Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada shortly after their release from prison in 1990

S. Africa: A special kind of mourning

FOUR years ago, Nelson Mandela died. South Africa was plunged into mourning, as did many pockets of the global family that had grown to know, in varying degrees, of a man who famously fought a racist...
Mr Mutasa

No more giant robes for dwarfish politicians

For fear of sounding monotonous or overkilling the subject of the goings-on in Zimbabwe People First party, which recently underwent a severe bout of convulsions that saw seven senior politicians bei...
Evan Mawarire arrives at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts in the company of police detectives recently. — (Picture by Shelton Muchena)

Mawarire: The conspiracy of desperation

MY TURN WITH TICHAONA ZINDOGA When Evan Mawarire, the face of the anti-Government #ThisFlag “movement” came back from the United States where he had sought self-exile, the ensuing discourse of his ac...
Elton Mangoma

Vote-rigging: Refuge of no-hoppers

My Turn with Tichaona Zindoga— MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu was last week reported to have said his party had found a “cure for Zanu-PF rigging”. According to the story, Gutu said the party ha...
Linda Masarira

Lies, donor fund mongering coming un$tuck

My Turn With Tichaona Zindoga— THERE is a big, stinking scandal that has just hit the opposition “civil society” circles. It concerns one Linda Masarira, a controversial anti-Government activis...
Morgan Tsvangirai

Zim’s sauntering political mediocrity

The opening of the New Year — and we are just 11 days into it — is often marked by people of all shades and hue pontificating and divining about the moons and year ahead. Whereas in the past some cre...
Minister Chinamasa

Mangudya’s journey begins now

My Turn with Tichaona Zindoga— The job of John Panonetsa Mangudya as Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor begins now. Or, let’s say it began 72 hours ago with the introduction of bond notes onto t...
THE UGLY SIDE OF SA . . .  South Africa’s impressive infrastructure in terms of economic and social utility offers a depressing contrast where expensive and posh villas of the rich stare down bulging urban poor settlements, like Alexandra Park  (above)

SA: Immensely beautiful, innately ugly

My Turn with Tichaona Zindoga In South Africa, there are many things that you cannot quite make sense of. It is a country of great contrasts. Call some of the contrasts, paradoxes. One second you may...
Mliswa

It’s Norton or nothing for Zanu-PF

My Turn with Tichaona Zindoga The stakes are high in Norton. A by-election is due to be held in three days’ time following the expulsion of Zanu-PF’s Christopher Mutsvangwa, a former minister and lea...
Morgan Tsvangirai

No, Tsvangirai, the gods are not crazy!

My Turn with Tichaona Zindoga There are a number of subtle things regarding the 17th anniversary celebrations of the opposition MDC-T over the weekend that may have escaped notice, especially of the ...
Meteorological Services Department principal meteorologist Ms Vimbai Mamombe (centre) takes the department‘s deputy director (agro meteorology) Mrs Rebecca Manzou  (right) and AGRITEX principal agronomist Ms Sibongile Chikore (left) the  seasonal forecast for 2016-17 in Harare recently

‘We must always plan for drought’

The Interview with Tichaona Zindoga TZ: The forecast for the 2016-17 rainfall season is out. Can you highlight for us the distribution and patterns for this term by regions?VM: The period from Octobe...
Eddie Cross

A new low, even for Eddie Cross

My turn with Tichaona Zindoga There are very few blogs that read like Eddie Cross’, in its weird and nauseating way which betrays the psyche of an old, racist unrepentant “Rhodie”. (And he should pay...