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2nd Guessing President EDM 2017…

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2nd Guessing President EDM 2017…

Only in Zimbabwe can we have a coup that is not a coup; a resignation that is not a resignation and a new cabinet that is full of the same old faces from the last 20+ years. After the euphoria of seeing Robert Mugabe depart and all the positive comments in Mr Mnangagwa’s inaugural speech,…

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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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COMMENTARY: BZA Manifesto 2018

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COMMENTARY: BZA Manifesto 2018

A critical appraisal of the BZA Manifesto To the Build Zimbabwe Alliance (BZA) team, congratulations on the publication of your manifesto. As ThinkZim (TZ) we agree with you on many of the points you raise as issues that need to be addressed in our country, however, we also have some questions. On the point to follow,…

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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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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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Strategy To Win An Election – Some Thoughts

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Strategy To Win An Election – Some Thoughts

Observing the plethora of registered opposition parties it is clear that the majority are taking the approach to politics the same way opposition parties have approached politics in Zimbabwe for the last 36 years. This is the ZANU(PF) playbook. The problem with this playbook is that there no trick or strategy contained therein that ZANU(PF)…

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#Coalition 2018

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#Coalition 2018

The Zimbabwean 2018 General Elections are coming, and there have been calls from some quarters for the fragmented opposition parties to join forces to form a grand coalition that can work to oust ZANU (PF). Whilst this is a noble call, there are some realities that need to be acknowledged and addressed. Without any detailed…

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Pastor – The Return – What Next

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Pastor – The Return – What Next

A Commentary As Pastor Evan returns to Zimbabwe after a 6 month haitus, it is clear that he will, for a while, become the new distraction topic for the ruling party and government. A quick visit to the various news outlets such as the BBC and 263 Chat  and social media sites such as FB …

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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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