We asked a young Zimbabwean to write down his views on last week's election. He wrote a poem instead. Beyond it all, I will find myself By Tatenda Chinondidyachii Mashanda Beyond suffering There lies my heart in the gully of despair There lies...
By Perry Munzwembiri If there ever was any doubt about the exact nature of the state Robert Mugabe - deposed in what has become known as a military assisted transition back in November 2017 - bequeathed us, then the events...
AS anti-riot police fought back a tide of angry opposition supporters at the gates of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission's temporary base, a relaxed ZEC chairperson Chigumba was fielding questions from journalists, seemingly impervious to the storm of discontentment over...
By Sharon Mupfure When Emmerson Mnangagwa was inaugurated in November, many people around me were over the top in their hope. I was really sceptical. I have changed over time. The funny thing is that those that were over the top...
By Tawanda Moyo TWENTY-ONE years ago, I started Grade One at a rural school in Masvingo. There were just a few benches in that class and, close to every day, we wrote a test to determine who got to sit on...
Politicians lie. They will lie about their achievements, and lie about their promises. They have studied us. They know what we want to hear; we warm to hopeful and positive messages, and we hate painful truths. So they lie. And how...
IF he had his way, Nelson Chamisa said on Wednesday, he would not have participated in an election without his demanded reforms. But as “a leader who is democratic”, he yielded to the people, including traditional leaders, war veterans, serving...
For the last 6 months, I have been working in Zimbabwe in my role as international consultant to the China Railway Group to understand how infrastructure and related trade projects under China’s ”One Belt One Road” can help the...
Once, it was the music of the Mbare Chimurenga Choir which told you that you were at a ZANU PF event. But on Saturday morning, on the pavilion of the Borrowdale Race Course, it was Phil Collins singing “In...
PAN-African research project Afrobarometer’s latest poll on the July 30 general election, released on Friday, shows a tight race between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his main challenger, Nelson Chamisa. The poll, conducted roughly a month before the general election using...
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