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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 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 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 Revelations Mudziwashe Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has been quoted in various media over the last few days. Going through the vast coverage, it is suffice to say the agents of the dark underworld are keen to paint the man of God black. Clever readers will stop for a second and ask...
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 Vince Musewe I did my best to talk opposition parties out of the recent by-elections because I told them that it is a waste of time and resources to participate in a game where one party sets the rules and can manipulate processes and people to its advantage. I repeated...
By Ken Yamamoto If you want to be corrupt in Zimbabwe, and get away with it, just mention that whatever you are doing has the blessing of the godfather. So for example, you can just say you are collecting the shakedown for “Dr Amai”, which is a euphemism for - it’s...
By Richard Mahomva His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie the First of Ethiopia once said “Africa awaits its creators…” The statement speaks to contemporary pan-Africanism linked with the life purpose of Robert Mugabe here deliberately explained through a biblical messianic allusion. Once again the clamor made at the birth of...