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By Professor Cde Thom Chimuranga That Mugabe is a charming orator is beyond doubt and there is hardly any logic behind a conflicting argument. His speeches are often characterized by standing ovations and relentless applauds throughout. That perhaps, is a notable gift we cannot seize from him. But somehow we seem...
By Wilton Nyasha Machimbira Calls for the resignation of President Zuma are reverberating across South Africa and have reached an alarming crescendo.With his inclination towards Machiavellian modus operandi its highly unlikely that President Zuma will capitulate. The ANC seem to be developing cold feet to deal with the matter and pull...
On 31 March, 2016, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng conveyed the unanimous decision of the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) in the matter of “Economic Freedom Fighters v Speaker of the National Assembly and Others; Democratic Alliance v Speaker of the National Assembly and Others ZACC 11.” This decision has evoked much...
By Paul Kaseke Snr For the last three weeks, social media has been abuzz with discussions of the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education’s latest plans to introduce a national pledge in schools from the start of the second term of the 2016 academic calendar. In what follows I will discuss...
By Rebecca Davis Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma may well be South Africa’s next president. As the succession battle heats up, it has become the norm for analysts to describe Dlamini-Zuma’s time in the South African government in glowing terms, without giving much detail as to why her work there should be held in high...
By SIMON ALLISON Nine years ago, more than 1,400 people were murdered in Kenya. To date, no one has been prosecuted for these crimes – and, following the dismissal of the last Kenyan case at the International Criminal Court, it doesn’t look as though anyone ever will In late 2010, about...
By The Silent Voices Every time I read what former VP Joyce Mujuru and other sacked ZANU PF stalwarts say, I get shocked. Whom do they think they are fooling? Did they have to be kicked out of the party to realize that it was corrupt and desperate to hang on...
By Wilton Nyasha Machimbira The Public Protector's remedial action against President Jacob Zuma over the upgrades to his Nkandla home were binding - Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said. For all of its failings, South Africa can never be another Zimbabwe. The ZumANC might be turning into another Zanu PF, and its quite clear...
By Brian Hungwe Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has taken centre stage as the ruling Zanu-PF party holds an important meeting on the future leadership of the country. BBC Africa's Zimbabwe correspondent Brian Hungwe charts her rise. President Robert Mugabe began wooing Grace Marufu over tea and scones while the young...
By Jacob J D Dube The independence of Zimbabwe has always been a bitter experience for all well meaning citizens right  from  the 1980 elections which were stolen by the British and ZANU. Lord Soames, then Governor of Rhodesia, standing for British interest decided who should rule this county. The violence...
By GUSTAV SWART In South Park, a naked Eric Cartman attempts to sidle across an empty stage before a packed audience because he believes he is invisible. He edges sidewise, his dingle dangling dolefully, as the gathered multitude watches in mute horror. Cartman can’t pull off the Emperor’s New Clothes...