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July 12, 2016

On 11 July 2016, Dr Munyaradzi Kereke, the ZANU PF MP for Bikita West constituency, was found guilty of raping a minor child, who was also a relative. It was the conclusion of a long-drawn legal saga which started in 2010 when the child was raped by Kereke.

The case is...

July 6, 2016

There was a certain irony to events in London yesterday, where an official delegation of the Zimbabwean government, led by Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa was in the British capital to attend a specially organised investment conference. Inside the airy conference ro...

June 29, 2016

Alex T. Magaisa

Zimbabwe is a godsend for students of the rule of law or more precisely, the lack of it. It’s a modern-day reminder of the fact that even an authoritarian regime can proudly claim to be an adherent to the rule of law while at the same time mutilating it....

May 22, 2016

Alex T. Magaisa

When President Mugabe attended the University of Fort Hare’s centenary celebrations at the weekend, he was reported to have made commented to Zimbabwean students regarding the issue of dual citizenship. According to a report broadcast on ZiFM Stereo rad...

May 6, 2016


In the last #BSR, I discussed the issue of land compensation in Zimbabwe. I presented the current legal reality and argued that, contrary to what the Zimbabwe government has said in recent years, the land issue is far from settled and remains a contentious...

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 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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