Zanu-PF: Clearing the crowded deck

Before I get into matters of the week, my humble acknowledgement to one of my alert readers. Two weeks ago I mistakenly suggested that the late Zanu-Ndonga leader, Ndabaningi Sithole, sought and g...

ndabaningisithole

MDC: Futility of reinventing heroism

Talk to those involved in the mired draft constitution and they will tell you that the endless parleys between Zanu-PF and the two MDC formations over the constitution amounted to a relationship b...

robertrgmugabe

Zim: Yawning beneath the Tower of Babel

Is Zimbabwe a victim of the Babel Curse? I wonder. But first, Tendai Biti. Quite a humourous guy, is he not? So humourous that he does not mind laughing at himself even. I am of course referring t...

eric bloch

Zimbabwe — When Caliban becomes a hero

The beauty about running a muscular column is that oftentimes you sting your opponents into an ungainly self-display. My bad friend Muckraker did just that this week. Stung by my exposé on duplici...

chidyausik

Zanu-PF: When defeat gets so sweet

The Thursday judgement by the Supreme Court gives legal weight to the call for early elections, does it not? Of course the judgement relates immediately to three constituencies. 
Yet its ram...

Politics: Pasting labels, past logic

I am happy that lately, the management team for Copac has been making tremendous “progress” at their level. But the team is the pre-penulti­mate, the penultimate being the principals, the ultimate...

ministendaibiti

MDC: When the White Factor doubts

A few months back I wrote a piece in which I drew a distinction between those who govern and those who rule. I asserted that both before and after the inclusive Government, Zanu-PF continued to pr...

Murdered in cold blood ... Col Muammar Gaddafi

MDC: Building a war psychosis

In the early eighties I had a friend who worked in the security establishment. He was in charge of VIP protection. One day he was tasked to ensure a VVIP was transported to Kushinga-Pikhelela, tra...

clarke

OPSR: The reforms Zimbabwe badly needs

I was most amused to hear Morgan Tsvangirai, the MDC-T president threatening Generals for political involvement. He, of all people! Just two weeks before, the man had met with one General Wesley C...

enrico

Zanu-PF: Fending off, fighting on

As the story of TB Joshua rages on, rages towards its denouement, I have been reminded of the church politics in England of the late middle ages. And of course church politics necessarily meant th...