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Party Manifesto – The Party User Guide

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Party Manifesto – The Party User Guide

Elections are coming in 2018, and the Zimbabwean opposition parties and various coalitions are lifting their girdles and preparing for this last ditch effort to unseat ZANU PF and its geriatric leader, but there is a problem. Most of us, the constituents and the public at large have no clue what these parties stand for…

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Your Country Not Working Properly? Blame Sanctions…

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Your Country Not Working Properly?  Blame Sanctions…

“Zimbabwe has been destroyed by sanctions imposed by the US, Britain and the EU…” “Our infrastructure and healthcare are in the state they are in because of sanctions…” These refrains are familiar to anyone who has lived in or followed news about Zimbabwe. If a Zimbabwean politician does not have an excuse to hand that…

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OPINION: To Unpick the Conundrum that is the Nkosana Moyo Candidacy

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OPINION: To Unpick the Conundrum that is the Nkosana Moyo Candidacy

That he is the most technically astute and economically literate candidate that we have had the luxury of considering for the highest office in our benighted country is without doubt. He has excelled in academia and has distinguished himself in commerce and by natural progression he has put himself up for political office. This is…

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Dead-Wood Parastatals (Quango’s)

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Dead-Wood Parastatals (Quango’s)

For such a small country Zimbabwe is running a significant number of parastatals. Some of these entities seem to serve no purpose but to merely exist, others look like profit making enterprises. However what is the the purpose of a parastatal and should the government be in the business of business. According the Cambridge English…

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COMMENTARY: CitizensZW Coalition Framework

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COMMENTARY: CitizensZW Coalition Framework

You ask, what is our policy? We will say: It is to wage war, by thought, by protest and by the ballot box, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime….

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10 Questions For All of Zimbabwe’s Opposition

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10 Questions For All of Zimbabwe’s Opposition

This post is a follow up to our previous post, this time however we pose our questions directly at Zimbabwe’s opposition parties. The purpose is for the Opposition parties to communicate to us the citizenry exactly what they are about. We the 2018 voters we believe we need to know.   Our position is very simple,…

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Opposition?… What Is That??? An Observation

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Opposition?… What Is That??? An Observation

Christmas is gone and 2017 is here. To us Zimbabweans it is a reminder that, in just over one (1) year we will go to the polls. This is probably the most anticipated election since… dead people started voting and MDC had the election stolen from them. In the red corner we have ZANU (PF) –…

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Zim: Sectional Interests and Democratic Survival – Part – 3

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Zim: Sectional Interests and Democratic Survival – Part – 3

THE NEW STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT .. . Final Installment The final step in our idea of building the new politically efficient governmental structure for Zimbabwe is the complete rethinking of the roles of cabinet and ministries in central government. We appreciate that this would probably require some amendments to be made to the constitution but this…

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Zim: Sectional Interests and Democratic Survival – Part – 2.1

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Interviewer: ThinkZim federating Zimbabwe won’t work. Too much tribalism even in the most educated. Further our inability to manage resources will mean that some regions will literally die. TZ: People can be a as tribal as they want but ultimately must vote into the governorship an administration that will progress their state. So the choice…

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Zim: Sectional Interests and Democratic Survival – Part – 2

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Zim: Sectional Interests and Democratic Survival – Part – 2

THE NEW STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT – Continued Currently Zimbabwe has a total of 10 provinces, with 10 governors all of whom are chosen by the President. Some of the current crop of governors have been in-situ for almost 10 years or more and have overseen the decline of output and retreat of development in their provinces…

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