When I walk through the gates, I expect the armed policeman stationed in the guard box to stop me, or the plain-clothed guy in there to at least give me a suspicious look. Neither happens and I stroll up on the red-and-black brick paving. Continue reading In Search of a Tormented Soul
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!
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
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’
For those who are still in denial, it is worth restating: Zimbabwe is broken. Its people are broken. Their minds and spirits are broken. The infrastructure is broken — rotting, in fact. And, unsurprisingly, the image of our country is in tatters. Trevor Ncube,Publisher Old age and poor health are now catching up with President Robert Mugabe. This has seen him fall and stumble even at international gatherings, an indication that it is now time for him to go. Old age and poor health are now catching up with President Robert Mugabe. This has seen him fall and stumble even … Continue reading Only a ‘Third Way’ can fix Zim
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…
Imagine you are the captain of a ship about to set sail to the high seas… You decide who boards and joins you on what you plan to be and hope will be an epic journey. It is up to you. In line to board are the following: • People who believe in you and […] https://lawlifeleanings.wordpress.com/2015/12/30/captaining-your-ship/ Continue reading “Captaining your ship,” by Ottilia Anna MaSibanda
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?
In as much as we sympathise with the French and the sad event that has befallen their nation, there has been a growing wave of pseudo … Continue reading To change your profile picture or nah? THAT is the question…
Something curious has been happening in Zimbabwe of late. The nation’s First Lady has been holding rallies in various provinces. These rallies look and sound like campaign rallies to me, anyway. Though there’s nothing she could be campaigning for. She … Continue reading From the bedroom to the presidential boardroom: The slow rise of women in power
Hey, you! Yes, you. Stop slut shaming. I recently read about the “top 50 Harare naughty girls” list while catching up on what was then the … Continue reading Slut-shamers, sit down, it’s not your vagina
When I was in law school, we debated the acceptability or otherwise of corporal punishment and I recall students from Zimbabwe, Kenya and Zambia voicing their support. The South African students were mortified. Further discussions with peers from countries where … Continue reading Spare the rod and spoil the child…or is it?
Rape is a horrendous act whose destructive effects can plague the survivor for the rest of their life. It is an experience that most survivors can … Continue reading The aftermath of rape: The untold story