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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...

Zim polling stations officially closed

Voting has officially ended in the Zimbabwe historic election where millions of people thronged various polling stations throughout the country to cast their vote...

Voting underway in Zimbabwe

Voting is underway in Zimbabwe in a historic election with many voters expressing hope for change. Polling stations opened at 7am and are expected to...

Mugabe tastes own medicine

Court rules he resigned freely Former President Robert Mugabe must be ranting and raving following a high court ruling that he freely and voluntarily resigned...

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...