June 6, 2016

Alex T. Magaisa

“We’re tired too, but we don’t know what to do with this man!”

A year ago, this would have been dismissed as part of the usual opposition bluster against Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s long-serving leader. But in recent months, even Zanu PF and Mugabe loyalist...

June 4, 2016

Alex T. Magaisa

Located close to the southern tip of a vast country which stretches down the south-eastern coast of Africa, the city of Maputo’s architecture tells a heavy story of a slow recovery from a difficult and tempestuous start to life after independence. The ve...

May 26, 2016

Alex T. Magaisa


On 9th August 2013, Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the MDC-T and presidential candidate, launched a petition at the Constitutional Court, seeking the nullification of the presidential election held a week earlier on 31st July 2013. When we arrived at the...

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 20, 2016

Alex T. Magaisa

No election has ever taken place in Zimbabwe without someone protesting that it was not free and fair. Even the sham election held in 1979, under the Zimbabwe-Rhodesia Constitution just before independence, was marred by similar allegations. Reverend Nda...

May 17, 2016

Editorial note: This is a guest contribution by Mfundo Mlilo reflecting on the current #ThisFlag campaign currently trending among Zimbabweans within and outside the country. We welcome guest contributions on any issues of interest, particularly tin relation to Zimbabw...

May 8, 2016

Two legal colleagues, Fadzayi Mahere and Tawanda Nyambirai have provided some persuasive arguments challenging the legality of the Bond Notes the proposed introduction of which the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe the announced last week. This opinion adds to t...

May 6, 2016

Introduction

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...

May 5, 2016

Alex T. Magaisa

I was reading a report of the IMF released today (May 4 2016), following the IMF’s Executive Board meeting during which the case of Zimbabwe was discussed following an Article IV Consultation and Third Review under the Staff Monitored Program (SMP). I wa...

May 1, 2016

Alex T. Magaisa

I usually come across some fascinating and interesting facts (and myths) about Zimbabwe when I’m studying the country’s constitutional, political and economic history. Learning the early history of the country is quite an experience in itself as one come...

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