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February 1, 2020

Introduction

The announcement by the government of plans to amend the Constitution towards the end of 2019 was disappointing but not surprising. After ZANU PF won a super-majority (two-thirds of the seats) in Parliament, the question was when not if it would make a move...

January 25, 2020

Earlier this week, we gave you two pieces. In case you missed them, you can read them here: the first was a critique of the Supreme Court judgment on the currency issue and the second was a demonstration of how political elites were able to evade their loans through an...

January 22, 2020

A creature called ZAMCO

In this note, I explain why Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs), past and present, are among the most significant beneficiaries of SI 33/2019 and the most recent Supreme Court judgment in the case of Zambezi Gas Pvt Ltd v N. R. Barber Pvt Ltd SC3/...

January 21, 2020

The Supreme Court judgement in the case of Zambezi Gas Zimbabwe (Private) Limited v N.R. Barber (Private) Limited and another SC3/20 represents a judicial confirmation of the grand heist that took place in February 2019 when the government issued a decree regarding the...

January 18, 2020

A can of worms

The tragic failure of leadership in Zimbabwe manifests not only in the incumbent who has proved to be ill-equipped for the assignment but also in those within breathing distance of his office who are equally inadequate. It manifests in the political, econ...

January 11, 2020


Seizing the opportunity

“There’s a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and miseries”


This is Brutus in Shakespeare’s epic drama, Julius Caesar. He is talking to Cassiu...

December 29, 2019

Introduction

I've been going through my written work over the past decade. I discovered quite a few pieces which I wrote each time I travelled home. i figure they are probably enough to form a small book. I called them "Stories of Home", so that will be the title. They...

December 21, 2019

Former president of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki was in Harare this week. He held meetings with several political, civil society and church leaders, including the two major protagonists, ZANU PF’s Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa. The presence of the stat...

December 14, 2019

Regime enablers

“Why, in some circumstances, does evidence of mendacity, crudeness or cruelty serve not as a fatal disadvantage but as an allure, attracting ardent followers? Why do otherwise proud and self-respecting people submit to the sheer effrontery of the tyrant,...

December 7, 2019

Earlier this week, I put a simple question to people that I interact with on the social media micro-blogging network, Twitter. I asked them to name one thing which they thought would make the most significant impact upon the lives of people in their village/rural area.
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