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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Mutumwa Mawere To Appear Before Portfolio Committee on Mines

South African based, Zimbabwean born business tycoon, Mutumwa Mawere is to appear before the parliamentary portfolio committee on mines. In a letter dated 5 December 2018, The Clerk of Parliament wrote to Mawere stating that, the committee had considered and resolved to invite the businessman when an inquiry on the operations on of Shabane Mashaba Mines take force. Mawere lost SMM to government in 2004, through the Reconstruction of State-Indebted Insolvent Companies Act, a law which undermines the constitution as shareholders are divested of their rights and has been spearheading…

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Mutumwa Mawere on Prof Mutambara’s Path to Power book

Mr. Mutumwa Mawere, the Chairman of the 1873 Network www.the1873network.org, attended on Monday, 3 December 2018, the launch Professor Mutambara’s book, Path to Power book, hosted by the GIBS Business School where he made his remarks about the lack of a shared understanding of the ancestry and anatomy of power as it relates to statecraft matters. “In my opinion, the premise on which this book is written is that Professor Mutambara has traversed a journey from birth to the day he assumed the post of Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) in…

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My problem with the likes of Mr. Lloyd Msipa, contends Ms. Miriam Mutizwa

Ms. Miriam Mutizwa, the founder of a group under the name Legal Eagles that seeks to provide a platform where insights, ideas, knowledge and experiences are exchanged with a view to broadening and deepening our understanding on concepts around legal and constitutional questions, contends that people like Mr. Lloyd Msipa who are generous with opinions on many things actually pose a real and systemic problem to the democratization of democracy in Zimbabwe. This is what he posted on his Facebook Wall: Mr. Msipa contends that it is important that companies…

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Mr. Elvis Mugari says age has no bearing on problem solving

Mr. Elvis Mugari, a social activist and a member of the Friends of SMM (FOSMM), in response to the plot by Zimbabwe’s War Veterans to force Zanu-PF, the ruling party, to make a constitutional amendment that will raise the age limit of presidential aspirants from 40 to 52 years that is specifically designed to block Nelson Chamisa, the 2018 MDC-Alliance Presidential candidate, from contesting against President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the 2023 general elections, says age has no bearing on problem solving. It is the case that Mr. Chamisa is 40…

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