of observers, electoral reform process, and recommendations by election observer missions among other pertinent factors…more

International Women’s day 2019 Statement

Gender parity in electoral processes key to achieving development – ZESN

8 March 2019 – The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) joins the rest of the world in commemorating International Women’s Day (IWD). The IWD is commemorated each year on the 9th of March to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women while calling for gender equality. This year, the campaign is running under the theme #Think equal, build smart, innovate for changemore

MIDDAY SITUATIONAL STATEMENT ON THE BEITBRIDGE, CHITUNGWIZA AND MATOBO LOCAL AUTHORITY BY-ELECTIONS

Harare – 23 February 2019 – The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) has deployed over 17 trained and accredited observers to every polling station in Beitbridge East Ward 15, Chitungwiza South Ward 24 and Matobo North Ward 25 by-elections. In addition, there are three mobile teams in the wards observing the voting process as well as the political environment outside the polling stations.  This midday Situational Statement is based on reports received from the polling station based and mobile election observers in the three local authority wards…more

ZESN OBSERVING BEITBRIDGE, CHITUNGWIZA AND MATOBO LOCAL ATHOURITY BY-ELECTIONS

Harare- 22 February 2019 – Three Local Authority by-elections will be held on Saturday 23 February 2019 in Beitbridge East Ward 15, Chitungwiza South Ward 24 and Matobo North Ward 25. The seats fell vacant following the death of the incumbent councillors namely Alice Chihambakwe of Chitungwiza, Clara Ndlovu of Matobo and Boy Maniere Ndou of Beitbridge. ZESN is deploying 17 polling station based observers covering all polling stations, and three (3) mobile observer teams…more