Articles for GroundUp correspondent

An interview with Hopewell Chin’ono

Journalist says reporters in Zimbabwe live in fear of arrest


Interview | 17 August 2021

Two brothers, accused of stealing shack roofing, burnt to death

Mounting number of people murdered by vigilantes in Port Elizabeth informal settlement


Brief | 22 February 2021

Man burnt to death for stealing a cellphone

Second man in a month to be killed in mob justice in PE informal settlement


Brief | 3 February 2021

Zimbabweans too intimidated to speak out, even in South Africa

“Government monitors social media. I am scared if I make negative comments, I would get blacklisted and not get my passport.”


Brief | 19 August 2019

RDP house on sale for R1.7 million

Risky purchase says property consultant


Brief | 25 February 2019

Home Affairs reopens refugee office it closed in 2011

“The courts had spoken. We had to do it,” says Deputy Minister of Home Affairs


News | 22 October 2018

Violence in Harare: an eye-witness account

“You can vote for MDC all you want but there is nothing you can do”


News | 2 August 2018

Harare’s poorest residents vote in fear

“We live in a pool of faeces. Yet they want to control who we vote for.”


News | 31 July 2018

Panic buying in Zimbabwe

Bond note currency blamed for crisis


News | 26 September 2017

Rocky road ahead for minerals bill

Plethora of criticisms of the bill before Parliament, as well as procedural problems


Parliament | 14 June 2017

Smuggling tyres across the Zimbabwean border

Zimbabwean men in Musina have to bribe immigration officials to make a meagre living


News | 7 February 2017