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by Benjamin Paradza Benjamin Paradza is the exiled Judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe and is now President of ZUNDE, Zimbabweans United for Democracy which is a opposition political party. He writes from Wellington, New Zealand. Mugabe/Mnangagwa reflection meme At 40, Zimbabwe should be celebrating a milestone – forty years of independence from our […]

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An International Anti-Corruption Court could help recover funds for the fight against Covid-19

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 12 May 2020 The trail of destruction left by the pandemic presents an opportunity to reconsider the culture of grand corruption with impunity, which imperils the future of humankind in ways more insidious and continuous than the pandemic. For too long now the kleptocrats have enjoyed impunity for their actions. […]

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Survival vs RET

Paul Hoffman | 04 May 2020 Paul Hoffman says NDR ideology is elbowing out public health concerns in administration of lockdown Survival of the nation trumps the revolutionary transformation of the economy 2 May 2020 When the National Accord was painstakingly negotiated in the early nineties, chiefly between Afrikaner nationalists and the broad church which […]

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Just how legal is the lockdown and its extension?

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 13 April 2020 The amelioration of the regulations to render them more constitutionally compliant ought to be an urgent priority of the Cabinet. Ending the authoritarian excesses, both in content and implementation, is the right way forward. Let us assume, without deciding, that by early March 2020 there were indications, […]

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Ten lessons to learn from the coronavirus pandemic

By Paul Hoffman ‘Doctors without Borders on steroids’ – 10 goals for dealing with ‘unseen enemy’ – Paul Hoffman 30th March 2020 by Linda van Tilburg The coronavirus is spreading across the planet and countries that thought that they are immune to events on the other side of the world, are falling like dominoes to […]

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LETTER: Cele must demilitarise police

06 April 2020 – 18:41 It is national policy, as per the National Development Plan, that the police should be demilitarised. It is a cabinet-accepted recommendation of the Farlam commission that the demilitarisation be effected as a matter of priority. It is the duty of the parliamentary police portfolio committee to exercise oversight of the […]

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