Monday, June 27, 2022

Constitutional Law

The trouble with ED’s anti-corruption unit

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has established a special anti-corruption prosecution unit which will be based in his office. His reasoning is that he is not...

BSR: Zimbabwe – the democracy & stability narratives

Democracy in retreat? Zimbabwe’s forthcoming election comes at a time when democracy is facing a serious existential threat across the world. There’s much to disagree...

BSR: Demolition Job – How the regime is unmaking the new constitution

A dark day for constitutionalism Tuesday 20 April has been described by some as a “dark day” for constitutionalism in Zimbabwe. It was the day...


Big Independence Read: Reflections on Zimbabwe’s Independence Day

It is one of the great tragedies of our time that thirty seven years after independence, the average Zimbabwean is ambivalent about this landmark...

BSR: Mnangagwa’s Cabinet – Old wine in new bottles?

A bird that flies from the ground and lands on an anthill does not know that it is still on the ground. This old African...

Guest Contribution: Thoughts on a potentially revolutionary election

With the fall of Robert Mugabe in 2017 – the man who led his ZANU PF government with an iron fist and whose rule...

Rule of Law

BSR: Military’s charm offensive leaves more questions

The snake charmer “Happy madam?”, he said with a conspiratorial sideways glance and a wide grin, which quickly transformed into a burst of knowing laughter....

Why Zimbabwe’s detentions under a void law are illegal

A question has arisen over the legal effect of a court declaring that a legislative provision is void under the constitution. To be more...

BSR: Critical analysis of Mnangagwa’s Commission of Inquiry

President Mnangagwa has appointed a Commission of Inquiry in terms of the Commissions of Inquiry Act (Chapter 10.07). The commission was prompted by the unlawful...

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