Opposition lacks internal democracy

Nick Mangwana View From the Diaspora Zanu-PF’S 2018 campaign is slowly gathering momentum. In a few months, it will be all systems go at every level. This will kick in what is considered the primary ...
Command Agriculture  is an example of an empowerment programme that has been in the main a success, without the State having to open another “Agribank”

Empowerment is not about starting banks

Nick Mangwana View from the Diaspora Zimbabwe has experienced a high share of bank failure in Sadc but the strange thing is that more continue to be opened. In the current climate depositors are shun...
Zimbabwe launched a Diaspora Directorate in the Ministry of Macro-Economic Planning and Investment Promotion. This is a positive development as the Diaspora should be seen as an opportunity

Dual citizenship: Let’s choose progress

Nick Mangwana View from Diaspora PRESIDENT Mugabe has said that Zimbabwe is the second most developed country in Africa. He actually did not say that; it was the continent’s second biggest economy. O...
Normally, police visibility is reassuring to the public, but on Zimbabwe’s highways and streets, heavy police presence has become a serious talking point

Police behaviour bad for tourism

Nick Mangwana View From the Diaspora Travel and tourism is a huge part of Zimbabwe’s economy. In fact, it is one of the biggest contributors to Zimbabwe’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), rivalled by Di...
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Time the Government embraced social media

Nick Mangwana View From the Diaspora Social media has been praised for enhancing social connections. But there are some who have accused it of causing social disconnections. So, like everything else,...
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Opposition not an alternative

Nick Mangwana View From the Diaspora THE word “alternative” implies that there is another possibility. It means a person is given an option to make a different choice to the one offered.
File pic: Opposition leaders showed arrogance when they got into office via the inclusive Government. They emitted it, they swaggered it like peacocks and it rolled off their tongues

Arrogance bane of the opposition

Nick Mangwana View from  the Diaspora The direct link between a citizen and a political system is a political party. There should be some dovetailing between the aspirations of a citizen and the acti...
There are adults in their 40s living in Zimbabwe who have never voted in their lives and yet Zimbabwe has had roughly nine elections since Independence. It’s either they don’t have an opinion or they simply don’t care

Apathy: When voters simply don’t care

Nick Mangwana View from the Diaspora This column has recently covered the issue of apathy in Zimbabwean elections. It noted that the level of indifference was too high to be good for democracy.
GREEN REVOLUTION . . . Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa tours one of farms under Command Agriculture recently

Attacks against Command Agric must stop

Nick Mangwana View From the Diaspora Our political convention is that our Cabinet has collective responsibility for its decisions. Once decisions have been made then we have the Ministry of Informati...
That the Government of Zimbabwe has provided funds for the procurement of BVR equipment cannot be “an assault on democracy”

BVR and the paranoid opposition

Nick Mangwana View From The Diaspora The biggest scandal in America right now is whether a third party interfered with their electoral system or not. Political heads are rolling, careers ending and t...
Beef production cannot be rehabilitated if we squeeze out those that have already invested in this and new producers need the support of the Government

Matabeleland beef production, politics

Nick Mangwana View from Matabeleland South is a province which is attracting attention this year. Like every province, they will host the 21st February Movement celebrations for this year on Saturday
Command Agriculture promises to be an unparalleled success

The Economy: Let’s think about it

Nick Mangwana View from Diaspora— THE by-elections in Zimbabwe have come and gone. All, but one of the 30 odd elections have been won by Zanu-PF. A lot of chest puffin, political grandiosity wi...