Freedom of Information Bill Fails to Lay the Mark for Reform: Expectations vs. Reality
Genuine, inclusive dialogue the last hope for Zimbabwe
By Wisdom Mumera The make-up of the Freedom of Information Bill, repealing the Access to Information Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) whilst more positive, as compared with the Maintenance of Peace and Order (MOPO), fails to break any new ground entrenching the suspicion that real reforms won’t happen under Zanu PF. Since the advent of …
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Wadyejena’s Lamborghini is a Moral Affront to Our Austerity
By own correspondent Zimbabwe stands on the brink, the incessant socio-economic crisis that has ravaged the country since last year’s election could soon come to a head. One could argue that the prevailing socio-economic and political challenges were borne out of the unresolved dispute over the outcome of the 30 July 2018 elections. Now more …
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A Masturbatory Exercise Called POLAD
By Wisdom Mumera Gokwe-Nembudziya legislator Justice Mayor Wadyajena’s latest acquisition, a US$420 000 garish Lamborghini Urus has raised the anger of many with its starkly immoral portrayal of the gap between the elitist ruling and the poverty-stricken public. The vehicle is out of place in 98% of Zimbabwe’s roads and very much so in Gokwe …
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Chamisa faces ED puzzle: Do I need dialogue
By Wisdom Mumera Masturbation is a sick habit indulged in, essentially, for the absence of a real sexual partner. It’s a temporary habit to salve the natural ache with a simulation of the real thing whilst actually doing nothing. One has to fill their mind with wild sexual thoughts and romp through a blue cinema …
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Mnangagwa’s desperate search for a middle ground
By Wisdom Mumera The recent High Court ruling by Justice Edith Mushore has given MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa a scenario more or less similar to the debacle President Emmerson Mnangagwa is currently battling over his legitimacy. Mushore threw a dark cloud over Chamisa’s leadership of the party in a ruling that has produced equally …
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It’s not about Chamisa but about political tradition
By Wisdom Mumera President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been hungry for international acceptance since day one of 14 November 2017 and has since become a politician of no fixed ideological abode, constantly winging it and indulging in abrasive real-politick. Equally true is the point that he is afraid of reforming himself out of support from the …
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End of honeymoon for the new dispensation
By Daniel Chigundu The drama which has characterised the build-up to the MDC elective congress slated for later this year could simply be an issue of ignorance, infiltration or failure to read a thing or two. It’s not at all about Nelson Chamisa, Douglas Mwonzora or Elias Mudzuri or even Welshman Ncube and its not …
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Cyber Bill: Should we be afraid?
By Wisdom Mumera The frenzied response by the Zanu PF government to public protests over the increased cost of living has all but signalled the pre-mature end of the honeymoon in which the new dispensation was teetering towards being an open and democratic entity. It’s now well and truly back in the boondocks of the …
The Streets are the new Finance Minister
By Daniel Chigundu The Cyber Bill which seeks among other things to regulate the use of internet in the country has reportedly been given the nod by Cabinet and is waiting to be sent to Parliament where it will go through various processes before it becomes law. The Bill has been part of the legislative …
By Wisdom Mumera Saddled by a strong US dollar and a decayed local surrogate partner the government has increasingly found itself a powerfully built but useless referee as the wily streets are sprinting with the game. Both market and labour have shown that they are paying attention to the direction of what the streets are …