Alex T. Magaisa on Muck Rack

Alex T. Magaisa

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Lawyer, academic, writer on Zimbabwean law & politics. Former adviser to the former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe & to the constitution-writing team.

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Well, the problem is when they campaign MPs also make these false and unrealistic promises because they win them votes. Yet they can't ever live up to them. 
That is holding the government to account. But they don't control government expenditure and allocation of resources. People should understand the difference between the roles of those arms of the state. The CDF is a mere 50K - a tiny drop given the scale of demands. 
@glenmpani It's a complex one - as most family-related cases are - and it requires on the ground counsel.
@tomatisi The CDF is an unfortunate invention designed to meet expectations created by that impression. But it is no more than a token which raises expectations to unrealistic levels. And there's also corruption which worsens the situation.
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