Jacob Zuma

Zuma protests: Playing harakiri

The Arena Hildegarde LITERARY critics define stream of consciousness as “a narrative mode or device that depicts the multitudinous thoughts and feelings which pass through the mind.”
Stephen Sackur

Mujuru interviews: The Agenda

Hildegarde The Arena — By end of day Monday, my adrenalin was pumping. It wasn’t as if I wanted to be a prisoner of former Vice President Joice Mujuru’s project, but I felt that things were not...
Joice Mujuru

Talk is cheap, walk the talk Mujuru!

Hildegarde The Arena THIS is an open letter to the interim leader (maybe the first interim leader) of the new political outfit Zimbabwe People First, Dr Joice Teurai Ropa Mujuru.
Donald Trump

US not so innocent: Trump

Hildegarde The Arena IF United States president Donald Trump were to do and say what he is doing right now here in Zimbabwe, he would summarise it thus: “Handitye kukanda tsvimbo nokuti gudo rabata k...

Saharawi, Morocco: More answers please!

Hildegarde:The Arena ON July 28 last year, I penned a piece — “Saharawi, Zambia: May the truth be known!” In a world where untruths, half-truths and outright hoaxes abound, it was difficult to come t...

Exceptionalism, election meddling, goodbye

Hildegarde The Arena— WE are not equating ourselves with the creator, but there are times when you feel that “a day is like a thousand years.” This is how it feels like right now, we still have...
zanu-pf President and First Secretary Cde R. G Mugabe and First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe, who is also the revolutionary party’s Secretary for Women’s Affairs, greet delegates on arrival for the 16th Annual National People’s Conference in Masvingo last week

Cherry-picking to get a Mugabe story

The Arena Hildegarde The Oxford English dictionary defines foreword as “a short introduction to a book, typically by a person other than the author”, while the Writers and Editors website says “a for...
Fidel Castro . . .  Revolutionary par excellence

Ode to Fidel Castro Ruz

Hildegarde The Arena— WHEN news of the passing on of El Commandante Fidel Castro Ruz on Friday, November 25 was confirmed, there was a deep sense of emptiness, followed by gratitude and admirat...
Billionaire businessmen Donald Trump stunned the world yesterday when he convincingly beat his Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton (inset) to become the 45th president of the United States

Time to build bridges Mr Trump

The Arena with Hildegarde THE gruelling fight in the US presidential election has come and gone. As with any contest only one winner emerges, but this was a victor that millions across the globe neve...
Paidamoyo Mukoyi (right) with her mentor Ms Angela Machonesa

Making it count because we are girls!

Hildegarde The Arena EVERY October 11, the global community commemorates the International Day of the Girl Child. This year was no different, and the day was celebrated under the theme: Girls’ Progre...
Christiane Amanpour

No Amanpour, Zim not at tipping point!

Hildegarde: The Arena  CNN’s Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour was sold a dummy, for Zimbabwe’s tipping point under the leadership of President Mugabe and his ruling Zanu-PF party...
ABOVE; Usain Bolt sprinted into the record books with his Triple Treble of Olympic gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay. RIGHT:  US swimmer Ryan Lochte won gold, but lost lucrative sponsorship deals for his attempt to soil Brazil’s name

Heroes and villains at Rio 2016

Hildegarde : The Arena The curtain came down on the 2016 summer Rio Olympic Games. Zimbabwe was represented, and our athletes did their best, although the nation hopes that the next time Team Zimbabw...