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Hair-raising levels of corruption

Just when we thought we had seen it all when it comes to corruption and rampant abuse of state funds, the roads...

Shadow of death

I wasn’t following news and current affairs this past week as I was mourning and preparing to lay my maternal grandmother to...

Not yet uhuru

There was very little reason to celebrate yesterday (Thursday 18) as Zimbabwe marked 39 years of independence. With each...

It’s cold outside ZANU PF

BACK HOME: Didymus Mutasa (R) and Ambrose Mutinhiri (L) being welcomed by Zanu PF’s Secretary for Administration Obert Mpofu

Sad news all around us

I miss writing something good, something positive about my country. Sadly, nothing good seems to be coming our...

The Gods must be angry

The effects of El Nino are being experienced across the SADC region but I will personalise it for obvious reasons.

No smoke without fire

They say everything happens for a reason. So when changes take place in influential establishments, one can easily...

Self-centred leadership

Our leaders never cease to amaze. President Emmerson Mnangagwa is a typical example of a driver who indicates right...

Working for free

On average, teachers in Zimbabwe earn $400 (bond) which in ‘real terms’ is equivalent to almost P1, 100. I...

From soldier bae to vicious villain

In November 2017, they became the darlings of the nation when they staged a bloodless coup to topple former President Robert Mugabe.

Cry my beloved country

What an eventful past few days! When I read that the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) had called...

Oliver Mtukudzi laid to rest

The late Zimbabwean musician, Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi who was declared a national hero has been laid to rest at his rural home...

Zimbabwe calm after the storm

Businesses in Bulawayo, opened their doors today after almost a week of shutdown following violent protests and a mass stay away over...

Businesses remain closed in the wake of Zim fuel uprising

Most businesses and shops remained closed in Bulawayo today (Thursday), while a few major supermarkets which were open were under heavy police...

Zim govt. restores internet, social media still frozen

Internet is back in Zimbabwe after almost 72 hours of blackout, but social media sites still remain suspended. The...

Zimbabwe on edge as fuel protests continue

Hundreds of people in Harare and Bulawayo took to the streets today to protest over a massive fuel price hike which came...

No good news

A STORY OF TWO HEADLINES It’s a season to be jolly and I wish I could write something good about my country but no positive...

Sickening blue lies

This is what came to mind as I listened to former Home Affairs Minister, Obert Mpofu on Tuesday claiming that snipers were planted in...

The fiery seeds of discontent

I cringed (and cursed, much to my husband's shock!) when I learnt that government is contemplating controlling prices of goods, mostly basic commodities. The last...

A year after the coup

Around this time last year, the winds of changes were blowing swiftly through the country and many thought better days were coming, but alas. Wednesday,...

Foxy Magaya

Popular prophet Walter Magaya is in the news again – and once again it’s for all the wrong reasons. I think to even call him...

No love lost

Looks like the ruling Zanu PF has once again been dogged by division. Indeed if current happenings are anything to go by, then we are...

Major climbdown

With the cost of most commodities either shooting up daily or simply not available on the shelves, something really had to give. Having banned the...

Of Chiwenga’s illness and stepping on a lion’s tail

This week I chose to ignore our struggles. But I must hasten to say that sharing my problem last week on this platform helped a...

When crisis hits home

The worsening economic crisis in Zimbabwe really hit us hard this week. When somebody Tweeted over the weekend that he had failed to get high...

Doom and gloom

Happiness is all too often short lived for the majority of Zimbos. Whilst it is a one thing to be optimistic, it is foolish to...

Giving credit where it’s due

For as long as I can remember, the powers that be have always been selfish, never putting the interests of the people first. But last...

Stinking governance

It’s quite unfortunate that a preventable disease keeps recurring in Zimbabwe’s capital before eventually spreading to other towns and cities. At least 28 people have...

Ray of hope

There was excitement on social media last Friday following the announcement of cabinet ministers. With so much negativity and dashed hopes of a brighter future,...

Panic mode activated

Zimbos seem to be quick to press the panic button but who can blame them. Having experienced acute shortages of basic commodities, hyperinflation and skyrocketing...

They don’t eat a thank you

After his swearing in and listening to his speech of building a new Zimbabwe, a part of me became hopeful that maybe, just maybe,...

Zimbabwe’s moment of truth

Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court is sitting today to hear the case of disputed election results where Zanu PF’s leader, Emmerson Mngangagwa, was declared the winner...

Life goes on

Zimbabwe’s two main political parties may now be battling it out in court but the ordinary men and women on the street seem less...

A dream deferred

Zimbabwe is a country of false dawns and dashed hope since 1980. This is what South African journalist and political analyst, Justice Malala wrote on...

Harare burns

3 dead, Biti likely to be charged REJECTING DEFEAT: MDC-Alliance supporters protesting in Harare Three people died while several others were injured during violent protests...

Déjà vu

Zimbabwe is on a knife-edge and it’s not the first time. Change in leadership has been so near yet so far, leaving many nursing physical...

No cheer as Zanu-PF retains power

Hours after he was declared winner in the just ended elections, there are still no wild cheers to celebrate President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory who...

Observers panic as Zimbabwe election turn violent

Elections observers in Harare say they are locked inside their hotels as largely peaceful elections that took place on Monday turned violent from Wednesday...

Zanu PF in landslide victory

Zanu PF has won a big chunk of parliamentary seats in the results announced so far. The ruling party now has 109 seats while MDC...

Mnangagwa and Chamisa upbeat as vote counting continues

Vote counting and collation is underway in Zimbabwe’s historic election which saw more than 75 percent of registered voters casting their ballot yesterday. Though Zimbabwe...