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Come July of this year, Zimbabweans will exercise their constitutional right to elect a new government in a harmonised general election. The stage upon which this democratic drama is set to unfold is unexpected and thrilling. 12 months ago, the ruling party, ZANU PF, and the country was under...
The ZIDERA Amendment Bill sponsored by American senators, Jeff Flake and Chris Coons reminds me of the then US Assistant Secretary of State, Johnny Carson. He made the now infamous “Choices Have Consequences” speech when he spoke just before the 2013 Kenyan election. Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate William...
(This article appears on Hopewell Chin’ono Facebook page and is published with permission.) In May of 2007 I flew back from Britain where I had been reading Documentary Practice on a British government scholarship. I wanted to make a documentary film on Mental Illness because I felt that it was a...
A list of 'looters' published by the government of Zimbabwe on Monday, 'naming and shaming' individuals and companies it alleges externalised money out of the country has raised speculations relations between Zimbabwe and China could inflame. The list, published after a three month amnesty, is laden with Chinese nationals and...
(This articles appears on Hopewell Chino'ono Facebook Page and is published with his permission) When President Emmerson Mnangagwa came into office after his former boss, Robert Mugabe, had been forced to resign following a military intervention, he could have done anything that he wanted to do and still get away...
Any port in a storm, sounds logical. Until you get to a port and realize that it’s run by pirates. The idea of being excited or feeling relieved by any fallacy during a crisis may have the same effects of being stuck in a pit then you keep digging. The...
(This article first appears on Hopewell Chin'ono Facebook Page and is published with his permission) If there is ever one thing that Zimbabwean political parties, politicians and their communication departments have never mastered, it is to understand how to use their relationship with the media profitably and understanding how the...
2017 ended on a high for us, with the unbelievable resignation of the two man band of terror: the irascible Grace and the narcissist Bobby Mugabe. Another favourite part was that the same Constitution and courts that they bullied into legitimising their whims and desires, turned on them and...
Guest Column by Zimbabwe's President, Emmerson D Mnangagwa (Originally published on New York Times HARARE, Zimbabwe — In November, the Zimbabwean people, led by our youth, went to the streets peacefully and joyfully, determined to have their voices heard. They called for freedom, progress and a new way of doing...
This article appears on Hopewell Chin'ono Facebook page and is published here with his permission.  Democracy as practiced in the west and how it is understood in the South, seems to mean all sorts of different things to different people. By Hopewell Chin’ono  In the US, they have a two-horse race presidential...
Mukoma Alex Magaisa in his blog post titled The day after Tsvangirai rightly pointed out, that what is currently obtaining in the MDCT is purely politics. I too share the same view. I believe these MDCT succession wrangles are an example of politics 101. People must not expect the MDCT...