Years before the coup, Grace Mugabe’s political ambitions were so nakedly obvious that the then leader of the War Veterans Association, Jabulani Sibanda, warned her that “power is not sexually transmitted”. He was relieved of his leadership position soon afterwards. Now Zimbabweans watch with bemusement as the actions of Auxillia Mnangagwa mirrors those of her predecessor.
Spotlight on Zimbabwe series presents ‘Auxiliary Power – A tale of Zimbabwe’s powerful First Ladies’
'Spotlight on Zimbabwe' looks at opposition leader Nelson Chamisa’s final rally in the capital, Harare. Chamisa says there won’t be a repeat of 2018 because God is in it. He tells supporters: “I have clean hands, Zimbabwe try me, my hands have no blood. My hands are not corrupt. Try these hands, try these hands. These are safe hands for you. Opinda here mukomana?”
There appears to be a drive to uniquely present incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa as an invincible Demi-God, worshipped by the masses. Numerous personality fan clubs have been created under the 4ED banner, which includes - Single Mothers4ED, Varakashi4ED, Mawhindi4ED, Vendors4ED, Lawyers4ED, Pastors4ED, CrossBorders4ED.
Spotlight on Zimbabwe presents: “All hail Emperor Emmerson”
Would you ask a convicted child rapist to endorse your political party? ‘Spotlight on Zimbabwe’ looks at how Bobby Makaza, the rapist freed recently under a Presidential amnesty, has become one of the poster boys for ZANU PF’s election campaign.
Zimbabwe's most contested and litigious election is fast approaching. While the CCC awaits the Supreme Court decision on the banning of its candidates in Bulawayo, it faces many other obstacles. ‘Spotlight on Zimbabwe’ looks at mounting obstacles for the opposition, including the Patriotic Act.
In our ongoing series, "Zim Elections 2023: Citizens Speak," Spotlight on Zimbabwe returns to the streets, capturing the heartbeat of the nation. We asked citizens: Are you planning to cast your vote? What drives your decision? Here's what they shared