Zimbabwean Govt Defiant on Diaspora Vote

The government remians silent on the diaspora vote case despite an order from the African Commission on Human and People's Rights to allow exiles to participate in the country's elections.
Photo: IRIN

Zimbabweans lining up at a polling station (file photo).

  • Zimbabwe:  AU Court Orders Zim to Allow the Diaspora to Vote

    SW Radio Africa, 12 March 2013

    The African Commission on Human and People's Rights has ordered the Zimbabwe government to make provisions to allow Zimbabweans abroad to vote in Saturday's referendum. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Zim Govt Still to Respond to Diaspora Vote Court Order

    SW Radio Africa, 3 April 2013

    There has still been no formal response from the Zimbabwe government to an order by the continent's highest court, which ruled that Zimbabweans in the Diaspora be granted voting ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Exiled Zimbabweans Have Right to Vote

    Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 12 March 2013

    It is a decision that could potentially change the electoral game in Zimbabwe. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Diasporans Unexcited About Polls

    Financial Gazette, 28 February 2013

    ZIMBABWEANS based outside the country are unlikely to flock back home en-mass to participate in the referendum vote and in general elections set for later this year. With so-called ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Diaspora Protests to 'Intensify' Ahead of Zim Poll

    SW Radio Africa, 12 February 2013

    The heads of a global protest movement that has been campaigning for real reforms in Zimbabwe for over a year has vowed to 'intensify' their protest action, before elections ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  People Living Abroad Will Not Vote - ZEC

    Zimbabwe Standard, 19 October 2012

    THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has said people living in the Diaspora would not be allowed to vote in the next elections because of logistical and financial reasons. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Diaspora Vote Put Aside By Government

    SW Radio Africa, 17 September 2012

    A "unanimous" decision by the parties in government has been made which puts aside the voting rights of Zimbabweans in the Diaspora, allegedly over concern that a postal vote could ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Diaspora Vote Lost in 'Horse Trading' Deal With Zanu-PF

    SW Radio Africa, 13 July 2012

    The right of Zimbabwe's scattered Diaspora to vote in the coming elections has not been secured in the Electoral Bill, as part of what SW Radio Africa has been told is a 'horse ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  MDC-T to Fight Chinamasa Over Diaspora Vote

    SW Radio Africa, 12 July 2012

    The MDC-T has said they are prepared to take Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa head-on if he tries to push through the Electoral Bill that precludes the Diaspora vote. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Politics Hinder Diasporas' Right to Vote

    Financial Gazette, 30 May 2012

    WHILE the current Constitution gives every adult citizen of Zimbabwe the right to vote in elections and referendums, the enactment of supporting legislation to guarantee that all ... read more »