October 23, 2020

The situation in Nigeria has once again brought to the fore the challenges faced by citizens against trigger-happy and brutal regimes. They do not hesitate to apply excessive force, even if it results in the killing of unarmed citizens. One of the most touching stories...

October 16, 2020

Why ZEC must hang its head in shame

Last week’s BSR argued that the suspension of by-elections through SI225A of 2020 was illegal because it contravened sections 134 and 158(3) of the Constitution. This week, the Speaker of Parliament reportedly announced that the statu...

October 9, 2020

A grim chapter in one of the most dubious political stories ended this week when Thokozani Khupe and her band of allies were sworn in as members of Zimbabwe’s Parliament. For those who are unfamiliar with Zimbabwean politics, Khupe and her party lost dismally in the 20...

October 2, 2020

This BSR is a critical examination of the judicial appointments process, as witnessed in the public interviews of candidates for the Constitutional Court this week. This is an important process which defines the composition of the third arm of the state.

One of the majo...

September 30, 2020

For many Zimbabweans, the 14th November 2017 was one of those rare moments in their nation’s short post-independent history when everything seemed possible and the future promising. On that day, the military started a political process that culminated in a coup that to...

September 25, 2020

“We are Everything”

“We must be respected. We are the majority. We are the people. We are the government. We are the army. We are the air force. We are the police. We are everything you can think of. We determine who can do mining in Zimbabwe. We determine who can const...

September 21, 2020

Yesterday, I wrote a short BSR showcasing the double standards being employed by leaders of the judicially-reconstructed MDC-T political party. I was going to do a social media post as a follow-up but it morphed into another short article. 

Following my BSR, quite...

September 20, 2020

This article observes that it would be improper and unlawful for the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to permit the MDC-T led by Dr Thokozani Khupe to use the name MDC Alliance in the by-elections scheduled for 5 December because the party has already asserted its r...

September 18, 2020

Introduction

This week, I decided that I would do a BSR with a difference. I made a call for questions from readers of the BSR and promised to respond. I had expected a few questions. I was wrong. The response has been overwhelming. As I reviewed the submissions, I real...

September 17, 2020

A few months ago, the BSR examined the ambiguous approach of the Zimbabwean government towards business. One the one hand, it wants to present a progressive face using the mantra that "Zimbabwe is open for business". However, this rhetoric is not matched by the policie...

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