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THEMBILE NDABENI It’s a shame that the ANC is 105 years in the state it is. The African National Congress is the oldest liberation movement in Africa. At its inception it was known for its discipline and its founders were educated Africans, some studied abroad and chiefs as well. The...
Dear Comrade Makhosi Khoza Recently you asked those “in favour of a new political home” to comment “Yes” on your Facebook status. You have also stated that many people have been urging you to establish a new political party since resigning from the African National Congress. I suspect that you...
Johannesburg - A South African Airways flight SA8102 which was scheduled to depart OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg, South Africa destined for Harare International Airport, Zimbabwe at 16:25 today failed to take off due to technical issues, in what passengers described as classic Air Zimbabwe / FastJet style. Over the...
Botswana's government this afternoon hit back at Zimbabwe's 93 year old leader Robert Mugabe regarding comments he made about their President Ian Khama, and Botswana’s Foreign Minister, Dr. Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi. Attending bilateral talks in South Africa, Mugabe had said Venson-Moitoi lost her bid to become chairperson of he African Union...
THEMBILE NDABENI Once upon a time comrades were respected people in our communities. They sacrificed their lives in the struggle for freedom and democracy. As such being called a comrade accorded a person a certain status in the community. The word comrade is originally associated with communists around the world especially...
Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Pretoria: Just South Africa broke the record for new investments last year with more R100 billion coming into the country, the government is pushing for more. Some days ago, it was announced that the Western Cape province will from next week become another strategic economic region of South Africa, expected...
Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Cape Town: South African President Jacob Zuma has reminded the global south countries that they are responsible for increasing their role in agenda setting and rule formulation in relevant fora, notably in the United Nations. Zuma was addressing the Dialogue of Emerging Market and Developing Countries in the southeastern...
  Ever mutating tendencies to transform inconvenient truths into convenient palatable half-truths: The peculiar cases of Mandela and Mnangagwa. "There is a new tendency to not just suppress history, but to recreate it completely so that it serves the present. Many of the recent accounts by Zimbabwe's leadership about struggle icons...
Thandisizwe Mgudlwa With two games to spare in the World Cup qualifying group, Bafana Bafana sit at the bottom of Group D with four points. To be on the safe side, they would need all the 6 points they can get in the last two matches of the qualifiers if they...
Thembile Ndabeni Last year on 6th September marked the 50th anniversary of the most Apartheid Architect, Hendrik Frensch Verwoed. Nothing said and done what, okay! But doesn’t the nation deserve to know, if yes, how? Who was he and what were supposed to make of that? Verwoed went to Germany to study Nazism in...
A rally organized and hosted by Zanu PF's Midlands province last week has been hailed as a blue print to emulate by top part strategists, and faction leaders in Zimbabwe's ruling party Khuluma Afrika can reveal. The youth interface rally held in Midlands Province topped attendance records in comparison with...