Original post: ‘We had no other choice’ – rape culture & sexual exploitation of girls On 6th September, StarFM’s show Pane Nyaya hosted two children who spoke about being forced into prostitution in Harare. One was 9, the other 13. The interview, painful to listen … Continue reading ‘We had no other choice’ – rape culture & sexual exploitation of girls
2018 is around the corner, electioneering is just at that point before fever pitch. The all-too-familiar pre-rallying phase. The time when new political parties pop up … Continue reading “Dear diaspora, give us your money, but keep out of politics”
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A lot of what people are using as bases to justify xenophobia isn’t rooted in fact or evidence. Anecdotes are killing people.Let’s dispel some myths, shall we. 1. “Foreigners are being given opportunities that… Continue reading Dispelling myths about xenophobia in South Africa
A significant proportion of the Zimbabwean population has emigrated to other parts of the world over the years. The reasons are multiple, one of the main ones being economic. The situation in Zimbabwe has proven difficult for people to get … Continue reading Would you go back to Zimbabwe?
WE ARE FUCKED! When words fail, the only thing some of us can say or do is gasp – exasperated – and swear. For me, that … Continue reading Oh dear, WE ARE FUCKED!
Access original post: This is NOT normal In a few short hours, bond notes are going to be on the streets. After months of citizens campaigning against their reintroduction. After pleas for the Reserve Bank and the government to try anything, … Continue reading Mwana wevhu on Bond notes: This is not normal
I remember it like it was yesterday; and those who were there will likely remember it too (albeit differently and for different reasons): it was a … Continue reading When The Men meet, women are flies on the revolution’s wall
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
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!
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