Tag: Opposition

Why is Mugabe still in power?

Why is Mugabe still in power?

Zimbabwe’s problem is not Mugabe. Your problem is the opposition. That is because Mugabe is still in power for one reason and one reason only: your opposition leaders are working at a level no higher than school children fighting over sweets. They are not behaving in the adult, responsible way […]

Zimbabwe pastor and government critic arrested after speech

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police have arrested a popular pastor after he addressed protesting university students. Lawyer Harrison Nkomo said Evan Mawarire, a preacher and anti-government activist, was Monday charged with disorderly conduct in a public place. He said police picked up Mawarire for addressing medical students protesting against […]

Zimbabwe: Opposition Not Ready for Elections, MP

Zimbabwe’s opposition is not ready for crunch elections due next year with leaders obsessing about pointless coalitions and “nonsensical” calls for electoral reforms, legislator and veteran politician Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga has said. The coalition talk is misdirected, focussing more on leadership and the parcelling out of post between the respective political parties, […]

Opinion: Stuck on pause in Zimbabwe

Opinion: Stuck on pause in Zimbabwe

A Zimbabwe press card is a precious thing. Much of the local media is under state control, and President Robert Mugabe has a long record of disliking foreign correspondents. So when I had a chance to get temporary accreditation to cover an arts festival, I jumped at it. After three […]