How people choose their leaders is just 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 and the associated public suffering. In the First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) system we curiously support a political system that promotes argument overContinue reading “Why Mthwakazi must reject the FPTP system”
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 apathyContinue reading “What Matabeleland learned from Zimbabwean elections (30/07/2018)”
As is now the norm after elections in Zimbabwe, the 31 July 2013 election outcome was immediately followed by complaints from the main opposition, the MDC-T, who felt the process had been littered by numerous abnormalities, including in the counting of votes.
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.