On why Matabeleland should let go of the Ncube-led MDC and ZAPU

16 Nov 2014 § 1 Comment

Welshman Ncube - MDC President

Welshman Ncube – MDC President

The Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU) and the Ncube-led Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) are Zimbabwean political parties just like the MDC-T and ZANU PF; that is a fact! The delusion in some Matabeleland quarters has been that ZAPU and the MDC are the closest to Matabeleland interests as Zimbabwean political parties can possibly be. « Read the rest of this entry »


Biased media and democracy deficit

10 May 2014 § Leave a comment

Expecting the media to be apolitical is rather too much to expect from any human being or any human-led institution. Ideally, one would want the media’s role to be that of providing well researched information to the people and allowing the public to make independent and informed judgement. The media should preferably not be telling people what things to see or how to think. « Read the rest of this entry »

Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga’s Umzingwane candidature: a critique

4 Jul 2013 § Leave a comment

Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga

Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga

The debate surrounding the primary elections, candidate confirmation process and perceived dictatorial tendencies of the executive of both MDCs in the selection of party candidates for the forthcoming general election raises important questions for the parties’ internal democracy. Any perceptions of a flagrant break of democratic processes in primaries risk damaging the MDCs’ reputation and undermining their electoral appeal.

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