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FOSMM WHATSAPP THREAD ON 3 NOVEMBER 2016 – Public Office Bearers.

Posted on November 03rd 2016

1. [3:56 AM, 11/3/2016] JNS Musara: Cde Ras: seperation of powers is nt absolute..as u know President is part of the Legislature even tho he is from the Executive. And we have MPs who are both members of the Legislature and members of the Exectv by virtue of being Cabinet Ministers..that is mixing of powers
2. [3:58 AM, 11/3/2016] JNS Musara: @ Delight: if u have low or no intelligence then u surely get insulted by inconvenient facts
3. [3:59 AM, 11/3/2016] JNS Musara: The fact is wat was issued is an SI not an Act of Parly. The 2 are different.
4. [4:00 AM, 11/3/2016] JNS Musara: If Bob had said he has enacted an Act of Parly then that wld be usurping Parly's primary law making power
5. [6:09 AM, 11/3/2016] Mahlangu: Professor Jonathan Moyo
Rape, kidnap earns man 20 years in jail...

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FOSMM WHATSAPP THREAD ON 2 NOVEMBER 2016 – What is the proper place and role of a President in a constitutional democracy?

Posted on November 03rd 2016

1. [12:02 AM, 11/2/2016] +264 81 830 3767: The most tragic thing is its exactly the same actors who presided over the destruction of SMM namely Mugabe and Chinamasa, that combination has never produced anything constructive, handei tione!!
2. [12:16 AM, 11/2/2016] +263 73 344 2739: Mutumwa with all due respect sir.it sims theres no more fyt left in u.som of us wr looking up to u wn we wr growin up bt these days u sound lyk a zanu pf supporter
3. [5:38 AM, 11/2/2016] Mahlangu: Strive Masiiwa
Pause: The things we "say" matter
__A record is being kept, somewhere!
I'm sure many of you are following the gripping saga of the American presidential election, as it enters the final stretch. Whether you like America or you don't, you should be interested in what happens in countries like the US. Because of its sheer economic size, it has a material impact on the lives of everyone in the world. That's just economics, not politics.
You know that I generally stay away from commenting on political issues, and this is not going to be a departure from that policy.

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FOSMM WHATSAPP THREAD ON 1 NOVEMBER 2016 - Knowledge Sharing on Arrest Warrant, Affidavit, Prosecution & Investgation.

Posted on November 01st 2016

1. [1:01 AM, 11/1/2016] Thinga: Founded in zimbabwe
2. [1:06 AM, 11/1/2016] Thinga: Thought Virgin islands,, but Then if the police can't get facts about the companies they,re citing wouldnt that be a point of reference of the malicious intents thereof
3. [2:58 AM, 11/1/2016] +1 (780) 838-1646: guys an applctn for warrant of arrest is not a trial where the Prosecution wld have to prove the case
4. [3:07 AM, 11/1/2016] +1 (780) 838-1646: we nid to establish on what basis MDM was linked by the IO to Turnal Zim...pane zvekuti u put your front men/women whilst u run the shw behind the scenes. When that company engages in illegal conduct, wosiiwa here bcz on paperu are not a director/chair of the company?
5. [4:42 AM, 11/1/2016] Shingai Ndoro: "Fronting" is neither a legal nor a business term. arrest-warrant
It's a political term for attacking those you don't like who are in business.

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FOSMM WHATSAPP THREAD ON 31 OCTOBER 2016 - Criminal Procedures and Evidence Act.

Posted on November 01st 2016

1. [7:09 AM, 10/31/2016] Tinashe Mpasiri: So exchange controls came into effect when Go no was appointed RBZ governor?
2. [7:11 AM, 10/31/2016] Shingai Ndoro: Exchange controls have always been there before Gono.
3. [7:11 AM, 10/31/2016] Tinashe Mpasiri: Ok
4. [7:11 AM, 10/31/2016] Tinashe Mpasiri: Thank you
5. [10:21 AM, 10/31/2016] Stanley: Morning everyone please me understand this affidavit,
6. [10:21 AM, 10/31/2016] Stanley: I see in a sworn statement Mabunda is praying to have a Warren of arrest issued
7. [10:26 AM, 10/31/2016] Stanley: *warrent
8. [10:29 AM, 10/31/2016] Tinashe Mpasiri: I am actually perplexed by the absurdity of allegation. Earlier I was on radio the1873fm.com were I was bringing the FOSMM conversations to the public square. One aspect I raised was, when one is into business and manufactures products for export, is it any concern of government Where I decide to bank my money?

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FOSMM Whatsapp Thread as of 30 October 2016 - Minerals

Posted on November 01st 2016

1. [12:05 AM, 10/30/2016] Shingai Ndoro: 1. South Korea became a nation in 1948.
2. [12:06 AM, 10/30/2016] Shingai Ndoro: 2. South Korea is a proof that it's not the natural resources that makes an economy succeed. It's what you do with the natural resources even if it means you get them somewhere.
Check also Japan. South Korea's Transition from Recipient to DAC Donor: Assessing Korea's Development Cooperation PolicySince the 1960s, South Korea has transformed from a recipient country of official development assistance to a significant donor. In 2010, South Korea became a Development Assistance Committee (DAC) member. This paper aims to analyse Korean development cooperation policies and place them in comparison with other donors. The analysis begins with an examination of the wider context of evolving development cooperation that frames the Korean policies. In the second section, the paper analyses Korean development cooperation and its primary objectives. This is followed by a discussion of various different approaches toward development cooperation, specifically focussing on aid conditionality (or lack thereof), the use of grants versus loans and the use of multilateral channels in comparison with bilateral channels. The paper goes on to highlight the destinations of Korean aid in terms of both geography and economic sectors. The last section reflects on the paper's overall findings, with specific reference to the place of Korea in the wider donor landscape, arguing that Korea constitutes a traditional DAC donor.poldev.revues.org

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FOSMM Whatsapp Thread as of 29 October 2016

Posted on November 01st 2016

29/10/2016, 12:45 AM - Tawanda Fosmm: Whats cooking
29/10/2016, 2:59 AM - ‪+1 (780) 838-1646‬: @CitizenHeru: Im not privy to Smoothnest details
29/10/2016, 5:20 AM - Tapiwa Chitambo: Tried searching online and came up with nothing significant.
29/10/2016, 9:02 AM - Dziva Mawere added ‪+263 77 728 7847‬
29/10/2016, 5:40 AM - Tawanda Fosmm: Any1 who wants the whole smoothfest transaction...im.here
29/10/2016, 5:42 AM - Tapiwa Chitambo: ✋
29/10/2016, 5:43 AM - Tawanda Fosmm: Ok lets do it
29/10/2016, 5:43 AM - Tawanda Fosmm: https://www.google.co.za/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://mg.co.za/article/2004-11-26-reserve-bank-gave-zanupf-800m&ved=0ahUKEwjhiKWykN_PAhVDAcAKHUFVDh8QFggZMAA&usg=AFQjCNGRYpCS0C7SUOhtipZoY1trCB3rqg&sig2=hItaHMuKegy69C4Aco3Dag
29/10/2016, 5:44 AM - Tawanda Fosmm:
29/10/2016, 5:45 AM - Tawanda Fosmm:

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FOSMM WHATSAPP THREAD AS AT 21 OCTOBER 2016

Posted on November 01st 2016

Norman FOSMM: is the Rocn Act an extension of the PCA........@Thuto
20/10/2016, 1:46 PM - Dziva Mawere: No they are separate pieces of legislation
20/10/2016, 1:47 PM - Adv T Mavula: They are separate
20/10/2016, 1:48 PM - Dziva Mawere: The Recon Act creates its culpability test
20/10/2016, 1:49 PM - ‪+263 77 735 0451‬: Madam Matibenga, great to get u aboard.
20/10/2016, 1:49 PM - Norman FOSMM: Preamble for the RECON ACT: To provide for the reconstruction of State-indebted companies and associate companies that are unable to repay credits made to them from public funds, or in respect of whose liabilities the State has issued any guarantee that has become due; to provide for appointment and functions of administrators of companies under reconstruction; to provide for formulation and implementation of schemes of reconstruction in respect of such companies; to amend the Prevention of Corruption Act [Chapter 9:16]; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.
ENACTED by the President and the Parliament of Zimbabwe.
20/10/2016, 1:49 PM - Dziva Mawere: The strange thing is that on 26 August 2004 SMM was not state indebted but miraculously became indebted on 3 September when the regulations were published without notice

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Business Masterclass – The Guptas & SA State Security

Posted on December 22th 2015

THE GUPTAS
Who are the Guptas anywhere? What is their claim to fame? Do the Guptas pose a security threat to South Africa? What is the true nature of the relationship between the Gupta and Zuma families?

The relationship between politics and business in post-colonial Africa is pregnant with speculations and innuendoes to limit such an experience to a single family in a democratic constitutional order.

If the Guptas were part of the old money establishment, then their relationship with the ruling political elites would automatically be upgraded to a dignified and positive developmental one.

No other Indian family has captured the imagination and anger of so many people in South Africa than the Gupta family.

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The folly of the Zuma Must Fall campaign

Posted on December 14th 2015

President Jacob Zuma
ON Wednesday, 10 December 2015, President Zuma announced his decision to relieve Hon. Nhlanhla Nene of his duties as Minister of Finance and replacing him with Hon. Desmond van Rooyen.

The news broke at night and the impact of the removal and appointment decisions will continue to be subjects of an important debate about the quality, utility, limits and true opportunities of the post-apartheid and colonial democratic constitutional orders.

When Hon. Nene was appointed by President Zuma on 25 May 2014, the market was less hostile to the appointment decision but his removal has sparked unprecedented anger from principally predictable quarters who hold strong views about President Zuma's credentials and alleged fatal judgmental inadequacies to preside over Africa's most diversified and developed nation-state.

The rand, South Africa's currency, fell to record lows when the market learnt of the removal and the appointment decisions and actors began to process the perceived implications and alleged underlying rationale for the timing and decisions that only President is constitutionally empowered to make.

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Business Class: The lions of Africa – President Mugabe and Hon. Malema

Posted on December 01st 2015

President Mugabe and Hon. Malema
DOES Africa have artificial human lions? If so, would you agree that President Mugabe and Hon. Malema are the true lions or warriors of Africa? If not, what would your reaction be when you hear them being described as the true lions of Africa? How best can economic justice, freedom and prosperity bee secured?

When one looks back at this month of November in this year of the Lord, 2015, it will have dawned that 50 years ago on 11 November 1965, some hustlers in the then territory named South Rhodesia, declared that henceforth they would dissolve the bonds that had connected them with the United Kingdom, the country that is currently hosting the Commander-in-Chief (CIC") of the Economic Freedom Fighters ("EFF"), Hon. Julius Malema, who addressed the Oxford Union on Wednesday, 26 November 2015.

Hon. Malema's title, CIC, is instructive for it certainly must have been a product of a great idea that what was about to unfold from the operation of the idea informed the formation of the EFF as a political formation in South Africa, the most diversified and developed African economy, was an imagined battle to do what the late President Mandela and others are daily accused of failing to deliver and realize.

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Business Class: Thought leadership – Towards a Bank of Hope for Africa

Posted on October 28th 2015

Thought leadershipI AM part of a pilot project that seeks to discover, collate and showcase some of Africa's thought leaders on a variety of issues that matter to our common future. I also belong to a "what's up" group that serves as a platform for participants to share ideas, insights and experiences.

One of the issues that sparked a spirited debate last week in my social media network was the question of leadership and the role that leadership should and ought to play in changing the development trajectory of Africa. One view that was well supported in the network speaks to the need for Africa to have a leadership that is people-centred and forward leaning.

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Battle of Ideas: Mawere's response to Manyowa

Posted on October 22th 2015

Maynard Manyowa THE critical importance of understanding the interplay between institutions and human beings cannot be understated. The very essence of the human spirit allows for the transformation of ideas and dreams into concrete products and solutions that can add value to the experience of life.

Human beings exist but are perishable. They have a limited shelf life and institutions have the appearance of perpetual life simply because of the reproductive power of humans and the inherent seamless generational transition.

It is clearly evident in the reply of Mr. Maynard Manyowa titled: "Straw Men and Playing the Devil's Advocate - A response to Mutumwa Mawere" to my response to his construction that Zanu PF lives in the form of a monster that feeds on its children and their dreams too; that there is a lot of work to be done to improve literacy on institutions if Zimbabwe's promise of a better life has to be realised.

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Business Class: The Battle of ideas – The power of the rule of law

Posted on October 06th 2015

Dear Mr. George Charamba aka Nathaniel Manheru,

I AM writing this open letter to you to add my voice to an article entitled: "Afriforum: Colour, Cause and Coin of White Rights," in which you raise a number of fundamental and critical issues regarding what is required to build a caring, just, inclusive, viable, and cohesive post-colonial state.

Mr. George CharambaYou will note from the title of this letter that the context in which I would like to engage you in this conversation is within the four corners of a class of business. For far too long, many of us have surrendered to a simplistic understanding of what a businessman is and what the purpose of business is; simply because of ignorance about what the true purpose and meaning of business is and should be.

It is the case that there is no school of politics and, therefore, its actors rarely do have any frame of reference to guide them. It is also the case that your boss, President Robert Mugabe, has had no equal or peer to learn from about his chosen craft. It is clear that although you have never been a President, the President is subjected to ideas that come from dreaming about statecraft largely because the post-colonial experience has failed to produce more than one elephant in the room.

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Business Class: Letter to Mr Bart Dorrestein, Chairman of Legacy Hotels and Resorts International (Pty) Limited

Posted on September 29th 2015

Dear Mr. Dorrestein,

http://mmawere.com/admin/gallery/1443519892.jpgI AM writing this letter to you in your capacity as the Chairman and CEO of the Legacy Hotels and Resorts International (Pty) Limited ("Legacy"), the company that recently came to the rescue of African Sun (Private) Limited ("African Sun"), a company whose Zimbabwean heritage is well known and established.

As a person I have personally known for a long time, I feel compelled to write this open letter to you because of my business and personal experiences that may be of value to you and your company as you deal with some of the characters involved in the affairs of African Sun.

We have discussed on several occasions about the African condition, problems and prospects to uplift the continent that we all purport to love, and the general questions of the link between economic freedom and justice, equality and prosperity.

You have always wanted to keep a low profile but when you conclude a deal in Zimbabwe with a private company and manage to get a Minister of Finance & Economic Development, Hon. Chinamasa, whose role in undermining the rule of law is well known and established, as one of your business mentors then one is compelled to pause and reflect on what is going on behind the headlines.

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Business Class: Government of the people, by the people and for the people

Posted on September 22th 2015

GovernmentONE question that is rarely asked particularly in many post-colonial states relates to the construction, operations and purpose of a government and its human actors. In the beginning of time, there was no institution called a government yet in the course of human civilization, this institution has been presided by many men and women who have never paused to reflect on its true purpose.

The last human experiment with far-reaching global consequences was the rebellion of the settlers in the then thirteen states of the USA in the form of a positive document declaring the fundamental but not new values, principles and beliefs that they needed to bind themselves in traversing the untrodden path of self-rule.

Given the history of colonial control, it was unmistakable that the settlers who felt oppressed by the Imperial King and insensitive Imperial Parliament had to dig deep into their moral compasses to think outside the box about the kind of society they wanted to create to replace the unconstitutional democratic order.

The challenge of creating a society that delivers the promise through man-made institutions like a government of safety and happiness is not unique to the American rebellion. We all know that the purpose of a government, like any corporate juristic person, is to deliver the promise to humanity of a society in which the weakest person feels protected. In the animal kingdom, there is no purpose of a government precisely because the strong animals do not need the protection of artificial characters like a government.

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Mutumwa Dziva Mawere (born January 11, 1960 in Bindura, Zimbabwe), is an African business executive, pioneer, financier, banker and entrepreneur best known as the founder and Chairman of Africa Resources Limited ("ARL"). He is known for having built one of the most powerful and influential corporations in Zimbabwe's history

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