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Tapiwanashe Chiriga

57 years on…. Zinasu celebrates Africa Day

By Tapiwanashe Chiriga Happy Africa Day! The 25th of May is always a special day to celebrate Africa. Today marks 57 years since the formation of the giant Organization of African Unity now African Union. It is also a day to celebrate the tireless works of Henry Sylvester Williams, William Edward Burghardt DuBois, Kwame Nkrumah,

Author, Nomazulu Thata

Tribalism: UK has become Zimbabwe’s tribal tower

By Nomazulu Thata                                                                             The MDC sings from Zanu PF’s hymn books without shame when it comes to tribalism. How do you replicate a party you are opposing in all aspects of its operations? MDC is comfortable with tribal allocation of party positions determined by ethnic demography. Nothing challenges these tribal outfits and tribal inclinations: ability,

John Masuku

How a Media NGO Changed the COVID-19 Narrative in Zimbabwe

By John Masuku When the Covid-19 pandemic hit Zimbabwe, state accountability and access to accurate, up-to-date information were poor. An investigative and developmental journalism group shook up the government, forcing them to respond better, and more responsibly. Alarm bells were rung in Zimbabwe when, in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, the infection claimed

Author...Nomazulu Thata

Unfettered privileges and entitlements of an African boy-child

By Nomazulu Thata                                                                             Who has ever seen an anxious mother at the delivery ward? She is frightened, anxiety in her eyes is telling the same old story we know. The thought of giving birth to a girl can even affect the birth pains. She knows what it means to take a girl-child home, she knows

Author...Alex Magaisa

BSR: Concerning the recall of MDC Alliance MPs

By Alex T. Magaisa When I wrote last week’s BSR on the issue of recalling Members of Parliament from Parliament, I was oblivious of the fact that the issue was already before the legislative body. Today, Parliament was convened to announce that four (4) MPs of the MDC Alliance have been recalled in terms of

Author...Nomazulu Thata

Julius Sello Malema; das Drama des hochbegabten Kindes

Nomazulu Thata                                                                                         The son of the soil is Juju. The youthful South African politician Julius Malema was born in 1981 in Transvaal province. Malema was not even born when Zimbabwe got independence in 1980 and he was barely 10 years when Mandela was released from Robin Island Prison in 1990. Like all black South Africans,

Author...Tichaona Zindoga

Shingi Munyeza is right, Zim needs to break the strangleholds

By Tichaona Zindoga Businessman, pastor and member of President Mnangagwa’s Advisory Committee, Shingi Munyeza, made a powerful statement recently, centred on “breaking strangleholds”. He argued that the country had suffered 40 years of stagnation and needed to break the strangleholds and allow for a new generation and culture that would lift the country. His message

Alex Magaisa

Big Saturday Read: Beware of bribery in the name of charity

Alex T. Magaisa A tour into the past As we stand at this critical juncture in the affairs of the world, there is much to learn from the past. It would be irresponsible to repeat errors and misjudgments of the past. So the story today begins with a quick tour into the past. The lessons

Tichaona Zindoga

Zim at faulty, oops, forty: A country in need of fixing

Tichaona Zindoga Zimbabwe observed its 40th Independence Day anniversary on Saturday. This particular milestone will be quickly forgotten, for a number of reasons. Zimbabwe observed the 2020 Independence commemorations under the dark cloud of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which precluded the usual State-led ceremony. However, Zimbabwe has deep-seated problems that, even without the pall of

Marvelous Khumalo

Zim@40: Promised land remains a distant possibility

By Marvelous Khumalo Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) joins the people of Zimbabwe, within or without her borders in commemorating 40th anniversary of Zimbabwe’s independence. On this important national day; we pay tribute to the sons and daughters of Zimbabwe who sacrificed their lives for the liberation of the nation, while calling upon the nation

Luke Tamborinyoka

Of indoor 40th birthday celebrations and locked down livelihoods

By Luke Batsirai Tamborinyoka Tomorrow, Zimbabweans celebrate 40 years of independence amid a global calamity-induced lockdown that is being ruthlessly enforced by brutal national security forces. It’s an oxymoron of sorts–having to celebrate your independence while the same independence and the attendant freedoms of movement and assembly are heavily curtailed by an odd combination of

Zimbabwe’s shattered economy poses a serious challenge to fighting Covid-19

Tapiwa Chagonda The continuing fallout from its already shattered neighbour will prove to be another big problem for South Africa too. The Covid-19 pandemic has left Zimbabwe in an extremely difficult situation. As of early April, the number of infections and deaths from the pandemic appeared low, although the available data isn’t necessarily reliable. President