Opinion

Mongoma Interview: Let’s push for early elections

Mongoma Interview: Let’s push for early elections

RENEWAL Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) leader Elton Mangoma has called on Zimbabweans to pile pressure on President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF government to push for early elections, saying that was the only solution to the country’s present woes. Mangoma told The Standard last week that the Zanu PF government was […]

Makoni Interview: It’s The Politics Stupid

Makoni Interview: It’s The Politics Stupid

THE leader of Zimbabwe’s opposition party Mavambo Kusile Dawn, Simba Makoni, says he is shocked by the level of infighting in Zanu-PF as the battle to succeed President Robert Mugabe intensifes. In an exclusive interview with VOA, Makoni a former finance minister and member of Mr. Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party, said when […]

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 […]