BVR Voters Roll: Source of ED excessive confidence

Despite the Mass Public Opinion Poll that showed Nelson Chamisa was gaining momentum, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has travelled to South Africa for a BRICS meeting on the eve of an election. This kind of overconfidence or underestimating of an opponent is unprecedented. Robert Mugabe would never leave the country on the eve of an election…

Can social media tell who will win Monday?

Predicting the election on Monday has been very difficult. People are mostly separated by strong emotion and are using this as a way of telling what to expect. Previous polls that put the opposition in the backseat where rubbished and trashed particularly on social media. More recent polls that have put the opposition in good…

Will the youths be the game changers?

Talking Point According to a paper by the Research Advocacy Unit ( RAU) 75% of people living in Zimbabwe are said to be below 35 years old. Youths are therefore seen as a huge political base waiting to be exploited by politicians.

Are We Valuing Death More than Life in Zimbabwe?

By Takura Zhangazha* In some regular conversations with a colleague discussing the state of the national economy, we make mention of one of the striking ironies that one of our country’s most successful companies  (at least visibly) is a funeral services one.  And so is its marketing (yes, it has the audacity to sponsor football…