THE TIES THAT BIND . . . With the continuation of relations, and in particular President Jacob Zuma rolling the red carpet for his counterpart, President Mugabe, some interests on both sides of the river are truly miffed

Zim-SA relations go beyond the minor

MY TURN WITH TICHAONA ZINDOGA PRESIDENT Mugabe is leading a Zimbabwean delegation in South Africa for bilateral talks under the banner of the Bi-National Commission. This is the Second Session of the...
John Mangudya

Who wants the return of 2008, anyway?

MY TURN WITH TICHAONA ZINDOGA FOR those not familiar with the semiotics and nomenclature of Zimbabwean language and politics, “2008” represents a “time of great suffering” — something between the suf...
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MDC’s not-so-happy birthday

No flowers. No champagne. No party. No music. That was the story of September 11, 2017, the occasion of Zimbabwe’s biggest opposition party as it turned a significant 18 years of age. The year 18 is ...
“My hands are clean,” presidential aspirant Cyril Ramaphosa seems to be saying in this file photo

South Africa: Dirty, dirty politics

MY TURN WITH TICHAONA ZINDOGA THE ruling African National Congress (ANC) is going for its elective congress in December to choose who is going to replace President Jacob Zuma as his term at the helm ...
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Rhodies learnt nothing, forgot nothing

First, an anecdote. Many black Zimbabweans, who have travelled across the world and come across white people formerly resident in Zimbabwe before and after Independence, will relate how a typical con...
“We don’t want to be sucked into those battles of the past, as we try to settle for this grand coalition,” NPP leader Joice  Mujuru seems to be saying to her MDC-T counterpart Morgan Tsvangirai in this file picture

It’s Mujuru 1: Tsvangirai 0

MY TURN WITH TICHAONA ZINDOGA July 31. This date is one man’s unlucky day. His name is Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the opposition MDC-T party. Four years ago he lost the country’s “harmonised” elect...
Psychology Maziwisa

In defence of poor Maziwisa

MY TURN WITH TICHAONA ZINDOGA Last week a discussion forum was held in Harare featuring prominent youth leaders under the theme, “Zimbabwe: The Task At Hand – A View from Young Professionals”....
zanu-pf is currently having a dry run on Command Agriculture and is apparently looking at a larger “command” cluster model where various initiatives and sectors will be given stimuli

Waiting for a people’s manifesto

MY TURN WITH TICHAONA ZINDOGA ZIMBABWE is in an election mode. It has been, for the best of the last four years, even when the result of July 31, 2013, produced clear winners in Zanu-PF and a vanquis...
Joice Mujuru

Opposition runs out of strawmen

MY TURN WITH TICHAONA ZINDOGA There is little doubt the campaign season for next year’s harmonised election is in full swing. President Mugabe is leading his party through Presidential Youth Interfac...
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Sore loser Tsvangirai must be watched

That Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the opposition MDC-T party, is a dangerous loser, who is staring a potentially career-ending defeat in 2018, has become a notorious fact not just for casual politica...