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The C.R. Patterson & Sons Company was a carriage building firm, and the first African American-owned automobile manufacturer. The company was founded by Charles Richard Patterson, who was born into slavery in April 1833 on a plantation in Virginia. His parents were Nancy and Charles Patterson. Patterson escaped from...
Several opposition parties in Zimbabwe have decided to challenge the ruling government as coalitions. Three alliances will contest the July 30 elections. These are, the People’s Rainbow Coalition (PRC) led by the former Vice President Joice Mujuru, the MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa and The Coalition for Democrats (CODE)...
As elections time draws near, Harare West Member of House Assembly Jessie Fungayi Majome is poised to bag another term. Namibia based intellect, Luckson Zvobgo argues that Harare West Constituency is a different constituency because it has people who belong to the middle class. “People in Harare West are middle class...
The MDC Alliance have turned into political crybabies who are hellbent on attacking anything that involves the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission. The opposition coalition is taking advantage of new ZEC Chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba's receptive nature which is different from Rita Makarau's approach. Led by Nelson Chamisa, the MDC Alliance has been...
By Nomazulu Thata Comrade Douglas Coltart said in his twitter “This kind of sexist joke might get the crowd laughing but it detracts overall message: worst of all it is the patriarchal norms that women are property,” he said. It is very easy to notice fake people in politicians especially. It is easy too to see that Chamisa does not...
By Enocent Nemuramba Under “normal” circumstances, one would have expected the programme line up for ZANU-PF’s manifesto launch to feature a cameo appearance by its long serving former First Secretary, Mr Robert Mugabe. That the party saw it fit to exclude him and give passing mention of his “legacy”, if...
Come July of this year, Zimbabweans will exercise their constitutional right to elect a new government in a harmonised general election. The stage upon which this democratic drama is set to unfold is unexpected and thrilling. 12 months ago, the ruling party, ZANU PF, and the country was under...
The ZIDERA Amendment Bill sponsored by American senators, Jeff Flake and Chris Coons reminds me of the then US Assistant Secretary of State, Johnny Carson. He made the now infamous “Choices Have Consequences” speech when he spoke just before the 2013 Kenyan election. Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate William...
A list of 'looters' published by the government of Zimbabwe on Monday, 'naming and shaming' individuals and companies it alleges externalised money out of the country has raised speculations relations between Zimbabwe and China could inflame. The list, published after a three month amnesty, is laden with Chinese nationals and...
Any port in a storm, sounds logical. Until you get to a port and realize that it’s run by pirates. The idea of being excited or feeling relieved by any fallacy during a crisis may have the same effects of being stuck in a pit then you keep digging. The...
2017 ended on a high for us, with the unbelievable resignation of the two man band of terror: the irascible Grace and the narcissist Bobby Mugabe. Another favourite part was that the same Constitution and courts that they bullied into legitimising their whims and desires, turned on them and...