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By Gumisai Nyoni It is critical to note that Zimbabwe is a country run by a tinpot dictator, to borrow from Ronald Wintrobe’s discourse, referring to a leader who uses state resources to achieve his or her own goals. The culture cascades down to President Robert Mugabe’s political cabal that...
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...
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...
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...
  Written by Malvern Mkudu (Edited by Maynard Manyowa) Robert Mugabe may well be a powerful man, but his power has always been derived by those that backed him, more significantly the war veterans and the military. Now that they have deserted him, the nonagenarian is there for the taking -...
Attention attention attention auditorium(silence), the melodies emanating from that choir are of different notes and contrasting pitch. At this moment for the benefit of the audience would you like take recite individually your weekly anthem that you just sung so we give the judges a fair account of what...
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...
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...
Zimbabwe has rejected preconditions set by the US government to access a US$60 billion facility availed to the African continent at the recent US-Africa Summit held in Mozambique. This was said by President Mnangagwa while addressing Domboshava residents during yesterday’s clean-up campaign held at Showgrounds. The President said an...
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...
By Tich Mushambadope Vox Populi, Vox Dei Abraham Lincoln’s closing statement in the Gettysburg address which he asserted:  “…that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth”, has been honoured by the Electoral College as it confirmed Donald Trump as the forty-fifth United States...