This month Zimbabwe marks 42 years of independence. But for many of the country’s youths, there is little to celebrate. Spotlight on Zimbabwe presents the first in a series of Independence Day personal portraits from a cross-section of Zimbabweans.
On March 26th, Zimbabwe’s 2022 By-Elections were contested in 28 constituencies and 122 wards across Zimbabwe, in an election marked by low turnout. Episode 4 of the series Spotlight on Zimbabwean elections analyses these by-elections.
Saturday 26 March sees Zimbabwe's first by-elections since the Covid pandemic struck two years ago. With the economy continuing its downward trajectory, can ZANU PF convince its supporters to stay loyal?
Violet Gonda Productions introduces ‘Winner Takes All’ - the first episode in a new series of short video documentaries. This first series looks at the election environment in Zimbabwe. Part 1 examines events since 2018 that have changed dramatically the electoral environment and the relationship of opposition parties.
Independent journalist Violet Gonda speaks with former Malawi President Peter Mutharika on the Hot Seat programme. His party has a case before the courts, that could nullify last year’s elections - if he wins. Is Malawi able to withstand being in perpetual electoral mode? Does this case demonstrate a failure by political leaders to accept defeat?
Thandiwe Newton, a Primetime Emmy Award-winning actress is the guest on the Hot Seat programme with journalist Violet Gonda. The Hollywood star, who is currently on the cover of the UK Vogue Magazine, has enthralled us in many romantic movies and high octane dramas including Beloved, Good Deeds, Mission Impossible 2, and is currently starring in the HBO science-fiction series Westworld.
This is the 4th in the SAPES Trust Policy Dialogue series on 'Zimbabwe’s Deepening Crisis' and we are looking at ‘What We Have To Do Now”. Today’s theme is: South Africa’s Policy Towards Zimbabwe. We bring you this event in partnership with the South African Institute of International Affairs.
"Zimbabwe’s Deepening Crisis and we are looking for the way forward”: Today’s theme is: What will it take to reach a Settlement in Zimbabwe? The fundamental questions we will be asking are: Is the Zimbabwean crisis sufficient that it requires international pressure?
Insurgents have unleashed a reign of terror in Cabo Delgado. Mozambique's security situation is spiralling out of control. What does this mean for Zimbabwe's stability? What measures can Zimbabwe and other neighbours take to assist Mozambique and to preempt the violence from spilling into the rest of the region
MANILA – Women journalists here and abroad are alarmed over how community media practitioners in the Philippines are bearing the brunt of the intensifying media repression as their colleagues are subjected to terror-tagging, arrested based on fabricated charges, and one forcibly disappeared and remains missing. “Journalism is not a crime. Instead of targeting the messengers, the authorities should instead
Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo has emerged as a centre of power in government and the ruling Zanu PF party, and now fancies his chances of becoming Zimbabwe’s next president. This was said by exiled former cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo while speaking at the Crisis in Zimbabwe’s Dialogue Series under the theme; “Zimbabwe’s prospects: transition, imperatives and stability” on Wednesday.
Zimbabweans reacted in horror as Mugwadi insulted Al Jazeera journalist Femi Oke during a virtual debate on her “The Stream” programme this week. Oke was reading comments from the audience before Mugwadi started laughing, interrupting her and said, “This is rubbish. F*ck you.” Read more
SAPES Trust Policy Dialogue series on “Zimbabwe’s Deepening Crisis* and ‘What We Have To Do Now”. Today’s main theme is: Zimbabwe: Towards Constitutionalism and the Return of the Military to the Barracks. How can we stop the military from policing civilians
“Zimbabwe’s Deepening Crisis* and ‘What We Have To Do Now”. Today’s main theme is: Harnessing Zimbabwe’s Diaspora Towards the National Settlement. The fundamental question we will be asking is: What does the Zim Diaspora really want and what is it prepared to do:
Zimbabwean journalist Violet Gonda who has been in exile from Zimbabwe for the last 20 years, after she escaped former President Mugabe’s rule. Matt began by asking her about the half empty seats at the funeral and what this meant for the memory of Robert Mugabe.
We Have Not Forgotten (Part 2): This is a short documentary produced in memory of the tragic events of 01 August 2018 when 6 people were shot and killed by the military in Zimbabwe. We join the families in remembering this tragic day and call for justice.
On the Hot Seat programme Journalist Violet Gonda spoke to European Union ambassador to Zimbabwe Philippe Van Damme on the bloc’s re-engagement strategy on Zimbabwe, land compensation and elections. What will be the EU position on Zimbabwe post Brexit?
Inside Zimbabwe: We speak to young people on the run, in fear and in hiding We speak to Zimbabwean journalist Violet Gonda, whose journalism saw her barred from her home country for many years by former President Robert Mugabe. When he was ousted in late 2017 she returned to report on the new government.
Drove past someone who looked like Cde Chinoz parking his vehicle in Harare. I stopped & called out to see if it was him.
When Violet met the larger than life Hon. Joseph Chinotimba for the first time since the 'farming people' saga
A short documentary about the deadly aftermath of Zimbabwe's 2018 election. This preliminary video is the result of numerous interviews with the wounded, witnesses and reviewing of hours of amateur and professional video footage and photographs.
The MDCT on Saturday declared Nelson Chamisa the winner of the July 30th presidential election and “installed” him as the President of Zimbabwe, at Gwanzura Stadium where the party was celebrating its 19th anniversary celebrations.
STARFM debate: Making Elections Make Sense: Elections have come and gone. As we look to the future, what lessons have we learnt? How can we make 2023 serve the best interest of our nation? Join independent journalist Violet Gonda as she hosts the last episode of the Making Elections Make Sense 2018 series in partnership with ZESN. Panellists
Unpacking the post election scenarios with Shingi Munyeza & Chimhini Tawanda The 4th and last episode looked at issues around the all important voting process. How it works, what safeguards are in place to stop any rigging, what the role of observers and election agents is and how the count takes place. Also clarified details surrounding
Episode 3: Post Election Scenarios - Part 2 Third episode looked at the various possible outcomes in the historic election. Despite there being a number of individuals contesting the presidential vote, the election is clearly just between Nelson Chamisa and Emmerson Mnangagwa and if thereʼs no clear winner, there will be a run off vote. To discuss these
Episode 3: Post Election Scenarios Third episode looked at the various possible outcomes in the historic election. Despite there being a number of individuals contesting the presidential vote, the election is clearly just between Nelson Chamisa and Emmerson Mnangagwa and if thereʼs no clear winner, there will be a run off vote. To discuss these various post election
Episode 2: Women, Politics & Elections in Zimbabwe The focus of the second episode came at the backdrop of a heated discussion that gripped the Zimbabwean discourse following the allegations by former Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi on the Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission being involved in a sexual relationship with a Cabinet Minister from the ruling
Hot Seat with Violet Gonda live radio debates in partnership with YETT broadcast on STARFM radioEpisode 1: Voters Roll irregularities In this first episode Moderator Violet Gonda spoke with representatives of the two organisations that have audited the Voters Roll - #TeamPachedu represented by Runyararo Mverekumombe and Runyararo Munetsi one of the authors of the audit report compiled
Out of the 23 presidential candidates in the upcoming election, four are women. A first for Zimbabwe. Is the electorate ready for a woman president? What do the women, as individuals or as a collective bring to the local politics?