Piece by Mako Muzenda originally posted on her blog, Mwana Wevhu , and republished here with her consent. I hear stories of young men and women, still in school uniforms, leaving their institutions of learning to run into the bushes and pick … Continue reading What is a hero?
This post was originally posted as a status on Fadzayi Mahere’s facebook and is republished here with her consent In terms of section 61(1) of the … Continue reading Know your rights: #ZimbabweShutdown & #ThisFlag legal
The 16th of June is the International Day of the African Child, we are joined this week by Eku McGred who kindly shared his poem, ‘African Child’ … Continue reading African Child
In recent weeks, the #ThisFlag movement initiated by Pastor Evan Mawarire has allowed Zimbabweans to express their concerns about government. Most of the focus was and is on government accountability, corruption and ending poverty. While others saw it as just … Continue reading Zimbabwe: Bankrupt!
I dislike comparison as it uses another as a benchmark of our own worth and as Mark Twain aptly put it, “comparison is the death of … Continue reading Africa’s would be Switzerland
This week, the first first family (for there has only been one… really.) continued to celebrate the birth of the newest addition to their multigenerational family in plush surroundings kusingapore (Could be Singapore or where politicians are healed, but continue to go … Continue reading Patients to cough up (& cough more) as doctors give medical aid ultimatum
“In a time of universal deceit, to tell the truth is a revolutionary act.” ~ George Orwell Although I might be wrong, I suspect Lumumba Gerald … Continue reading #ThisFlag & #DigDeeper: Social media revolutions & Whatsapp Chimurenga
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“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers,” said the murderous Dick the Butcher in Shakespeare’s Henry VI. He was glibly (one assumes with his tongue firmly in cheek) suggesting that for… Continue reading Judgmental judges are enemies of progress
On the 4th of May 2016, the Reserve Bank Governor of Zimbabwe, Dr John Mangudya issued a press statement wherein he indicated that “the Reserve Bank … Continue reading A Legal Opinion on Mangundya’s Decision to Introduce ‘Bond Notes’
This piece was originally posted on Tina-Michelle’s blog, The Dimpled One So this morning I woke up to this interesting discussion on Twitter. ZiFM asked why it … Continue reading Why modern women allegedly can not submit to their husbands…
A servant is one who performs duties for others. A servant’s greatest attribute is humility, and putting others first. At least so the definition goes… With the majority of Zimbabweans being Christian, Zimbabwe has politicians who love quoting the bible … Continue reading Politics: the dirty game of (self) service?
The 5th Brigade: Gukurahundi Before delving into the meat of the horrors committed by the 5th Brigade, it is important to make some crucial distinctions. It is generally agreed that there were two massive operations undertaken by the government of … Continue reading Part II: Gukurahundi – Silence is not golden and ignorance is far from bliss
As citizens, we rely on the media to provide facts and interpretations on issues which affect our everyday lives and permeate our communities and broader society. The information the public receives from the radio, TV, newspapers, and the internet allows … Continue reading The role of media diversity and plurality in democracy & development
I have never cared much about my race. It is something I am not able to change and therefore pay very little attention to. I contribute when it is brought up in conversation, but to a minimal extent because I … Continue reading Zim Identities: I am a Viking Chihera
As I reflect on how the Zimbabwean story has been told – mostly by non-Africans through a largely negative lens riddled with bias – I wonder … Continue reading Zimbabwe: Let us tell our stories