Tsvangirai’s media fans maybe doing him a disservice

Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of one MDC faction

Morgan Tsvangirai

If there is any conclusion to be drawn from reports, denials and rejection of Morgan Tsvangirai’s potential suspension as MDC-T’s president it is that the MDC-T is a chaotic organisation. The role of the media in canonizing Tsvangirai comes into question too. The independent media’s evasion of responsibility is worrying; the media has not acted as the fair monitor of the performance of political leaders on behalf of the population.

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Biased media helping suppress any hope for democracy in Zimbabwe

mediaIn the media moral realm where there is scant consensus over what constitutes a proper basis of moral behaviour I will not attempt to dictate moral codes. Media houses are free to report on anything and everything and in any which way they want for as long as ‘agreed’ ethical boundaries are respected. The least we can ask is for the media to respect the consumer of the news.

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Zimbabwean independence and women

The 34 years of Zimbabwean independence has brought little reason for women to celebrate. The pertaining socio-political conditions are abnormal; they render women’s status no different from the mid 20th Century; Zimbabwean women remain severely under-represented in positions of power.   The status quo has to be confronted head on; there is no justifiable reason why things should continue as they are.

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The 2014 EU – Africa summit boycotts

The EU – Africa summit has come and gone and is most likely forgotten of already. We can now review the Robert Mugabe boycott, the Jacob Zuma calculated withdrawal, and the invitation of Egypt (a country not currently a member of the AU) to the meeting and the real beneficiaries of the meeting.

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