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January 18, 2020

A can of worms

The tragic failure of leadership in Zimbabwe manifests not only in the incumbent who has proved to be ill-equipped for the assignment but also in those within breathing distance of his office who are equally inadequate. It manifests in the political, econ...

January 11, 2020

Seizing the opportunity

“There’s a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and miseries”

This is Brutus in Shakespeare’s epic drama, Julius Caesar. He is talking to Cassiu...

December 29, 2019


I've been going through my written work over the past decade. I discovered quite a few pieces which I wrote each time I travelled home. i figure they are probably enough to form a small book. I called them "Stories of Home", so that will be the title. They...

December 21, 2019

Former president of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki was in Harare this week. He held meetings with several political, civil society and church leaders, including the two major protagonists, ZANU PF’s Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa. The presence of the stat...

December 14, 2019

Regime enablers

“Why, in some circumstances, does evidence of mendacity, crudeness or cruelty serve not as a fatal disadvantage but as an allure, attracting ardent followers? Why do otherwise proud and self-respecting people submit to the sheer effrontery of the tyrant,...

December 7, 2019

Earlier this week, I put a simple question to people that I interact with on the social media micro-blogging network, Twitter. I asked them to name one thing which they thought would make the most significant impact upon the lives of people in their village/rural area.

November 30, 2019

The 25th of November marks the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. From its origins in 1991, the annual campaign is designed to raise awareness on the scourge of violence against women and girls. Originating from the sterling efforts of civil so...

November 24, 2019

There was much discussion and commentary upon the return of Retired General Constantino Chiwenga in the early hours of Saturday 23 November 2019. 

The excitement generated by his return was understandable. He is one of Zimbabwe’s duo of Vice Presidents. He had spent 4 m...

November 23, 2019

Too cold for the all-weather friend

The ZANU PF regime likes to refer to China as an all-weather friend. It’s a relationship that goes back decades, from the of the liberation struggle when China backed ZANLA, the armed wing of ZANU PF. Fast track to the current era whe...

November 16, 2019

For all the shortcomings of his two year old administration, Emmerson Mnangagwa might have been excused by many Zimbabweans and might have been glorified as a hero, had he performed a Houdini Act on the economy.

True, the coup that catapulted Mnangagwa into power in Nov...

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