Politics & Beyond

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Politics and Beyond is the premier Zimbabwean political podcast where Christopher Farai Charamba, Tawanda Henry Biti and Upenyu Makoni-Matenga share their unique insights on trending political issues. The two host guests regularly and provide a concise and informative platform for anyone interested in the Zimbabwean political landscape as well as regional and international issues that affect Zimbabwe and Africa.

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15
JAN

The New Dispensation Episode

Chris and Henry kick off the year without Upenyu due to circumstances out of their control. Henry gives a rundown of his trip to Zimbabwe and the duo go on to discuss the new dispensation. The question ZACC's approach, the dearth of investigative journalism, what is going on with ZEC and the state of the opposition.
03
DEC
2017

The D Rate Cabinet Episode

Chris, Upenyu and Henry take a look at the recent cabinet appointments by President Mnangagwa. They discuss the issues of suitability of current Members of Parliament for executive offices and the likelihood of this Cabinet delivering economic returns where the previous administration has failed.
26
NOV
2017

The Bob out, ED in Episode

Zimbabwe has a new president. Chris, Upenyu and Henry take a look at RGM's resignation. They discuss President Mnangagwa's two speeches, the first when he returned to Zimbabwe and the second when he was inaugurated and question the legality of Ignatius Chombo's arrest.
16
NOV
2017

The "coup-not-a-coup" Episode

Chris, Upenyu and Henry talk about the timelime of events leading up to the military intervention (read coup). They them look at the prospects of a a Mnangagwa presidency and a transitional government.
13
NOV
2017

The "Deficits in Vic falls, Dambudzo in Forbes" Episode

Chris, Upenyu and Henry take a brief look at the events of the past week related to former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's firing. They then focus on the pre-budget seminar held by the Finance Minister Ignatius "Sisqo" Chombo in Vic Falls and round off with an update on Martha's case.
05
NOV
2017

The "There is a Goblin in my Tweet" Episode.

Upenyu and Henry discuss the arrest of Martha O'Donovan the charges laid against her, and whether she really is the one that tweeted that [Redacted] was a goblin, they try make sense of it all. To conclude they move onto, the recent interface in Bulawayo, and what has been called the end of the Lacoste faction (yes factionalism again).
30
OCT
2017

The "It’s Been a Year" Episode

Chris and Henry realised that it’s been a year since they started the podcast. They discuss some of the highlights from the Zim political space, Upenyu joined to update on the parliament strike. Chris and Hengy then go down memory lane and talk about their highs and lows in the past year and what they expect for the future.
10
OCT
2017

The "Cabinet Reshuffle" Episode ft Dr Miles Tendi

With the cabinet reshuffle announced on Monday, Chris, Henry and Upenyu are joined by academic Dr Miles Tendi to unpack the new look executive. They touch on what the new appointees bring to the portfolio, why the reshuffle happened and who the biggest winners and losers of the whole affair are.
09
OCT
2017

The "Plot at the Plot" Episode:

The podcast this week begins with Upenyu’s round up of the week in Parly and Chris rounding up the economic highlights. This is quickly followed by a look at the battle lines drawn between the Vice Presidents. The podcast takes a speculative turn when it discusses the cabinet reshuffle and its possible implications’.
03
OCT
2017

The "Speculation" Episode

Upenyu Chris and Henry are back this week they tackle the return of President Mugabe, and his two most recent speeches, with speculation on whom "the judas" in the government is. The trio speak on Pastor Evans week in the courts Linda Masairas purple campaign and the events in PDP and the opposition alliance.
25
SEP
2017

The "Price of Lotion" Episode

With things in Zimbabwe returning to an eerily familiar hyperinflationary period, Chris, Henry and Upenyu unpack what is happening with the economy and what can be done to fix it. They talk about the first week of voter registration and discuses Hon Temba Mliswa’s speech in parliament. The three then turn their heads to New York and look at events happening at the UNGA.
17
SEP
2017

The "Register To Vote" Episode

Voter registration has opened in Zimbabwe bringing the 2018 election ever closer. Chris, Henry and Upenyu discuss the controversies around registration thus far, they look at the state of affairs within Zanu-PF and following his airlifting to South Africa question what would happen to the Alliance if MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai were to be incapacitated.

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