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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 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 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 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 Goodwell Nzou My mind was absorbed by the biochemistry of gene editing when the text messages and Facebook posts distracted me. So sorry about Cecil. Did Cecil live near your place in Zimbabwe? Cecil who? I wondered. When I turned on the news and discovered that the messages were about a...
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 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 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...