The principal purpose of the national pledge is to inspire patriotism

True nationalism

Reason Wafawarova on Monday AFTER realising the futility of protest politics, it appears like Zimbabwe’s opposition is slowly transforming, if not grandstanding towards the nationalism rhetoric. Perh...

Let’s not suffer self-affliction

Reason Wafawarova On Thursday Any writer expects criticism as natural, and one expects more of it when it comes with political writing. Zimbabwe is a country affected by necessitousness, and it is si...

Unravelling the rebel in me

Reason Wafawarova On Thursday I RARELY am ever persuaded to write this column in the first person, or to engage readers of this column about the person of the writer, who happens to be myself, the un...
Sarah Mahoka

Zanu-PF: Unite or perish

Reason Wafawarova on Thursday The Women’s League used to be the bastion of dignity, and respect, but now you have an unknown woman standing up to deride senior leaders in front of a multitude of foll...
Prof Moyo

When the appointed forget their mandate

Reason Wafawarova on Thursday Professor Jonathan Moyo is in apparent trouble both as a member of Zanu-PF’s Politburo and as a Cabinet Minister, and he knows it. Like his nemesis Chris Mutsvangwa, als...
Prof Moyo

Zanu-PF in opposition to itself

Reason Wafawarova On Thursday NOW that the opposition monster that rose at the dawn of the 21st Century has in every sense of the word imploded into irreversible self-destruction, it appears Zanu-PF ...

Unpacking factionalism: The context

Reason Wafawarova on Thursday Last week I wrote on the politics of factionalism, outlining the negative implications of the scourge within the Zimbabwean context. The context of factionalism in Zanu-...
Morgan Tsvangirai

Politics of factionalism

Reason Wafawarova on Thursday THE pestiferous culture of factionalism makes the concept itself a complex one, and it is not easy to give an easy definition of this inevitable scourge in politics. It ...
Thomas Sankara

Democracy, revolution are inseparable

Reason Wafawarova on Thursday Just as an atheist can freely sin without thinking of the consequences, our politicians have over the years hidden behind the rhetoric of either democracy or revolution ...

Safeguarding vanguard principles

Reason Wafawarova On Thursday THE impugned twin people-oriented policies of indigenisation and land reform have given Zimbabwe an international image of revolutionarism — easily making the country id...
Obert Gutu

Indigenisation: The united front

Reason Wafawarova On Thursday We most certainly cannot afford the current blandishment in the lexicography adopted by others in the debate on how and why the indigenisation of Zimbabwe’s economy shou...

Reflections on the liberation legacy

Reason Wafawarova on Thursday ZANU-PF was founded not as an opposition party to the Rhodesian Front, the ruling white minority party of the time, but as a revolutionary party set to execute the liber...

No messiahs in a revolution

Reason Wafawarova On Thursday The dialogical nature of any revolution lies in its collectiveness, in the cooperation of oppressed people towards the total transformation of the oppressive environment...

A case for national youth service prog

Reason Wafawarova on Thursday We did not want to train a militia. We wanted to develop a national youth who is disciplined, patriotic and self-reliant, as well as one who is a responsible citizen, wh...

Anti-corruption – reality or rhetoric?

Reason Wafawarova on Thursday The editor of this paper recently paused a question, “The fight against corruption, is it real or rhetorical?” I quickly made a commitment to write on this topic, and I ...