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By ANDREW IHSAAN GASNOLAR In light of our current economic woes, it would be easy for some South Africans to pretend that patriarchy, racism, misogyny and hatred are issues that are secondary to bread-and-butter issues. However, these issues are interrelated and interconnected and definitely not secondary. We were at this...
By Daily News Editorial When a close friend who is a legislator called me on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 to tell me that President Robert Mugabe had just finished re-reading his August 25, 2015 State of the Nation Address (Sona) purporting that it was his speech to open the second...
By Takudzwanashe Mundenga It is actually defeatist the nation-states that helped Europe to develop through slavery, colonialism and neo-colonialism are still being categorized as “Third World Countries” or “Poor Nations” to this day. In reality, these countries are not poor considering the piles of gold, platinum, diamonds, emeralds, pearls packed...
By Nomusa Garikai “My aunt, who is a nurse by profession, once told me that when someone is in shock; they will drown in water a few feet deep because they cannot think straight to stand up! We are drowning, stuck in this Zanu PF made hell-on-earth because we are...
IT’S not been a good year for Robert Mugabe. When cameras caught him stumbling down the steps of a podium in February, photographers were forced to delete the images and several bodyguards were later fired. Nevertheless, photoshopped pictures of the nonagenarian dictator went viral. Some show him sprinting up a...
By Beniah Takunda Munengwa With the situation prevalent in Zimbabwe, I just think that every president in the world would want to rule people like us. For the following reasons; President Robert MugabeWhen the worst hits town, leaders in Zimbabwe need not to worry because the innovative citizens of Zimbabwe will...
By Eddie Cross On Monday a rumor swept the country, “they” are going to pay the annual bonus to the Civil Service using “Bond Notes” denominated in US dollars instead of the real thing. By the afternoon a mini rush had developed on the banks with people trying to withdraw...
By Ken Yamamoto As Karl Krauss observed, corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country. “I will fight corruption without fear of favour. I will personally lead the charge… pray for me and support me...
By MMUSI MAIMANE It is incredibly important that South Africans do not become desensitised to corruption scandals because, left unchecked, corruption will be our undoing. Simply put, corruption destroys a government’s ability to fulfil its commitment to the people. It threatens the rule of law, it damages a country’s reputation...
By Luke Tamborinyoka But above all, it has been the year of the fall; from President Robert Mugabe publicly falling at Harare International Airport in February to the Zanu PF conference in December held at the aptly named Victoria Falls at a time the party is raven with divisions and...
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...