Agriculture Minister Perrance Shiri, who has died at age 65, was the first commander of the 5 Brigade, the unit that had a lead role in the Gukurahundi massacres. He served as commander of the Air Force of Zimbabwe...
By Miles Tendi Major General Paradzai Willings Zimondi, who has died aged 73, had multiple identities. There was the young Zimondi who in 1974 left his wife and seven month old...
By Miles Tendi This authorised biography tells the life history of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, from childhood to presidency. The biography is 153 pages long. It consists of a foreword, an editor’s note by...
By Takura Zhangazha In 1998, I had to undertake a research project for a course called Theory and Practice of Public Policy for my undergraduate studies.   I had decided that I...
By Melanie Boehi Jimalo, the main protagonist in Farai Mudzingwa’s short story Green Shadows in the Kiya Kiya Republic (Mbonga Press, 2021), is trying to survive in a dystopian Zimbabwe in which the formal...
‘Dear Samantha’ was a letter from Dambudzo Marechera to his lover, Samantha, has often gone viral on social media. Only that, it wasn’t from Marechera. It was, in fact, written by Austin Kaluba, a Zambia writer, as...
By Tatenda Mashanda The History of Policing in Zimbabwe by Augustine Chihuri is a disappointing and poorly written book that fails to provide any meaningful insight into the evolution of the police force in...
By Tererai Mafukidze In 1984, while doing grade five at Driefontein Mission, one of my Harare friends serenaded us with the stories of a legendary criminal and jail breaker he referred to as ‘Diggy...
The Army and Politics in Zimbabwe: Mujuru, the Liberation Fighter and Kingmaker is the first full-length biography of General Solomon Mujuru, also known as Rex Nhongo. Blessing-Miles Tendi spends years interviewing scores of sources, from...
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