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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.

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Hot Seat interview with former Malawi President Peter Mutharika

October 29th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Hot Seat|

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?

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The Hot Seat with Violet Gonda. Thandiwe Newton

June 24th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Hot Seat|

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.

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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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Featured Interviews

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Zimbabwe: We Have Not Forgotten (Graphic Content)

August 12th, 2019|Featured|

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.

Chinotimba & Violet Gonda meet for the first time

December 11th, 2018|Featured|

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

Zimbabwe: Ballots then Bullets

December 1st, 2018|Featured|

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.

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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