Psychology Maziwisa

Psychology Maziwisa is a former student leader and Harare-based legal advisor, political commentator and analyst. E-mail him:


Diamonds: America’s economic crimes against Zimbabwe

By Psychology MaziwisaEconomics, Mining, Politics, World

SERIOUS changes of opinion are rare in international politics, occurring maybe only once every quarter of a century. For example, it took the international community a lifetime before it could accept that Nelson Mandela was not a terrorist. It took … Read more


Post 2008, Zimbabwe’s electoral landscape has shifted

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics

PRIME Minister Morgan Tsvangirai may have come within a whisker of winning the presidential election in the economic turmoil of 2008, but in 2013, when Zimbabweans are expected to choose between President Robert Mugabe and the Prime Minister in entirely … Read more


Sex-mad Tsvangirai setting bad example

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics

WHAT the hell does Morgan Tsvangirai think he is doing, changing women like a lustful 18-year old? He is not a teenager any more. He is an adult, a 60-year-old man who happens to be the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe. … Read more


Constitution should not be weapon against our heritage

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics

OVER the years, I have come across very little evidence to suggest that the MDC-T is an independent and proud party with a clear understanding of what it means to be Zimbabwean. I have been hard-pressed to find anything that … Read more


For his courage alone, Mugabe deserves our praise

By Psychology MaziwisaReligion

AS A frustrated and naive Zimbabwean citizen a few years ago, I just assumed that President Robert Mugabe was rotten to the core. I convinced myself that he was a dishonourable man who cared only about himself and who was … Read more


MDC-T has failed the test of government

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics

THE Movement for Democratic Change of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, previously seen by many as a vibrant opposition and a refreshing alternative to Zanu PF, is undergoing a gradual and catastrophic decline. There are only two reasons for this political … Read more


Gono-Kasukuwere spat clouding policy

By Psychology MaziwisaBanking, Companies, Politics

THERE are very few people in Zimbabwean public life with finer qualities than Reserve Bank Governor Gideon Gono. I truly believe that Zimbabwe can only stand to benefit from his talents, wisdom and many years of experience both as Governor … Read more


Violence, corruption: the MDC-T’s record in government

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics

WHEN Morgan Tsvangirai became Prime Minister in 2009, he promised to end the violence, corruption, sleaze and thievery that characterised our political system over the years. He also pledged to restore honour and decency to our Parliament. Three years have … Read more


Mugabe’s 32nd Independence speech watershed moment

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics

IT MIGHT be too early to make any conclusions, but it looks quite likely that historians will look back at President Robert Mugabe’s hour-long speech on Independence Day two weeks ago and conclude that it changed our politics forever. Already, … Read more


Indigenisation: Tsvangirai on the wrong side of history

By Psychology MaziwisaBusiness, Companies, Mining, Politics

FOR almost every political party there comes a very unfortunate moment after which things are never quite the same again. As for Zanu PF, that moment came when it failed to properly tackle the economic challenges of the early 2000s; … Read more


Julius Malema not the enemy, poverty is

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics, World

JULIUS Malema has his frailties and excesses, some of which are concerning, others totally despicable. But much less attention has been paid to his contribution, his capabilities and the factuality of his message. That needs to change, starting preferably with … Read more


Indigenisation: MDC-T losing the argument

By Psychology MaziwisaBusiness, Companies, Mining, Politics

ZANU PF has historically stood up for the underdog, but there is a much more significant reason why Indigenisation Minister Saviour Kasukuwere should continue to stand up to the forces of evil currently emanating from the MDC-T establishment: if he … Read more


Time to deal with MDC-T corruption

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics

EACH time someone one has cared to point to the sickening levels of corruption within the MDC-T establishment, they have been dismissed either as outright liars or functionaries of Zanu PF. That would be OK if it was just politics … Read more


Open letter to Ambassador Charles Ray

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics

Dear Ambassador Charles Ray, I read with interest your speech on the state of Zimbabwe-US relations and have decided to share my opinion on the matter, if only in brief. You have achieved many wonderful things during your term in … Read more


Zanu PF or MDC: A hard but simple choice

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics

ZANU PF’S reputation had become severely adulterated by 1999, especially in the face of ever mounting evidence that its officials were selfishly feeding upon public funds and national resources and were now neglecting the very country and people they were … Read more