Monthly Archives: May 2012

The rebellious prince

By Lot MasianeReligion

ABSALOM was the most handsome, cunning, and ambitious of David’s sons. The Bible says, “But in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even to the … Read more


Violence, corruption: the MDC-T’s record in government

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics

WHEN Morgan Tsvangirai became Prime Minister in 2009, he promised to end the violence, corruption, sleaze and thievery that characterised our political system over the years. He also pledged to restore honour and decency to our Parliament. Three years have … Read more


ZISCO: the painful human toll

By Gilbert NyambabvuCompanies, Mining, Politics

FRENCH philosopher Joseph de Maistre – that unconscionable defender of social hierarchy, privilege and, therefore, inequality – is claimed to have once opined that a people will always get the government they deserve. Wise old head, that Frenchie! If he … Read more


Condoms in schools: no easy choices

By Mduduzi MathuthuEducation, Health

THE Education Minister will be delighted to learn that in my 13 years going through Zimbabwe’s school system, not once did I engage in sexual activities. But that’s where the good news ends. More than anything, it was lack of … Read more


Robert Mugabe… What Happened? A rejoinder to Tendi

By Simon BrightFilm, Politics

BLESSING-Miles Tendi begins his review of my film ‘Robert Mugabe…What Happened?’ by criticising the choice of Mugabe as an African villain when there are worse African villains to  be found. Of course he is right, but I chose the subject … Read more


Mugabe’s 32nd Independence speech watershed moment

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics

IT MIGHT be too early to make any conclusions, but it looks quite likely that historians will look back at President Robert Mugabe’s hour-long speech on Independence Day two weeks ago and conclude that it changed our politics forever. Already, … Read more


Of hollow milestones and tombstones

By Mthulisi MathuthuBooks, Film, Politics

BLESSING Miles-Tendi is a strategically situated Zimbabwean academic with access to a range of platforms and forums most that feed into the mainstream agenda setting in global or international politics. As young as he is, he already teaches history and … Read more


Film Review: ‘Robert Mugabe: What Happened?’

By Blessing-Miles TendiFilm, History, Politics

ON APRIL 29, 2012, I participated in a panel discussion with Simon Bright, director of the film “Robert Mugabe. What Happened?”, and McDonald Lewanika the Director of Crisis Coalition in Zimbabwe (CCZ). This followed the showing of Bright’s latest film … Read more


EU sanctions and Zimbabwe deportations

By George ChapwanyaImmigration, Legal

THE European Union has slapped sanctions against a number of countries recently. Sanctions have been imposed on Zimbabwe by the European Union supposedly to encourage the persons targeted to reject policies that lead to the suppression of human rights, of … Read more


Curious case of the University of Zimbabwe fundraiser

By Mutumwa MawereEducation, Politics

I WAS one of the people who attended the launch dinner on Saturday April 28, 2012, in support of a campaign led by the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) of Zimbabwe, Professor Arthur Mutambara, to raise funds for the University of … Read more