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Hot Seat is your go to platform for engaging debate, unbiased, balanced hard-hitting and in-depth analysis of the sectors of society.Your host is Violet Gonda, award-winning journalist who has worked from multiple countries interviewing global leaders, influencers and rights defenders.

The platform started more than 15 years ago as a radio programme that engaged Zimbabwean politics and providing alternative ways to circumvent state censorship in the country while reporting from exile. The unique strength of this platform is that it will focus on issues that are not only important to Zimbabwe, but which also affect African states and societies as a whole and seeks to go deeper to investigate complex issues.

  • 0:02 / 7:50 Mthuli's Economics: Who is fuelling inflation?

Mthuli’s Economics: Who is fuelling inflation?

July 14th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Spotlight on Zimbabwean Elections, Video, Zimbabwe|

Is Zimbabwe's government the real economic saboteurs?? Over the past 3 months, Zimbabweans have faced a Tsunami of astronomical price increases. The black-market rate for the US Dollar was double the official figure at 800 to 1 and inflation was well into the triple digits. Spotlight on Zimbabwe looks at Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube's economics!

  • Capital Offences - Who is to blame for Harare’s woes?

Capital Offences

June 9th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Spotlight on Zimbabwean Elections, Zimbabwe|

Spotlight on Zimbabwe’ series on the City of Harare continues: Part One, ‘Garbage Politics’, focussed on the controversial issue of waste management in Harare :  Part Two, ‘Capital Offence’, Violet Gonda Productions looks at the other issues troubling the City of Harare and its residents and ask - Who is to blame?

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Zimbabwe: Politics

Zimbabwe: Politics

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  • 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?

Hot Seat Interview with EU Ambassador

June 24th, 2019|Audio, Hot Seat, Politics|

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?

ZESN Ladies Debate

July 8th, 2018|Elections, Politics, Video, Zimbabwe|

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?

Zimbabwe: Elections

Zimbabwe: Elections

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Please help to support the platform Hot Seat with freelance female journalist Violet Gonda. This platform brings you unbiased, investigative, balanced hard-hitting and in-depth analysis of issues affecting the African continent, especially Zimbabwe. Any and all support is greatly appreciated. Excited to get to work.

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