OFFSIDE . . . zanu-pf deputy secretary for Youth Affairs Kudzanayi Chipanga  challenged war veterans to a fight

So, youths would dare Gen Tongo to a fight?

View From the Diaspora Nick Mangwana Had General Josiah Tongogara lived to see this day, he would have been 78-years-old, an elderly senior citizen. He would have been much older than most of the eld...
Julian Assange

Call for UN reform finds resonance

Nick Mangwana View from the Diaspora Politics continue to be the theme of this column this week. However, the issue of alleged stealing of women’s underwear and questionable paternity pedigree will b...
“MAKE MINE ON THE ROCKS” . . . There was a period soon after independence when one would know who had been to the Diaspora and who had not by the type of alcohol they drank

Alcoholism and the Zim Diaspora

Nick Mangwana View From the Diaspora Whatever the cause of this alcoholism scourge a lot of social capital is being unnecessarily lost. There is really no need to applaud someone because they are leg...
Cde Khaya Moyo

Infighting discourages investment

Nick Mangwana View From Diaspora This is the time to invest in Zimbabwe. There is no real substantive risk to this investment but that which is macro-economic. But will the restive Zimbabwe Diaspora ...
Someone whose totem is the Shumba doesn’t have to feel superior to one whose totem is the African Fish Eagle or Hungwe

We should not play ethnic politics

Nick Mangwana View From the Diaspora When some people firmly believe that the President of the Republic should not come from certain parts of a country, they are prejudiced bigots. Prejudiced people ...
Joice Mujuru

Scourge of pointless political parties

Nick Mangwana View From the Diaspora THIS week this column comes back again to the subject of personal interests in factions as well as the proliferation of self-serving political parties grounded on...
Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ)

Zimbabwe banks need to reform

Nick Mangwana View From The Diaspora If the whole culture of banking in Zimbabwe does not change then there will also be no interruption to the cycle of negative returns. . . A cyclical treacherous r...
HEAVEN ON EARTH. . . It is not uncommon for Zimbabweans to borrow huge sums of money to build mansions and buy luxury vehicles, instead of investing in ventures that stimulate economic activity, which will make it possible for them to repay their debts

Zimbabwe needs a debt paying culture

Nick Mangwana View From The Diaspora Zimbabwe has almost reached a national debt crisis. People are owing money for everything from electricity that hardly “comes” to local authority taxes as well as...
Joice Mujuru

BUILD: Mujuru first, people second

Nick Mangwana View from the Diaspora WHEN someone who himself or herself comes out and issues a personal manifesto, not of an organisation, not of a team, just about themselves as if it’s a pitch for...
President Mugabe

Revamp tender system for economic recovery

Nick Mangwana View From The Diaspora In his 10-point plan for economic recovery in Zimbabwe, President Mugabe alluded to the modernisation of the tender system. He said that the system is going to be...
Young legislators like Justice Mayor Wadyajena (seen here making a presentation in Parliament) are vital to the policy-making process

Blending youth, experience progressive

Nick Mangwana View From the Diaspora The main political parties in Zimbabwe have Youth Wings. They are always said to be the vanguard of the party in as far as foot soldiering is concerned. The argum...
Minister Muchinguri-Kashiri

Tribalism is trivialism

Nick Mangwana View From The Diaspora TWO Government ministers are pushing the Zim-Asset programme in their own very special way. If it had nobility then it would have been called lady-like. But then ...