Why Mthwakazi must reject the FPTP systemRead more: Why Mthwakazi must reject the FPTP system
Voting systems are a fundamental instrument in a democracy because how people choose their leaders is as important as the right to choose. It is increasingly evident that how we choose our leadership in Zimbabwe has played a significant role in our government failure to deliver good leadership and reduce public suffering. In our favoured…
Lessons from the 2018 Zimbabwe ElectionsRead more: Lessons from the 2018 Zimbabwe Elections
We have learnt little to nothing from the latest election process in Zimbabwe; the political and voter apathy continues in Matabeleland (Table 1) the First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) has reinforced the duality of the political landscape (Fig 2). And contrary to popular belief by experts, elections have not weakened ZANU PF, they have given it the opportunity…
How the FPTP voting system isn’t suited for MthwakaziRead more: How the FPTP voting system isn’t suited for Mthwakazi
Typical of every election in Zimbabwe, the 31-Jul-2013 election result was immediately followed by complaints of lack of transparency from the main opposition (the MDC-T) who questioned the credibility of the electoral process arguing it had been littered by numerous abnormalities, including in the counting of votes. Curiously, no one questions the fairness of the…
Zimbabwe’s elections and their irrelevance to democracyRead more: Zimbabwe’s elections and their irrelevance to democracy
Elections are indispensable to democracy yet holding elections alone must not be seen as evidence of the existence 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.