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By Mutsa Murenje I disagree with Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa that without Mugabe, there won’t be any Zimbabwe to talk about. We are in this mess precisely because Mugabe wants to die in power. Without much skirting, I would like to state in no uncertain terms that I take practical and...
Safeguarding tommorow through sensible leadership, even in the midst of protest By Simon Herring During the last protest, open letters were written to heads of schools, warning them that someone would be 'watching', and unspecified action would be taken against those schools which operated during the stay-away. This is EXACTLY the thinking...
By Peta Thornycroft Yes, finally this seems to be the end of the road for Mugabe, and I can’t see him standing for re-election in 2018. He will be gone before then. People on the streets and groups are telling me, and I can see with my own eyes, that there...
By William Saunderson-Meyer THE authoritarian Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation epitomises the type of state entity that SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has wet dreams about, writes William Saunderson-Meyer. (IOL) Bizarre as it may seem, Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu PF and President Robert Mugabe remain objects of veneration for South Africa’s black nationalists. The...
By Teresa Noguire Pinto Without wishing him bad luck, Robert Mugabe is 92 years old. His health is failing and his country is burning. Wether we like it or not, at some point sooner than later, he is going to die. And when that happens, what happens to Zimbabwe? A...
By Professor Ken Mufuka The problems in Zimbabwe are man made. To be honest, they made by foolish men. The men that created these crisis are incapable of change. That is the biggest problem in Zimbabwe right now. We are governed by foolish men. I SET foot on Zimbabwe soil only...
By Professor Stephen Chan Zimbabwe's finance minister, Patrick Chinamasa led a delegation to the UK last week. Their task to re-engage the west, and get financial assistance. It is a noble and necessary move given the situation in Zimbabwe. It is admirable that Robert Mugabe has realized his country needs more...
By Bridgette Malenga Right in the midst of gloom and doom, Something amazing happened right in between the Limpopo and the Zambezi. For 36 years, we were deaf, dumb, mute, blind, crippled. Such is the magnitude of the miracle, that millions can speak. Something happened. Something so crazy happened – Zimbabwe spoke. Up....
Trusted Lieutenants, Runaway Economy, Monopoly Violence: A Long read on three Decades of the Zimbabwe Story (The past, present, & future)   By Maynard Manyowa There is something ubiquitous about the impending fall of Robert Mugabe. The walls are closing in on a leader who seemed so invincible for well over 6...
By Hilary Mare Donald Trump's propensity to be outrageous & controversial has put him in pole position to take over from Obama. Whilst its unprecedented, his approach will not work in Zimbabwe. It has not stopped career politicians like Lumumba from trying though. Here is part one of my letter...
To Our Beloved Police Commissioner General, Dr Augustine Chihuri By Hilary Mare Images purporting to portray South African Police members as being active participants in looting and other related forms of criminality during the recent violent riots in Tshwane have been revolted by Brigadier Mashadi Selepe in South Africa, but those...