The acclimatised frogs we have become: a case for 2018 elections

By Wisdom Mumera Zimbabwe has been in a crisis mode for so long that a large part of the population no longer pants for normalcy and worse they no longer realise the abnormality of the current situation. Like the fabled frog placed in cold water heated up to a boiling point, we have become inured to the heat and acclimatized to the madness of faded … Continue reading The acclimatised frogs we have become: a case for 2018 elections

Mnangagwa’s ouster: will there be promised fireworks?

By Tariro Senderayi From history, we have learnt that once you are on the receiving end of a serious tongue lashing from the first lady Grace Mugabe, you are closely inching towards the Zanu PF exit door. A good example is that of former Vice President Joice Mujuru who went through the same fate as current Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. However, the difference between the … Continue reading Mnangagwa’s ouster: will there be promised fireworks?

How coalition confusion plays in the way of Zanu PF

 By Watmore Makokoba The convergence of opposition parties towards bolstering prospects of political change in the 2018 elections was seen as a noble idea; however, the move has brought more internal skirmishes and further splits than the expected unity. According to a poll survey by the Afro-barometer, 45 percent of Zimbabweans support an opposition coalition; however, there are still many sticking points which are threatening … Continue reading How coalition confusion plays in the way of Zanu PF

Why respite may come from the oppressor

 By Wisdom Mumera News that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has filed a US$3 million defamation lawsuit against Professor Jonathan Moyo has heightened the likelihood that any kind of political and economic respite Zimbabwe may experience in 2018 may have a strong Zanu PF hand. The frictions in the party are reaching the kind of heights and type of tussles from which something has to break … Continue reading Why respite may come from the oppressor

Is there media capture in Zimbabwe?

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ) this week held a media conference with a view to find out if there is indeed media capture in the country as is alleged by some sections of society. There has been concern over the state of affairs of the media in Zimbabwe and the situation was further worsened by the licencing of radio stations. A few … Continue reading Is there media capture in Zimbabwe?

Is 2018 a beacon of hope for youth leadership?

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa AS we slowly draw closer to 2018, many youths are beginning to come out of closets and declaring their interest to contest for political leadership, but will next year’s elections usher in a reign of young leaders? The issue of political positions, especially with regards to contesting in elections by young people is generally regarded as a political landmine in both Zanu … Continue reading Is 2018 a beacon of hope for youth leadership?

Opinion: Are Political Factions Really That Bad?

By Open Parly Contributor If you have been in Zimbabwe for a while you would know factions as bad and in Zanu Pf’s case is treasonous but in reality, every democracy will have what pessimists view as factionalism but in reality, it is just a difference of views. A true democracy should welcome and accommodate all views even when majority view determines which path to … Continue reading Opinion: Are Political Factions Really That Bad?

Citizens express mixed feelings ahead of 2018 elections

By Tariro Daphne Senderayi WITH close to a year before the country embarks on the crucial 2018 general elections, we conducted a random survey in the street of Harare’s Central Business District to gauge people’s mood towards the polls. Zimbabwe is currently going through its worst times since independence, with the major challenges being the unavailability of cash which has seen people spending hours in … Continue reading Citizens express mixed feelings ahead of 2018 elections

The mistake that Tsvangirai always repeat

By Daniel Chigundu THE year 2018 is around the corner, there is no doubt about that and preparations for the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) exercise are also an indicator that we are already in an election mood. Those that know what they want in 2018 have already started hitting the ground running putting things in order or in place. Zanu PF to be specific has … Continue reading The mistake that Tsvangirai always repeat

Is MDC –T ready for “rigging” Zanu PF in 2018?

By Tariro Senderayi THE main opposition party, MDC-T insists that it has put in place efficient mechanisms to eliminate fraud in the 2018 harmonized elections. Since its formation in 1999, MDC-T has given the ruling party a headache and a tough time during elections to the extent it had majority seats in the Seventh Parliament of Zimbabwe. The main opposition party claims that since their … Continue reading Is MDC –T ready for “rigging” Zanu PF in 2018?