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Zimbabwe: Desperate Civil Servants Form New Union

Only a repressive government can get away with not paying its civil servants because their trade unions will not accept it and they can shut down the government. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 January 2016 00:57

Zimbabweans Coming Together for Way Forward

Screenshot 2015-12-21-22-38-02President Morgan Tsvangirai’s end of year message to the people of Zimbabwe.

We face a bleak Christmas, amid a serious national crisis. Over ninety percent of Zimbabweans are unemployed. The few people still on formal employment have not been paid for months, if not years while government itself is still to pay the bonus it promised civil servants last month.

Those in the security sector who were supposed to receive their 13th cheque last month did not receive it. They also did not receive it this month. For the first time, the rest of the civil servants are set to receive their December salaries after Christmas; that is if the salaries will come at all.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016 12:18

"Mere Zimbabwean Journalists Should Know Their Place"

Zimbabwe's  Information Minister Dr Christopher Mushohwe has shocked journalists and analysts who have hitherto believed that the Mugabe regime would maintain a semblance of freedom of the Press, just as it maintains a semblance of democracy by going through the motions of elections every five years.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2015 04:04

Guide to Post Mugabe Transition in Zimbabwe

Although Zanu (PF) believes in the immortality of Robert Mugabe as expressed by his Security Minister Kembo Mohadhi here  we thought it might be necessary to look at the constitutional provisions in the certain event of his demise.
The research was published by the Research and Advocacy Unity (RAU), a Zimbabwean ngo which also published the video on the left exposing the lawless brutality of the regime. It is available on their website here.
The provisions to be followed in the event of the death, retirement or incapacity of the President are presently governed by transitional provisions, (effective until August 2023) set out in paragraph 14 of the Sixth Schedule of Zimbabwe’s Constitution.
They are to be read with section 26(2) of the ZANU PF Party Constitution.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015 12:55

Human Rights? Not In Harare

DemoloshedChildren left without a home following demolition of their house in Budiriro 4 by Harare City Council which claimed that more than 100 houses that were demolished were built in violation of the city's building codes. Pic by Newsday.

The City of Harare is still a far cry in terms of the realisation of human rights, especially in the areas of water, housing and employment provision; so says the Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA).

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015 18:25

Zimbabwean Opposition Unity, The Unpalatable Reality

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 knack 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 Tuesday, 15 December 2015 06:49

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Bhadharai Pano