Archive For The “Politics” Category

Is This What Our Heroes Died For???

By |

Is This What Our Heroes Died For???

August 2018 was supposed to be the month that Zimbabwe celebrated its liberation. The people had just voted in one of the most peaceful elections since the 1980 election. However, before all the results had finished being counted six people were dead in the capital Harare as soldiers opened fire to disperse stone-throwing opposition supporters…

Read more »

Chamisa the 35 Promises and They Do Thega

By |

…Promises can be made to lull the heart and seduce the soul. In the final analysis, words mean nothing… The wisest man is the silent one. Examine his actions. Judge him by them. The MDC Alliance led by Advocate Nelson Chamisa took their campaign trail to the Gadzema Grounds in Chinhoyi on Sunday 4th March 2018,…

Read more »

2nd Guessing President EDM 2017…

By |

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,…

Read more »

Party Manifesto – The Party User Guide

By |

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…

Read more »

Your Country Not Working Properly? Blame Sanctions…

By |

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…

Read more »

COMMENTARY: BZA Manifesto 2018

By |

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,…

Read more »

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

By |

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…

Read more »

COMMENTARY: CitizensZW Coalition Framework

By |

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….

Read more »

Strategy To Win An Election – Some Thoughts

By |

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)…

Read more »

#Coalition 2018

By |

#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…

Read more »