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Election fever

Letter from Zim We are literally eating, drinking and sleeping politics. With the countdown to July 30 elections now on, it seems everything else is on...

Mphoko’s Choppies conundrum

Barely three years in the vice president’s office, Phelekezela Mphoko was sacked for being in the wrong faction. In fact, according to the current leadership,...

It’s a circus!

It has been extremely difficult to write this week’s column. How do you write when tears flow uncontrollably out of grief, how do you write...

Obesity must fall – mazoe makers

There has been a lot of noise about the new Mazoe Orange Crush taste (or lack of taste) but I had largely ignored it...

The economy falters

When President Robert Mugabe was booted out last November, many celebrated as they thought his demise would usher in a sound, vibrant economy. But alas,...

Goblin terror

As politics continue to take centre stage following the announcement of the election date, residents of a high density suburb in Bulawayo are for...

Comrade ‘Bleachy’ on becoming yellow bones

Since he came into the limelight following the ouster of former president Robert Mugabe last November, vice president Constantino Chiwenga has literally become light...

‘It’s their time to eat’

Capitalising: Constatino and Mary Chiwenga It is now clear that when they staged a coup against former president Robert Mugabe, it was not about ‘liberating’...

New regime, old habits

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Former president, Robert Mugabe loved travelling abroad and was often accused of blowing up taxpayer’s...

Of prophets and sex scandals

Politics is taking the back seat this week as two popular prophets are hogging the limelight for all the wrong reasons. But before I go...

Looters list- just a damp squib

When he announced that he had given ‘looters’ three months to return externalized foreign currency, many thought Zimbabwe had eventually gotten a leader who...

Mugabe now an enemy of the state

‘Pasi na Mugabe’ (Down with Mugabe) chanted Zanu PF youths at a recent gathering in Harare. This was after it emerged that the former President...

Rustic Rainbows Farms-The ideal retreat

Practicing what they preach Couple turns bush into a magic haven Turning left at the Rasesa junction along A1, one cannot miss a signboard written Rustic...

Young versus old

This year’s election is going to be lit! I know this jargon is not appropriate for the mainstream media but I just had to use...

Spare us your bitterness uncle Bob

So former president Robert Mugabe now thinks he can preach about democracy, freedom of speech, free and fair elections and that the army should...

So long the people’s hero

My journalism hat might constantly fall off as I write this week’s column. Like most Zimbabweans, I am saddened by the death of opposition...

Morgan Tsvangirai laid to rest amid succession drama

There was drama at the late Morgan Tsvangirai’s funeral this afternoon as some senior party members were chased away by youths who are seemingly...

Tsvangirai to get state assisted funeral

The late Zimbabwean opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, will get a state assisted funeral. According to Zimbabwe’s state run Herald, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the government...

Zimbabweans mourn Morgan Tsvangirai

Revered Zimbabwean opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai who succumbed to colon cancer on Wednesday has been described by many as a hero and bravest politician...

Mugabe on a revenge mission

There surely are no permanent friends or permanent foes in politics. Who would have thought former vice president Joice Mujuru would smoke the peace pipe...

Knives out for Grace Mugabe

Former first lady Grace Mugabe must be quaking in her boots following pronouncement that she is no longer immune to arrest. The once feared Grace,...

Mugabe presented with Gaddafi scenario

When tables turned on former President Robert Mugabe last November, there was obviously behind the scenes talks and happenings that were never made public. Last...

Mngangagwa does the unthinkable

2018 is a New Year in so many ways in Zimbabwe. It is no longer news that it is the first year in 38 years...

What a year!

As the sun sets on 2017, one thing that will forever be etched in our memories is that it is the year former President...

Mixed feelings

It’s been days of mixed feelings for many Zimbos. There is no doubt that the majority of people have hope for brighter days to come...

The bee should have stung her

A bee can hover around anything and anyone with no big deal, but when it comes close to stinging the first lady then it...

Stop the lies Mugabe is one foot in the grave

“I have felt very pained. In fact I feel like a failure when there is this reading that the president is sleeping in conferences,...

Letter from Zim; of presidential biscuits & snacks

There is never a dull moment in Zimbabwe for those who follow politics and current affairs. While the main stream media (both private and public...

Letter from Zim

In and out whatever, life goes on.   This may seem like an everyday casual statement but I think this is the thinking of most Zimbabweans...

Uncertainty as Mugabe ushers in bond notes

President Robert Mugabe this week used his presidential powers to formally introduce bond notes, a surrogate currency which his government hopes will ease the...

From a scribe to a chief

TAKING OVER ROYAL DUTIES Former journalist, author and pastor, Gasebalwe Seretse will tomorrow (Saturday) add another title to his name as he is set to...

Behing some successful brands there’s this woman

Tshiamo ‘Dambe’ Molapisi is no stranger to some of the big brands in South Africa having worked with Hunters Gold, First National Bank, Lenovo,...

AT HOME WITH THE VP’s WIFE

If people grew younger, she would be the country’s next first lady but unfortunately age is catching up with her and her husband, best...

MINISTER MOKAILA’S SOCIAL INTERCOURSE WITH THE VOICE

“I once fell asleep in this woman’s arms,” says the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Environment, Kitso Mokaila pointing to one of the therapists...

THE PUBLIC SPEAKER

Growing up, Cliff Kepaletswe reveals that he was a loner, a withdrawn child and never thought he would have the confidence to speak up...

BRAND AMBASSADOR

Brand Botswana Deputy Director, Ludo Mokotedi is a young petite lady with one of the biggest portfolios in as far as marketing and branding...

HATAB ANNUAL CONFERENCE TACKLES TOUGH ISSUES

The Hospitality & Tourism Association of Botswana (HATAB) recently held a successful two- day annual conference under the theme:“Unleashing Economic Potential through Tourism” in...

NEW YEAR, NEW LAW FOR ZIM CROSS BOARDER TRADERS

  Regulation to protect Zim textileand clothing industry announced New Year usherd in new laws  for Zimbabwe as all clothing items ceased to be covered by...

LENS MAN

WHETHER he is out shopping with his family, hanging out with friends or relaxing, the camera is always hanging on his shoulder. So in love...

UP, CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH SNAKES

Documentary on snakes brings the feared reptiles closer to man The enmity between man and snakes is the stuff legends are made of and indeed...