Bring back Zim Dollar!

Opinion Government must either reintroduce the Zimbabwean dollar or ensure that key services are not charged in foreign currency if it’s serious about criminalizing trade of foreign currency on the parallel market. The directive by the government for banks to separate Nostro accounts from Real Time Gross Settlement accounts creates panic and antic in the…

Mugabe a PR disastaer to be avoided at all costs

What had started as seemingly well calculated manoeuvre by Robert Mugabe to split the Zanu PF votes became a public relations disaster for the opposition MDC Alliance particularly when the old former leader was left at the mercy of journalists’ questions. It became an unexpected positive PR for the ruling party. For his actions today…

Class, Poverty and Perception in Zimbabwe 2018 Election

By Takura Zhangazha* This is my last blog post prior to Zimbabwe’s 2018 ‘harmonised’ election. Over the last at least three (3) months, I have tried to share what I perceive to be its popular meaning, structural import and where possible, its more hidden hegemonic impact. As a wannabee ‘public intellectual’ I confess to feeling…

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…