The citizens’ analysis of government openness

Zimbabwe has been attempting to chart a new way forward under the mantra of the ‘new dispensation’ geared towards respecting the Constitution and the rights of its citizens.

Since the military-assisted transition in November 2017, the governing party Zanu PF and the government, particularly the Office of the President, has been on a new trajectory of projecting an image of transparency by issuing out frequent press statements on some issues of national importance.

The new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is active on social media, which was unheard of under the former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe. During the election period, the government did not switch off the internet even at the height of gross human rights abuses, when six people were shot by the military during the violent demonstrations that rocked Harare on 1 August 2018. Read more in PDF below

 

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