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It’s sink or swim for VP

It’s sink or swim for VP

THIS week could prove to be one of the most important and significant periods in the long political life of embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, as the post-congress Zanu PF war to succeed President Robert Mugabe gets hotter and nastier by the day. Team Lacoste, as Mnangagwa’s camp is now referred […]

Opinion: In Zimbabwe, We Don’t Cry for Lions

Opinion: In Zimbabwe, We Don’t Cry for Lions

MY mind was absorbed by the biochemistry of gene editing when the text messages and Facebook posts distracted me. So sorry about Cecil. Did Cecil live near your place in Zimbabwe? Cecil who? I wondered. When I turned on the news and discovered that the messages were about a lion […]

Opinion: Looking Beyond Mugabe

Opinion: Looking Beyond Mugabe

IT’S not been a good year for Robert Mugabe. When cameras caught him stumbling down the steps of a podium in February, photographers were forced to delete the images and several bodyguards were later fired. Nevertheless, photoshopped pictures of the nonagenarian dictator went viral. Some show him sprinting up a football […]

Local prisons grappling with a shortage of plates

Local prisons grappling with a shortage of plates

LOCAL prisons which have long coped with food shortages have a new problem: Not enough plates to serve the scarce food. Hard-core criminals such as murderers and rapists are worst hit, said Zimbabwe Prisons Service spokeswoman Elizabeth Banda. At some maximum security prisons, there is just one plate for up […]