Opinion

The fallacy of political government

The damage left by the ex-colonial powers is devastating. It is not putting it too strongly to say that, to this day, their legacy has been to help keep African citizens in extreme poverty for years longer than was necessary, and it still pervades every aspect of African life. One […]

We must not wait for Mugabe to die

A loser is essentially someone who gives up before exhausting all available options. With that in mind, there is a very dangerous but widely accepted fallacy we must address, especially as we stare at the do-or-die 2018 elections. That Zimbabwe is hobbling on its knees towards a total precipice is […]

Zimbabwe: Opposition Not Ready for Elections, MP

Zimbabwe’s opposition is not ready for crunch elections due next year with leaders obsessing about pointless coalitions and “nonsensical” calls for electoral reforms, legislator and veteran politician Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga has said. The coalition talk is misdirected, focussing more on leadership and the parcelling out of post between the respective political parties, […]

Opinion: Stuck on pause in Zimbabwe

Opinion: Stuck on pause in Zimbabwe

A Zimbabwe press card is a precious thing. Much of the local media is under state control, and President Robert Mugabe has a long record of disliking foreign correspondents. So when I had a chance to get temporary accreditation to cover an arts festival, I jumped at it. After three […]