Politics & Beyond

CAPITAL26FREE  |  Podcast , ±57 min episodes every 1 week, 6 days  | 
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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26
MAR
2018

The Jetsetter President Episode

Chris and Henry are back to discuss President Mnangagwa's recent trips to Abidjan, Ivory Coast and Kigali, Rwanda. They question the new administration's priorities in light of the doctor's strike. The two delve into the feasibility of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area and round up by discussing MDC-Khupe and what it means for the opposition.
12
MAR
2018

The Past, Present and Potential Future Episode

This week Chris and Henry discuss the activities of former President RG Mugabe, current President ED Mnangagwa and presidential aspirant Nelson Chamisa. They question their motives and what implications these have for the forthcoming elections.
11
FEB
2018

Will the Real Acting President Please Stand Up

This week Chris, Upenyu and Henry try to unpack the factionalism within the MDC. Who is the real acting president and how will they resolve their leadership crisis? Upenyu goes on a rant about the alleged $3 billion of FDI and the three discuss the comments made by the new Chairperson of ZEC Justice Priscilla Chigumba.
03
FEB
2018

The Opposition Episode - Part 2: The Others

The long-awaited opposition episode is here. Chris, Upenyu and Henry share their thoughts on the MDC and other opposition parties in Zimbabwe. Chris and Upenyu take a critical stance to the MDC, while Henry offers the counter position on leadership, primaries and what they need to do going forward.
03
FEB
2018

The Opposition Episode - Part 1: The MDC

The long-awaited opposition episode is here. Chris, Upenyu and Henry share their thoughts on the MDC and other opposition parties in Zimbabwe. Chris and Upenyu take a critical stance to the MDC, while Henry offers the counter position on leadership, primaries and what they need to do going forward.
21
JAN
2018

The Road to Functionally Stupid Episode

Chris and Upenyu kick off the episode going through the week that was for President ED. They discuss their thoughts on the upcoming trip to Davos. Henry joins the conversation and the three weigh in on the inclusion of technocrats and the creation of think tanks in the new dispensation. They share their thoughts on the Global Shapers youth town hall with ED and whether Zimbabweans are two IQ points above functionally stupid. They wrap up by touching on Zimbabwe rejoining the Commonwealth.
15
JAN
2018

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.

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