MDCT succession wrangles: Behave or ship out

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 to behave like a church. It is a political party. And by nature, power within political parties is contested. The Political Debate That said, most people… Read more“MDCT succession wrangles: Behave or ship out”

The valentine’s day that never was: #RIP Tsvangirai

Wednesday the 14th of February, was quite an unusual day. Even though it was valentine’s day, being a political animal, I spend the whole day following political developments in South Africa. Former president, Jacob Zuma had been recalled by the ANC and was now expected to either resign or face a vote of no confidence in parliament the following day. Exhausting as it was, hopping from one news channel to the other, I was expecting… Read more“The valentine’s day that never was: #RIP Tsvangirai”

We are sleep-walking into 2018 elections

It has almost been two months, since I last wrote an opinion piece. With this well needed break, I had the opportunity to actively listen to diverse conversations concerning Zimbabwe across all media platforms. If truth be told, I cannot say the conversations were a pleasure to my ears. We have less than a year into the crunch 2018 elections, yet people are discussing nothing but Zanu PF factionalism. Dear Zimbabwe, I am here to… Read more“We are sleep-walking into 2018 elections”

Election Season: 2018

The bible tells us that to everything there is a season. Surely, you do not have to listen to Zanu PF jingles on radio to know that it is election season in Zimbabwe. Just the rate at which new players are emerging on the political scene is evidence enough. This time around it is not just all about new parties but also the phenomenon of the young independent candidate. If I must confess aloud, I… Read more“Election Season: 2018”