In a not-so-distant dystopian Zimbabwean future, the country is a barren wasteland decimated by years of drought, unbridled corruption from a second ZANU-PF/MDC unity government, and … Continue reading Back to the future: running for power, but what about the people?
On 30 July, Zimbabweans will take to the ballots to vote for new members of Council, Parliament and, of course, the big one, the President of Zimbabwe. … Continue reading Straight-ticket voting needs a rethink
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”
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!
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
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!
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’
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?
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
Last week Johannes Tomana, Prosecutor General in the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs in the Republic of Zimbabwe, declared in an interview with the Chronicle newspaper, that 12 year old girls should be allowed to have sex and … Continue reading Leadership, not the law, continues to fail girls
Accountability is something I have always wanted to explore and discuss, particularly within the Zimbabwean context. Accountability seems to have lost its meaning and has become … Continue reading Of accountability (or lack of) in Zimbabwe