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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...
  By Maynard Manyowa Zambia and Zimbabwe used to be pretty much one ‘country’; Rhodesia. Separated by a natural barrier, the Zambezi, one was Northern Rhodesia, one was Southern Rhodesia. Political history determined otherwise, but recent occurrences seem to indicate the countries have become one entity again, and it is under all the...
By Maynard Manyowa Kuala Lumpur - A prominent modelling Zimbabwean pageant director, Taremeredzwa Munzara has been released from police custody in Malaysia after he was arrested on suspicion of engaging in human trafficking. Munzara was arrested in Malaysia after a South African model, Princess Mahlangu alleged she was threatened after arriving in the Asian...
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri joined South Africans on Tuesday (18 July) to celebrate the birthday of the iconic Nelson Mandela by kick starting his ZAR 20 million charity project with a visit and donation to two orphanages in Pretoria, South Africa. On Monday, the Prophet announced that he has set aside...
By Patson Dzamara That Robert Mugabe's name is indelibly inscribed and embellished in the hall of Africa's revolutionary icons is not contestable. In his trail blazing years, Mugabe inscribed a permanent mark on the sand of Africa through vision, ideological clarity and leadership. Along with liberation luminaries such as Julius Nyerere and...
Dear Cde Gwede Mantashe In the midst of the smoke and flames of the Tshwane unrests, we all have had an opportunity to wipe our teary smoked eyes and watch a lot of our fellow community member’s praise outgoing Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa for bettering their lives and being the...
BY MUTSA MURENJE This treatise is a response to remarks made by the former South African President Thabo Mbeki at his foundation in Johannesburg a few days ago. They are significant remarks, coming as they do from a former president whose exit wasn’t so glorious. Nonetheless, it needs to be...
Johannesburg - Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe has handed herself over to South African police after she allegedly assaulted a 20-year-old model with an extension cord in Sandton at the weekend. Police Minister Fikile Mbalula confirmed that she was not arrested because she co-operated and handed herself over to police. She...
By THEMBILE NDABENI Denial is one feature with history in the ANC. Perhaps circumstances during the liberation struggle were not conducive for rational thinking because of inexperience and immaturity especially in their first test, the breakaway of the Africanists in 1958. Africanists raised concerns about some fundamental issues inside the...
By Maynard Manyowa South Africa's Civil Aviation Authority yesterday evening prevented a Harare bound Air Zimbabwe flight from taking off from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, as well as all other flights operated by the beleaguered airline. While SACAA remained mum on the exact reasons for grounding the flight, as...
By Maynard Manyowa Two white males filmed themselves beating a black man, before forcing him into a coffin. The video went viral and caused an uproar all over social media. The men were eventually arrested, and hauled before the courts. Their case postponed to 25 January, 2017. It’s a perfect present...