Sometimes I think we live in a mad house where the inmates have taken over and are in charge. I listen to the debates in Parliament and to the Minister of Finance as he tries to explain why we are in crisis without disclosing the truth. Trying to explain how a mythical “overdraft” of $200 million provided by a rather moth eaten financial institution called Afreximbank, based in Egypt is going to solve all our problems.
Ever since Zimbabwe attained her independence in 1980, the ZANU PF government has always had the uncanny habit of accusing anyone who opposes its draconian rule as ‘serving foreign interests’ – in this case, Western nations – albeit without proffering any evidence.
Journalist Violet Gonda brings you a new series of weekly Hot Seat interviews. Her first guest is Pastor Evan Mawarire, the founder of the #ThisFlag social justice movement that has taken Zimbabwe by storm. Has the momentum of the #ThisFlag social media campaign changed since he left for South Africa following a high-profile court case in Zimbabwe?