Ibbo Mandaza

ZANU-PF: In the absence of the big idea

Nathaniel Manheru THE OTHER SIDE LET me work and play with an observation by a Marxist literary critic, Walter Benjamin, who noted: “All great works of literature found a genre or dissolve one”. Elab...
Mabasa Sasa

Police: Old wine in new bottle-skins

Nathaniel Manheru THE OTHER SIDE I SEEK reader indulgence in breaking a promise I made last week. I had committed this column to a follow-up article on the wider pointers beyond the media issues I de...
Joram Nyathi

Zimbabwe: Assassins without guns

Nathaniel Manheru THE OTHER SIDE I will part with tradition and dedicate this piece to Joram Nyathi, deputy editor of The Herald, for his inspirational “There is a method to the fine madness”, publis...
Vladimir Putin

Middle East: You killed my good terrorist

Nathaniel Manheru THE OTHER SIDE— The other day a deeply disturbed friend murmured about “the uncertain times we are living in”. This was his reaction to the fast-paced events in the Middle Eas...
manheru

Zimbabwe: Politician, Press, People

IT has been an eventful week, quite eventful. On my way home last Saturday, I ran into an everlasting convoy of MDC-T supporters. Their vehicular beeline pointed beyond, passing through and past Chiv...
Dr Mujuru

Mujuru: She won’t sleep alone

The Other Side with Nathaniel Manheru I LIKE what is happening in Europe, namely the trekking to its shores of thousands and thousands of refugees from North Africa and Middle East, foremost refugees...
manheru

Zimbabwe: Many Critics, No Opposition

The Other Side with Nathaniel Manheru— I HAVE always told my fellow Zimbabweans this: history matters. You don’t know history, you can’t use it to defend or further your interest. You become it...
Julius Nyerere

Zimbabwe: Centering the social question

The Other Side with Nathaniel Manheru Zimbabwe is moving, evolving quite fast. Not in the superficial neo-liberal sense in which a backsliding country can be pampered by Bretton Woods affiliates, pam...
manheru

Cecil: Fame in Africa’s zoological garden

Cecil is dead, killed by James Palmer, an American dentist. He was 13. He has followed the death-steps of his namesake, John Cecil Rhodes, who left this earth in 1902. Rhodes sleeps at Matopo, atop t...
Vince Musewe

Zimbabwe politics: The forfeit soul

Nathaniel Manheru The Other Side CAN someone tell me, just who is threatened by the First Lady hitting 50 years of age? Or by her celebrating that age? Or by the fact of taking advantage of that occu...