A new report by Crisis Coalition substantiates the argument that Zimbabwe’s 31 July 2013 harmonized elections were undemocratic. Based on recent empirical evidence from its ethnographic study, the links to Zimbabwe’s chain of democratic choice were broken, says the Coalition, especially the principle of integrity and insulation, particularly on the Election Day.
It is alleged that Zanu PF supporters, under the leadership of known activist Darlington Fungurani, burnt down MDC-T supporters homes on Sunday night destroying properties, harvests and leaving 62 people homeless.
Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa presented the 2016 national budget last week. In keeping with a century old tradition, Chinamasa brought out the iconic briefcase, once wielded by former ministers, Chidzero, Murerwa, Makoni and Biti. To nobody’s surprise, nothing spectacular came out of the symbolic attaché case.
Many in this country and in other parts of Africa have heard of the Tonga people, a mysterious society who occupy the Zambezi Valley. Their main claim to fame being their tradition of lavishly smoking marijuana (Mbanje).