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Zimbabwean Opposition Unity, The Unpalatable Reality

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TsvangiraiaphotoAlexander Noyes, a doctoral candidate in politics and international relations at Oxford University, wrote a piece in the NYT which rapidly found its way onto our online publications under the headline "To Beat Mugabe, Zimbabwe Needs a United Opposition," as if Zimbabweans and indeed the world does not know it.
Upon reading it I wondered about the kknack for Oxford politics readers to say the obvious and also the caliber of New York Times op ed  editors who approve for publication these articles which state the obvious  - that parties must unite, without analysing why they are not doing so.
The opinion piece is shallow and appeals only to the majority apathetic Zimbabweans who justify their apathy by saying that it is no use supporting any political party because opposition parties will not unite and remove Zanu (PF).
Last Updated on Monday, 30 November 2015 19:08

How Long is the Zanu (PF) Learning Curve

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Kanyenze 1It looks like we now need a new book of jokes starting with: How Long is the Zanu (PF) Learning Curve.

This is after the Economic Planning Minister Obert Mpofu said participants (potential investors) at an ADB regional planning meeting were telling him "what it is that makes them feel Zimbabwe is not attractive compared to other areas where they have invested in."

"Some are actually coming forward with very, very progressive views and they are giving precedences elsewhere and we are dealing with those issues,” said the chubby Minister who corruptly ruled over the looting of Zimbabwe's diamonds, and presided over the total collapse of Zimbabwe's roads and railways before being rewarded with the Economic Planning Ministry.

Local economist Godfrey Kanyenze, however hit the proverbial nail on the head when said in this VOA Interview that, for 15 years Zimbabwe accumulated arrears on her debt while isolated from the international community under the guise of Looking East.

Now even the Chinese are also insisting that they cannot just continue throwing good money after bad, and the Mpofus want to tell investors that all of a sudden Zanu (PF) can hear what they have been saying for over 20 years. They did not listen then because they were busy looting, and they cannot now because they need to loot more to maintain standards.

Kanyenze said, "In essence Zimbabwe’s economy is on its knees, simply because we have been arrogant, we have been refusing all along to re-engage the international community.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 November 2015 06:27

Zanu (PF) Mash East Fall-out Signals Collapsing Dynasty

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As Robert Mugabe's empire splits into self-interested splinters in its stronghold of Mashonaland East, in Masvingo, and just about everywhere in the country, Eddie Cross juxtaposed the developments on British feudalism when a small group of powerful royals controlled all wealth and used it to control by sharing it with those who enforced their control.
Zimbabweans have become virtual tenants or surfs paying tribute to the ruling Mugabe dynasty, but many forces are already conspiring to to defeat the system, with the reported midnight coup and morning counter-coup in Zanu (PF)'s Mashonaland West sending a stark signal.
Apparently the template of labeling political opponents as supporters of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa against the First Lady is still being actively used. Kasukuwere and Matiza proxies in a bigger battle
If what happened to Joice Mujuru is anything to go by, then the fate of Vice President Mnangagwa could well be written on the wall because  the deputy provincial chairperson of Zanu (PF) in Mashonaland East, one Cde Bernard Makokove has already announced the suspension of his own chairperson, Joel Biggie Matiza, who has already previously targeted by President Mugabe and removed from a Cabinet.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 November 2015 20:48

All Zimbabwe Gov't, None Govermental Institutions Back Mugabe's Feudal State

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King Robert and Queen Grace hoping to maintain their feudal rule, against all odds. 

In the past two years I have been astonished at the growth of feudalism in Zimbabwe. The term feudal has come to be associated with an era in British history when a small group of powerful people, associated with Royalty, occupied and controlled vast areas of the country and used this control to amass fortunes which they shared with the ruling elite and used to sustain a very high standard of living, private armies and in the process constructing houses that even today stand out as examples of luxury living.

The ordinary people, were living as “tenants” at the behest of the local ruling family, paid tribute to the Lord of the Manor and lived in abject poverty.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 November 2015 17:10

Zimbabwe Police Commissioner Warned To Stop Political Violence

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MDC-T and other political parties in Zimbabwe have given notice to Zimbabwe Republic Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri that if he does not act to stem the political violence that Zanu (PF) has started unleashing, they will take him to court.

This followed a spate of organised violence in Harare South where Zanu (PF) supporters attacked MDC saying they should not be holding their rally there, despite having all the necessary permits. Listen to Gutu here:  

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 November 2015 19:40

Mnangagwa Sights on Grace as Mugabe's Zanu (PF) Disintegrates

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mnangagwaEAs Zimbabwe's ruling party, Zanu (PF), hurtles towards a conflagration of major proportions, a look at Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa's facebook account reveals not just that the succession battle has began in earnest, but also the person whom he considers to be his rival in this battle with no rules.

No rules because Zanu (PF) President Robert Mugabe tore the rule book on Zanu (PF) succession when he chaired a “congress” at which only he and his wife were “elected” and the rest of the possible successors were appointed by him.

Mnangagwa's facebook page has become very active in the last few weeks, despite a recent ruling for the sunset party's executives to steer away from divisive media, The posts on the site are eye-popping.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2015 21:14
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