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...

September 11, 2020

When the ANC Came to Harare

A special delegation of the African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s ruling party, was in Harare this week. Led by the ANC Secretary General, Ace Magashule, the delegation held a long meeting with representatives of ZANU PF led by Ober...

September 4, 2020

On 16 July 2020, the Chief Justice of Zimbabwe issued a memorandum to judges of the High Court. The purpose of the memo was to give directives concerning how judges handed down judgments in some issues. The essence of the directive was that once a judge delivers judgme...

September 1, 2020

The last month has witnessed two significant developments concerning the Land Question in Zimbabwe. The first was the signing of the Global Compensation Agreement between the Government of Zimbabwe and representatives of former farmers. These former farmers were dispos...

August 28, 2020

1922

On 27 October 1922, voters in Southern Rhodesia participated in a referendum. They had two choices: to establish self-government or to join the Union of South Africa. 

Before this, the territory was administered by the British South Africa Company (BSAC) which had b...

August 21, 2020

As if it has few opponents, the Zimbabwean regime has ignited a war with the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC) issued a Pastoral Letter to the Catholic flock last week. The letter was critical of the government and human right...

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