Categories: Zim Latest

Expect Scores Of Presidential Candidates With Briefcase Parties In 2023: Magaisa

Prominent UK-based Zimbabwean academic and lawyer, Alex Magaisa has said next year’s elections will most likely be characterised by scores of presidential candidates representing briefcase political parties so that they qualify to benefit a free car and unlimited freebies through inclusion into the Political Actors Dialogue.


Posting on Twitter, Magaisa said:

“There’s a parliament of elected representatives that Mnangagwa must engage & account to directly. He avoids it like a plague. Instead, he prioritises a forum of unelected & unelectable individuals called POLAD that has no constitutional status or mandate whatsoever.

The mutilation of the democratic order by creating bogus bodies outside the formal constitutional structures is one of the hallmarks of Mnangagwa’s authoritarian state. POLAD is ED’s parallel parliament, except that no one elected its members because they are unelectable.


He abuses scarce public funds to buy the loyalty of POLAD puppets. Just consider the distinction: elected MPs get loans to buy their cars which they must repay. Unelected & unelectable POLAD members got theirs from ED for free. Pachena! No need to pay back.

One doesn’t have to be soothsayer to predict that there will be scores of presidential candidates with briefcase parties in the 2023 elections. Why not when the qualification for POLAD is to lose a presidential race & the benefits are a free car & unlimited freebies?”



Recent Posts

Our teachers were ‘poorly’ trained to administer CALA, gvt

The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Torerai Moyo has explained the rationale behind revising… Read More

29th February 2024

Hwindi killed in $3 sex game gone wrong with passenger

A 37-YEAR-OLD tout from Birchenough Bridge died during sex with a passenger who did not… Read More

29th February 2024

The thrill of the chase: Sports betting in Ethiopia

Sports betting in Ethiopia is more than a pastime—it's a passion that captures the essence… Read More

29th February 2024

ZBC CEO suspended

The Board of Directors of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation has suspended the corporation’s Chief Executive… Read More

28th February 2024

Gvt tells journalists how to report on Gukurahundi hearings

The government through the Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) has produced the "Gukurahundi Code of Conduct… Read More

28th February 2024

Virtual court hearings unconstitutional, Zim not ready for paperless court sessions- PLC report

In August last year the High Court Rules were amended by SI 153/2023 to allow… Read More

28th February 2024