Mugabe’s regime has over the years deployed serving and retired soldiers into non-military structures, to ensure Mugabe remains in power. Today SW Radio Africa looks at some of these individuals in both the army and Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) who have helped keep Mugabe in power.
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A day before she launched her new book, Girl Child Network founder Betty Makoni spoke to SW Radio Africa journalist Lance Guma on Question Time. The book “A Woman Once A Girl: Breaking Silence” chronicles Makoni’s lifetime of activism towards protecting the rights of young girls and women in Zimbabwe.
On the day he delivered a post 2012 budget statement, Finance Minister Tendai Biti was Lance Guma’s guest on Question Time, answering questions from SW Radio Africa listeners. The MDC-T Secretary General tells Guma “I’ve never gone to a night club because my life was cut short by Zanu PF, because I had to fight it.”
This week SW Radio Africa focuses on the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Didymus Mutasa, and the violent political campaigns he has led in his Headlands constituency and other parts of the country. As a former Minister responsible for the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) he has often used its agents.
Despite the formation of the coalition government in 2009, Harare and several other cities still face serious water problems. The Mayor of Harare, Muchadeyi Masunda, joins Lance Guma on Question Time and answers questions from SW Radio Africa listeners on this emotive issue.
Outspoken and controversial former St Mary’s MP, Job Sikhala, joins SW Radio Africa journalist Lance Guma for Part 2 of this Question Time interview. Sikhala, who leads the breakaway MDC-99 political party, launches a scathing attack on Prime Minister Tsvangirai.
Outspoken politician Job Sikhala is the guest on Question Time and joins Lance Guma to answer questions sent in by SW Radio Africa listeners using Facebook, Twitter, Skype, email and text messages. Sikhala is asked to explain why he called his party MDC-99.
Concern is building in Zimbabwe over the fate of a human rights activist who has been missing for 20 days. Paul Chizuze has been missing since the 8th February and his friends and colleagues have launched a campaign on social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, to try and find out where he is.
Two members of the MDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai have been murdered in less than a week, amid fears that serious violence along political lines is once again on the rise. Last Tuesday an MDC-T activist in Masvingo was brutally murdered, allegedly by ZANU PF supporters at his Zaka East home.