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The United States Will Closely Follow Zimbabwe’s March 26 By-elections

The United States Will Closely Follow Zimbabwe’s March 26 By-elections

United States Deputy Chief of Mission to Zimbabwe, Thomas Hastings, Wednesday said his country would closely follow Zimbabwe’s March 26 by-elections including the preparations and campaigns.

Hastings told journalists that the by-elections were pivotal for the promotion of democracy. Hastings made the remarks after paying a courtesy call to the Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda. He said after the closed-door meeting:

My government is pleased that the by-elections are now going to take place. They were delayed for quite some time because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are pleased to see that they are taking place. Democratic conditions of free and fair elections are a key priority for governments all over the world.

In September last year, the United States (US) Embassy in Harare asked the government of Zimbabwe when it was going to resume by-elections after the elections had been suspended indefinitely over the prevalence of the coronavirus. An article posted by Pindula News back then read:

When will the Zimbabwean government resume by-elections? Long-standing parliamentary vacancies have left over 754,000 voters in 26 constituencies without elected representation. Only by-elections will restore these citizens’ rights to representation.

Many countries have held elections despite the pandemic, including Zambia, South Africa, Malawi, and the United States, demonstrating that COVID-safe elections are possible. We are confident Zimbabwe can do the same. 

Back then, The Herald, a state-run paper, quoted some political analysts as criticising the US’s “behaviour of interfering in the affairs of other sovereign states.”

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36 Comments

Elder chimut 5 months ago

Thanks America pindirai isu ve ccc hatichatenderwi kuita ma campaign edu zvakanaka nekuda kwezanu


🤨🤨 5 months ago

Zanu zvozivikanwa apana kana zvachose chose


Hulk Hogan 5 months ago

Good Good Good Good, pliz this guy called the Bush lawyer must take a leave,we don't need his comments


Tutu 5 months ago

iwe chianalyzer sezvaaiita kan wakuda kuty aende coz isu tikumufollower.
#NHM

Mark 5 months ago

Those are the words of a fool who doesn't know when to shut his beak

While the Bush Lawyer's words show intelligence, yours show your stupidity just like your username character. If you don't have anything wise to say...shut the **** up and listen

Gogodera 5 months ago

I don't trust this guys because ndovakaisa masanctions pese patiri kutambura ivo varikudya nekurara pakanaka


Tutu 5 months ago

Let's not criticise others guys we help instead of using harsh and discouraging words.We are one plizz.#NHM

#1 5 months ago

mukuru hapana politics dzamoziva garai pasi

Tutu 5 months ago

Hatina masanctions isu bt our leaxers ndovane masanctions bt instead of doing the right thing vakuita zvisizvo and they loot everything

Hulk Hogan 5 months ago

For your own information ****ers,@Bush lawyer is a ZANU pf loyalist and agrees mostly with ZECs defense statements.I don't follower crap,a person who labels ED as a listening President,Our President and staff like ****.Yesterday he was correcting you fool followers that "Elders don't lie". The same guy jumps the other side and start praising CCC while his comments are contrary.Also i hate people who summaries what has already been summarised.If you have intelligency like i do ,you can tell the guy is a ZANU pf mule and that is why he has the guts to present his full name.


Kakistocracy🤣Muchakaka 5 months ago

@Hulk Hogun: There is a great deal of truth in what you wrote, l must concur.

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Mujumba 5 months ago

Gogodera kana usingazivi kuti masanctions ndeani nyarara hako ,sanction ndere mbiti idzi dzirikupi netsa apa dzichiba dzoti masanctions ,good move America pliz help us in this election we want free and fair ,free campaigning


Hulk Hogan 5 months ago

@Mark immature as you are ,just yesterday you disagreed with your Lord on the issue of "Lie". Then you scream like a lunatic when i raise my on point corncening this monkey @Bush lawyer,i personally label him monkey because he jumps from CCC to ZANU pf.

Thank you.


Soul jah love 5 months ago

@Hulk Hogan i personally disagreed nemface uya panyaya 170k voters issue.Bush lawyer guy supported ZEC akazowedzera nema points okuti vhanu ivavo pa 5yrs vaenda kuma offices e ZEC ko chinja ma address,ok if those 170k people changed their details@ ZEC offices why then ZEC up to now hasn't updated their data?That is pure rigging.

Guys social media is another channel of voter educative platform, so there are wolves in sheep clothing,especial people vasingawisisiki kuti ndevekupi.I support Chamisa CCC,Sponono ndewe ZANU pf, mboko CCC,Bright ZANU pf etc,but Bush lawyer im no sure..so i agree na @Hulk Hogan


soul jah love 5 months ago

Mai weeee ana @Bright kutiza Party so early,watopanduka asi wakazvamburwa ne gunners ku rally kkkkkk. ..
@Bright welcome to CCC my younger

Bright 5 months ago

@soul jah love iwe andipenge ka ini kusapota zvinhu zvisina basa kwandiri andisi **** sewe ka ini

Thrust 5 months ago

Maybe he is still typing coz anonyora pkaty kurei lawyer redu

Tutu 5 months ago

Bush lawyer,where are u

Beasty boy 5 months ago

Ooookay okay @Hulk Hogan and @,Soul jah love,ive been following the Bush lawyer comments and i never realised any negatives.My question to him (@Bush lawyer) is what do you say about Zimbabwe sanctions by the States and what do you say about the above story?


Daily prophecy 5 months ago

Ko iye bush lawyer ambotii chii panyaya iyi zvamuri kumupotsera matombo


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 5 months ago

YOUR BUSH LAWYER IS NOW CCC THROUGH AND THROUGH ALTHOUGH I WAS AT ONE TIME A ZANU PF LOYALIST LIKE ANYBODY ELSE IN OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY.

SOME OF MY PINDULA COLLEAGUES ARE QUESTIONING WHY I ADDRESS PRESIDENT ED MNANGAGWA AS THE LISTENING PRESIDENT. IN FACT IT IS PRESIDENT MNANGAGWA HIMSELF WHO ADDRESSES HIMSELF AS THE LISTENING PRESIDENT. MY ADDRESS TO HIM AS THE LISTENING PRESIDENT HAS HIDDEN MEANINGS.

WHEN I SEEMINGLY PROTECTED HIM FOR FALSELY CLAIMING THAT HALF NUMBER OF HARARE CITY COUNCILLORS ARE UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR CORRUPTION, THOSE WHO READ BETWEEN THE LINES SAW THAT I USED AN OLD AND USELESS TSUMO TO SUPPORT HIM WHICH WAS A HIDDEN MOCKERY.

ON MY DEFENCE OF ZEC, I HAD FACTS WHICH ARE TRUE. ZEC DOES NOT ALTER VOTER REGISTER IMMEDIATELY AFTER ONE NOTIFIES IT CHANGE OF ADDRESS BECAUSE IN A FIVE YEAR PERIOD SOME WILL HAVE LIVED IN MABVUKU, CHITUNGWIZA, HIGHFIELD, DZIVARASEKWA AND MARLBOROUGH. ZEC RECORDS THESE CHANGES AS THEY COME, BUT BEFORE WE GO TO BY-ELECTIONS OR HARMONISED ELECTIONS THE CHAP IS THEN REGISTERED IN MARLBOROUGH CONSTITUENCY WHICH WAS HIS LAST CHANGE OF ADDRESS. THERE YOU ARE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. IS THAT NOT REASONABLE ?

I PERSONALLY,WAS PLEASED WITH THAT FIGURE OF 170K. WHAT IT MEANS IS THAT OUR PEOPLE NOW UNDERSTAND THEIR VOTING RIGHTS THAT WHENEVER THEY CHANGE RESIDENCES THEY MUST NOTIFY ZEC.

WHEN I ADDRESS GOVERNMENT, I SAY [OUR GOVERNMENT] AND WHEN I ADDRESS PRESIDENT ED MNANGAGWA, I SAY [OUR PRESIDENT] BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT IT SHOULD BE THAT A GOVERNMENT IN POWER MUST EMBRACE ALL THE CITIZENS UNDER ITS GOVERNANCE WITHOUT MALICE OR SELECTION. BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION THIS GOVERNMENT SELECTS WHO TO GIVE PFUMVUDZA INPUTS. THIS IS WHY MOST PEOPLE RIGHTLY REFUSE TO ADDRESS ZANU PF GOVERNMENT AS [OUR GOVERNMENT] AND PRESIDENT ED MNANGAGWA AS [OUR PRESIDENT]. I DO NOT BLAME THEM. BUT REMEMBER THAT PRESIDENT ED MNANGAGWA IS INTERNATIONALLY ACCEPTED AS THE LEGITEMATE PRESIDENT OF ZIMBABWE. THIS HATES CCC SUPPORTERS, BUT THAT IS A FACT WHICH HATES.

I ALWAYS TRY TO BALANCE MY COMMENTARIES MAKING SURE I DO NOT INJURE OTHERS MENTALLY.

THESE GUYS, THE RULING GUYS INSPIRED ME TO DITCH ZANU PF AND SWITCH TO CCC. IMMEDIATELY AFTER THEY CARRIED OUT THE COUP DE TAT IN 2017, THEY RULED WITHOUT IMPUNITY. THEY WERE CLEAN IN THEIR MANAGEMENT OF ISSUES.

AS TIME MOVED ON THE GUYS RENEGATED TO THEIR CRIMINAL PAST. BUT BECAUSE I HAD TASTED THE SWEETNESS OF CHANGE I SILENTLY DEFECTED FROM ZANU PF AND JOINED CCC PARTY TO BOOST ITS COFFERS OF SUPPORTERS.

LASTLY LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, HELP YOUR PARTY BY TELLING THEM THE TRUTH AND NOTHING ELSE, BUT THE TRUTH LIKE IT SHOULD BE TOLD. IF YOU TELL YOUR PARTY THE TRUTH WHICH IS HATEFUL TO THEIR MINDS YOU WILL HAVE PLAYED YOUR PART IN BUILDING CCC AS LONG AS YOUR FACTS ARE TRUE.

I WILL NOT GO BACK TO ZANU PF. I HAVE ENTRENCHED MYSELF COSILY IN CCC POLITICAL PARTY TRENCHES.

YOURS SINCERELY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Kakistocracy🤣Muchakaka 5 months ago

Thank you BushLawyer for that.

Gushungo 5 months ago

Maybe "THIS HATES CCC SUPPORTERS, BUT THAT IS A FACT WHICH HATES." could be "THIS HURTS CCC SUPPORTERS, BUT THAT IS A FACT WHICH HURTS". No intended malice.

Him007 5 months ago

America has always kept an eye on Zim politics since 1980, hapana chitsva apa


Hulk Hogan 5 months ago

@Bush Lawyer you're an intresting man and full of expirience.Well i understand your political exodus,you are great man.I rest my case,because now i understand you better and clear.Keep it up my elder.


Mark 5 months ago

@Hulk Hogan if you could actually read or thought before you typed, you'd actually realise one fact about the Bush Lawyer that you blind eyes can't see:
He only gives his analysis in line with the legal point of view. He expresses his personal opinion here and there but he only comments on political parties with the views on application of the law.

Please bro, don't start wars you can't end🙄🙄


Mark 5 months ago

Alright fam

Hulk Hogan 5 months ago

Mark of the beast ,you are such dull to the extent of shooting yourself in the head.Mind you the Bush lawyer addressed our disputes clearly ,did he deny?No ,but as an honest man he simple explained to us and i honour him for coming out clean.

Long live the Bush lawyer.

America a fooulish watch🐶 5 months ago

eye re AMERICA RINE MBOVHA HARIONI RUOKO RWE AMERICA RWAKADIMBURWA HARUSVIKI KUZIMBABWE saka madhasharara ega ega


Patriot 5 months ago

OK I am feeling the furnace of the debate from a distance ,let me come closer.? MR BUSH LAWYER MAN OF INTEGRITY AND DIGNITY I AM FOLLOWING YOU.YO ARE DIFFICULT TO PREDICT EXCEPT FOR FEW PEOPLE LIKE ME(I AM NOT BRAGGING BT I MEAN IT) .I AM 90% THROUGH IN MY RESEARCH ABOUT DOMINANT CHARACTERS OF THIS PLATFORM.I DONT WANT TO DISTURB WHAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT YOU,LET IT BE ..,BUT MR BUSH LAWYER PLIZ I BEG YOU DONT ANSWER TODAY ,MAYBE TOMORROW IF YOU WISH.LIVE IT FOR OTHERS,HERE IT GOES.MY DEAR ZIMBABWEANS WHAT DO YOU SAY ABOUT THE SANCTIONS IMPOSED ON US BY THE WESTS?WHY ARE THEY WATCHING THIS BY ELECTION CLOSEY? STORY FOR ANOTHER DAY TO BUSH LAWYER BT NEVER FORGET TO ANSWER ME I AM LEARNING A LOT FROM YOU


Hulk Hogan 5 months ago

@Patroit first of all answer me this question,are you on the list of targeted individuals?Personally if you are not on that list,then you are actually suffering side effects of ZANU pf.America does sponser us in many ways,even politically they wish the best for you and me.Most of the NGOs attain their funds from the USA to feed the struggling brothers and sisters although our gvt isn't in good books with them.

Ini zvangu 5 months ago

Which sanctions🤔🤔. As long as there is no production from the acquired farms, your economic woes will continue to haunt you. Not to mention corruption. The truth shall set you free.

Mephistophles 5 months ago

@ William Sonbwoy Chinembiri. Now that you are CCC, I as a bona fide legal practitioner duly attested in the High Court of Zimbabwe and registered with the Law Society of Zimbabwe, I will support you with legal facts & correct statutory interpretation as well as proper analysis. But should you defect back to Zanu Pf, I will give your ass a good thrashing. One more thing. Learnt to use sentence case, not upper case only when typing. But riddle me this? Why are some votets complaining thatcZEC changed their residential addresses & pollingvstations without their knowledge or consent? ERC & Team Pachedu have been receiving complaints from disgruntled registered voters who transfered without their knowledge.


The stabilizer 5 months ago

As far as l am concerned with sanctions
Its true from the US sayings but if we look deep in them when whites do there meetings they usually say sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe.but who is Zimbabwe .Us we are Zimbabweans not leaders only .guys you need to look deeply all the targeted individuals are living good life so as you can see these sanctions are targeting citizens .thank you .



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