Of Cancer Machines And Politics

By Robert Mukondiwa, Guest Writer EXACTLY two years ago I lost this awesome soul to breast cancer which had spread to the lungs. April 11 of 2020. It was a particularly painful loss not because she is my best friend and mother but for so many other reasons. At the very top is the fact

IN-DEPTH: Migrants scapegoated in South Africa as inequality and unemployment surge

By Doreen Chasi lost her brother and husband in South Africa’s 2008 xenophobic attacks in which nearly 100 foreign nationals were killed. This year, it all seems to be happening all over again. “They destroyed my stall,” Chasi told openDemocracy. “All the produce I had just purchased for resale was confiscated. That reminded me

The late Kenneth Kaunda

The END OF AN ERA – A Tribute To Dr Kenneth Kaunda

By Andrew Nyathi “He was a rare human being and self-effacing African patriot who leaves behind a legacy of exemplary leadership, which should serve as a benchmark for all of the continent’s leaders.” Thabo Mbeki Foundation. While the world – Africa and Zambia in particular, are gripped by a heart wrenching loss of one of

President Emmerson Mnangagwa with Passion Java

Luke-ing The Beast In The Eye: Twabam, A Passion For Terrorism And A Deputy Who Mounts Yet Another Coup

By Luke Tamborinyoka Introduction Phew. It was a hectic week in many respects. A good week in my beloved journalism industry—a dream week for any news editor worth their salt as they were spoilt for choice when it came to the spangled banner colours for the day’s headline. From Emmerson Mnangagwa’s shameful, unfounded and evidence-free

The Security And Political Economy Dimensions Of The Mozambican Insurgency

By Wallace K Musakanyi Southern Africa was recognised for a long time as one of the most peaceful regions’ in Africa but recent events that have been transpiring in Mozambique have proved that the stability of the SADC region in general and that of Mozambique in particular is under constant threat from the violent and

Pride Mkono

Understanding Political Strongholds And Voting Patterns

By Pride Mkono There is an interesting phenomenon in electoral politics its referred to as ‘strongholds’ which basically described an electoral territory in which a party or faction enjoys solid support. Strongholds have varied characteristics for example they can be defined by geography for example rural or urban. They can also be described by class

MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa

A New Film About Zimbabwe’s 2018 Elections Worth Watching, But Flawed

The Conversation Danish director Camilla Nielsson’s documentary President (2021) is an up-close, intimate tale. It follows the election travails of Zimbabwe’s main opposition party the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance and its leader, Nelson Chamisa. Winner of the prestigious Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Verité Filmmaking, the film deploys an “in the moment”

Tony Reeler

Silence On Zimbabwe Makes Mockery Of SADC Core Principles

By Tony Reeler The Southern African Development Community’s perpetual silence on Zimbabwe speaks louder than the words it occasionally utters about human rights and the rule of law. Its acquiescence in the face of serial violations of the SADC Treaty makes a mockery of all its members and leaves the citizens of Zimbabwe at the

Gerald Mlotshwa

Mlotshwa’s Ethics Under Scrutiny In Streak Saga

By Michael Mutasa SPORTS and Recreation Commission chairman and Harare lawyer Gerald Mlotshwa’s impartiality in the controversial match fixing case involving former cricket national team captain and coach Heath Streak is under scrutiny as the case which caused international embarrassment to our sport continues to unravel. Streak was banned for eight years by the International

Tichaona Zindoga

Calling Out Auxillia’s Editorial Interference Benefits State Media Journalists And Editors (Hopefully)

Tichaona Zindoga There has been considerable interest in my interview on South African public broadcaster, SABC, aired at the weekend. I appeared with Hopewell Chin’ono, as we discussed the state of media in Zimbabwe on the occasion of Independence Day. The programme was pre-recorded on Friday. Interestingly, after the session, Chin’ono took to Twitter and

Author...Nomazulu Thata

Sexually Transmitted Leadership Will Not Take Us Anywhere

By Nomazulu Thata    My previous article regarding the nomination of Sibangilizwe Nkomo to contest the Zapu presidential candidacy could have come across as too emotional for some people to appreciate my perspective. What is disturbing is that be it Matabeleland, Mashonaland, Manicaland, the Tongaland or whatever corner of the land we live in, we learn

Nomazulu Thata

Sibangilizwe Nkomo Bid For Zapu Presidency A Big Joke

By Nomazulu Thata       Not long-ago last month, Sibangilizwe Nkomo announced his Zapu candidacy to replace late party leader Dumiso Dabengwa. I was excited about this, well as someone who grew up in Zapu and known the late Comrade Joshua Nkomo well. I was in Zambia together with Father Zimbabwe as leader of guerrilla movement. It

Former Vice President Kembo Mohadi

Who Gains From The Public Shaming Of Kembo Mohadi?

The Africa Report Zimbabwe’s second Vice President Kembo Mohadi was caught in a kompromat trap. Recordings of phone calls full of lurid sexual banter, thanks to intercepts that were almost certainly the work of a state intelligence agency, were faithfully reproduced on the Zimlive online news site in a series of salacious stories over the