ZimAsset vs Command Economy: Factional State Capitalism in Zimbabwe

By Takura Zhangazha* When the local state controlled weekly Sunday Mail published a headline story on what it referred to as the ‘command economy’, I was slightly surprised.  While it wasn’t a new term from the state and its related ‘news’ machinery, it was clearly a strategic propaganda move intended to remind us of the…

Transport for diaspora voters

Staff reporter A  Zimbabwean opposition political party is set to launch an ambitious project that will see it financing Zimbabweans in the diaspora to come and vote in the upcoming 2018 elections.

Biometric Voter Registration Minus Popular Public Engagement in Zimbabwe

By Takura Zhangazha* There’s a new elephant in Zimbabwe’s political room. And its called biometric voter registration (BVR).  The government has authorised the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to go ahead and establish a new voters’ roll.  Tenders for the supplyof the relevant equipment or BVR kits have since been issued albeit under what are now controversial/disputed circumstances. The…