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About Godwin
Godwin Mangudya is a multimedia journalist based in Harare, Zimbabwe.  I have over the last 13 years stringed for the VOA Zimbabwe Service (Studio7). I have previously worked for the Zimbabwe Inter Africa News Agency, The Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe as a senior reporter prior to its closure by the government of Zimbabwe in 2003.  I have strung for a number of news organisation such as Zimonline and the La Times.
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Zimbabwe ruling party: Exiled former vice president to return

22 Nov 2017  |  www.usatoday.com
Zimbabwe's ruling party ZANU-PF announced that Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice president who fled to South Africa, was expected to return to the country and be sworn in as the new leader on Friday. This follows the resignation of Robert Mugabe after Parliament initiated impeachment proceedings. Mugabe, who had been under house arrest, cited the welfare of the people and the need for a peaceful power transfer as reasons for his resignation. His rule since 1980 was marked by human rights abuses and economic decline. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Mugabe's resignation an historic moment and congratulated Zimbabweans for advocating change.

Hope and fear grips Zimbabwe as Mugabe’s brutal rule finally ends

16 Nov 2017  |  www.heraldscotland.com
Robert Mugabe's long and controversial rule in Zimbabwe has ended, marked by human rights abuses and economic collapse. The military detained Mugabe and his wife, Grace, placing them under house arrest amidst political turmoil. While some citizens are hopeful for a prosperous future, others fear potential anarchy and military power struggles. Regional officials and civil society groups are calling for calm and a peaceful transition. The situation remains fluid as the military insists their actions are not a coup but an effort to restore order.

Zimbabwe grapples with new reality after military sidelines longtime President Robert Mugabe

15 Nov 2017  |  www.usatoday.com
Residents in Harare, Zimbabwe, are adjusting to a new reality after the military sidelined President Robert Mugabe, who had ruled for 37 years. The military detained Mugabe and his wife, Grace, placing them under house arrest amid political turmoil. The military's actions, described as targeting 'criminals' around Mugabe, have led to uncertainty about the country's future. Emmerson Mnangagwa, recently fired by Mugabe, may be reinstated as a leader. Neighboring countries and the U.S. have called for restraint and a peaceful transition. While some citizens are hopeful for a prosperous future, others fear potential military infighting and instability.

Drama in Parliament As MPs Refuse to 'Get Rid' of Zimbabwe Flag

20 Jul 2016  |  www.voazimbabwe.com
In Zimbabwe's National Assembly, a dispute arose when acting Speaker Marble Chinomona ordered MDC lawmakers Trevor Saruwaka and Godfrey Sithole to remove their national flags, following a previous ruling. The lawmakers resisted, leading to a standoff. The national flag has gained symbolic significance due to the #This Flag movement led by Pastor Evan Mawarire, advocating for the fulfillment of election promises by President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party. In a separate incident, Deputy Public Service Minister Tapiwa Matangaidze was heckled by opposition members after claiming the government could pay state workers and pensioners despite cash-flow issues and delayed salary payments.

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Set to Implement Sweeping Reforms

19 Jul 2016  |  www.voazimbabwe.com
Justice Rita Makarau, chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, announced the implementation of measures to enhance transparency and credibility in Zimbabwe's electoral system. These include a biometric voter registration exercise to clean the voters roll and a polling station-based voter registration to reduce ballot papers and prevent double voting. The reforms are driven by the new constitution, past election observer recommendations, and stakeholder engagement. Makarau expressed readiness to engage with stakeholders and political parties monthly. While the People’s Democratic Party and MDC spokesperson Kurauone Chihwayi praised the efforts, the Women’s Coalition's coordinator Sally Dura remained cautiously optimistic.

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Set to Implement Sweeping Reforms

19 Jul 2016  |  www.voazimbabwe.com
Justice Rita Makarau, chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, announced the implementation of measures to enhance transparency and credibility in Zimbabwe's electoral system. These include a biometric voter registration exercise to clean the voters roll and a polling station-based voter registration to reduce ballot papers and prevent double voting. The reforms are driven by the new constitution, past election observer recommendations, and stakeholder engagement. Makarau expressed readiness to engage with stakeholders and political parties monthly. While the People’s Democratic Party and MDC spokesperson Kurauone Chihwayi praised the efforts, the Women’s Coalition's coordinator Sally Dura remained cautiously optimistic.

Phillip Chiyangwa To Parliament: I Don't Care Who Gives Us Money

23 Jun 2016  |  www.voazimbabwe.com
Philip Chiyangwa, President of the National Football Association of Zimbabwe (NFAZ), informed lawmakers that ZIFA was dissolved due to insolvency, with debts over $6 million, including unpaid wages to former coaches, players, and service providers like Air Zimbabwe. The High Court is considering the sequestration of ZIFA. NFAZ, which has qualified teams for the African Nations Cup and Rio Olympics, secured sponsorship from Netone, individuals, and FIFA. Concerns were raised about funding from businessman Wicknell Chivhayo, known for past convictions and fraud. The parliamentary enquiry will continue at a later date.

Top Catholic Says Political Will Needed for Fixing Zimbabwe Economy

31 May 2016  |  www.voazimbabwe.com
Kennedy Muguti, Roman Catholic Vicar-General, emphasized the need for political will to ensure the success of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe's new economic measures, including the introduction of bond notes. Skepticism from depositors and industry leaders stems from a lack of confidence in government policies. George Guvamatanga, Barclays Zimbabwe managing director, supported the central bank's measures but called for realistic withdrawal limits and lower costs for using plastic money and RTGS. RBZ governor John Mangudya was open to considering these proposals.

Global Climate Change Threatening Zimbabwe Food Security

26 Nov 2015  |  www.voazimbabwe.com
Zimbabwe is facing serious threats to food security due to climate change, with increased temperatures and reduced rainfall leading to regular droughts and high undernourishment rates. The government has established a climate change management department and is implementing a National Climate Change Response Strategy. As the chair of the African Union, President Robert Mugabe will present Zimbabwe's position at the Paris Climate Change conference (COP21). Residents and experts call for more action and broader sector involvement in climate change mitigation efforts. Zimbabwe aims to contribute to limiting global temperature rise to below 1.5 degrees Celsius through its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions.
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