April 29, 2016

Alex T. Magaisa

On 21 September 2015, a Cape Town property at 28 Salisbury Road in the suburb of Kenilworth owned by the Zimbabwean government was auctioned for R3 760 000. The purpose of the court-sanctioned auction was to settle a debt owed by Zimbabwe. The circumstan...

April 22, 2016

Alex T. Magaisa

The Midlands Hotel, an imposing structure at the heart of Gweru, is arguable the Midlands city’s most iconic building and, countrywide, it certainly punches in the heavyweight division. It has stood there since 1927, with another icon, the Boggie Memoria...

April 21, 2016

Alex T. Magaisa

I have read that the Minister responsible for local government affairs, Saviour Kasukuwere (the Minister) has suspended the Mayor of Harare, Bernard Manyenyeni (the Mayor).

Media reports state that the Minister based his decision to suspend the Mayor on s...

April 15, 2016

If the Lancaster House Agreement (LHA) was the foundation of the new nation-state of Zimbabwe in 1980, then it was a weak one with serious fault-lines that posed fundamental risks to the new State from the outset. It is arguable that some of Zimbabwe’s troubles in rece...

April 8, 2016

Alex T. Magaisa

Last week, most Zimbabweans watched in awe as the Constitutional Court of South Africa delivered a seminal judgment on executive and parliamentary accountability. In a powerful judgment, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng was critical of South Africa’s Presid...

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