First-Past-The-Post, mthwakazi independence, Voting Systems

Why Mthwakazi must reject the FPTP system

It is self-evident that how we choose our leadership has played a greater role in our government failure and the associated suffering of the public. We support a political system that promotes argument over creativity and expect an innovative government in place.

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First-Past-The-Post, Voting Systems

What Matabeleland learned from Zimbabwean elections (30/07/2018)

We have learnt precious little from the latest election process in Zimbabwe. Contrary to popular belief, elections have not weakened ZANU PF, they have given it the opportunity to ‘legally’ shore up its grip on power. As has become the norm, allegations of widespread electoral manipulation dominate the post-election news. The political and voter apathy goes on in Matabeleland.

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First-Past-The-Post, Home, Progressive Debate, Voting Systems

Zimbabwe’s elections and their irrelevance to democracy

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.

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