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Guest Column by Zimbabwe's President, Emmerson D Mnangagwa (Originally published on New York Times HARARE, Zimbabwe — In November, the Zimbabwean people, led by our youth, went to the streets peacefully and joyfully, determined to have their voices heard. They called for freedom, progress and a new way of doing...
This article appears on Hopewell Chin'ono Facebook page and is published here with his permission.  Democracy as practiced in the west and how it is understood in the South, seems to mean all sorts of different things to different people. By Hopewell Chin’ono  In the US, they have a two-horse race presidential...
Mukoma Alex Magaisa in his blog post titled The day after Tsvangirai rightly pointed out, that what is currently obtaining in the MDCT is purely politics. I too share the same view. I believe these MDCT succession wrangles are an example of politics 101. People must not expect the MDCT...
Originally posted on Hopewell Chin’ono’s Facebook page and published with his permission. By Hopewell Chin’ono I have learnt that in Zimbabwe it is either you say what you believe and know to be logical and truthful, or you go with the wind for fear of upsetting those who have incorrigible political...
Guest article by The Observer Over the past few days, we have seen some troubling developments in the opposition parties, which should concern all Zimbabweans as we approach the 2018 elections. The most obvious cause for concern is the wanton violence that seems to have pervaded the MDC following the death...
Guest Column by Dr Benson Mudiwa On 1 March 2018, Zimbabwe’s government Doctors embarked on yet another industrial action. Doctor strikes in Zimbabwe have become commonplace it is worrying, especially because if one looks at the demands the Doctors are making, you can’t help but cringe at the Governments perennial...
Guest Column by Dimo Mariri Following the swearing in of Cyril Ramaphosa as the new president of South Africa, some pundits have claimed that the EFF will become irrelevant. President Ramaphosa is being portrayed as an anti-thesis of Jacob Zuma. There is a presumption that he is committed to a...
The 14th of February 2018 will forever be remembered as a huge day in the SADC region in general and Zimbabwe in particular. Edgar Lungu of Zambia reshuffled cabinet, a move which defies any rationale, Jacob Zuma of South Africa was forced to resign under mounting pressure and a...
Hip hop culture is a fluid that takes the shape of the container. The multi-element culture which has been termed the “fastest growing culture” in the world now has a say in Political Presidiums. Enter Nelson Chamisa the Rapper. The layman who dwells on pub-talks and grapevine has of late...
Guest Column By Makho Precious Moyo I have read the Catholic Justice Commission (C.J.C) report on Gukurahundi and am at pains trying to contain my tears. The atrocities committed by the fifth brigade are actually tantamount to a genocide committed by Mugabe and his regime. The witness accounts in the...
NEWS ANALYSIS (By Simon Allison for Mail and Guardian) Oh, what cruel irony. It was Zimbabwe’s brave, emphatic, tireless opposition leaders who, for decades, led the political fight against president Robert Mugabe and his despotic rule. Although imperfect, it was leaders like Morgan Tsvangirai, Tendai Biti and Welshman Ncube who...