Members of the Johane Marange Apostolic Church can easily be identified by their  white robes, men with shaved heads and women with white veils or doeks and worshipping in open spaces

Dilemma of living with a Muramu

Dr Sekai Nzenza on Wednesday John Marange’s followers were mainly the downtrodden poor peasants, suffering from the early problems of racism, chibaro or forced labour and land dispossession.
In 1920, Rhodesian Prime Minister Godfrey Huggins (pictured above) placed more emphasis on the superiority of the European child in Rhodesia. Legislators called for a system of education for white children, giving little attention  to Africans

Legacy of colonial education system

Dr Sekai Nzenza On Wednesday Several acts were then passed with the main purpose of limiting the education of Africans. At that time, the European settlers also believed that contact with Africans wa...
Bernard Mizeki

Bernard Mizeki: Story of an African martyr

Dr Sekai Nzenza on Wednesday It is almost midnight and the full moon rises over the hill. A big woman steps on to the stage with a microphone. Then she raises her voice and sings: “Tawanirwa nyasha!”...
Many people in Africa appear to have been spoilt by donors to who they always extend the begging bowl. It’s time we focus on what we can do alone without begging

Living free from donor dependency

Dr Sekai Nzenza On Wednesday “Ini handisi donor, mazvinzwa?” declared my cousin Reuben, standing in the middle of the homestead. By this, he meant, I am not a donor. This sudden outburst had been pro...
These days it is very rare to see women knitting or making cross stitch like they used to back in the days

The slow death of our creative minds

Dr Sekai Nzenza on Wednesday Our post-independence generation has forgotten how to teach children the creativity that we learnt when we were growing up. Change and technology are good, but they have ...
We have an interesting history when it comes to names in Zimbabwe and the death of American singer Prince last week will lead to many naming their sons Prince or evoke sadness to those who have already named their sons Prince

Our desire to find meaning in a name

Dr Sekai Nzenza on Wednesday “PRINCE afa,” says our niece Shamiso, meaning, Prince is dead. She stands in front of the television set in the sitting room in Warren Park. Tears pour down her cheeks. H...