The story of Lumumba Chavez

AN enormous woman, dressed in that charming overdose of colour unique to these parts, gestures for attention. Impatient, she lets out a deafening yell. It’s impossible to ignore. The occupied trader ...

Incurable case of white hypocrisy

Africa’s move to assert a collective position on the ICC has caused quite some discomfort in Western capitals. It is good for you, their NGO’s loudly proclaimed. Africa has no capacity to dispense it...
Deborah Bronnert

An open letter to Bruce and Deborah

My Government alleges that sanctions imposed by your governments have destroyed the Zimbabwean economy. You reject this argument, insisting that you have simply put in place “restrictive measures” on...

Zanu-PF knows how to play dirty

ROBERT Mugabe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Constantine Chiwenga, Jonathan Moyo, Ignatius Chombo and so the list goes on. These are merely a handful of the Machiavellian characters that are at the heart of Za...

Chinamasa must scrap import duty

Zimbabwe’s dire economic situation is in need of radical policies, policies that work as part of a wider strategy to ignite rapid economic growth over the next five years. The solution is not to be f...
Bashar al-Assad

The Great Nuclear Deception

THIS past week, the world was consumed with talk of military intervention in Syria. The Americans have determined to go in and we witnessed, as we have come to expect, the Western media unquestioning...

The British are in love with us

Argumentation is a perverse pleasure. My first indulgence was at the age of 12. I had become progressively conscious of the idiocy of a particular Wrestling show on television. I suspected it was reh...
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RIP Morgan R. Tsvangirai 1999-2013

“Born a man of little imagination he found fortune in the holding hands of foreign allies of European extraction. His ambitions were suddenly swelled by the generosity of the same and he soon esteeme...
Tendai Biti (left) and Morgan Tsvangirai

Of Biti and his mutating ballots

It is clear to objective observers that the howls of protestation coming from opposition camps and their energetic white backers are born of nothing, but mindless desperation. The AU, Sadc and Comesa...
Elizabeth Macheka

How ZBC helped Tsvangirai

THIS election is coloured by peace. Western media outlets, desperate for any measure of negativity have instead focused on what they call “attack ads” being flighted by Zanu-PF. Some have described t...
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Morgan Tsvangirai’s GMO economic vision

THIS is election; two radically different economic approaches are being tabled before the electorate. One party, MDC-T, speaks of jobs. This sounds seductive until one considers that the Marikan...

Baba Jukwa, Edward Snowden, WikiLeaks

A FEW months ago, I wrote on Deborah and Bruce, the British and American ambassadors. It was my charge that they were shameless hypocrites; not of conscious or deliberate effort but by an involunt...

The world according to Amai Jukwa

IT astonishes how much absurdity, inconvenience and discomfort we needlessly submit ourselves to. It is tolerable to suffer inconvenience at the hands of self-serving political elites who twist po...

How Mugabe manipulated Tsvangirai

THERE has been much talk of a grand coalition. Welshman Ncube put those opposition fantasies to rest on Friday when he submitted his nomination papers as a presidential candidate. His name will ...