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...
Itai Dzamara

Dzamara: When one is more than a million

CHIKUKUVATAVATA. It used to be a game we played in our youthful, colonial days. Mother asks you and your siblings to catch a cock or hen for dinner, most probably because sekuru in the sense of your ...
OBAMA-CASTRO

Obama: Shaking a Raul, shaking a Castro

The Other Side with Nathaniel Manheru This column has adopted a very critical stance against the American governments, past, present, and I dare say future. It may sound absurd that the column dares ...
Kudakwashe Bhasikiti

Leadership: When history speaks

The Other Side with Nathaniel Manheru Kudakwashe Bhasikiti is taking the President and Zanu-PF to court. He thinks his dismissal from Zanu-PF was so unfair that it offended against principles of natu...
Mr mangoma

Zimbabwe: Where mea culpa buys leadership

Nathaniel Manheru THE OTHER SIDE They say when you want to know a man’s in-between economy, just follow his wife’s bitter mouth. I thought the week was loaded enough, thought that the week would yiel...
Julius Malema

South Africa: Land, statues and Malema

Pusch Commey Correspondent WITH the arrival of a youthful political force in the name of Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), who have made the land ownership issue a central theme of the...
Temba Mliswa

Zanu-PF: Rules, not Gurus

Nathaniel Manheru THE OTHER SIDE Temba Mliswa thinks he should cut links with Mai Mujuru. He alleges she has failed to defend “the people” when these were being expelled from the party, Zanu-PF
Mmusi Maimane

William Punch: My accursed heritage

Nathaniel Manheru THE OTHER SIDE I AM reading an autobiography of Francis Robert Thompson, better known in our history as “Matebili” Thompson. You notice I avoided “by”. It is an autobiography in the...
King Zwelithini

South Africa: Wading into hard hat area

Nathaniel Manheru THE OTHER SIDE I am intrigued by Tsvangirai’s own strange sense of an electoral boycott. He refuses to participate in by-elections lest his hard-up party confirms its terminal decli...