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You know, on a playground, those that play there care nothing for how it came to be. They care nothing for how the sand in the sand pit came to be. Nor how often, if, it should be disinfected or changed. They care nothing for relieving themselves in their...
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...
This part is bad Prophet Magaya's rape case simply will not go away. He will now stand trial. It has been a tale of twists, turns and shockers. Firstly, the trial could not take place on more than 3 occasions because the presiding Prosecutor Sebastian Mutizirwa could not put his papers...
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...
Boris Johnson, mocker of African "piccaninny" children and their "watermelon smiles", became Prime Minister of Britain on Wednesday. On hearing the news, supporters of two political parties in an African land far, far away, fought each other to claim him as their best friend. "Johnson's rise opportunity for re-engagement," the...
The rabble rousing and thunderous cheer that Emmerson Mnangagwa received from ZANU PF supporters at a rally in Bulawayo on the 4th of November 2017, juxtaposed to first lady Grace Mugabe’s booing and heckling at the same occasion could certainly have been the last straw for Mnangagwa’s continued stay...
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...
One woman making it into the ANC top 6 dealt a major blow to the advancement of women in South Africa’s national politics. The nation will have to live with this for at least the next 5 years and with ANC likely to return power under new President Cyril Ramaphosa,...
MUTSA MURENJE I am not so sure why Noël Alumit reached the conclusion that “Becoming a writer is a very brave thing to do”. Somehow, I am tempted to think that he might have assumed a priori and realised the hazardous circumstances in which most writers found themselves in. This...
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...
South Africa’s most legendary and respected gospel voice Sipho Makhabane on Sunday joined thousands at ECG Pretoria to worship with Prophet Shepherd Bushiri. Upon noticing him, Prophet Bushiri cut off his sermon, honoured his presence and invited him to the pulpit to greet and bless the church. “I remember in my...