Obert Gutu

Demonstrators: A very modest proposal

The other side : Nathaniel Manheru— This week I enjoyed two statements sure to enrich the national stock of political sayings. The first one came from Kudzai Chipanga, the de facto leader of th...
An apathetic citizenry, one bereft of national consciousness, tempts those seeking to challenge a country’s sovereignty

Zimbabwe: To Decide is to Govern!

Nathaniel Manheru: The Other Side— I have made a pledge to you my readers. A pledge I will always endeavour to fulfil for as long as I write. That pledge is to raise difficult questions, break ...
Gold isn’t shy, and that is what Zimbabwe has, it’s yellow, not lily-livered, that is what we have embedded in our subsoil and it is our wealth

Africa: It is the darkness now!

The other side with Nathaniel Manheru— I have no difficulties with insults heaped upon our ancestors by the white world, both before and after colonisation. Much of it arose from overweening Vi...
Joice Mujuru

Zimbabwe: Country without a Nation?

The other side with Nathaniel Manheru— Phew what a humorous week I have had! I hope, dear reader, you have found the week just as mirthful. If not, here we go . . . First, the spectacle of taja...
Just imagine a Mawarire who calls for an uprising from the safety of some South African university, who takes him seriously?

Graduates: Builder, Pole, Daga, Thatch

Nathaniel Manheru I am truly grateful to the many people who joined in the debate to my instalment last week which focused on graduates and employment. It is the most commented upon piece I have done...
Morgan Tsvangirai

Graduates: Where are the two million jobs?

The Other Side: Nathaniel Manheru Zvasekuru vangu VaTsvangirai vakomana? Kungozvitsvagira mabombodzi nemarehwarehwa padunhu! I don’t know what went behind the MDC-T scenes, leading to the appointment...
Joice Mujuru

Zimbabwe: WhatsApp or Whatsfear?

The Other Side: Nathaniel Manheru— One seemingly innocuous detail from history I always want to share with Zimbabweans relates to the relationship between a few whites in Bulawayo and King Lobe...
Boris Johnson

Zimbabwe: Not in a thousand years!

The Other Side: Nathaniel Manheru Let’s start with a series of small, light-hearted but revealing anecdotes. Beitbridge. I am told there was quite some build-up of tension on both sides of the bridge...
MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai

Opposition: Tsvangi-exit moment?

Nathaniel Manheru The Other Side— Our media pundits are at it again, misleading us into thinking that local opposition organisations are about to find each other, hopefully to form what might b...
Mr Tendai Biti

Grand Coalition: Cdes without a Code

Nathaniel Manheru The Other Side— No sooner have they come together than they had forgotten the code that brought them together. That is the story of our opposition, and their famed grand coali...