Alex Magaisa

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Alex Magaisa wrote : "Already, the three MDC Alliance politicians who were abducted and tortured have been arrested on grounds that they allegedly faked their abductions," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 14, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : "The latest statement betrays a government that is growing increasingly paranoid in light of the deteriorating economic situation which has run out of control," "They are seeing and fearing shadows. The anger among the people is rising and the government is growing uncomfortable" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 14, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “Already, the three MDC Alliance politicians who were abducted and tortured have been arrested on grounds that they allegedly faked their abductions,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : “The latest statement betrays a government that is growing increasingly paranoid in light of the deteriorating economic situation which has run out of control,” “They are seeing and fearing shadows. The anger among the people is rising and the government is growing uncomfortable” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Thabani Mpofu ) : “The arrest of Mpofu is just one of those baby steps in the consolidation of authoritarian rule,” “The impact of the arrest and detention affects the entire profession, the very reason the Law Society of Zimbabwe and other lawyers’ groups have issued statements that are highly critical. The regime is seen as going after the legal profession, one of the key elements that holds power to account” External link

zimeye Monday, June 8, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Thabani Mpofu ) : “The arrest of Mpofu is just one of those baby steps in the consolidation of authoritarian rule,” “The impact of the arrest and detention affects the entire profession, the very reason the Law Society of Zimbabwe and other lawyers’ groups have issued statements that are highly critical. The regime is seen as going after the legal profession, one of the key elements that holds power to account” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Thabani Mpofu ) : “The arrest of Mpofu is just one of those baby steps in the consolidation of authoritarian rule,” “The impact of the arrest and detention affects the entire profession, the very reason the Law Society of Zimbabwe and other lawyers’ groups have issued statements that are highly critical. The regime is seen as going after the legal profession, one of the key elements that holds power to account” External link

insiderzim Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Thabani Mpofu ) : “The arrest of Mpofu is just one of those baby steps in the consolidation of authoritarian rule,” “The impact of the arrest and detention affects the entire profession, the very reason the Law Society of Zimbabwe and other lawyers’ groups have issued statements that are highly critical. The regime is seen as going after the legal profession, one of the key elements that holds power to account” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Long before this saga, the name Delish Nguwaya had already been associated with Collins Mnangagwa. Businessman Frank Buyanga named Nguwaya as a close companion to the Mnangagwa family in a complaint submitted to the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) over a child custody wrangle,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Long before this saga the name Dylish Nguwaya had already been associated with Collins Mnangagwa. Businessman Frank Buyanga named Nguwaya as close companion to the Mnangagwa family in a complaint submitted to the Judicial Services Commission (JSC)over a child custody wrangle," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, June 1, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Thokozani Khupe ) : "They want to amend the law in order to get rid of by-elections. Having dubiously and scandalously awarded the MDC Alliance seats to Khupe and associates they can fill the seats left vacant by any recalls without any contest, eliminating the risk of losing," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “However, given Zimbabwe’s long-standing problems, the government is using the pandemic as an opportunity to make a case that has otherwise been on the table for more than a decade,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "How the MDC Alliance proceeds from here is all in the hands of the members, not the courts of law. If they want Chamisa to still lead them, no court can stop them from doing so. If they do not want Khupe to lead them, no court can command them to like her. The members must, however, accept that there may be a few hiccups as the party navigates this murky terrain but, ultimately, they and they alone hold the power to confer authority upon a leader of their choice" External link

allafrica Monday, April 13, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "How the MDC Alliance proceeds from here is all in the hands of the members, not the courts of law. If they want Chamisa to still lead them, no court can stop them from doing so. If they do not want Khupe to lead them, no court can command them to like her. The members must, however, accept that there may be a few hiccups as the party navigates this murky terrain but, ultimately, they and they alone hold the power to confer authority upon a leader of their choice" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 10, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Technically, it is difficult to fault the finding concerning the 2016 appointments. Questions were raised at the time of the appointments (including in this column) but the advice was not heeded. If supposing that a challenge had been successfully brought to court at the time, there is every chance that a court might have reversed the appointments," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Those of us who raised caution in 2016 derive no pleasure at the turn of events. Another lesson is the problem of not challenging leaders when they are wrong," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa writes : “Technically, it is difficult to fault the finding concerning the 2016 appointments. Questions were raised at the time of the appointments (including in this column) but the advice was not heeded. If supposing that a challenge had been successfully brought to court at the time, there is every chance that a court might have reversed the appointments,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Technically, it is difficult to fault the finding concerning the 2016 appointments. Questions were raised at the time of the appointments (including in this column) but the advice was not heeded. If supposing that a challenge had been successfully brought to court at the time, there is every chance that a court might have reversed the appointments,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Those of us who raised caution in 2016 derive no pleasure at the turn of events. Another lesson is the problem of not challenging leaders when they are wrong,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "How does she face her Chinese counterparts, where the pandemic began when she makes such insulting and insensitive statements? If we get affected, as most countries are, we will need a lot of help. But she is busy mocking those very countries that are battling the pandemic. " External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 16, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Say of fungibility (that it is) a fire escape door in a smouldering building. The decree gives a couple of days to get out. Effect? A stampede for the fire escape. Some will be trapped inside. Fewer people will venture into a building without a fire escape. Most will stay well away,” External link

businessday Sunday, March 15, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “Her disgusting statement showcases the incompetence, ignorance and callousness of the regime. She is the Zanu-PF chairperson. She thinks coronavirus is a Western disease. It’s primitive thinking and cheap politicking. She doesn’t appreciate that this is a global pandemic,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "Her disgusting statement showcases the incompetence, ignorance and callousness of the regime. She is the Zanu-PF chairperson. She thinks coronavirus is a Western disease. It's primitive thinking and cheap politicking. She doesn't appreciate that this is a global pandemic," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, March 15, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "Her disgusting statement showcases the incompetence, ignorance and callousness of the regime. She is the Zanu-PF chairperson. She thinks coronavirus is a Western disease. It's primitive thinking and cheap politicking. She doesn't appreciate that this is a global pandemic," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 15, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “This means legal action or criminal charges can be brought against a former president for whatever he or she did before or during the presidency. This means as a former president, … Mugabe is no longer protected by presidential immunity. He can be sued in his personal capacity,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, February 15, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa told ( about Thabo Mbeki ) : “It demonstrates that there is a problem, which has reached crisis proportions. Mbeki has always been a friend of Zanu PF and he probably came in to be a mediator between the squabbling factions,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : “It would be interesting to know whether this was Mbeki's own initiative or he was sent or indeed who in Zanu PF sent out a word for him. But that Mugabe has allowed him in shows that he has high regard for Mbeki and considers him an ally,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “There has been an apparent and disturbing trivialisation of the death of the young man as well as the derogatory remarks on his physical condition that have never been scientifically proven particularly by the State media,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, February 10, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “He thrives on the vulnerability of those around him. The more they feel unsure and insecure, the better for him,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, February 9, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote ( about Patrick Chinamasa ) : “All this suggests that the so-called appointment of Chinamasa as board chairman of AirZim is on dubiousshaky legal grounds. Why, in any event, from a corporate governance perspective, would government create competing authorities a boardan administrator?” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, February 6, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa warned : "Those who have gained may find comfort in their windfall, but any comfort that comes from authoritarian decrees is false and misleading," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Because of SI 33/2019's express mention of US dollars, the Chief Justice was prepared to concede that it would not have applied if the liability was expressed in another foreign currency other than the US dollar," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “They have already tried it with the Political Actors’ Dialogue. Without the biggest opposition leader, Polad was a sham from the beginning,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, December 25, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "They have already tried it with the Political Actors' Dialogue. Without the biggest opposition leader, Polad was a sham from the beginning," External link

BBCMonitoring Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "They have already tried it with the Political Actors' Dialogue. Without the biggest opposition leader, Polad was a sham from the beginning," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "They have already tried it with the Political Actors' Dialogue. Without the biggest opposition leader, Polad was a sham from the beginning," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 24, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “They have already tried it with the Political Actors’ Dialogue. Without the biggest opposition leader, Polad was a sham from the beginning,” External link

newsday Tuesday, December 24, 2019 8:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The government admits an ‘inappropriate message’ was tweeted from its official handle. No credit there because denial would have been utterly stupid. However, as if the tweet wasn’t bad enough, they come up with a disingenuous and dishonest defence: we were hacked, they say,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, November 4, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The government admits an ‘inappropriate message' was tweeted from its official handle. No credit there because denial would have been utterly stupid. However, as if the tweet wasn't bad enough, they come up with a disingenuous and dishonest defence: we were hacked, they say," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, November 4, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa added ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Former president Mugabe was her shield,” “They could never have publicly humiliated former president Mugabe during his lifetime for fear of upsetting neighbouring governments whose support the regime needs. President Mnangagwa knew that Mugabe still commanded a great deal of respect across Africa. They would have regarded any action against him as humiliating and disagreeable,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, November 3, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : “Former President Mugabe was her shield,” “They could never have publicly humiliated former President Mugabe during his lifetime for fear of upsetting neighbouring governments whose support the regime needs. President Mnangagwa knew that Mugabe still commanded a great deal of respect across Africa. They would have regarded any action against him as humiliating and disagreeable,” External link

insiderzim Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:51:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa added ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Former president Mugabe was her shield,” “They could never have publicly humiliated former president Mugabe during his lifetime for fear of upsetting neighbouring governments whose support the regime needs. President Mnangagwa knew that Mugabe still commanded a great deal of respect across Africa. They would have regarded any action against him as humiliating and disagreeable,” External link

zimeye Saturday, November 2, 2019 1:21:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Former president Mugabe was her shield,” “They could never have publicly humiliated former president Mugabe during his lifetime for fear of upsetting neighbouring governments whose support the regime needs. President Mnangagwa knew that Mugabe still commanded a great deal of respect across Africa. They would have regarded any action against him as humiliating and disagreeable,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "We're in uncharted territory under Mnangagwa's rule. Not even at the height of hostilities under former president Robert Mugabe did we reach these threat levels," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, November 2, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "We're in uncharted territory under Mnangagwa's rule. Not even at the height of hostilities under former president Robert Mugabe did we reach these threat levels," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, November 2, 2019 1:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The military remains influential and President Mnangawa is desperate to assert his power. He has had to decide how to deal with deteriorating economic and social conditions which have produced perfect conditions for mass uprisings. He has done so by use of apparatuses of force and violence,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, October 5, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The rhetoric has not been matched by action," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The rhetoric has not been matched by action," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 29, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The rhetoric has not been matched by action,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, July 27, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The rhetoric has not been matched by action,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, July 25, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The rhetoric has not been matched by action,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:21:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The rhetoric has not been matched by action," External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The rhetoric has not been matched by action,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The rhetoric has not been matched by action," External link

ABCnews Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The rhetoric has not been matched by action," External link

startribune Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The rhetoric has not been matched by action,” External link

680news Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Having diagnosed the problem [of corruption], it is important for Mnangagwa to find the correct solution within the confines of the law. That solution must, therefore, be based on a solid legal foundation. It must be consistent with constitutionalism and the rule of law. It must not undermine the constitution and established constitutional principles and values,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, June 28, 2019 12:11:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “The other question is how will the market react to the ambush? This is a huge gamble and it’s sink or swim for Zimbabwe. If the gamble doesn’t work and the Zimbabwe dollar suffers a similar fate to its predecessor, the consequences will be unimaginable. The government will have run out of options. This was one of the final cards. They have thrown it in. Let’s see how the market responds,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Reggie Saruchera ) : "In October 2018, the government issued General Notice 758/2018 under which Air Zimbabwe was placed under administration. Control of the company was given to the administrator, Reggie Saruchera. " External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The mess won’t be sorted just because one man is substituted,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:34:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa says : “The mess won’t be sorted just because one man is substituted,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Many did not notice what the coup authors did in November 2017 to create a veneer of legality. Dubious cases were brought to court; one of them was to declare that the military’s conduct was constitutional and another to declare that Mnangagwa’s firing as VP had been unconstitutional,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, May 12, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “The most fundamental effect is that the judgment represents an existential threat upon the country’s main opposition, which has so far refused to budge to ruling party demands,” “It is a strategic and insidious assault on the very existence of the MDC led by Chamisa. Here, law and politics collide to produce a serious blow upon democracy” External link

insiderzim Sunday, May 12, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Many did not notice what the coup authors did in November 2017 to create a veneer of legality. Dubious cases were brought to court; one of them was to declare that the military’s conduct was constitutional and another to declare that Mnangagwa’s firing as VP had been unconstitutional,” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 9, 2019 10:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa told : "The question that one ought to ask in such situations is what would a fair-minded person looking at an appointment think of it? Would they perceive it to be a situation that might present a conflict of interest? I think a fair-minded person presented with a situation where the wife of a senior minister and ‘stockholder' of the establishment is appointed as the anti-corruption Tzar would perceive a potential conflict of interest," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa told : "The question that one ought to ask in such situations is what would a fair-minded person looking at an appointment think of it? Would they perceive it to be a situation that might present a conflict of interest? I think a fair-minded person presented with a situation where the wife of a senior minister and ‘stockholder' of the establishment is appointed as the anti-corruption Tzar would perceive a potential conflict of interest," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “This story had eluded my attention. I have previously suggested the abolition of this dress-code for reasons of incongruity with the times and their ridiculous look on the judges. But on this occasion, just the cost factor alone should have prevailed upon the judges’ minds. The amount of money spent on this ludicrous apparel would be enough to upgrade abysmal toilet facilities and waiting rooms at court buildings, let alone courtrooms themselves which are in a desperate state. But they export £100,000 to an English merchant in London – for wigs!” External link

zimeye Monday, April 1, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "I don't know if Mnangagwa is getting any advice or he simply ignores it. Does he really believe the luxury jet was free? How can there be such a naive view of international relations at that level of government? Does he not know that this constitutes a recipe for state capture?," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “It became clear that Zanu PF was so entrenched that they would probably not give up power,” External link

theindependent Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Britain is also facing its own crisis with Brexit, and if they leave the EU, they are going to have to chart their own course,” “And I think that Zimbabwe and other countries around the world will become more and more important in terms of business” External link

theindependent Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "It became clear that Zanu-PF was so entrenched that they would probably not give up power," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 29, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Britain is also facing its own crisis with Brexit, and if they leave the EU, they are going to have to chart their own course," "And I think that Zimbabwe and other countries around the world will become more and more important in terms of business" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 29, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "politicisation of aid for survivors of Cyclone Idai is deplorable but old habits die hard" External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, March 27, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Zanu-PF is simply behaving true to character. Shamelessly taking advantage of a tragedy to accumulate political capital," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, March 27, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "politicisation of aid for survivors of Cyclone Idai is deplorable but old habits die hard" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Zanu-PF is simply behaving true to character. Shamelessly taking advantage of a tragedy to accumulate political capital," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "I have looked at the statute and the charge is plain nonsense" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 25, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The Internet and social media blackout means millions of citizens have been silenced to the world. They cannot tell stories of their suffering. Their voices have been muted. It's a calamity. A human-made calamity," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, January 20, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa says ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “People wanted to see Mugabe go, but they didn’t realise that they were actually creating a bigger monster,” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, January 20, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “I have had to cut my vacation because my deputy has failed to handle the crisis in the health sector’. That’s it, in a nutshell, without all the diplomatic frou-frou,” External link

zimeye Friday, January 11, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “Lest we forget, this was part of the impeachment motion against Robert Mugabe in 2017: Allowing his wife to usurp government functions and abrogating his constitutional mandate to his wife…,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, January 8, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Lest we forget, this was part of the impeachment motion against Robert Mugabe in 2017: Allowing his wife to usurp government functions and abrogating his constitutional mandate to his wife...," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 7, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “More companies will follow and more workers will take the doctors’ route. There is, it seems, an inexorable march towards re-dollarisation and the demise of the surrogate currency,” “It’s going to be a hard year but one in which, I think, the country will be forced to new settings. Because current settings have, quite frankly, become moribund,” External link

zimeye Saturday, January 5, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "More companies will follow and more workers will take the doctors' route. There is, it seems, an inexorable march towards re-dollarisation and the demise of the surrogate currency," "It's going to be a hard year but one in which, I think, the country will be forced to new settings. Because current settings have, quite frankly, become moribund," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 4, 2019 11:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Underneath the façade of tolerance and openness, the horns of authoritarianism are always threatening to emerge. And they do. They have already poked several holes into that façade,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, January 1, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Underneath the façade of tolerance and openness, the horns of authoritarianism are always threatening to emerge. And they do. They have already poked several holes into that façade," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 30, 2018 9:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Underneath the façade of tolerance and openness, the horns of authoritarianism are always threatening to emerge. And they do. They have already poked several holes into that façade,” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 30, 2018 7:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The effect of the commission’s damning verdict is that these testimonies were false. This is a serious indictment on the integrity of military commanders who had vehemently vouched for the professionalism of their forces,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 25, 2018 4:26:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The effect of the commission’s damning verdict is that these testimonies were false. This is a serious indictment on the integrity of military commanders who had vehemently vouched for the professionalism of their forces,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, December 24, 2018 5:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The effect of the commission’s damning verdict is that these testimonies were false. This is a serious indictment on the integrity of military commanders who had vehemently vouched for the professionalism of their forces,” External link

iol Monday, December 24, 2018 3:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Commission ) : “However, resignation on account of embarrassment is not something that exists in the vocabulary of Zimbabwe’s establishment. They will just pretend that the Commission they set up did not say anything,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, December 23, 2018 7:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Commission ) : “So the commander of the military unit implicated in the August 1 killings has been promoted, even before the Commission of Inquiry’s report has been made public? Quite a slap in the face of the commission & victims. Such brazen arrogance! This regime doesn’t give a hoot” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 18, 2018 5:20:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Before World War 2, then British PM Neville Chamberlain thought a policy of appeasement towards Hitler would pacify the tyrant and prevent another war. It was seen as pragmatic. But it failed to stop Hitler. He went on regardless. No, appeasement doesn’t stop authoritarianism. ED came in with a huge amount of goodwill. The coup was tolerated. He had great chances to make changes. Before elections, backers gave the excuse that he could not make fundamental reforms lest he disrupts his ship. But the situation has worsened and reforms are still lacking. … Not far off in Ethiopia is a young leader who came into power a months after ED. His name is Abiy Ahmed, born 1976. He has used his role to make key changes that are transforming Ethiopia. He has made peace with the neighbours and acknowledged past wrongs. He has made an impact. It remains to be seen whether Ahmed maintains the momentum – we hope he does – but he has made an impactful start which gives hope to his people. It is this impactful beginning which ED failed to make, preferring to appease his comrades while squandering the goodwill he had.” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 18, 2018 3:09:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "In any event, it would be a serious indictment on Mnangagwa if he withheld the report from the public because he would have confirmed that he is no different from his predecessor, Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa has spent the past year trying desperately, but without much success, to prove that he is different from his old mentor. As Mugabe's chief enforcer for many years, the shadow of the old master follows him everywhere and it has been hard to shake off. He has to do things differently," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 7, 2018 9:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "How does anyone in his right mind even begin to contemplate this without seeing the damage it causes to their own principal? So, now you want to bar an opponent through a constitutional amendment? Isn't it for the people to reject a candidate if they don't like him or her? It does nothing to help the cause of a man who is desperate to be seen as open and tolerant. It's a silly, immature and hare-brained idea," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, December 6, 2018 7:35:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “How does anyone in his right mind even begin to contemplate this without seeing the damage it causes to their own principal? So, now you want to bar an opponent through a constitutional amendment? Isn’t it for the people to reject a candidate if they don’t like him or her? It does nothing to help the cause of a man who is desperate to be seen as open and tolerant. It’s a silly, immature and hare-brained idea,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, December 6, 2018 6:22:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Zimbabweans were expecting a sea change from the Mugabe era. After all, had there not been a revolution, or so they thought?" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, December 7, 2017 9:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Zimbabweans were expecting a sea change from the Mugabe era. After all, had there not been a revolution, or so they thought?” External link

eyewitness-news Saturday, December 2, 2017 1:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Zimbabweans were expecting a sea change from the Mugabe era. After all, had there not been a revolution, or so they thought?" External link

reuters-en Friday, December 1, 2017 4:37:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Zimbabweans were expecting a sea change from the Mugabe era. After all, had there not been a revolution, or so they thought?" External link

reuters-en Friday, December 1, 2017 12:31:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa estimé : "La justice a soutenu l'interprétation de l'armée selon laquelle il est autorisé et légal d'intervenir dans les affaires politiques" External link

togodiplomatie Saturday, November 25, 2017 10:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa estimé : "La justice a soutenu l'interprétation de l'armée selon laquelle il est autorisé et légal d'intervenir dans les affaires politiques" External link

laprovence Saturday, November 25, 2017 9:33:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa renchéri : "La justice a soutenu l'interprétation de l'armée selon laquelle il est autorisé et légal d'intervenir dans les affaires politiques" External link

ipreunion Saturday, November 25, 2017 7:33:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa renchéri : "La justice a soutenu l'interprétation de l'armée selon laquelle il est autorisé et légal d'intervenir dans les affaires politiques" External link

laprovence Saturday, November 25, 2017 7:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "While a party has no power to recall a person from his role as national president, the consequences of firing him from the party are potentially fatal to his presidency. Now that Mugabe has been fired by his party and has lost control of the parliamentary party, his presidency is effectively untenable. In fact, Zanu-PF ministers must now seriously re-consider their positions. Mass resignations would effectively cripple Mugabe's government. It will become more difficult for his peers in Africa to continue justifying his presidency when he has lost political capital which comes from controlling the ruling party," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, November 20, 2017 6:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : "The removal of Mugabe would be an important part of changing that landscape, but we must understand that Mugabe was part of a system - that system hasn't changed," External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, November 19, 2017 10:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "The removal of Mugabe would be an important part of changing that landscape, but we must understand that Mugabe was part of a system - that system hasn't changed," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, November 19, 2017 10:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "In the immediate term, it will be a glorious return for Mnangagwa after what seemed to be an ignominious exit. After what seemed to be the end of a long career, he is now on course to fulfil his destiny and lead Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "He was for so long the proverbial water-carrier for Mugabe. Now though he will have the liberty to choose his own water-carriers. Yet they too must know that like Mugabe, they have created a monster that could haunt them in future," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "If he doesn't want to resign, why not press the removal button? There seems to be cross-party consensus that it's time up for Mugabe. Hard to see who in Zanu PF would resist and stand with a falling man. It will be clean and might even complete the facade that it's not a coup!" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The last straw for most people within and outside Zanu PF was the increasingly evident possibility that Mugabe's wife Grace was well on course to succeed him. That would have created a Mugabe dynasty. Many found the idea of a Mugabe dynasty extremely repulsive," "There might have been a residue of sympathy for Mugabe, but many were repulsed by Grace's brand of politics. She was brash and condescending, with a penchant for humiliating adults in public. Many dreaded the prospect of her presidency" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, November 17, 2017 3:11:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “I think there is still some residual sympathy for him,” “They wouldn’t want to be seen to be mistreating him” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:33:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Although it doesn’t look like a coup, it is a coup” External link

msn-uk Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “A military coup is the nuclear option,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:20:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “A military coup is the nuclear option,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:10:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "A military coup is the nuclear option," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, November 15, 2017 2:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "A military coup is the nuclear option," External link

jpost Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:20:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “A military coup is the nuclear option,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “A military coup is the nuclear option,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “A military coup is the nuclear option,” External link

reuters-in Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “A military coup is the nuclear option,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "A military coup is the nuclear option," External link

reuters-en Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "A military coup is the nuclear option," External link

msn-uk Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:36:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “A military coup is the nuclear option,” External link

reuters-in Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "A military coup is the nuclear option. A coup would be a very hard sell at home and in the international community. They will want to avoid that," External link

reuters-en Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:11:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “They have no independent ideology that they have demonstrated. They have been part of a weak and inept system for 37 years and I can’t see anything revolutionary about either’s ascendancy,” “The national crisis is bigger than Zanu PF and it’s preposterous to imagine that authors of the crisis have a solution for it” External link

theindependent Saturday, October 28, 2017 12:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa concluded : "In Zanu PF, the factions are looking at Mugabe's old age as an opportunity. In the MDC, the factions are looking at Tsvangirai's fragility as an opportunity. In both cases, it's a recipe for toxic succession battles," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 27, 2017 5:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa concluded : “In Zanu PF, the factions are looking at Mugabe’s old age as an opportunity. In the MDC, the factions are looking at Tsvangirai’s fragility as an opportunity. In both cases, it’s a recipe for toxic succession battles,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, October 27, 2017 4:25:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "They have no independent ideology that they have demonstrated. They have been part of a weak and inept system for 37 years and I can't see anything revolutionary about either's ascendancy," "The national crisis is bigger than Zanu-PF and it's preposterous to imagine that authors of the crisis have a solution for it" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 27, 2017 3:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “They have no independent ideology that they have demonstrated. They have been part of a weak and inept system for 37 years and I can’t see anything revolutionary about either’s ascendancy,” “The national crisis is bigger than Zanu PF and it’s preposterous to imagine that authors of the crisis have a solution for it” External link

zimeye Friday, October 27, 2017 3:06:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "Such a congress does not deal with general issues. Instead, according to the Zanu-PF constitution, it deals with ‘only those matters for which it has been specifically convened.' This is the legal framework in which the special congress in December has been called," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The 2018 election is not far off and Mugabe will want to feign unity at the special congress," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The 2018 election is not far off and Mugabe will want to feign unity at the special congress," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "But politically, if he wants to get rid of him, he would want it to appear like the decision is made by the party, not himself personally," "I think Mugabe prefers to keep Mnangagwa consistent with the old principle that you keep your enemy closest, especially when you believe he could be dangerous if he were outside. Mnangagwa will think it's because he's untouchable, but really it's because Mugabe wants to keep him close" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, October 14, 2017 11:10:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "He wants Mnangagwa's demise to be administered by the organs of the party, even though by the time it happens it would be a fait accompli," "He will argue that it is not his own doing, but that of the party. The Cabinet reshuffle will be used to prepare ground for the conference by ensuring that those appointed or retained are grateful for his benevolence. The payback will be to make sure they do his bidding," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 11, 2017 8:42:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The tiff between the two vice presidents revolves around the issue of whether Mnangagwa was poisoned. Mnangagwa insists that he was poisoned," "Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko accuses Mnangagwa of lying and undermining Mugabe on the grounds that he allegedly contradicted Mugabe's statement on the poisoning. But is there a contradiction at all between Mugabe and Mnangagwa? To be sure, there is no obvious contradiction" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, October 9, 2017 4:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "I suspect this trip would have been one of the factors that swayed the South African government to grant her diplomatic immunity. But a deal might have been struck that she would have to skip the trip to avoid unnecessary drama that would otherwise eclipse the agenda of the bi-lateral engagement," "Grace in South Arica would have generated a legal and media sideshow that would have detracted from the main purpose of the official visit," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 4, 2017 6:21:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The continued use of the Presidential Powers Act is unconstitutional. The Electoral Act can only be amended by primary legislation," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, September 22, 2017 8:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The continued use of the Presidential Powers Act is unconstitutional. The Electoral Act can only be amended by primary legislation," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 22, 2017 7:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “In the past, they have been able to close ranks but this time the acrimony is escalating to levels that may be impossible to bridge,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, September 20, 2017 8:35:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "But that would be a gross misreading of the Mugabes' approach. Mugabe and his wife have a common project in mind. One is simply playing the bad cop, while the other is playing the good cop. Faced with both, a suspect might fall for the apparent benevolence of the good cop, without realising the two have a common object," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, September 18, 2017 11:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "It is a huge gamble given that his demise would give advantage to their rivals unless Mugabe uses the intervening period to reorganise the establishment including strategic retirement and elevation of some of the generals," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, September 18, 2017 11:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Mai Mugabe ) : "But that would be a gross misreading of the Mugabes' approach. Mugabe and his wife have a common project in mind. One is simply playing the bad cop, while the other is playing the good cop. Faced with both, a suspect might fall for the apparent benevolence of the good cop, without realising the two have a common object," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, September 18, 2017 9:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Mai Mugabe ) : "It is a huge gamble given that his demise would give advantage to their rivals unless Mugabe uses the intervening period to reorganise the establishment including strategic retirement and elevation of some of the generals," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, September 18, 2017 9:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “Why make a call when they aren’t ready? Zec will do an empty launch on Thursday. Legally, voter registration will have begun but in reality there will be no real registration going on,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:37:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “If a possible coalition deal is seen by one faction as favouring the interests of a rival faction, that faction will work actively to stifle the deal. Alternatively, the faction will simply disengage and not support the coalition,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, September 6, 2017 9:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "This is why a key battle ground in next year's elections is over the two thirds parliamentary majority," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 5, 2017 5:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa says ( about Lady ) : “People expect their First Lady to conduct herself with grace and to demonstrate the etiquette befitting a person of that station,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, August 16, 2017 7:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa says ( about Lady ) : “People expect their First Lady to conduct herself with grace and to demonstrate the etiquette befitting a person of that station,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Whatever statement is made today, please avoid the 'it's ZANU-PF/CIO line'. People know it's cheap & expected. Surprise your critics" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:44:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "This is why a key battleground in next year's elections is over the two thirds parliamentary majority," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, August 6, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "This is why a key battleground in next year's elections is over the two thirds parliamentary majority," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 6, 2017 4:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “This is why a key battleground in next year's elections is over the two thirds parliamentary majority,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, August 6, 2017 2:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa told ( about Thabo Mbeki ) : “It demonstrates that there is a problem, which has reached crisis proportions. Mbeki has always been a friend of Zanu PF and he probably came in to be a mediator between the squabbling factions,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, August 4, 2017 1:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa added ( about Thabo Mbeki ) : “It would be interesting to know whether this was Mbeki’s own initiative or he was sent or indeed who in Zanu PF sent out a word for him. But that Mugabe has allowed him in shows that he has high regard for Mbeki and considers him an ally,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, August 4, 2017 1:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa told ( about Thabo Mbeki ) : “It demonstrates that there is a problem, which has reached crisis proportions. Mbeki has always been a friend of Zanu PF and he probably came in to be a mediator between the squabbling factions,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 3, 2017 8:33:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added ( about Thabo Mbeki ) : “It would be interesting to know whether this was Mbeki’s own initiative or he was sent or indeed who in Zanu PF sent out a word for him. But that Mugabe has allowed him in shows that he has high regard for Mbeki and considers him an ally,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 3, 2017 8:33:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa told ( about Thabo Mbeki ) : "It demonstrates that there is a problem, which has reached crisis proportions. Mbeki has always been a friend of Zanu-PF and he probably came in to be a mediator between the squabbling factions," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 3, 2017 8:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa told ( about Thabo Mbeki ) : “It demonstrates that there is a problem, which has reached crisis proportions. Mbeki has always been a friend of Zanu PF and he probably came in to be a mediator between the squabbling factions,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 3, 2017 4:00:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : “It would be interesting to know whether this was Mbeki's own initiative or he was sent or indeed who in Zanu PF sent out a word for him. But that Mugabe has allowed him in shows that he has high regard for Mbeki and considers him an ally,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 3, 2017 4:00:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa told ( about Thabo Mbeki ) : “It demonstrates that there is a problem, which has reached crisis proportions. Mbeki has always been a friend of Zanu PF and he probably came in to be a mediator between the squabbling factions,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 3, 2017 12:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : “It would be interesting to know whether this was Mbeki's own initiative or he was sent or indeed who in Zanu PF sent out a word for him. But that Mugabe has allowed him in shows that he has high regard for Mbeki and considers him an ally,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 3, 2017 12:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "A combination of donor fatigue, misappropriation and misallocation of resources and the never-ending divisions and squabbles in the opposition have contributed to the current parlous state of affairs," "This lack of resources in the opposition, compared to Zanu PF's access to abundant resources from both the public and private sector, is probably the single biggest impediment to change in next elections" External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, August 2, 2017 5:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "A combination of donor fatigue, misappropriation and misallocation of resources and the never-ending divisions and squabbles in the opposition have contributed to the current parlous state of affairs," "This lack of resources in the opposition, compared to Zanu PF's access to abundant resources from both the public and private sector, is probably the single biggest impediment to change in next elections" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 1, 2017 10:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "A combination of donor fatigue, misappropriation and misallocation of resources and the never-ending divisions and squabbles in the opposition have contributed to the current parlous state of affairs," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 1, 2017 7:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "A combination of donor fatigue, misappropriation and misallocation of resources and the never-ending divisions and squabbles in the opposition have contributed to the current parlous state of affairs," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 1, 2017 4:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “However, over-reliance on donor support in the past seems to have affected the opposition parties’ fund-raising abilities,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, August 1, 2017 4:22:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “A combination of donor fatigue, misappropriation and misallocation of resources and the never-ending divisions and squabbles in the opposition have contributed to the current parlous state of affairs,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, August 1, 2017 4:22:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Their strategy is probably to hang on until the old man vacates office by death in which case they might still have a better chance. But the pace at which events are unfolding they will go the same way as Mujuru, if Lacoste fails to respond and guard their territory,” “Remember people believed Mujuru had a strong power base and that she was indispensable. Yes, Mujuru and Mnangagwa are different but in Mugabe, they are both dealing with an astute and ruthless political veteran. Grace Mugabe, Jonathan Moyo and others are mere instruments — the key actor and architect is Mugabe himself,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, July 31, 2017 10:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Their strategy is probably to hang on until the old man vacates office by death in which case they might still have a better chance. But the pace at which events are unfolding they will go the same way as Mujuru, if Lacoste fails to respond and guard their territory," "Remember people believed Mujuru had a strong power base and that she was indispensable. Yes, Mujuru and Mnangagwa are different but in Mugabe, they are both dealing with an astute and ruthless political veteran. Grace Mugabe, Jonathan Moyo and others are mere instruments - the key actor and architect is Mugabe himself," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, July 31, 2017 4:28:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Their strategy is probably to hang on until the old man vacates office by death in which case they might still have a better chance. But the pace at which events are unfolding they will go the same way as Mujuru, if Lacoste fails to respond and guard their territory," "Remember people believed Mujuru had a strong power base and that she was indispensable. Yes, Mujuru and Mnangagwa are different but in Mugabe, they are both dealing with an astute and ruthless political veteran. Grace Mugabe, Jonathan Moyo and others are mere instruments - the key actor and architect is Mugabe himself," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 31, 2017 3:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Their strategy is probably to hang on until the old man vacates office by death in which case they might still have a better chance. But the pace at which events are unfolding they will go the same way as Mujuru, if Lacoste fails to respond and guard their territory,” “Remember people believed Mujuru had a strong power base and that she was indispensable. Yes, Mujuru and Mnangagwa are different but in Mugabe, they are both dealing with an astute and ruthless political veteran. Grace Mugabe, Jonathan Moyo and others are mere instruments the key actor and architect is Mugabe himself,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, July 31, 2017 2:20:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "If one of Mnangagwa's darkest spots in his long political career is his alleged role in Gukurahundi, it is hard to see how the other half of the pair, Sekeramayi, can escape the same charge," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, July 30, 2017 3:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "If one of Mnangagwa's darkest spots in his long political career is his alleged role in Gukurahundi, it is hard to see how the other half of the pair, Sekeramayi, can escape the same charge," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 30, 2017 1:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “If one of Mnangagwa’s darkest spots in his long political career is his alleged role in Gukurahundi, it is hard to see how the other half of the pair, Sekeramayi, can escape the same charge,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, July 29, 2017 10:09:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “If one of Mnangagwa’s darkest spots in his long political career is his alleged role in Gukurahundi, it is hard to see how the other half of the pair, Sekeramayi, can escape the same charge,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, July 29, 2017 7:30:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Mugabe is the master of surprise and will pick a time when the opposition is in disarray,” External link

myjoyonline Friday, July 28, 2017 9:36:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “Mugabe is the master of surprise and will pick a time when the opposition is in disarray,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 28, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The conditions of service under which they were employed were also protected. If they had not, they would have lost their jobs upon the adoption of the 2013 Constitution,” External link

financialgazette Friday, July 28, 2017 2:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “That means she must serve her full term because that is indeed what is protected under Section 13 of the Sixth Schedule,” “However, it is also possible for government to argue that the (then) minister did not have the power to renew the contract after the new Constitution came into effect, since according to Section 310 of the Constitution, the Auditor General is appointed by the President with the approval of Parliament” External link

financialgazette Friday, July 28, 2017 2:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “In the past it appeared that Mujuru was a contender for leadership, but it’s becoming clear after the shenanigans in her party, as well as a very heavy defeat in the recent by-election, that there remains only one person with solid support. If there’s going to be a coalition, then it’s going to be built around the MDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai,” External link

newzimbabwe Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Mugabe gives an impression that he hates the British; he is really fond of their culture and traditions," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, February 2, 2017 2:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Mugabe gives an impression that he hates the British; he is really fond of their culture and traditions," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 2, 2017 2:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Mugabe gives an impression that he hates the British; he is really fond of their culture and traditions," External link

newzimbabwe Wednesday, February 1, 2017 7:06:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "it is fair to predict that there will be another bhora musango one way or another " External link

onlinenigeria Monday, January 30, 2017 9:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Neither of the two factions like each other very much and I cannot see why one will support the other in their quest for power. In the past they have been able to close ranks but this time the acrimony is escalating to levels that may be impossible to bridge," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, January 30, 2017 9:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "it is fair to predict that there will be another bhora musango one way or another " External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 30, 2017 8:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Neither of the two factions like each other very much and I cannot see why one will support the other in their quest for power. In the past they have been able to close ranks but this time the acrimony is escalating to levels that may be impossible to bridge," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 30, 2017 8:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "While government has quite rightly been criticised for setting a floor price rather than a ceiling price for data and therefore causing a rise in charges, the corporations are hardly innocent bystanders or victims in all this. Just like banks are charging you hefty charges on your deposits and declaring annual profits, mobile network companies will happily enjoy the profits that come with higher tariffs," "Corporations, like politicians are psychopaths- they care only about their selfish interests, which in business speak is called the bottom line. The damage caused to others by virtue of their conduct is given a fancy name: externalities. The fact that the public has been priced out of their freedoms such as communication and association is regarded as an externality" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 12, 2017 9:56:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Why are they afraid of open, competitive processes in favour of appointments? And some refer to them (Mnangagwa faction) as reformists?” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, December 12, 2016 4:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa explained : "It would be naïve in the extreme to think the appointment of the country's Chief Justice is not political. True: As a judge in the Constitutional Court and head of the judiciary, experience, leadership qualities and sound knowledge of constitutional law are important criteria for selecting the next Chief Justice. Ultimately, however, politics will play a more significant and defining role in the selection process. While the judiciary is supposed to be independent, politics will arguably play the decisive role in selecting the country's highest judge. As head of the judiciary, the Chief Justice has an important role in defining the direction of the courts. A historical survey of the position of Chief Justice in Zimbabwe demonstrates the kind of politics that inevitably impact on appointments to and tenure of that office," External link

allafrica Friday, December 9, 2016 5:09:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa pointed out : "Overall, the point here is that there is no use pretending that the appointment of a Chief Justice is not influenced by the politics. It is a decision that will be watched closely by all political actors, inside and outside the ruling ZANU-PF party," External link

allafrica Friday, December 9, 2016 5:09:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Unable to import cash, local banks cannot meet local demand (for cash). The fictitious instrument called bond notes will enable banks to give you something, pretending that they are giving you your money,” External link

newzimbabwe Sunday, November 13, 2016 6:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "In physical spaces, the state can always deploy anti-riot police and use physical force to drive away demonstrators expressing their view," External link

allafrica Thursday, November 10, 2016 1:55:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “While some of the purported reasons for introducing the Bill, such as protecting children, preventing racial and ethnic hatred sound noble, most critics believe the real motive which has promoted the rapid response is political. This is the cause of the citizen’s mistrust, suspicion and resistance in respect of the Bill,” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, November 9, 2016 5:28:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “In physical spaces, the state can always deploy anti-riot police and use physical force to drive away demonstrators expressing their view,” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, November 9, 2016 5:28:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "It must be noted that the Norton by-election was a microcosm of the bitter factional wars that have divided Zanu-PF in recent years. . . . it must be recalled that the seat fall vacant following the expulsion of Mutsvangwa . . . a staunch Mnangagwa ally. It is not implausible that the Lacoste faction did not have the motivation to support a rival faction's candidate although it is far-fetched to say they actually engineered the defeat," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, November 3, 2016 5:30:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act is patently unconstitutional,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act is patently unconstitutional,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, November 2, 2016 4:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act is patently unconstitutional,” External link

newzimbabwe Wednesday, November 2, 2016 11:44:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act is patently unconstitutional,” External link

insiderzim Tuesday, November 1, 2016 11:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act is patently unconstitutional,” External link

insiderzim Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "It is probably an indication of a maturing voter, who refuses to be bought by cheap and insincere gifts. If voters are taking the gifts and still voting according to their wishes, this would be the start of an important revolution in voter behaviour," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "What remains true is that the electoral landscape is still skewed in favour of Zanu-PF and Zec continues to underperform in its role as a neutral, impartial and effective supervisor of elections. Mliswa's success should not deceive the opposition or anyone into thinking that all is well in respect of election machinery in Zimbabwe," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "It is probably an indication of a maturing voter, who refuses to be bought by cheap and insincere gifts. If voters are taking the gifts and still voting according to their wishes, this would be the start of an important revolution in voter behaviour," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "What remains true is that the electoral landscape is still skewed in favour of Zanu-PF and Zec continues to underperform in its role as a neutral, impartial and effective supervisor of elections. Mliswa's success should not deceive the opposition or anyone into thinking that all is well in respect of election machinery in Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The Constitution does not give the President any powers over the functions of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission apart from his role in the appointment process," External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Zimbabwean citizens in the Diaspora have a constitutional right to vote and participate more generally in national affairs," "In the highly competitive global environment, Zimbabwe needs a policy that ensures retention of linkages with its migrant population. Promoting political participation is one way of enhancing these linkages between the home country and its migrant population" External link

allafrica Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Nevertheless, it is arguable that whoever of the two vice presidents takes the reins temporarily will enjoy the power of incumbency. For those three months, he will be in control of the State and its apparatus, and to that extent, will enjoy a comparative advantage over rivals," "However, there is bad blood between the G40 and Lacoste factions. Mugabe's departure, particularly if it is on account of death, is thus likely to precipitate panic and confusion within the party, with dangerous implications for the nation," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Nevertheless, it is arguable that whoever of the two vice presidents takes the reins temporarily will enjoy the power of incumbency. For those three months, he will be in control of the State and its apparatus, and to that extent, will enjoy a comparative advantage over rivals," "However, there is bad blood between the G40 and Lacoste factions. Mugabe's departure, particularly if it is on account of death, is thus likely to precipitate panic and confusion within the party, with dangerous implications for the nation," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 24, 2016 8:00:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “Nevertheless, it is arguable that whoever of the two vice presidents takes the reins temporarily will enjoy the power of incumbency. For those three months, he will be in control of the State and its apparatus, and to that extent, will enjoy a comparative advantage over rivals,” “However, there is bad blood between the G40 and Lacoste factions. Mugabe’s departure, particularly if it is on account of death, is thus likely to precipitate panic and confusion within the party, with dangerous implications for the nation,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, September 24, 2016 5:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The generals are involved in a war of generations,” External link

bloomberg Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “It is impossible to see how the new order can survive where SI 101a/2016 failed. The ZRP have defied the ruling of the High Court by reproducing a declared illegality,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, September 14, 2016 3:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “It is impossible to see how the new order can survive where SI 101a/2016 failed. The ZRP have defied the ruling of the High Court by reproducing a declared illegality,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The generals are involved in a war of generations,” External link

theindependent Monday, September 12, 2016 8:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The generals are involved in a war of generations," External link

bdlive Monday, September 12, 2016 1:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : "Moyo gave a hint of another option which they are probably considering, the absurd measure to impose surety requirement on demonstration," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, September 11, 2016 5:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "It would result in a situation where constitutional rights would only be reserved for the wealthy who by comparison, probably have less cause to exercise freedoms such as the right to demonstrate," "Even if the idea is to prevent violence, there must be other less drastic and discriminatory remedies to achieve the same objective than imposing financial tax on constitution rights," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, September 11, 2016 5:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : "Moyo gave a hint of another option which they are probably considering, the absurd measure to impose surety requirement on demonstration," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, September 11, 2016 3:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "It would result in a situation where constitutional rights would only be reserved for the wealthy who by comparison, probably have less cause to exercise freedoms such as the right to demonstrate," "Even if the idea is to prevent violence, there must be other less drastic and discriminatory remedies to achieve the same objective than imposing financial tax on constitution rights," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, September 11, 2016 3:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : “Moyo gave a hint of another option which they are probably considering, the absurd measure to impose surety requirement on demonstration,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, September 10, 2016 7:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “It would result in a situation where constitutional rights would only be reserved for the wealthy who by comparison, probably have less cause to exercise freedoms such as the right to demonstrate,” “Even if the idea is to prevent violence, there must be other less drastic and discriminatory remedies to achieve the same objective than imposing financial tax on constitution rights,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, September 10, 2016 7:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Another, more likely strategy is to infiltrate peaceful citizens’ demonstrations and cause enough mayhem to justify banning future demonstrations and possibly deploy the military without necessarily declaring a State of Public Emergency,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, September 9, 2016 5:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Another, more likely strategy is to infiltrate peaceful citizens’ demonstrations and cause enough mayhem to justify banning future demonstrations and possibly deploy the military without necessarily declaring a State of Public Emergency,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, September 9, 2016 4:56:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : “The second is that it violates the right to human dignity, which is an inviolable right,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, September 5, 2016 12:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "I just drove. No time to think. It was incredible. It could have fallen right on top of our car" External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, August 28, 2016 11:05:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "I just drove. No time to think. It was incredible. It could have fallen right on top of our car" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 28, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “This bridge collapsed in front of us as I was driving on the M20 just moments ago. I just drove. No time to think. It was incredible. It could have fallen right on top of our car” External link

independent-ie Saturday, August 27, 2016 5:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “She cheapened the office and made it easy game. He himself condoned it and carries ultimate responsibility. It’s not surprising that everyone is taking pot-shots at him and his office,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, August 21, 2016 7:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The obvious fact is that they have to be sacrifices by some leaders, giving up their ambitions in favour of a single candidate for the greater good. In this regard, whoever is chosen has to have the capacity to pursue collaborative leadership," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 19, 2016 9:05:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The obvious fact is that they have to be sacrifices by some leaders, giving up their ambitions in favour of a single candidate for the greater good. In this regard, whoever is chosen has to have the capacity to pursue collaborative leadership," External link

allafrica Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa told : "Byreferring to the 'Fifth Column' , the vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa and General Chiwenga are not actually condemning the war veterans but are in fact suspecting and condemning another faction within Zanu-PF, the G40," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, August 12, 2016 4:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa told : "Byreferring to the 'Fifth Column' , the vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa and General Chiwenga are not actually condemning the war veterans but are in fact suspecting and condemning another faction within Zanu-PF, the G40," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 12, 2016 2:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa told : "By referring to the 'Fifth Column' , the vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa and General Chiwenga are not actually condemning the war veterans but are in fact suspecting and condemning another faction within Zanu-PF, the G40," External link

ibtimes-uk Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa explained : "While I agree that pastor is at serious risk of being targeted, this is to be expected by the regime and when you challenge the regime, that is what happens. This is the typical response of the Zimbabwean regime for a very long time," External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, August 3, 2016 8:53:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : "And these institutions are talking about human rights and governance issues. The Zimbabwean government very carefully knows that it must play both, and this is why it will talk about judiciary independence, restraint to try and show that they are democratic and tolerant," "I can assure you that as soon as they get the funds that they are looking for they will resort to (violence), they will not change. This is just the actions of someone who is looking for favours" External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, August 3, 2016 8:53:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa told : "They have traumatic memories of the Zimbabwe dollar in 2007-2008 when the country was printing money and had mega hyperinflation (...) They fear that this will leave them without anything," External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa explained : "It remains to be seen whether they will actually introduce them in October or if they delay it again. I think they realise that the concerns the people have are legitimate and that the plan might not succeed," External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa explained : "When they spoke about bond notes they probably thought the IMF package would come sooner and then realised that it wouldn't so that may be a reason why they kept delaying, " External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "While Mugabe might do away with the ageing war veterans, a question still remains as to what impact this breakdown in the relationship might have on his relationship with the security structures of the State," External link

allafrica Sunday, July 24, 2016 9:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “This is what the G40 has always desired. Although Mugabe is a master politician, he does not seem to have grasped that the G40 is a project aimed at isolating him and removing his entire generation altogether,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, July 24, 2016 4:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “While Mugabe might do away with the ageing war veterans, a question still remains as to what impact this breakdown in the relationship might have on his relationship with the security structures of the State,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, July 24, 2016 2:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “These military officers are in an invidious position because on the one hand, they are part of the military command structure which is led by Mugabe and on the other hand, they are also members of a ‘trade union’ of war veterans, which is now attacking their commander. Where do they stand in all this?” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, July 24, 2016 2:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “It could be that creating a triumvirate of vice-presidents is a political balancing exercise in the MDC-T succession race, as the leader tries to manage the ambitions of competing candidates and their factions,” External link

thestandard-zw Saturday, July 23, 2016 3:06:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : “Probably because they are the two more popular succession candidates who were not in the top echelons of the party. Far from promoting factional interests and fortunes of either man, these appointments may be aimed at containing them,” External link

thestandard-zw Saturday, July 23, 2016 3:06:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “What is certain is that the next chief justice will be a man or woman whose philosophy is in sync with the philosophy of the Zanu PF establishment,” “He or she will be a person who can be trusted to safeguard interests of the establishment and, more specifically, someone who will not be a threat to what are regarded as the gains of the land revolution” External link

theindependent Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa asked : "It is a crude attempt by the MDC-T to import some of the flexibility of the appointing system into an electoral system. Sympathisers point to the appointment of Amos Chibaya to replace the late Thamsanga Mahlangu last year as an example of the application of this power. Yet of course in that case it was perfectly understandable because a vacancy had arisen after the death of the incumbent. It had to be filled but this case is different because new vacancies are being created. Where does it stop? How many more vacancies can the president create?" "Even if it is constitutional, the issue is bigger than legality. As we always say the spirit of constitutionalism is more fundamental than constitutionality. Having powers to appoint in an election model produces very awkward results. In fact it presents a serious moral hazard which is that the president can use it to appoint his or her own people to rival elected ones in the event that his or her own preferred candidates lose at election. It is prone to abuse" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 21, 2016 9:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa comments : “The new citizens’ movement which has made waves in recent weeks has been concentrated in the urban areas. In this regard therefore, it is not very different from the traditional political opposition and organised civil society” External link

thezimbabwean Monday, July 18, 2016 12:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa argues : “We are likely to see more arrests of activists in the citizens’ movement. Ordinary members of the public will also be arrested and prosecuted as examples to others. There will also be new laws to criminalise conduct on social media and other similar spaces. There will be further statements and warnings from the coercive elements of the state, all designed to deter and scare people from using social media to challenge government. In this regard, the citizens’ movement will find that its struggle is really not very different from the struggle which the traditional opposition parties and organized civil society have faced in the past. The question is whether this new citizens’ movement has devised new tools to overcome or get around these impediments” External link

thezimbabwean Monday, July 18, 2016 12:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "It could be that creating a triumvirate of vice-presidents is a political balancing exercise in the MDC-T succession race, as the leader tries to manage the ambitions of competing candidates and their factions," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, July 17, 2016 4:46:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : "Probably because they are the two more popular succession candidates who were not in the top echelons of the party. Far from promoting factional interests and fortunes of either man, these appointments may be aimed at containing them," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, July 17, 2016 4:46:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "It could be that creating a triumvirate of vice-presidents is a political balancing exercise in the MDC-T succession race, as the leader tries to manage the ambitions of competing candidates and their factions," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 17, 2016 3:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : "Probably because they are the two more popular succession candidates who were not in the top echelons of the party. Far from promoting factional interests and fortunes of either man, these appointments may be aimed at containing them," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 17, 2016 3:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "It could be that creating a triumvirate of vice-presidents is a political balancing exercise in the MDC-T succession race, as the leader tries to manage the ambitions of competing candidates and their factions," External link

allafrica Sunday, July 17, 2016 11:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : "Probably because they are the two more popular succession candidates who were not in the top echelons of the party. Far from promoting factional interests and fortunes of either man, these appointments may be aimed at containing them," External link

allafrica Sunday, July 17, 2016 11:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “It could be that creating a triumvirate of vice-presidents is a political balancing exercise in the MDC-T succession race, as the leader tries to manage the ambitions of competing candidates and their factions,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, July 17, 2016 7:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : “Probably because they are the two more popular succession candidates who were not in the top echelons of the party. Far from promoting factional interests and fortunes of either man, these appointments may be aimed at containing them,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, July 17, 2016 7:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "What is certain is that the next chief justice will be a man or woman whose philosophy is in sync with the philosophy of the Zanu PF establishment," "He or she will be a person who can be trusted to safeguard interests of the establishment and, more specifically, someone who will not be a threat to what are regarded as the gains of the land revolution" External link

allafrica Saturday, July 16, 2016 4:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “The politics behind this charge (subverting a constitutional government) is clearly to harass and break Mawarire’s spirit and those who are inspired by his message of peaceful demonstrations,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, July 16, 2016 4:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “But these charges are familiar against perceived political opponents. It is not the usual treason charge, but now Mawarire joins an illustrious list of dissenters who have been charged with similar offences; Dumiso Dabengwa, Lookout Masuku, Ndabaningi Sithole, Morgan Tsvangirai and a few others,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, July 16, 2016 4:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "What is certain is that the next chief justice will be a man or woman whose philosophy is in sync with the philosophy of the Zanu PF establishment," "He or she will be a person who can be trusted to safeguard interests of the establishment and, more specifically, someone who will not be a threat to what are regarded as the gains of the land revolution" External link

allafrica Friday, July 15, 2016 2:41:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Their response is well recorded ... It was vicious and diabolical. But it’s important for Zimbabweans to be prepared,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, July 9, 2016 3:21:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Zimbabwe is entering a phase for which citizens must be prepared for anything. History tells us that Zanu PF reacts viciously to anything that threatens its survival. Back in 2008, the Zanu PF politburo met on 4 April, just 5 days after the March 29 elections. By then they knew they had lost the elections and that power was slipping away. "Their response is well recorded ... It was vicious and diabolical. Now here's the thing: the same politburo is meeting on Wednesday 6th July. As to the outcome and response, your guess is as good as mine. But it's important for Zimbabweans to be prepared,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, July 6, 2016 12:36:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “But these numbers have to translate into jobs, a better economy, and better living standards otherwise the numbers might come to haunt him,” External link

financialgazette Thursday, June 23, 2016 4:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "But these numbers have to translate into jobs, a better economy, and better living standards otherwise the numbers might come to haunt him," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, June 23, 2016 11:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "the horses have already bolted, industry in Zimbabwe is struggling, dead even in some cases, and its capacity to meet demand is severely limited," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, June 23, 2016 3:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "the horses have already bolted, industry in Zimbabwe is struggling, dead even in some cases, and its capacity to meet demand is severely limited," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “the horses have already bolted, industry in Zimbabwe is struggling, dead even in some cases, and its capacity to meet demand is severely limited,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, June 22, 2016 3:28:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “They feel more entitled and want to be the kingmakers. They also realise Mugabe’s weakness and are as tired as most people are desperate for change but they won’t countenance G40 leadership,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, June 5, 2016 11:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : "The Constitution applies to the whole country without exception. It sets the minimum standards for labour and any laws or policies that deviate are likely to be struck down unless they can be shown to be reasonable, fair, necessary and justifiable in a democratic society. Laws that reduce labour rights are unlikely to survive the constitutional test," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 19, 2016 5:01:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Didymus Mutasa ) : “There is a procedure to be followed when amending the constitution. That procedure exists for a good reason. It is so that the constitution is not amended at the mere whim of individuals or a faction,” “In the case of Zanu PF it is plain that the procedure was not followed and that this is a contravention of Zanu PF’s own constitution. So Mutasa has a right to seek redress so that the constitution is adhered to,” External link

theindependent Friday, March 20, 2015 3:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “I can’t imagine anyone in Zanu PF resisting such a move. After what we have seen recently, anything is possible,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, March 17, 2015 3:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “This gives a poor impression at a time when Zimbabwe is slowly finding its way back into the broader community of nations,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, March 8, 2015 2:28:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Didymus Mutasa ) : “In this case, involving his own party and Mutasa, he has taken on the role of judge in regard to the merits of Mutasa’s arguments, presumably against expulsion from Parliament. Quite how he justifies this totally different attitude and approach in this case is not altogether clear at present,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, March 6, 2015 2:55:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote ( about President Mugabe ) : "Normal people understand that President Mugabe is human and that at almost 91 and after a hectic career, he is at an age where he will be susceptible to problems related to old-age. There is nothing wrong or abnormal with that," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 6, 2015 5:11:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about President Mugabe ) : "President Mugabe is a big political character, indeed, a colossal figure who divides opinion in a manner that is unparalleled across the entire continent," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 4, 2015 10:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "It might seem irrelevant to talk about the Acting Presidency, but actually it is critical in the context of our politics and the age and heath circumstances of the President. It is vitally important in regard to succession politics," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "All this means that whenever a VP is appointed Acting President, that temporary position carries far more weight and meaning for the future of the country, than in ordinary circumstances," "And so far, it seems the man trusted to hold that role is VP Mnangagwa. Perhaps, the thought is that VP Mphoko is still green in matters of statecraft and is being given time to learn the ropes. Or perhaps, he is just fulfilling the role of page boy at the wedding of a favoured senior cousin" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:28:00 AM EAT



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Alex Magaisa wrote : "Already, the three MDC Alliance politicians who were abducted and tortured have been arrested on grounds that they allegedly faked their abductions," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 14, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : "The latest statement betrays a government that is growing increasingly paranoid in light of the deteriorating economic situation which has run out of control," "They are seeing and fearing shadows. The anger among the people is rising and the government is growing uncomfortable" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 14, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “Already, the three MDC Alliance politicians who were abducted and tortured have been arrested on grounds that they allegedly faked their abductions,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : “The latest statement betrays a government that is growing increasingly paranoid in light of the deteriorating economic situation which has run out of control,” “They are seeing and fearing shadows. The anger among the people is rising and the government is growing uncomfortable” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Thabani Mpofu ) : “The arrest of Mpofu is just one of those baby steps in the consolidation of authoritarian rule,” “The impact of the arrest and detention affects the entire profession, the very reason the Law Society of Zimbabwe and other lawyers’ groups have issued statements that are highly critical. The regime is seen as going after the legal profession, one of the key elements that holds power to account” External link

zimeye Monday, June 8, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Thabani Mpofu ) : “The arrest of Mpofu is just one of those baby steps in the consolidation of authoritarian rule,” “The impact of the arrest and detention affects the entire profession, the very reason the Law Society of Zimbabwe and other lawyers’ groups have issued statements that are highly critical. The regime is seen as going after the legal profession, one of the key elements that holds power to account” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Thabani Mpofu ) : “The arrest of Mpofu is just one of those baby steps in the consolidation of authoritarian rule,” “The impact of the arrest and detention affects the entire profession, the very reason the Law Society of Zimbabwe and other lawyers’ groups have issued statements that are highly critical. The regime is seen as going after the legal profession, one of the key elements that holds power to account” External link

insiderzim Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Thabani Mpofu ) : “The arrest of Mpofu is just one of those baby steps in the consolidation of authoritarian rule,” “The impact of the arrest and detention affects the entire profession, the very reason the Law Society of Zimbabwe and other lawyers’ groups have issued statements that are highly critical. The regime is seen as going after the legal profession, one of the key elements that holds power to account” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Long before this saga, the name Delish Nguwaya had already been associated with Collins Mnangagwa. Businessman Frank Buyanga named Nguwaya as a close companion to the Mnangagwa family in a complaint submitted to the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) over a child custody wrangle,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Long before this saga the name Dylish Nguwaya had already been associated with Collins Mnangagwa. Businessman Frank Buyanga named Nguwaya as close companion to the Mnangagwa family in a complaint submitted to the Judicial Services Commission (JSC)over a child custody wrangle," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, June 1, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Thokozani Khupe ) : "They want to amend the law in order to get rid of by-elections. Having dubiously and scandalously awarded the MDC Alliance seats to Khupe and associates they can fill the seats left vacant by any recalls without any contest, eliminating the risk of losing," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “However, given Zimbabwe’s long-standing problems, the government is using the pandemic as an opportunity to make a case that has otherwise been on the table for more than a decade,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "How the MDC Alliance proceeds from here is all in the hands of the members, not the courts of law. If they want Chamisa to still lead them, no court can stop them from doing so. If they do not want Khupe to lead them, no court can command them to like her. The members must, however, accept that there may be a few hiccups as the party navigates this murky terrain but, ultimately, they and they alone hold the power to confer authority upon a leader of their choice" External link

allafrica Monday, April 13, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "How the MDC Alliance proceeds from here is all in the hands of the members, not the courts of law. If they want Chamisa to still lead them, no court can stop them from doing so. If they do not want Khupe to lead them, no court can command them to like her. The members must, however, accept that there may be a few hiccups as the party navigates this murky terrain but, ultimately, they and they alone hold the power to confer authority upon a leader of their choice" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 10, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Technically, it is difficult to fault the finding concerning the 2016 appointments. Questions were raised at the time of the appointments (including in this column) but the advice was not heeded. If supposing that a challenge had been successfully brought to court at the time, there is every chance that a court might have reversed the appointments," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Those of us who raised caution in 2016 derive no pleasure at the turn of events. Another lesson is the problem of not challenging leaders when they are wrong," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa writes : “Technically, it is difficult to fault the finding concerning the 2016 appointments. Questions were raised at the time of the appointments (including in this column) but the advice was not heeded. If supposing that a challenge had been successfully brought to court at the time, there is every chance that a court might have reversed the appointments,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Technically, it is difficult to fault the finding concerning the 2016 appointments. Questions were raised at the time of the appointments (including in this column) but the advice was not heeded. If supposing that a challenge had been successfully brought to court at the time, there is every chance that a court might have reversed the appointments,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Those of us who raised caution in 2016 derive no pleasure at the turn of events. Another lesson is the problem of not challenging leaders when they are wrong,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "How does she face her Chinese counterparts, where the pandemic began when she makes such insulting and insensitive statements? If we get affected, as most countries are, we will need a lot of help. But she is busy mocking those very countries that are battling the pandemic. " External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 16, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Say of fungibility (that it is) a fire escape door in a smouldering building. The decree gives a couple of days to get out. Effect? A stampede for the fire escape. Some will be trapped inside. Fewer people will venture into a building without a fire escape. Most will stay well away,” External link

businessday Sunday, March 15, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “Her disgusting statement showcases the incompetence, ignorance and callousness of the regime. She is the Zanu-PF chairperson. She thinks coronavirus is a Western disease. It’s primitive thinking and cheap politicking. She doesn’t appreciate that this is a global pandemic,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "Her disgusting statement showcases the incompetence, ignorance and callousness of the regime. She is the Zanu-PF chairperson. She thinks coronavirus is a Western disease. It's primitive thinking and cheap politicking. She doesn't appreciate that this is a global pandemic," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, March 15, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "Her disgusting statement showcases the incompetence, ignorance and callousness of the regime. She is the Zanu-PF chairperson. She thinks coronavirus is a Western disease. It's primitive thinking and cheap politicking. She doesn't appreciate that this is a global pandemic," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 15, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “This means legal action or criminal charges can be brought against a former president for whatever he or she did before or during the presidency. This means as a former president, … Mugabe is no longer protected by presidential immunity. He can be sued in his personal capacity,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, February 15, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa told ( about Thabo Mbeki ) : “It demonstrates that there is a problem, which has reached crisis proportions. Mbeki has always been a friend of Zanu PF and he probably came in to be a mediator between the squabbling factions,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : “It would be interesting to know whether this was Mbeki's own initiative or he was sent or indeed who in Zanu PF sent out a word for him. But that Mugabe has allowed him in shows that he has high regard for Mbeki and considers him an ally,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “There has been an apparent and disturbing trivialisation of the death of the young man as well as the derogatory remarks on his physical condition that have never been scientifically proven particularly by the State media,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, February 10, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “He thrives on the vulnerability of those around him. The more they feel unsure and insecure, the better for him,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, February 9, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote ( about Patrick Chinamasa ) : “All this suggests that the so-called appointment of Chinamasa as board chairman of AirZim is on dubiousshaky legal grounds. Why, in any event, from a corporate governance perspective, would government create competing authorities a boardan administrator?” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, February 6, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa warned : "Those who have gained may find comfort in their windfall, but any comfort that comes from authoritarian decrees is false and misleading," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Because of SI 33/2019's express mention of US dollars, the Chief Justice was prepared to concede that it would not have applied if the liability was expressed in another foreign currency other than the US dollar," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “They have already tried it with the Political Actors’ Dialogue. Without the biggest opposition leader, Polad was a sham from the beginning,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, December 25, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "They have already tried it with the Political Actors' Dialogue. Without the biggest opposition leader, Polad was a sham from the beginning," External link

BBCMonitoring Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "They have already tried it with the Political Actors' Dialogue. Without the biggest opposition leader, Polad was a sham from the beginning," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "They have already tried it with the Political Actors' Dialogue. Without the biggest opposition leader, Polad was a sham from the beginning," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 24, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “They have already tried it with the Political Actors’ Dialogue. Without the biggest opposition leader, Polad was a sham from the beginning,” External link

newsday Tuesday, December 24, 2019 8:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The government admits an ‘inappropriate message’ was tweeted from its official handle. No credit there because denial would have been utterly stupid. However, as if the tweet wasn’t bad enough, they come up with a disingenuous and dishonest defence: we were hacked, they say,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, November 4, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The government admits an ‘inappropriate message' was tweeted from its official handle. No credit there because denial would have been utterly stupid. However, as if the tweet wasn't bad enough, they come up with a disingenuous and dishonest defence: we were hacked, they say," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, November 4, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa added ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Former president Mugabe was her shield,” “They could never have publicly humiliated former president Mugabe during his lifetime for fear of upsetting neighbouring governments whose support the regime needs. President Mnangagwa knew that Mugabe still commanded a great deal of respect across Africa. They would have regarded any action against him as humiliating and disagreeable,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, November 3, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : “Former President Mugabe was her shield,” “They could never have publicly humiliated former President Mugabe during his lifetime for fear of upsetting neighbouring governments whose support the regime needs. President Mnangagwa knew that Mugabe still commanded a great deal of respect across Africa. They would have regarded any action against him as humiliating and disagreeable,” External link

insiderzim Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:51:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa added ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Former president Mugabe was her shield,” “They could never have publicly humiliated former president Mugabe during his lifetime for fear of upsetting neighbouring governments whose support the regime needs. President Mnangagwa knew that Mugabe still commanded a great deal of respect across Africa. They would have regarded any action against him as humiliating and disagreeable,” External link

zimeye Saturday, November 2, 2019 1:21:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Former president Mugabe was her shield,” “They could never have publicly humiliated former president Mugabe during his lifetime for fear of upsetting neighbouring governments whose support the regime needs. President Mnangagwa knew that Mugabe still commanded a great deal of respect across Africa. They would have regarded any action against him as humiliating and disagreeable,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "We're in uncharted territory under Mnangagwa's rule. Not even at the height of hostilities under former president Robert Mugabe did we reach these threat levels," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, November 2, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "We're in uncharted territory under Mnangagwa's rule. Not even at the height of hostilities under former president Robert Mugabe did we reach these threat levels," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, November 2, 2019 1:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The military remains influential and President Mnangawa is desperate to assert his power. He has had to decide how to deal with deteriorating economic and social conditions which have produced perfect conditions for mass uprisings. He has done so by use of apparatuses of force and violence,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, October 5, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The rhetoric has not been matched by action," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The rhetoric has not been matched by action," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 29, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The rhetoric has not been matched by action,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, July 27, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The rhetoric has not been matched by action,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, July 25, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The rhetoric has not been matched by action,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:21:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The rhetoric has not been matched by action," External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The rhetoric has not been matched by action,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The rhetoric has not been matched by action," External link

ABCnews Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The rhetoric has not been matched by action," External link

startribune Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The rhetoric has not been matched by action,” External link

680news Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Having diagnosed the problem [of corruption], it is important for Mnangagwa to find the correct solution within the confines of the law. That solution must, therefore, be based on a solid legal foundation. It must be consistent with constitutionalism and the rule of law. It must not undermine the constitution and established constitutional principles and values,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, June 28, 2019 12:11:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “The other question is how will the market react to the ambush? This is a huge gamble and it’s sink or swim for Zimbabwe. If the gamble doesn’t work and the Zimbabwe dollar suffers a similar fate to its predecessor, the consequences will be unimaginable. The government will have run out of options. This was one of the final cards. They have thrown it in. Let’s see how the market responds,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Reggie Saruchera ) : "In October 2018, the government issued General Notice 758/2018 under which Air Zimbabwe was placed under administration. Control of the company was given to the administrator, Reggie Saruchera. " External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The mess won’t be sorted just because one man is substituted,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:34:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa says : “The mess won’t be sorted just because one man is substituted,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Many did not notice what the coup authors did in November 2017 to create a veneer of legality. Dubious cases were brought to court; one of them was to declare that the military’s conduct was constitutional and another to declare that Mnangagwa’s firing as VP had been unconstitutional,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, May 12, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “The most fundamental effect is that the judgment represents an existential threat upon the country’s main opposition, which has so far refused to budge to ruling party demands,” “It is a strategic and insidious assault on the very existence of the MDC led by Chamisa. Here, law and politics collide to produce a serious blow upon democracy” External link

insiderzim Sunday, May 12, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Many did not notice what the coup authors did in November 2017 to create a veneer of legality. Dubious cases were brought to court; one of them was to declare that the military’s conduct was constitutional and another to declare that Mnangagwa’s firing as VP had been unconstitutional,” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 9, 2019 10:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa told : "The question that one ought to ask in such situations is what would a fair-minded person looking at an appointment think of it? Would they perceive it to be a situation that might present a conflict of interest? I think a fair-minded person presented with a situation where the wife of a senior minister and ‘stockholder' of the establishment is appointed as the anti-corruption Tzar would perceive a potential conflict of interest," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa told : "The question that one ought to ask in such situations is what would a fair-minded person looking at an appointment think of it? Would they perceive it to be a situation that might present a conflict of interest? I think a fair-minded person presented with a situation where the wife of a senior minister and ‘stockholder' of the establishment is appointed as the anti-corruption Tzar would perceive a potential conflict of interest," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “This story had eluded my attention. I have previously suggested the abolition of this dress-code for reasons of incongruity with the times and their ridiculous look on the judges. But on this occasion, just the cost factor alone should have prevailed upon the judges’ minds. The amount of money spent on this ludicrous apparel would be enough to upgrade abysmal toilet facilities and waiting rooms at court buildings, let alone courtrooms themselves which are in a desperate state. But they export £100,000 to an English merchant in London – for wigs!” External link

zimeye Monday, April 1, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "I don't know if Mnangagwa is getting any advice or he simply ignores it. Does he really believe the luxury jet was free? How can there be such a naive view of international relations at that level of government? Does he not know that this constitutes a recipe for state capture?," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “It became clear that Zanu PF was so entrenched that they would probably not give up power,” External link

theindependent Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Britain is also facing its own crisis with Brexit, and if they leave the EU, they are going to have to chart their own course,” “And I think that Zimbabwe and other countries around the world will become more and more important in terms of business” External link

theindependent Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "It became clear that Zanu-PF was so entrenched that they would probably not give up power," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 29, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Britain is also facing its own crisis with Brexit, and if they leave the EU, they are going to have to chart their own course," "And I think that Zimbabwe and other countries around the world will become more and more important in terms of business" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 29, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "politicisation of aid for survivors of Cyclone Idai is deplorable but old habits die hard" External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, March 27, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Zanu-PF is simply behaving true to character. Shamelessly taking advantage of a tragedy to accumulate political capital," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, March 27, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "politicisation of aid for survivors of Cyclone Idai is deplorable but old habits die hard" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Zanu-PF is simply behaving true to character. Shamelessly taking advantage of a tragedy to accumulate political capital," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "I have looked at the statute and the charge is plain nonsense" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 25, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The Internet and social media blackout means millions of citizens have been silenced to the world. They cannot tell stories of their suffering. Their voices have been muted. It's a calamity. A human-made calamity," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, January 20, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa says ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “People wanted to see Mugabe go, but they didn’t realise that they were actually creating a bigger monster,” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, January 20, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “I have had to cut my vacation because my deputy has failed to handle the crisis in the health sector’. That’s it, in a nutshell, without all the diplomatic frou-frou,” External link

zimeye Friday, January 11, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “Lest we forget, this was part of the impeachment motion against Robert Mugabe in 2017: Allowing his wife to usurp government functions and abrogating his constitutional mandate to his wife…,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, January 8, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Lest we forget, this was part of the impeachment motion against Robert Mugabe in 2017: Allowing his wife to usurp government functions and abrogating his constitutional mandate to his wife...," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 7, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “More companies will follow and more workers will take the doctors’ route. There is, it seems, an inexorable march towards re-dollarisation and the demise of the surrogate currency,” “It’s going to be a hard year but one in which, I think, the country will be forced to new settings. Because current settings have, quite frankly, become moribund,” External link

zimeye Saturday, January 5, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "More companies will follow and more workers will take the doctors' route. There is, it seems, an inexorable march towards re-dollarisation and the demise of the surrogate currency," "It's going to be a hard year but one in which, I think, the country will be forced to new settings. Because current settings have, quite frankly, become moribund," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 4, 2019 11:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Underneath the façade of tolerance and openness, the horns of authoritarianism are always threatening to emerge. And they do. They have already poked several holes into that façade,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, January 1, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Underneath the façade of tolerance and openness, the horns of authoritarianism are always threatening to emerge. And they do. They have already poked several holes into that façade," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 30, 2018 9:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Underneath the façade of tolerance and openness, the horns of authoritarianism are always threatening to emerge. And they do. They have already poked several holes into that façade,” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 30, 2018 7:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The effect of the commission’s damning verdict is that these testimonies were false. This is a serious indictment on the integrity of military commanders who had vehemently vouched for the professionalism of their forces,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 25, 2018 4:26:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The effect of the commission’s damning verdict is that these testimonies were false. This is a serious indictment on the integrity of military commanders who had vehemently vouched for the professionalism of their forces,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, December 24, 2018 5:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The effect of the commission’s damning verdict is that these testimonies were false. This is a serious indictment on the integrity of military commanders who had vehemently vouched for the professionalism of their forces,” External link

iol Monday, December 24, 2018 3:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Commission ) : “However, resignation on account of embarrassment is not something that exists in the vocabulary of Zimbabwe’s establishment. They will just pretend that the Commission they set up did not say anything,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, December 23, 2018 7:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Commission ) : “So the commander of the military unit implicated in the August 1 killings has been promoted, even before the Commission of Inquiry’s report has been made public? Quite a slap in the face of the commission & victims. Such brazen arrogance! This regime doesn’t give a hoot” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 18, 2018 5:20:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Before World War 2, then British PM Neville Chamberlain thought a policy of appeasement towards Hitler would pacify the tyrant and prevent another war. It was seen as pragmatic. But it failed to stop Hitler. He went on regardless. No, appeasement doesn’t stop authoritarianism. ED came in with a huge amount of goodwill. The coup was tolerated. He had great chances to make changes. Before elections, backers gave the excuse that he could not make fundamental reforms lest he disrupts his ship. But the situation has worsened and reforms are still lacking. … Not far off in Ethiopia is a young leader who came into power a months after ED. His name is Abiy Ahmed, born 1976. He has used his role to make key changes that are transforming Ethiopia. He has made peace with the neighbours and acknowledged past wrongs. He has made an impact. It remains to be seen whether Ahmed maintains the momentum – we hope he does – but he has made an impactful start which gives hope to his people. It is this impactful beginning which ED failed to make, preferring to appease his comrades while squandering the goodwill he had.” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 18, 2018 3:09:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "In any event, it would be a serious indictment on Mnangagwa if he withheld the report from the public because he would have confirmed that he is no different from his predecessor, Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa has spent the past year trying desperately, but without much success, to prove that he is different from his old mentor. As Mugabe's chief enforcer for many years, the shadow of the old master follows him everywhere and it has been hard to shake off. He has to do things differently," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 7, 2018 9:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "How does anyone in his right mind even begin to contemplate this without seeing the damage it causes to their own principal? So, now you want to bar an opponent through a constitutional amendment? Isn't it for the people to reject a candidate if they don't like him or her? It does nothing to help the cause of a man who is desperate to be seen as open and tolerant. It's a silly, immature and hare-brained idea," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, December 6, 2018 7:35:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “How does anyone in his right mind even begin to contemplate this without seeing the damage it causes to their own principal? So, now you want to bar an opponent through a constitutional amendment? Isn’t it for the people to reject a candidate if they don’t like him or her? It does nothing to help the cause of a man who is desperate to be seen as open and tolerant. It’s a silly, immature and hare-brained idea,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, December 6, 2018 6:22:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Zimbabweans were expecting a sea change from the Mugabe era. After all, had there not been a revolution, or so they thought?" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, December 7, 2017 9:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Zimbabweans were expecting a sea change from the Mugabe era. After all, had there not been a revolution, or so they thought?” External link

eyewitness-news Saturday, December 2, 2017 1:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Zimbabweans were expecting a sea change from the Mugabe era. After all, had there not been a revolution, or so they thought?" External link

reuters-en Friday, December 1, 2017 4:37:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Zimbabweans were expecting a sea change from the Mugabe era. After all, had there not been a revolution, or so they thought?" External link

reuters-en Friday, December 1, 2017 12:31:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa estimé : "La justice a soutenu l'interprétation de l'armée selon laquelle il est autorisé et légal d'intervenir dans les affaires politiques" External link

togodiplomatie Saturday, November 25, 2017 10:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa estimé : "La justice a soutenu l'interprétation de l'armée selon laquelle il est autorisé et légal d'intervenir dans les affaires politiques" External link

laprovence Saturday, November 25, 2017 9:33:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa renchéri : "La justice a soutenu l'interprétation de l'armée selon laquelle il est autorisé et légal d'intervenir dans les affaires politiques" External link

ipreunion Saturday, November 25, 2017 7:33:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa renchéri : "La justice a soutenu l'interprétation de l'armée selon laquelle il est autorisé et légal d'intervenir dans les affaires politiques" External link

laprovence Saturday, November 25, 2017 7:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "While a party has no power to recall a person from his role as national president, the consequences of firing him from the party are potentially fatal to his presidency. Now that Mugabe has been fired by his party and has lost control of the parliamentary party, his presidency is effectively untenable. In fact, Zanu-PF ministers must now seriously re-consider their positions. Mass resignations would effectively cripple Mugabe's government. It will become more difficult for his peers in Africa to continue justifying his presidency when he has lost political capital which comes from controlling the ruling party," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, November 20, 2017 6:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : "The removal of Mugabe would be an important part of changing that landscape, but we must understand that Mugabe was part of a system - that system hasn't changed," External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, November 19, 2017 10:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "The removal of Mugabe would be an important part of changing that landscape, but we must understand that Mugabe was part of a system - that system hasn't changed," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, November 19, 2017 10:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "In the immediate term, it will be a glorious return for Mnangagwa after what seemed to be an ignominious exit. After what seemed to be the end of a long career, he is now on course to fulfil his destiny and lead Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "He was for so long the proverbial water-carrier for Mugabe. Now though he will have the liberty to choose his own water-carriers. Yet they too must know that like Mugabe, they have created a monster that could haunt them in future," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "If he doesn't want to resign, why not press the removal button? There seems to be cross-party consensus that it's time up for Mugabe. Hard to see who in Zanu PF would resist and stand with a falling man. It will be clean and might even complete the facade that it's not a coup!" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The last straw for most people within and outside Zanu PF was the increasingly evident possibility that Mugabe's wife Grace was well on course to succeed him. That would have created a Mugabe dynasty. Many found the idea of a Mugabe dynasty extremely repulsive," "There might have been a residue of sympathy for Mugabe, but many were repulsed by Grace's brand of politics. She was brash and condescending, with a penchant for humiliating adults in public. Many dreaded the prospect of her presidency" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, November 17, 2017 3:11:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “I think there is still some residual sympathy for him,” “They wouldn’t want to be seen to be mistreating him” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:33:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Although it doesn’t look like a coup, it is a coup” External link

msn-uk Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “A military coup is the nuclear option,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:20:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “A military coup is the nuclear option,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:10:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "A military coup is the nuclear option," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, November 15, 2017 2:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "A military coup is the nuclear option," External link

jpost Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:20:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “A military coup is the nuclear option,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “A military coup is the nuclear option,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “A military coup is the nuclear option,” External link

reuters-in Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “A military coup is the nuclear option,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "A military coup is the nuclear option," External link

reuters-en Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "A military coup is the nuclear option," External link

msn-uk Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:36:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “A military coup is the nuclear option,” External link

reuters-in Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "A military coup is the nuclear option. A coup would be a very hard sell at home and in the international community. They will want to avoid that," External link

reuters-en Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:11:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “They have no independent ideology that they have demonstrated. They have been part of a weak and inept system for 37 years and I can’t see anything revolutionary about either’s ascendancy,” “The national crisis is bigger than Zanu PF and it’s preposterous to imagine that authors of the crisis have a solution for it” External link

theindependent Saturday, October 28, 2017 12:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa concluded : "In Zanu PF, the factions are looking at Mugabe's old age as an opportunity. In the MDC, the factions are looking at Tsvangirai's fragility as an opportunity. In both cases, it's a recipe for toxic succession battles," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 27, 2017 5:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa concluded : “In Zanu PF, the factions are looking at Mugabe’s old age as an opportunity. In the MDC, the factions are looking at Tsvangirai’s fragility as an opportunity. In both cases, it’s a recipe for toxic succession battles,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, October 27, 2017 4:25:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "They have no independent ideology that they have demonstrated. They have been part of a weak and inept system for 37 years and I can't see anything revolutionary about either's ascendancy," "The national crisis is bigger than Zanu-PF and it's preposterous to imagine that authors of the crisis have a solution for it" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 27, 2017 3:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “They have no independent ideology that they have demonstrated. They have been part of a weak and inept system for 37 years and I can’t see anything revolutionary about either’s ascendancy,” “The national crisis is bigger than Zanu PF and it’s preposterous to imagine that authors of the crisis have a solution for it” External link

zimeye Friday, October 27, 2017 3:06:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "Such a congress does not deal with general issues. Instead, according to the Zanu-PF constitution, it deals with ‘only those matters for which it has been specifically convened.' This is the legal framework in which the special congress in December has been called," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The 2018 election is not far off and Mugabe will want to feign unity at the special congress," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The 2018 election is not far off and Mugabe will want to feign unity at the special congress," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "But politically, if he wants to get rid of him, he would want it to appear like the decision is made by the party, not himself personally," "I think Mugabe prefers to keep Mnangagwa consistent with the old principle that you keep your enemy closest, especially when you believe he could be dangerous if he were outside. Mnangagwa will think it's because he's untouchable, but really it's because Mugabe wants to keep him close" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, October 14, 2017 11:10:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "He wants Mnangagwa's demise to be administered by the organs of the party, even though by the time it happens it would be a fait accompli," "He will argue that it is not his own doing, but that of the party. The Cabinet reshuffle will be used to prepare ground for the conference by ensuring that those appointed or retained are grateful for his benevolence. The payback will be to make sure they do his bidding," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 11, 2017 8:42:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The tiff between the two vice presidents revolves around the issue of whether Mnangagwa was poisoned. Mnangagwa insists that he was poisoned," "Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko accuses Mnangagwa of lying and undermining Mugabe on the grounds that he allegedly contradicted Mugabe's statement on the poisoning. But is there a contradiction at all between Mugabe and Mnangagwa? To be sure, there is no obvious contradiction" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, October 9, 2017 4:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "I suspect this trip would have been one of the factors that swayed the South African government to grant her diplomatic immunity. But a deal might have been struck that she would have to skip the trip to avoid unnecessary drama that would otherwise eclipse the agenda of the bi-lateral engagement," "Grace in South Arica would have generated a legal and media sideshow that would have detracted from the main purpose of the official visit," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 4, 2017 6:21:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The continued use of the Presidential Powers Act is unconstitutional. The Electoral Act can only be amended by primary legislation," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, September 22, 2017 8:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The continued use of the Presidential Powers Act is unconstitutional. The Electoral Act can only be amended by primary legislation," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 22, 2017 7:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “In the past, they have been able to close ranks but this time the acrimony is escalating to levels that may be impossible to bridge,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, September 20, 2017 8:35:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "But that would be a gross misreading of the Mugabes' approach. Mugabe and his wife have a common project in mind. One is simply playing the bad cop, while the other is playing the good cop. Faced with both, a suspect might fall for the apparent benevolence of the good cop, without realising the two have a common object," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, September 18, 2017 11:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "It is a huge gamble given that his demise would give advantage to their rivals unless Mugabe uses the intervening period to reorganise the establishment including strategic retirement and elevation of some of the generals," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, September 18, 2017 11:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Mai Mugabe ) : "But that would be a gross misreading of the Mugabes' approach. Mugabe and his wife have a common project in mind. One is simply playing the bad cop, while the other is playing the good cop. Faced with both, a suspect might fall for the apparent benevolence of the good cop, without realising the two have a common object," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, September 18, 2017 9:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Mai Mugabe ) : "It is a huge gamble given that his demise would give advantage to their rivals unless Mugabe uses the intervening period to reorganise the establishment including strategic retirement and elevation of some of the generals," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, September 18, 2017 9:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “Why make a call when they aren’t ready? Zec will do an empty launch on Thursday. Legally, voter registration will have begun but in reality there will be no real registration going on,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:37:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “If a possible coalition deal is seen by one faction as favouring the interests of a rival faction, that faction will work actively to stifle the deal. Alternatively, the faction will simply disengage and not support the coalition,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, September 6, 2017 9:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "This is why a key battle ground in next year's elections is over the two thirds parliamentary majority," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 5, 2017 5:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa says ( about Lady ) : “People expect their First Lady to conduct herself with grace and to demonstrate the etiquette befitting a person of that station,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, August 16, 2017 7:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa says ( about Lady ) : “People expect their First Lady to conduct herself with grace and to demonstrate the etiquette befitting a person of that station,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Whatever statement is made today, please avoid the 'it's ZANU-PF/CIO line'. People know it's cheap & expected. Surprise your critics" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:44:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "This is why a key battleground in next year's elections is over the two thirds parliamentary majority," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, August 6, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "This is why a key battleground in next year's elections is over the two thirds parliamentary majority," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 6, 2017 4:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “This is why a key battleground in next year's elections is over the two thirds parliamentary majority,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, August 6, 2017 2:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa told ( about Thabo Mbeki ) : “It demonstrates that there is a problem, which has reached crisis proportions. Mbeki has always been a friend of Zanu PF and he probably came in to be a mediator between the squabbling factions,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, August 4, 2017 1:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa added ( about Thabo Mbeki ) : “It would be interesting to know whether this was Mbeki’s own initiative or he was sent or indeed who in Zanu PF sent out a word for him. But that Mugabe has allowed him in shows that he has high regard for Mbeki and considers him an ally,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, August 4, 2017 1:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa told ( about Thabo Mbeki ) : “It demonstrates that there is a problem, which has reached crisis proportions. Mbeki has always been a friend of Zanu PF and he probably came in to be a mediator between the squabbling factions,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 3, 2017 8:33:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added ( about Thabo Mbeki ) : “It would be interesting to know whether this was Mbeki’s own initiative or he was sent or indeed who in Zanu PF sent out a word for him. But that Mugabe has allowed him in shows that he has high regard for Mbeki and considers him an ally,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 3, 2017 8:33:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa told ( about Thabo Mbeki ) : "It demonstrates that there is a problem, which has reached crisis proportions. Mbeki has always been a friend of Zanu-PF and he probably came in to be a mediator between the squabbling factions," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 3, 2017 8:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa told ( about Thabo Mbeki ) : “It demonstrates that there is a problem, which has reached crisis proportions. Mbeki has always been a friend of Zanu PF and he probably came in to be a mediator between the squabbling factions,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 3, 2017 4:00:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : “It would be interesting to know whether this was Mbeki's own initiative or he was sent or indeed who in Zanu PF sent out a word for him. But that Mugabe has allowed him in shows that he has high regard for Mbeki and considers him an ally,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 3, 2017 4:00:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa told ( about Thabo Mbeki ) : “It demonstrates that there is a problem, which has reached crisis proportions. Mbeki has always been a friend of Zanu PF and he probably came in to be a mediator between the squabbling factions,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 3, 2017 12:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : “It would be interesting to know whether this was Mbeki's own initiative or he was sent or indeed who in Zanu PF sent out a word for him. But that Mugabe has allowed him in shows that he has high regard for Mbeki and considers him an ally,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 3, 2017 12:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "A combination of donor fatigue, misappropriation and misallocation of resources and the never-ending divisions and squabbles in the opposition have contributed to the current parlous state of affairs," "This lack of resources in the opposition, compared to Zanu PF's access to abundant resources from both the public and private sector, is probably the single biggest impediment to change in next elections" External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, August 2, 2017 5:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "A combination of donor fatigue, misappropriation and misallocation of resources and the never-ending divisions and squabbles in the opposition have contributed to the current parlous state of affairs," "This lack of resources in the opposition, compared to Zanu PF's access to abundant resources from both the public and private sector, is probably the single biggest impediment to change in next elections" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 1, 2017 10:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "A combination of donor fatigue, misappropriation and misallocation of resources and the never-ending divisions and squabbles in the opposition have contributed to the current parlous state of affairs," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 1, 2017 7:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "A combination of donor fatigue, misappropriation and misallocation of resources and the never-ending divisions and squabbles in the opposition have contributed to the current parlous state of affairs," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 1, 2017 4:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “However, over-reliance on donor support in the past seems to have affected the opposition parties’ fund-raising abilities,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, August 1, 2017 4:22:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “A combination of donor fatigue, misappropriation and misallocation of resources and the never-ending divisions and squabbles in the opposition have contributed to the current parlous state of affairs,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, August 1, 2017 4:22:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Their strategy is probably to hang on until the old man vacates office by death in which case they might still have a better chance. But the pace at which events are unfolding they will go the same way as Mujuru, if Lacoste fails to respond and guard their territory,” “Remember people believed Mujuru had a strong power base and that she was indispensable. Yes, Mujuru and Mnangagwa are different but in Mugabe, they are both dealing with an astute and ruthless political veteran. Grace Mugabe, Jonathan Moyo and others are mere instruments — the key actor and architect is Mugabe himself,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, July 31, 2017 10:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Their strategy is probably to hang on until the old man vacates office by death in which case they might still have a better chance. But the pace at which events are unfolding they will go the same way as Mujuru, if Lacoste fails to respond and guard their territory," "Remember people believed Mujuru had a strong power base and that she was indispensable. Yes, Mujuru and Mnangagwa are different but in Mugabe, they are both dealing with an astute and ruthless political veteran. Grace Mugabe, Jonathan Moyo and others are mere instruments - the key actor and architect is Mugabe himself," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, July 31, 2017 4:28:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Their strategy is probably to hang on until the old man vacates office by death in which case they might still have a better chance. But the pace at which events are unfolding they will go the same way as Mujuru, if Lacoste fails to respond and guard their territory," "Remember people believed Mujuru had a strong power base and that she was indispensable. Yes, Mujuru and Mnangagwa are different but in Mugabe, they are both dealing with an astute and ruthless political veteran. Grace Mugabe, Jonathan Moyo and others are mere instruments - the key actor and architect is Mugabe himself," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 31, 2017 3:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Their strategy is probably to hang on until the old man vacates office by death in which case they might still have a better chance. But the pace at which events are unfolding they will go the same way as Mujuru, if Lacoste fails to respond and guard their territory,” “Remember people believed Mujuru had a strong power base and that she was indispensable. Yes, Mujuru and Mnangagwa are different but in Mugabe, they are both dealing with an astute and ruthless political veteran. Grace Mugabe, Jonathan Moyo and others are mere instruments the key actor and architect is Mugabe himself,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, July 31, 2017 2:20:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "If one of Mnangagwa's darkest spots in his long political career is his alleged role in Gukurahundi, it is hard to see how the other half of the pair, Sekeramayi, can escape the same charge," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, July 30, 2017 3:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "If one of Mnangagwa's darkest spots in his long political career is his alleged role in Gukurahundi, it is hard to see how the other half of the pair, Sekeramayi, can escape the same charge," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 30, 2017 1:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “If one of Mnangagwa’s darkest spots in his long political career is his alleged role in Gukurahundi, it is hard to see how the other half of the pair, Sekeramayi, can escape the same charge,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, July 29, 2017 10:09:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “If one of Mnangagwa’s darkest spots in his long political career is his alleged role in Gukurahundi, it is hard to see how the other half of the pair, Sekeramayi, can escape the same charge,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, July 29, 2017 7:30:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Mugabe is the master of surprise and will pick a time when the opposition is in disarray,” External link

myjoyonline Friday, July 28, 2017 9:36:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “Mugabe is the master of surprise and will pick a time when the opposition is in disarray,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 28, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The conditions of service under which they were employed were also protected. If they had not, they would have lost their jobs upon the adoption of the 2013 Constitution,” External link

financialgazette Friday, July 28, 2017 2:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “That means she must serve her full term because that is indeed what is protected under Section 13 of the Sixth Schedule,” “However, it is also possible for government to argue that the (then) minister did not have the power to renew the contract after the new Constitution came into effect, since according to Section 310 of the Constitution, the Auditor General is appointed by the President with the approval of Parliament” External link

financialgazette Friday, July 28, 2017 2:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “In the past it appeared that Mujuru was a contender for leadership, but it’s becoming clear after the shenanigans in her party, as well as a very heavy defeat in the recent by-election, that there remains only one person with solid support. If there’s going to be a coalition, then it’s going to be built around the MDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai,” External link

newzimbabwe Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Mugabe gives an impression that he hates the British; he is really fond of their culture and traditions," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, February 2, 2017 2:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Mugabe gives an impression that he hates the British; he is really fond of their culture and traditions," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 2, 2017 2:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Mugabe gives an impression that he hates the British; he is really fond of their culture and traditions," External link

newzimbabwe Wednesday, February 1, 2017 7:06:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "it is fair to predict that there will be another bhora musango one way or another " External link

onlinenigeria Monday, January 30, 2017 9:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Neither of the two factions like each other very much and I cannot see why one will support the other in their quest for power. In the past they have been able to close ranks but this time the acrimony is escalating to levels that may be impossible to bridge," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, January 30, 2017 9:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "it is fair to predict that there will be another bhora musango one way or another " External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 30, 2017 8:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Neither of the two factions like each other very much and I cannot see why one will support the other in their quest for power. In the past they have been able to close ranks but this time the acrimony is escalating to levels that may be impossible to bridge," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 30, 2017 8:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "While government has quite rightly been criticised for setting a floor price rather than a ceiling price for data and therefore causing a rise in charges, the corporations are hardly innocent bystanders or victims in all this. Just like banks are charging you hefty charges on your deposits and declaring annual profits, mobile network companies will happily enjoy the profits that come with higher tariffs," "Corporations, like politicians are psychopaths- they care only about their selfish interests, which in business speak is called the bottom line. The damage caused to others by virtue of their conduct is given a fancy name: externalities. The fact that the public has been priced out of their freedoms such as communication and association is regarded as an externality" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 12, 2017 9:56:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Why are they afraid of open, competitive processes in favour of appointments? And some refer to them (Mnangagwa faction) as reformists?” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, December 12, 2016 4:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa explained : "It would be naïve in the extreme to think the appointment of the country's Chief Justice is not political. True: As a judge in the Constitutional Court and head of the judiciary, experience, leadership qualities and sound knowledge of constitutional law are important criteria for selecting the next Chief Justice. Ultimately, however, politics will play a more significant and defining role in the selection process. While the judiciary is supposed to be independent, politics will arguably play the decisive role in selecting the country's highest judge. As head of the judiciary, the Chief Justice has an important role in defining the direction of the courts. A historical survey of the position of Chief Justice in Zimbabwe demonstrates the kind of politics that inevitably impact on appointments to and tenure of that office," External link

allafrica Friday, December 9, 2016 5:09:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa pointed out : "Overall, the point here is that there is no use pretending that the appointment of a Chief Justice is not influenced by the politics. It is a decision that will be watched closely by all political actors, inside and outside the ruling ZANU-PF party," External link

allafrica Friday, December 9, 2016 5:09:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Unable to import cash, local banks cannot meet local demand (for cash). The fictitious instrument called bond notes will enable banks to give you something, pretending that they are giving you your money,” External link

newzimbabwe Sunday, November 13, 2016 6:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "In physical spaces, the state can always deploy anti-riot police and use physical force to drive away demonstrators expressing their view," External link

allafrica Thursday, November 10, 2016 1:55:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “While some of the purported reasons for introducing the Bill, such as protecting children, preventing racial and ethnic hatred sound noble, most critics believe the real motive which has promoted the rapid response is political. This is the cause of the citizen’s mistrust, suspicion and resistance in respect of the Bill,” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, November 9, 2016 5:28:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “In physical spaces, the state can always deploy anti-riot police and use physical force to drive away demonstrators expressing their view,” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, November 9, 2016 5:28:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "It must be noted that the Norton by-election was a microcosm of the bitter factional wars that have divided Zanu-PF in recent years. . . . it must be recalled that the seat fall vacant following the expulsion of Mutsvangwa . . . a staunch Mnangagwa ally. It is not implausible that the Lacoste faction did not have the motivation to support a rival faction's candidate although it is far-fetched to say they actually engineered the defeat," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, November 3, 2016 5:30:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act is patently unconstitutional,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act is patently unconstitutional,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, November 2, 2016 4:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act is patently unconstitutional,” External link

newzimbabwe Wednesday, November 2, 2016 11:44:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act is patently unconstitutional,” External link

insiderzim Tuesday, November 1, 2016 11:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act is patently unconstitutional,” External link

insiderzim Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "It is probably an indication of a maturing voter, who refuses to be bought by cheap and insincere gifts. If voters are taking the gifts and still voting according to their wishes, this would be the start of an important revolution in voter behaviour," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "What remains true is that the electoral landscape is still skewed in favour of Zanu-PF and Zec continues to underperform in its role as a neutral, impartial and effective supervisor of elections. Mliswa's success should not deceive the opposition or anyone into thinking that all is well in respect of election machinery in Zimbabwe," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "It is probably an indication of a maturing voter, who refuses to be bought by cheap and insincere gifts. If voters are taking the gifts and still voting according to their wishes, this would be the start of an important revolution in voter behaviour," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "What remains true is that the electoral landscape is still skewed in favour of Zanu-PF and Zec continues to underperform in its role as a neutral, impartial and effective supervisor of elections. Mliswa's success should not deceive the opposition or anyone into thinking that all is well in respect of election machinery in Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The Constitution does not give the President any powers over the functions of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission apart from his role in the appointment process," External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "Zimbabwean citizens in the Diaspora have a constitutional right to vote and participate more generally in national affairs," "In the highly competitive global environment, Zimbabwe needs a policy that ensures retention of linkages with its migrant population. Promoting political participation is one way of enhancing these linkages between the home country and its migrant population" External link

allafrica Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Nevertheless, it is arguable that whoever of the two vice presidents takes the reins temporarily will enjoy the power of incumbency. For those three months, he will be in control of the State and its apparatus, and to that extent, will enjoy a comparative advantage over rivals," "However, there is bad blood between the G40 and Lacoste factions. Mugabe's departure, particularly if it is on account of death, is thus likely to precipitate panic and confusion within the party, with dangerous implications for the nation," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Nevertheless, it is arguable that whoever of the two vice presidents takes the reins temporarily will enjoy the power of incumbency. For those three months, he will be in control of the State and its apparatus, and to that extent, will enjoy a comparative advantage over rivals," "However, there is bad blood between the G40 and Lacoste factions. Mugabe's departure, particularly if it is on account of death, is thus likely to precipitate panic and confusion within the party, with dangerous implications for the nation," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 24, 2016 8:00:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “Nevertheless, it is arguable that whoever of the two vice presidents takes the reins temporarily will enjoy the power of incumbency. For those three months, he will be in control of the State and its apparatus, and to that extent, will enjoy a comparative advantage over rivals,” “However, there is bad blood between the G40 and Lacoste factions. Mugabe’s departure, particularly if it is on account of death, is thus likely to precipitate panic and confusion within the party, with dangerous implications for the nation,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, September 24, 2016 5:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The generals are involved in a war of generations,” External link

bloomberg Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “It is impossible to see how the new order can survive where SI 101a/2016 failed. The ZRP have defied the ruling of the High Court by reproducing a declared illegality,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, September 14, 2016 3:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “It is impossible to see how the new order can survive where SI 101a/2016 failed. The ZRP have defied the ruling of the High Court by reproducing a declared illegality,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “The generals are involved in a war of generations,” External link

theindependent Monday, September 12, 2016 8:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The generals are involved in a war of generations," External link

bdlive Monday, September 12, 2016 1:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : "Moyo gave a hint of another option which they are probably considering, the absurd measure to impose surety requirement on demonstration," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, September 11, 2016 5:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "It would result in a situation where constitutional rights would only be reserved for the wealthy who by comparison, probably have less cause to exercise freedoms such as the right to demonstrate," "Even if the idea is to prevent violence, there must be other less drastic and discriminatory remedies to achieve the same objective than imposing financial tax on constitution rights," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, September 11, 2016 5:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : "Moyo gave a hint of another option which they are probably considering, the absurd measure to impose surety requirement on demonstration," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, September 11, 2016 3:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "It would result in a situation where constitutional rights would only be reserved for the wealthy who by comparison, probably have less cause to exercise freedoms such as the right to demonstrate," "Even if the idea is to prevent violence, there must be other less drastic and discriminatory remedies to achieve the same objective than imposing financial tax on constitution rights," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, September 11, 2016 3:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : “Moyo gave a hint of another option which they are probably considering, the absurd measure to impose surety requirement on demonstration,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, September 10, 2016 7:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “It would result in a situation where constitutional rights would only be reserved for the wealthy who by comparison, probably have less cause to exercise freedoms such as the right to demonstrate,” “Even if the idea is to prevent violence, there must be other less drastic and discriminatory remedies to achieve the same objective than imposing financial tax on constitution rights,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, September 10, 2016 7:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Another, more likely strategy is to infiltrate peaceful citizens’ demonstrations and cause enough mayhem to justify banning future demonstrations and possibly deploy the military without necessarily declaring a State of Public Emergency,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, September 9, 2016 5:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Another, more likely strategy is to infiltrate peaceful citizens’ demonstrations and cause enough mayhem to justify banning future demonstrations and possibly deploy the military without necessarily declaring a State of Public Emergency,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, September 9, 2016 4:56:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : “The second is that it violates the right to human dignity, which is an inviolable right,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, September 5, 2016 12:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "I just drove. No time to think. It was incredible. It could have fallen right on top of our car" External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, August 28, 2016 11:05:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "I just drove. No time to think. It was incredible. It could have fallen right on top of our car" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 28, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “This bridge collapsed in front of us as I was driving on the M20 just moments ago. I just drove. No time to think. It was incredible. It could have fallen right on top of our car” External link

independent-ie Saturday, August 27, 2016 5:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “She cheapened the office and made it easy game. He himself condoned it and carries ultimate responsibility. It’s not surprising that everyone is taking pot-shots at him and his office,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, August 21, 2016 7:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The obvious fact is that they have to be sacrifices by some leaders, giving up their ambitions in favour of a single candidate for the greater good. In this regard, whoever is chosen has to have the capacity to pursue collaborative leadership," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 19, 2016 9:05:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "The obvious fact is that they have to be sacrifices by some leaders, giving up their ambitions in favour of a single candidate for the greater good. In this regard, whoever is chosen has to have the capacity to pursue collaborative leadership," External link

allafrica Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa told : "Byreferring to the 'Fifth Column' , the vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa and General Chiwenga are not actually condemning the war veterans but are in fact suspecting and condemning another faction within Zanu-PF, the G40," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, August 12, 2016 4:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa told : "Byreferring to the 'Fifth Column' , the vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa and General Chiwenga are not actually condemning the war veterans but are in fact suspecting and condemning another faction within Zanu-PF, the G40," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 12, 2016 2:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa told : "By referring to the 'Fifth Column' , the vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa and General Chiwenga are not actually condemning the war veterans but are in fact suspecting and condemning another faction within Zanu-PF, the G40," External link

ibtimes-uk Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa explained : "While I agree that pastor is at serious risk of being targeted, this is to be expected by the regime and when you challenge the regime, that is what happens. This is the typical response of the Zimbabwean regime for a very long time," External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, August 3, 2016 8:53:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : "And these institutions are talking about human rights and governance issues. The Zimbabwean government very carefully knows that it must play both, and this is why it will talk about judiciary independence, restraint to try and show that they are democratic and tolerant," "I can assure you that as soon as they get the funds that they are looking for they will resort to (violence), they will not change. This is just the actions of someone who is looking for favours" External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, August 3, 2016 8:53:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa told : "They have traumatic memories of the Zimbabwe dollar in 2007-2008 when the country was printing money and had mega hyperinflation (...) They fear that this will leave them without anything," External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa explained : "It remains to be seen whether they will actually introduce them in October or if they delay it again. I think they realise that the concerns the people have are legitimate and that the plan might not succeed," External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa explained : "When they spoke about bond notes they probably thought the IMF package would come sooner and then realised that it wouldn't so that may be a reason why they kept delaying, " External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "While Mugabe might do away with the ageing war veterans, a question still remains as to what impact this breakdown in the relationship might have on his relationship with the security structures of the State," External link

allafrica Sunday, July 24, 2016 9:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “This is what the G40 has always desired. Although Mugabe is a master politician, he does not seem to have grasped that the G40 is a project aimed at isolating him and removing his entire generation altogether,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, July 24, 2016 4:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “While Mugabe might do away with the ageing war veterans, a question still remains as to what impact this breakdown in the relationship might have on his relationship with the security structures of the State,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, July 24, 2016 2:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “These military officers are in an invidious position because on the one hand, they are part of the military command structure which is led by Mugabe and on the other hand, they are also members of a ‘trade union’ of war veterans, which is now attacking their commander. Where do they stand in all this?” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, July 24, 2016 2:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “It could be that creating a triumvirate of vice-presidents is a political balancing exercise in the MDC-T succession race, as the leader tries to manage the ambitions of competing candidates and their factions,” External link

thestandard-zw Saturday, July 23, 2016 3:06:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : “Probably because they are the two more popular succession candidates who were not in the top echelons of the party. Far from promoting factional interests and fortunes of either man, these appointments may be aimed at containing them,” External link

thestandard-zw Saturday, July 23, 2016 3:06:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “What is certain is that the next chief justice will be a man or woman whose philosophy is in sync with the philosophy of the Zanu PF establishment,” “He or she will be a person who can be trusted to safeguard interests of the establishment and, more specifically, someone who will not be a threat to what are regarded as the gains of the land revolution” External link

theindependent Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa asked : "It is a crude attempt by the MDC-T to import some of the flexibility of the appointing system into an electoral system. Sympathisers point to the appointment of Amos Chibaya to replace the late Thamsanga Mahlangu last year as an example of the application of this power. Yet of course in that case it was perfectly understandable because a vacancy had arisen after the death of the incumbent. It had to be filled but this case is different because new vacancies are being created. Where does it stop? How many more vacancies can the president create?" "Even if it is constitutional, the issue is bigger than legality. As we always say the spirit of constitutionalism is more fundamental than constitutionality. Having powers to appoint in an election model produces very awkward results. In fact it presents a serious moral hazard which is that the president can use it to appoint his or her own people to rival elected ones in the event that his or her own preferred candidates lose at election. It is prone to abuse" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 21, 2016 9:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa comments : “The new citizens’ movement which has made waves in recent weeks has been concentrated in the urban areas. In this regard therefore, it is not very different from the traditional political opposition and organised civil society” External link

thezimbabwean Monday, July 18, 2016 12:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa argues : “We are likely to see more arrests of activists in the citizens’ movement. Ordinary members of the public will also be arrested and prosecuted as examples to others. There will also be new laws to criminalise conduct on social media and other similar spaces. There will be further statements and warnings from the coercive elements of the state, all designed to deter and scare people from using social media to challenge government. In this regard, the citizens’ movement will find that its struggle is really not very different from the struggle which the traditional opposition parties and organized civil society have faced in the past. The question is whether this new citizens’ movement has devised new tools to overcome or get around these impediments” External link

thezimbabwean Monday, July 18, 2016 12:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "It could be that creating a triumvirate of vice-presidents is a political balancing exercise in the MDC-T succession race, as the leader tries to manage the ambitions of competing candidates and their factions," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, July 17, 2016 4:46:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : "Probably because they are the two more popular succession candidates who were not in the top echelons of the party. Far from promoting factional interests and fortunes of either man, these appointments may be aimed at containing them," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, July 17, 2016 4:46:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "It could be that creating a triumvirate of vice-presidents is a political balancing exercise in the MDC-T succession race, as the leader tries to manage the ambitions of competing candidates and their factions," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 17, 2016 3:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : "Probably because they are the two more popular succession candidates who were not in the top echelons of the party. Far from promoting factional interests and fortunes of either man, these appointments may be aimed at containing them," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 17, 2016 3:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "It could be that creating a triumvirate of vice-presidents is a political balancing exercise in the MDC-T succession race, as the leader tries to manage the ambitions of competing candidates and their factions," External link

allafrica Sunday, July 17, 2016 11:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : "Probably because they are the two more popular succession candidates who were not in the top echelons of the party. Far from promoting factional interests and fortunes of either man, these appointments may be aimed at containing them," External link

allafrica Sunday, July 17, 2016 11:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “It could be that creating a triumvirate of vice-presidents is a political balancing exercise in the MDC-T succession race, as the leader tries to manage the ambitions of competing candidates and their factions,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, July 17, 2016 7:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : “Probably because they are the two more popular succession candidates who were not in the top echelons of the party. Far from promoting factional interests and fortunes of either man, these appointments may be aimed at containing them,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, July 17, 2016 7:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "What is certain is that the next chief justice will be a man or woman whose philosophy is in sync with the philosophy of the Zanu PF establishment," "He or she will be a person who can be trusted to safeguard interests of the establishment and, more specifically, someone who will not be a threat to what are regarded as the gains of the land revolution" External link

allafrica Saturday, July 16, 2016 4:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “The politics behind this charge (subverting a constitutional government) is clearly to harass and break Mawarire’s spirit and those who are inspired by his message of peaceful demonstrations,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, July 16, 2016 4:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “But these charges are familiar against perceived political opponents. It is not the usual treason charge, but now Mawarire joins an illustrious list of dissenters who have been charged with similar offences; Dumiso Dabengwa, Lookout Masuku, Ndabaningi Sithole, Morgan Tsvangirai and a few others,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, July 16, 2016 4:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "What is certain is that the next chief justice will be a man or woman whose philosophy is in sync with the philosophy of the Zanu PF establishment," "He or she will be a person who can be trusted to safeguard interests of the establishment and, more specifically, someone who will not be a threat to what are regarded as the gains of the land revolution" External link

allafrica Friday, July 15, 2016 2:41:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Their response is well recorded ... It was vicious and diabolical. But it’s important for Zimbabweans to be prepared,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, July 9, 2016 3:21:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “Zimbabwe is entering a phase for which citizens must be prepared for anything. History tells us that Zanu PF reacts viciously to anything that threatens its survival. Back in 2008, the Zanu PF politburo met on 4 April, just 5 days after the March 29 elections. By then they knew they had lost the elections and that power was slipping away. "Their response is well recorded ... It was vicious and diabolical. Now here's the thing: the same politburo is meeting on Wednesday 6th July. As to the outcome and response, your guess is as good as mine. But it's important for Zimbabweans to be prepared,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, July 6, 2016 12:36:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “But these numbers have to translate into jobs, a better economy, and better living standards otherwise the numbers might come to haunt him,” External link

financialgazette Thursday, June 23, 2016 4:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "But these numbers have to translate into jobs, a better economy, and better living standards otherwise the numbers might come to haunt him," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, June 23, 2016 11:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "the horses have already bolted, industry in Zimbabwe is struggling, dead even in some cases, and its capacity to meet demand is severely limited," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, June 23, 2016 3:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : "the horses have already bolted, industry in Zimbabwe is struggling, dead even in some cases, and its capacity to meet demand is severely limited," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote : “the horses have already bolted, industry in Zimbabwe is struggling, dead even in some cases, and its capacity to meet demand is severely limited,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, June 22, 2016 3:28:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “They feel more entitled and want to be the kingmakers. They also realise Mugabe’s weakness and are as tired as most people are desperate for change but they won’t countenance G40 leadership,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, June 5, 2016 11:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa added : "The Constitution applies to the whole country without exception. It sets the minimum standards for labour and any laws or policies that deviate are likely to be struck down unless they can be shown to be reasonable, fair, necessary and justifiable in a democratic society. Laws that reduce labour rights are unlikely to survive the constitutional test," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 19, 2016 5:01:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Didymus Mutasa ) : “There is a procedure to be followed when amending the constitution. That procedure exists for a good reason. It is so that the constitution is not amended at the mere whim of individuals or a faction,” “In the case of Zanu PF it is plain that the procedure was not followed and that this is a contravention of Zanu PF’s own constitution. So Mutasa has a right to seek redress so that the constitution is adhered to,” External link

theindependent Friday, March 20, 2015 3:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “I can’t imagine anyone in Zanu PF resisting such a move. After what we have seen recently, anything is possible,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, March 17, 2015 3:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : “This gives a poor impression at a time when Zimbabwe is slowly finding its way back into the broader community of nations,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, March 8, 2015 2:28:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about Didymus Mutasa ) : “In this case, involving his own party and Mutasa, he has taken on the role of judge in regard to the merits of Mutasa’s arguments, presumably against expulsion from Parliament. Quite how he justifies this totally different attitude and approach in this case is not altogether clear at present,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, March 6, 2015 2:55:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa wrote ( about President Mugabe ) : "Normal people understand that President Mugabe is human and that at almost 91 and after a hectic career, he is at an age where he will be susceptible to problems related to old-age. There is nothing wrong or abnormal with that," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 6, 2015 5:11:00 PM EAT

Alex Magaisa said ( about President Mugabe ) : "President Mugabe is a big political character, indeed, a colossal figure who divides opinion in a manner that is unparalleled across the entire continent," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 4, 2015 10:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "It might seem irrelevant to talk about the Acting Presidency, but actually it is critical in the context of our politics and the age and heath circumstances of the President. It is vitally important in regard to succession politics," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Magaisa said : "All this means that whenever a VP is appointed Acting President, that temporary position carries far more weight and meaning for the future of the country, than in ordinary circumstances," "And so far, it seems the man trusted to hold that role is VP Mnangagwa. Perhaps, the thought is that VP Mphoko is still green in matters of statecraft and is being given time to learn the ropes. Or perhaps, he is just fulfilling the role of page boy at the wedding of a favoured senior cousin" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:28:00 AM EAT



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