Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The misleading and contradicting statements given by GCNW Betty Makoni should be investigated

An analysis :I have been following the articles about Betty Makoni’s GCN and GCNW published in your paper and I would like to air my views on my observations that warrant further scrutiny for your readers and the public at large in order to come up with a true picture on why the GCN now GCNW founder left Zimbabwe...

Revolution, the Power of the Internet and Looking the Regime in the Eye.

The end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011 marked the beginning a wave of unprecedented revolutionary activity across the Middle East. The dates of the revolutions go something like this: Tunisia-December 17, 2010, Algeria: January 5, 2011, Jordan: 41 January 2011, Yemen: January 22, 2011,Egypt: January 25, 2011, Sudan, January 30, 2011, Palestine: February 2, 2011, Iraq: February...

Zimbabwe- A House Tribally Divided

Despite the myriad pressing problems that Zimbabweans of all tribal backgrounds are facing, the age old animosity and distrust across tribal lines is alive and healthy, adding to the mix of hunger, poverty, lawlessness and disease. In fact it might be asserted that poverty, disease frustration, and a bleak political and economic outlook are the fodder that is feeding...

Christmas under African Skies

December 24, every year, we piled into my father’s blue Datsun 120Y for our annual Christmas visit to my mother’s village in Berejena (Chivi). We would have been preparing for this trip for several weeks prior. Cans of Olivine cooking oil, nestle powdered milk, Sun jam, loaves upon loaves of bread, bags of rice, sugar, flour salt and Stork...

Women Fighting their way into Zimbabwean Politics and the ‘Below the Belt’ Tactics men use in the Battle.

Zimbabwean politics is dominated by males. This is not surprising, given the context of persistent gender inequalities that have existed in the country prior to 1980 and moving on post independence. These inequalities are exacerbated by an entrenched patriarchal system and culture, coupled with an electoral system that neither facilitates nor adds any value to the increased representation of...

Impressive liberation credentials do not necessarily translate into outstanding executive leadership qualities.

Zimbabwe was wrestled from the Ian Smith Regime through a bloody liberation war that raged in the hinterland of the country from 1964 to 1979. In his memoirs, “Against the Grain”, Geoff Nyarota describes several encounters he had with leaders of the Zanla and Zipra forces who were carrying out covert operations in the rural areas of the country.Military...

Wikileaks- People get the leaders they deserve

The wikileaks documents, which have caused a media furor, with anyone who can string words together writing some sort of commentary about it, have caused another kind of frenzy. In the documents, the former U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Christopher Dell is quoted as saying, “PRIME MINISTER Morgan Tsvangirai is a weak leader who cannot be relied upon to lead...

Why Nehanda Radio editor Fortune Tazvida is targeting me – Issue dates back to 19/12/2008

I was not surprised to read on Nehanda radio an article written by Masimba Musodza who is Barbara Nyagomo’s spokesman for One Million Zimbabwe Voices,whose topic was 'Viomak - The Rastafarian Empire Strikes Back'.Fortune Tazvida the Chief editor of Nehanda radio online paper used the opportunity to pursue his long standing political agenda against me and he changed the...

On diseases of Affluence and Diseases of Poverty- Perspectives

It was in January of 1994 in Glasgow Scotland. I was sitting at my desk in my damp cold room, with a space heater on to try and chase away the frigid cold. I was wrapped in a blanket with just my right hand sticking out because I was trying to write a biochemistry assignment.

Reflections on World AIDS Day

Back in Zimbabwe behind my grandparents homestead in Chivi, Zimbabwe, there is a sacred burial ground which is named the hero’s acre. I guess this is in reference to the National Heroe’s Acre in Warren Hills, Harare, where Zimbabwe’s national heroes are buried.
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