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Zimbabwe: Skating on thin ice

by EDDIE CROSS THE political transition initiated last year by the attacks on the Mujuru faction in Zanu PF leading to her dismissal from the post of vice president and the appointment of Emmerson Mnangagwa , is still underway but is very fragile. This fragility has several sources but in the main concerns the need for Mnangagwa to maintain momentum ... Read More »

Why we laughed when Mugabe fell

By Lance Guma We all have elderly people in our lives that we love and care for dearly. None of us would make fun of them if they stumble, trip or fall over. So how come the 91-year-old president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, became an exception? When  Mugabe missed a step and tumbled off the podium at the Harare International ... Read More »

Making a truce with the devil: A strategy for Zim’s opposition

by William Muchayi THE  tumultuous events prior and post-Zanu PF congress have completely changed the political landscape of Zimbabwe which will  never   be the same again. Indeed , so dramatic and fluid is the soap opera that many , even seasoned politicians from both the ruling party and the opposition were caught unaware , failing to figure out , grasp ... Read More »

Where are Nkala and Mujuru ‘s names in the story behind Gukhurahundi?

By Pearson Mbalekwa I HAVE decided to come out of a self-imposed political hibernation and join the debate on the merits and demerits of the appointments of Hon ED Mnangagwa and Hon Phelekezela “Report” Mphoko as State Vice Presidents after Zanu-PF’s congress in December 2014. This is in view of the relentless attacks they have received from the private media ... Read More »

Proudly (un) South African, trying to fly the Zim flag high

By Cathy Buckle MARONDERA -THE  milk in my fridge has a sign on it boasting that it is “Proudly South African.” The cheese, custard, butter, frozen vegetables, fruit juice and mayonnaise have the same sign. The cereals in the cupboard have labels announcing that they are “Proudly South African” so does the rice, coffee and biscuits. It’s the same in ... Read More »

New Year’s Message from SA President Jacob Zuma

Fellow South Africans, We have come to the end of a special year, in which we celebrated 20 years of freedom and progress we have made in building a united, democratic, non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous South Africa. We told the good story that South Africa is a much better place to live in today than it was before 1994. The ... Read More »

Goodbye 2014, It was the worst of times

By Ranjeni Munusamy NKANDLA. Oscar Pistorius. Elections 2014. Julius Malema. Pansy Tlakula. Mamphela Ramphele. Zwelinzima Vavi. Hlaudi Motsoeneng. #PayBackTheMoney. Senzo Meyiwa. Eskom. Shrien Dewani. Cosatu. And always, Jacob Zuma. They occupied the news and our minds, and defined the world we live in. It was a never-ending big news year that shone the spotlight on the ethics of our president, ... Read More »

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