Governance

Is the Party Above the Law

  • Posted on: 9 March 2015
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Is the Party above the law?
Over the past 35 years Zimbabweans have witnessed a slow erosion of the rule of law, but this erosion has turned into a landslide since 2000. The hopes of 1980, so clearly expressed in the quote from Robert Mugabe below, now represent the broken dreams of all democrats.

What's a Mere Constitution to One Appointed by God to Govern?

  • Posted on: 4 March 2015
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What is a mere constitution for one appointed by God to govern?

The transcript of the interview granted by Mugabe to the national broadcaster to mark his 91st birthday makes for depressing reading.

ZANU PF’s 6th National People Congress purported to ratify various amendments to the party constitution, including removing a requirement that one of the two Vice-Presidents be a woman. Previously the constitution established a Presidium of four as part of the Central Committee, providing for a President and First Secretary, a National Chairman and stating that there must be

Achieving Universal Primary Education

  • Posted on: 12 March 2014
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Of all the millennium development goals (MDGs), achieving universal primary education is something that Zimbabwe has recorded tremendous progress in.  We boast of the highest literacy rate in Africa, recording an impressive 90.7%; the only country on the African continent with a literacy rate above 90%. I, as some Zimbabweans do too, consider these statistics with a pinch of salt, given that in my context-it is not how the world views us but how we view ourselves that matters the most.

The Harassment of Justice: A Tale of a Tale

  • Posted on: 2 July 2013
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A couple of months ago, I published “The Story of Beatrice Mtetwa-A Red Herring’ in which I posed a number of theories pertaining to Beatrice’s arrest. One of them was that Beatrice’s arrest was an intimidation tactic by state agents of all citizens who would wish to take the same stand as Beatrice; i.e. the stand to fight against any injustice visited upon individuals who are fighting for human rights and fundamental freedoms of citizens.

Reforms and Elections: The Need for a Transitional Executive Council

  • Posted on: 14 June 2013
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When South Africa was faced with the problems of negotiating its transition by an election in 1994, it produced an extremely important mechanism to ensure that the election would be free and fair, and that the overwhelming power of the South African state (dominated by the National Party) could not be used to the advantage of the governme

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