• Heroes Day 2019: Ideals Overcoming the Individual

    Heroes Day 2019: Ideals Overcoming the Individual0

    Annually in August, Zimbabwe remembers its national liberation struggle heroes.  And it is the correct thing to do.  This, despite arguments that the definition of a national hero has been politicized by the ruling Zanu Pf party to mean only those that were part of the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army (ZANLA) or the Zimbabwe

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  • Virtue and Sophistry: Economy As the Superstructure in Zimbabwe

    Virtue and Sophistry: Economy As the Superstructure in Zimbabwe0

    There were a number of by-elections in Zimbabwe over the last month.  One for local government in my rural home district of Bikita East in Masvingo province.  The other(s) for Parliament and local government in Lupane East which is in Matebeleland North province.  Both are rural constituencies in our first-past-the post parliamentary and local government

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  • Electricity Cuts, Lifestyles and Modified Behaviour in Zimbabwe

    Electricity Cuts, Lifestyles and Modified Behaviour in Zimbabwe0

    Electricity and access to it is a big issue in Zimbabwe at the moment.  Not least by admission of our own government but more importantly by the lived realities of many urban based Zimbabweans, civil service workers, social service providers, informal traders and formal or informal private business owners. I have mentioned ‘urban’ Zimbabweans because

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  • Only political action will remove ZANU PF from power

    Only political action will remove ZANU PF from power0

    The leaked audio featuring a conversation between Mnangagwa’s wife Auxillia and an army commander named as Murombo has exposed the power struggles in the “New Dispensation” administration. In the audio, Auxillia Mnangagwa claims that the army is trying to ‘get Mnangagwa through’ her, clearly asserting that all is not well in the cockpit and that

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  • Is Zimbabwe headed for another coup?

    Is Zimbabwe headed for another coup?0

    The November 2017 military coup which forced tyrant Robert Mugabe from power is still haunting Zimbabwe, almost 18 months down the line. The remnants of the coup and its footprints will not disappear sooner than we expected. After topping Mugabe, President Emmerson Mnangagwa had an enormous task facing him trying to please his erstwhile conspirators

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