April 30, 2020

A leaked letter written by Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development to international financial institutions details of which were first revealed by respected continental journal, Africa Confidential reveals a desperate government which has run out of bot...

April 27, 2020

Those of us who knew him often speak of him with much fondness, reminiscing about the good times we had. 

In the face of infinite absence, it is to those great memories that we cling and hold on. The gift of memory is not always faithful, you see. It suffers the erosion...

April 25, 2020

A tour into the past

As we stand at this critical juncture in the affairs of the world, there is much to learn from the past. It would be irresponsible to repeat errors and misjudgments of the past. So the story today begins with a quick tour into the past. The lessons...

April 17, 2020

From hypotheticals to reality

At the start of this year, I asked my Public Law students to consider a hypothetical scenario in which a country was facing a serious public health crisis. At that time, the COVID19 pandemic was still just a disease in the news, something h...

April 16, 2020

News of the tragic loss of a well-known broadcaster to Covid-19 three weeks ago tore public opinion in Zimbabwe. Thirty-year-old Zororo Makamba, the second person to have tested positive to the coronavirus in the country, died tragically at Harare’s Wilkins hospital. A...

April 10, 2020

A tree in the forest

The last BSR which critically analysed the Supreme Court judgement in the matter concerning the MDC-T concluded with a warning framed in metaphorical terms. The warning was that those concerned should not to miss the forest for the trees. The other...

April 3, 2020

This week, the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe delivered a judgment concerning a longstanding legal wrangle over the leadership of the MDC-T. There were two substantive issues. The first major issue was whether appointments of deputy presidents made by the founding President...

March 21, 2020

Oppah’s “moment of madness”

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing fundamental disruption in the lives of many people around the world. The situation in many countries is akin to what you would normally see in science fiction films and literature. Quite predictably, there is...

March 14, 2020

Every family has one like him. He holds centre-stage at every occasion. He speaks on behalf of the family at every gathering not because he has superior qualifications in the arts of communication and public speaking but merely on account of seniority.

However, eve...

March 7, 2020

When Emmerson Mnangagwa usurped power following the military coup in November 2017, international re-engagement became one of his flagship policies. He was keenly aware of Zimbabwe’s pariah status in the previous two decades under his predecessor, Robert Mugabe. He kne...

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