Elections, leadership in Zimbabwe

Reason Wafawarova on Monday Since the dawn of independence in 1980, Zimbabwe has held numerous elections, be it for local government or for central government. We are a country that seems to apprecia...
Joice Mujuru

Coalition of doom

Reason Wafawarova Political Monday It is simplistic and easy to narrate the history of Kenya when one is fantasising about coalition success stories; admiring the historic feat when the Rainbow Coali...

Fidel Castro: Hero of the oppressed

Reason Wafawarova Political Mondays If there is something former Cuban leader Fidel Castro will be remembered for after his death on November 25, it is his potent symbolic stature as a spiritual beac...

Dishonesty in politics

Reason Wafawarova on Monday BEING truthful is one of the hardest things to do for politicians, much as it is a general problem that bedevils humanity in general. I hear our politicians are telling vi...
Donald Trump

A look into Trump’s victory

Reason Wafawarova: on Monday Western Europe’s political establishment has been shaken by Donald Trump’s populist victory in the United States — not exactly a populist one considering that the maveric...

Revolution, democracy inseparable

Reason Wafawarova on Monday SOMETIMES people just want to sin without consequences, and they will try by every means to create good explanations around their shortcomings. In religion, atheism is oft...

The crisis of egalitarian politics

Reason Wafawarova on Monday IN Africa, some of our politicians believe more in populism than developmental policy. We have short-sighted leaders who have made us pay a huge price that comes with fail...
FARMER

Remedying injustice

Reason Wafawarova on Monday Without equal concern for the issues affecting the governed, government is only a tyranny, and author Ronald Dworkin made good this point in his book “Sovereign Virtue.”...
Evan Mawarire’s plot to demonstrate against President Mugabe in New York was spoiled by the counter-protest by some Zimbabweans based in the United States, backed by a larger crowd of members of the December 12 Movement (pictured), a US based anti-imperialist movement

Spectator democracy

Reason Wafawarova on Monday It is difficult to determine the position of the common person in Zimbabwe when a group of supposedly disenchanted Zimbabweans travels to the United States to make a prote...
George Soros’ Open Society Institute has leveraged so much on the doctrine of human rights to make noble its illicit intentions wrapped in the niceties of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance

Corruption of democracy

Reason Wafawarova on Monday Naturally ideas have to evolve with time and so do politics. There was a time the liberation and empowerment ethos of the black power era was the engulfing thought among p...

Inventing the future

Reason Wafawarova On Monday President Mugabe hails from the school of nationalists that brought down the colonial empires, and he has obviously dedicated his entire life to independent nationalism. F...
Many gallant sons and daughters of Zimbabwe left the comfort of the fruits of their personal accomplishments in life to go and fight for the liberation of the country

Success is fruit of sacrifice

Reason Wafawarova on Monday Zanu-PF is not an unpopular political party to warrant the threat of a popular uprising, and it is precisely on this basis that violent protests by youths from the opposit...
President Mugabe

Legacy is about ideas, not power

Reason Wafawarova on Monday Our political culture in Africa can be dangerous for democracy in its Aristotelian sense. We somehow believe politics to be an art based on the invincibility of political ...
Didymus Mutasa

Futility of eliminationism

Reason Wafawarova  on Monday Daniel Goldhagen coined the term eliminationism in his book “Hitler’s Willing Executioners.” He centred his argument on the political ideology rooted in eliminative mater...