The first-past-the-post (FPTP) voting system misrepresents Matabeleland voters

20 Dec 2013 § 2 Comments

As is now standard practice in Zimbabwean elections, the 31-Jul-2013 election outcome was immediately followed by rumblings from the main opposition, the MDC-T, who felt there were numerous elements not quite fair about it. « Read the rest of this entry »


Zimbabwe’s elections and their irrelevance to democracy

13 Dec 2013 § 1 Comment

Elections are indispensable to democracy yet holding elections must not be seen as evidence of democracy. Democracy cannot be measured merely on the basis of a country holding regular ‘free and fair’ elections where ‘free’ and ‘fair’ are subjectively determined by the political elite. « Read the rest of this entry »

The challenge for African multinational states

8 Dec 2013 § Leave a comment

It is ironic that the so-called modern and independent African states suffer intolerable levels of internal violence and injustice compared to the pre-colonial traditional nations. The modern African state boundaries were determined by Western economic and political interests and these never recognised African people’s interests. « Read the rest of this entry »

Matabeleland needs active contribution from the youth

1 Dec 2013 § 2 Comments

Development is not a phenomenon that will just happen to Matabeleland; Matabeleland citizens will have to make it happen. We are acutely aware that no nation has ever developed on the back of socio-political powerlessness; Matabeleland must gain control of its socio-economic and political space first.

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