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‘Vending’, Zimbabwe’s economic ‘shock doctrine’ and ‘socialism of the rich’
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Politics and Society ‘Vending’, Zimbabwe’s economic ‘shock doctrine’ and ‘socialism of the rich’

Vendors and informal traders in Zimbabwe are not a problem, let alone THE problem. They are citizens exercising their right to earn a living even though they still barely manage to make ends meet. And in this case they are ‘workers’ because they are working to send their children to school, try and get them the best possible healthcare, pay other bills and at least make an honest living. It will be hard to find someone in government or some of the increasingly monopolistic companies doing the same

Public Order and Processions in Zimbabwe: Are We Paying the State to Protest?
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Politics and Society Public Order and Processions in Zimbabwe: Are We Paying the State to Protest?

In Zimbabwe, citizens are not allowed to embark on public demonstrations without the consent of a ‘regulatory authority’ of a geographic area. This involves a lot of red tape as a stumbling block. On top of that, those who wish to assemble and express themselves must pay the police. But why should ordinary citizens have to pay money to exercise a constitutional right?

Zimbabwe’s 5 grim realities
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Politics and Society Zimbabwe’s 5 grim realities

The plight of Zimbabwe and its citizens is largely bleak in outlook, especially if one projects their potential station in life 10-15 years from now. But if all of these demographic groups, civil society organisations and social movements put their ideas together with optimism, then thinking, acting and leading together, there is always hope for Zimbabwe