Ms. Miriam Mutizwa’s Open Letter to Ms. Tsitsi Masiyiwa – Part 7

In this Part 7 of Ms. Miriam Mutizwa’s letter addressed to Mrs. Tsitsi Masiyiwa, Ms. Mutizwa examines why citizenship ought to mean fraternity or solidarity in the context of the legacy bequeathed by the French Revolution to humanity. It is significant that the motto “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” became the rallying cry of the French Revolution.  It was Maximilien Robespierre in a December 1790 speech on the organization of the National Guards who advocated that the words “The French People” and “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” be written on uniforms and flags, but…

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Ms. Miriam Mutizwa’s Open Letter to Ms. Tsitsi Masiyiwa – Part 6

In this Part 6 of Ms. Miriam Mutizwa’s letter addressed to Mrs. Tsitsi Masiyiwa, Ms. Mutizwa examines why citizenship ought to mean equality of opportunity, a point often ignored when equality is framed and contextualized in the affairs of mankind.Although no one can doubt that the design of life was meant to confer on all human beings with the same properties and features to live live from birth to death, the evolution of life has seen inequalities become crystallized as some kind of a gift or curse of nature.Citizenship when…

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Ms. Miriam Mutizwa’s Open Letter to Ms. Tsitsi Masiyiwa – Part 5

In this Part 5 of Ms. Miriam Mutizwa’s letter addressed to Mrs. Tsitsi Masiyiwa, Ms. Mutizwa critically examines the broader import of Mrs. Masiyiwa’s worldview on her take on what motivate the fragmented outcries and actions in the pursuit of justice as expressed in her tweet set out below: “Some outcries and actions in pursuit of justice seem and look so right until you discover the source of the outcry and sponsor of the cause. Take a step back and reflect on some of the things we consider good and…

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Ms. Miriam Mutizwa’s Open Letter to Ms. Tsitsi Masiyiwa – Part 4

In this Part 4 of Ms. Miriam Mutizwa’s letter addressed to Mrs. Tsitsi Masiyiwa, Ms. Mutizwa critically examines the broader import of Mrs. Masiyiwa’s worldview on justice and citizenship as expressed in her tweet set out below: “Some outcries and actions in pursuit of justice seem and look so right until you discover the source of the outcry and sponsor of the cause. Take a step back and reflect on some of the things we consider good and just causes.” Ms. Masiyiwa asks of the reader to step back and…

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Ms. Miriam Mutizwa’s Open Letter to Ms. Tsitsi Masiyiwa – Part 3

How best can the equation of power be changed in Zimbabwe after 38 years of hegemony by a select few? Ms. Miriam Mutizwa, a Zimbabwean-born UK resident activist, argues in a her letter below addressed to Mrs. Tsitsi Masiyiwa, the wife of Zimbabwe’s richest black man, Mr. Strive Masiyiwa, that in order to lift Zimbabwe from its current economic and political morass you don’t need to be sponsored but to be driven my inner moral conscience and personal will power. Ms. Mutizwa asserts that: “In order to change the equation…

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Ms. Miriam Mutizwa’s Open Letter to Ms. Tsitsi Masiyiwa – Part 2

This is part 2 of Ms. Miriam Mutizwa’s open letter to Ms. Tsitsi Masiyiwa following her tweet that has generated a storm on the true meaning of what justice is and is not against a backdrop of accusations as to the bona fides of outcries and actions of persons she has not identified so far who she believes to be the driving minds behind what she considers to be questionable and suspect causes. The letter reads as follows: “I am grateful that your tweet that may have been targeted at…

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Ms. Miriam Mutizwa’s Open Letter to Ms. Tsitsi Masiyiwa – Part 1

Below is an open letter to Mr. Tsitsi Masiyiwa, a philanthropist in her own right and the wife of Mr. Strive Masiyiwa, the founder and Econet Wireless Private Limited, (Econet), written by Ms. Miriam Mutizwa, in response to the storm that has ensued following Ms. Masiyiwa’s tweet that she has since deleted on her worldview that some of the people calling for justice are not genuine as in her considered opinion that such campaigns are in truth and fact sponsored by nameless and faceless principals. “Having read Ms. Masiyiwa’s threat…

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“Reconstruction Act Is An Unconstitutional Instrument Crafted To Seize Companies Illegally”

Terrence Mawawa|The Reconstruction Act is a repressive and unconstitutional tool that has been crafted to seize properties from hapless citizens, Mutumwa Mawere has said. Using the controversial Act the government seized Air Zimbabwe, Shabanie and Mashava Mines(SMM) and recently Hwange Colliery Limited. Writing on Twitter yesterday Mawere emphasised the need to uphold constitutional principles in the country. “Are you aware of the existence and operation of the Reconstruction Act? If so, then ask the people in whose hands the company’s control and management was vested,” argued Mawere. He added: “Is…

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Mr. Elvis Mugari blasts Mawere on agreeing to be abused by Mliswa Mines Committee

Mr. Elvis Mugari, the Founder and President of the Combined Restitution Association for Zimbabwean Youths, has reacted angrily to an article published on this platform to the effect that Mr. Mawere will be attending the Hon. Mliswa-led Committee on Mines and Mining Development when it is very clear that this is an attempt by the Committee to avoid dealing with the legality and constitutionality issues that we have been raising all along. “It is regrettable that Mr. Mawere, a person we all thought was fighting for the promotion and protection…

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Former President Zuma rebuked by the SA ConCourt on the mischief in respect of the SADC Tribunal Decision

Former President Zuma was yesterday rebuked by the Constitutional Court (Concourt) for acting unlawfully, irrationally and unconstitutionally together with other leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) when they decided under pressure from the Zimbabwe government to suspend and dissolve the SADC Tribunal’s activities. The Concourt ruled in favour of a group of Zimbabwean farmers assisted by AfriForum, a non-state actor established to protect minority rights. The group of Zimbabwean farmers after exhausting domestic legal and constitutional remedies approached the SADC Tribunal who mandate at the time included the resolution…

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