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LATE MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai’s son Vincent is eying a seat in Parliament after winning the party’s internal primary elections ahead of the September 7, Glen View South constituency by-election. The seat fell vacant following the death of Vimbayi Java Tsvangirai, the eldest daughter of the late founding leader of...
I  am a stranger to jargon, ignorant they call me. My jaws-drop every time i listen to Minister Chris Mutsvangwa orate John Bulls language with such aplomb. My confidence is codenamed public opinion, indeed i sorely fear expressing my sentiments. So i whisper around my sentiments till my fellows...
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...
By Mutsa Murenje I don’t know what your story is like, but mine goes like this: In December 1997, I finished Form 1 which in other contexts is generally known as Grade 8. Then, I was a mere 14-year old child being raised by my brother and his dear wife....
FORMER Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko will be remembered for all the firsts, albeit all negative, in his brief but forgettable tenure punctuated by political blunders, useless projects and chaotic conduct. Nduduzo Tshuma, Political Editor (Chronicle) Mr Mphoko, at his appointment in 2015, was the first from the PF Zapu’s Zipra military wing...
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...
By Mlondolozi Ndlovu It appears that Pastor Evan Mawarire has turned into a controversial figure once again, polarizing the already divided Zimbabwe. In his direction several allegations are being hurled mercilessly. Some say 'he ran away at a very critical stage of the revolution’, some, in insensitive fashion are labeling him...
My name is Boipelo Manyowa, I am black, I am 28, I am an African, but I am ashamed to stand as a South African. I think I am a pebble in the sea, that is how small I am and probably how small my opinions matter in the ocean. But...
By Maynard Manyowa   Jeffery Smith never wrote a letter saying leader of Kenyan opposition Raila Odinga was deliberately inciting tribalism, or failing to act against it. He is not a racist either. He is not an agent of regime change, neither does he habour any ambition to change the order of...
ZIMBABWE’S year-on-year inflation rate for the month of June 2019 rose sharply by 77,75 percentage points to 175,66% from 97,85% in May 2019, driven by increases in the price of basic goods, the statistics agency reported yesterday. “The month-on-month food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation rate stood at 55,07% in June...
Harare - A youth based group has been launched a campaign which aims to encourage Zimbabwean youths to take part in the country’s electoral processes Zimbabwean youths, who constitute the majority in the national population, have remained a largely indifferent group when it came to participating in elections. Previous efforts by NGOs...