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Bashir Still in SA, To Face Judge in The Morning

bashirMujuruThe Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) has proved once again to be an ngo worth its salt, taking on injustice at the highest level by instigating the arrest of Omar Al Bashir, President of Sudan.

Kaajal Keogh,  executive director, said this evening the dictator wanted at the International Criminal Court was still in the country and due to face Judge Hans Fabricius at 11:30 in the morning. Happier times when Bashir was welcomed to "safe" Zimbabwe by then vice-President Joice Mujuru

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 08:10

Small Parties' Thrashing in Zimbabwe Bi-election, A Lesson in Unity

DabengwamakonismalOpposition leaders: Dumiso Dabengwa, Simba Makoni among other leaders of small opposition parties that were thrashed by Zanu (PF) in the June 10 by-election.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 June 2015 11:49

Zimbabwe 2018: Tsvangirai To Join Mujuru or Vice Versa, If At All


A Rejoinder To Alex Magaisa’s Why Mujuru Cannot Afford to Ignore Tsvangirai
Yesterday Alex Magaisa wrote about Vice President Joice Mujuru as if she was the new game in town, only needing to bring the MDC-T on-side to be able to take power, but this thinking can only be shaped by a mentality that sees Zanu (PF) as invincible.

Despite Magaisa saying that he bases his analysis on facts on the ground, and admitting that Mai Mujuru’s support is an unknown quantity, the pitfall in Alex's analysis, in my view, is that he had already chosen her as the main actor in his analysis, as the subject of his advice on taking the Presidency in 2018 - this despite that she has not even declared her interest.

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 June 2015 20:34

As South Africa Prepares To Take Over AU Chairmanship

Eddie Cross says Zimbabweans have become victims of a criminal elite that has entrenched and enriched itself to the detriment of everyone else and its neighbors should wake up to the reality of the collateral damage being inflicted on their own countries and help us achieve change without recourse to violence.CrossEddie

When a government fails to conduct its duties as the principal center of authority in a State, the consequences are often borne, not by the residents alone, but by other States and regions. VOA also carried the same warning:

Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2015 15:39

MDC-T Election Boycott Observed in Zimbabwe, But Irregularities Continued

electionWhile the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change, MDC-T’s, call for a boycott of the by-election yesterday seems to have been well adhered-to, it has also been justified by reports of serious irregularities.

Local monitors, Zimbabwe Election Support Network reported numerous incidents of ruling ZANU PF officials in different constituencies asking voters to register their names and identity particulars before they went to cast their vote.

After casting their votes, voters were being asked to pass through the same registration centres to confirm that they had voted. These reports came from observers in Tsholotsho (Zabagwuadi Business Centre) and Headlands (Nehumba Primary School).

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 June 2015 10:15

Unpacking Tendai Biti‘s “Collective Foolishness of the Zimbabwean Opposition”

bitiptouch1Joice Mujuru's people reportedly told Biti's Renewals that they would not add any value to a coalition because they lacked peple on the ground 

Former MDC-T secretary general, Tendai Biti, classified what is going in the opposition in Zimbabwe as “collective foolishness” - a term which must be interrogated, lest everyone in the opposition is painted with the same brush.

Many in the opposition would take exception to being labelled as such, as they have remained steadfast in pursuing the goals for which they joined and indeed formed opposition parties.

And the man who is accusing them of collective foolishness is personally accountable for much of the foolishness - if by foolishness he was refering to failure to unite and dislodge the repressive regime. He has been at the centre of putting his personal interests ahead of party interests. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2015 11:01

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