In colonial Rhodesia, there were separate schools, hospitals, restaurants, toilets, hotels, buses, leisure centres, playgrounds and suburbs for whites and blacks

Mimicking the white man in the village

Dr Sekai Nzenza on Wednesday This man in the village next to ours shook people’s hands using a stick. His hand did not touch another person’s hand. No. His hand could only hold one end of the stick. ...
Increasingly, in the ghettos and out there in the villages, we see syndicates of predatory mourners. They can sing and dance all night if the price is right

Morning comes with mourning

David Mungoshi Shelling the Nuts There is always something cathartic about mourning. When your flood of tears and emotion wash your eyelids and drench your weeping heart, there is afterwards an unmis...
We cannot blame children for being fat, but we can increase education on the values of good food and exercise

The challenges of obesity

Sekai Nzenza on Wednesday I USED to be skinny, dark and generally not seen as beautiful. I could handle the dark skin aspect of myself, but my self-esteem always reached rock bottom when I looked at ...
The late Paul Matavire

Making choices and moving on

David Mungoshi Shelling the Nuts Comrades and friends, please indulge me a little longer while I continue to mine from the depths of the wisdom of our people. Poetry and profound thought ooze like ho...

On literature prizes

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader Last Thursday, October 5, 2017 the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro, a British writer of Japanese origin. Ishiguro penned novels such as t...
Jailed RMG Independent End Time Message church founder Robert Martin Gumbura poses for a photograph with his 17 wives and six children during a family day at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison yesterday. - Picture by John Manzongo

21 hearts pound for jailed Gumbura

Ruth Butaumocho  Gender Editor HE may be serving a 40-year prison term for rape, but his love life has not been affected. If events witnessed at the ongoing Family week at Chikurubi Maximum Security ...
Soul Jah Love

Soul Jah Love should put his house in order

Godwin Muzari Arts Editor The future looks bright for Soul Jah Love, but it seems the musician is not bright enough to look into the future. The Mbare-bred chanter is fast winning hearts among music ...
THE TIES THAT BIND . . . With the continuation of relations, and in particular President Jacob Zuma rolling the red carpet for his counterpart, President Mugabe, some interests on both sides of the river are truly miffed

Zim-SA relations go beyond the minor

MY TURN WITH TICHAONA ZINDOGA PRESIDENT Mugabe is leading a Zimbabwean delegation in South Africa for bilateral talks under the banner of the Bi-National Commission. This is the Second Session of the...
This file photo shows people taking photographs at an accident scene. The dangers of social media do not lie in social media itself. No. These problems lie in the way we use and misuse social media

The good, the bad uses of social media

Sekai Nzenza on Wednesday “Did you see the video featuring one African President’s daughter in Rwanda or was it Kenya, Congo or Tanzania? It’s a bad video my friend. It is bad,” says my cousin Reuben...
It is time for the establishment and our compatriots to treat our embassy with the respect it deserves because it is our home; and is there to serve our country and its citizens

Zimbabwe House: Home away from home

Nick Mangwana View from the Diaspora Zimbabwe House in London is the home of the Zimbabwean Embassy in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It is located in a prime location in the Strand. This is a build...
Guinea fowl are a protected species in Zimbabwe. Like the flame lily and the python, they are royalty

Creatively using the wisdom in our proverbs

David Mungoshi Shelling the Nuts There is a wonderful saying from the archives of Shona wisdom which in its original form says, “Kugara nhaka huona dzevamwe (We learn from others and are then able to...