Minister Chinamasa

Indigenisation and manufactured confusion

While it is true, desirable even, that discussions continue around the issue of indigenisation, it has not been lost to a discerning eye that most of the opposition to it comes from opposition partie...
Birthday boy . . . Tsvangirai gets a mouthful of cake from his wife Elizabeth Macheka on his 64th birthday last week

Tsvangirai can eat his cake, literally

“We all saw the pictures of Tsvangirai and his beautiful wife lovingly shoveling cake into Save’s mouth and other delicacies that were abound . . . No one will begrudge him that little treat because ...
THE GREAT TREK . . . The US has been at the forefront of attacking the sale of elephants to China, but has itself taken delivery of 18 jumbos from Swaziland

Are some elephants more equal than others?

It will be recalled that there was a lot of dust that was kicked up by the global media being fed by local white elements that are generally opposed to the indigenisation of the wildlife sector. That...
Francois Hollande

Planeload of French murder weapons

Is it not ironic that France is today being pitied after falling victim to terror attacks whose masterminds could as well belong to countries which are being destroyed by French guns?
Gorden Moyo

My Turn: Opposition: Waiting for grace?

Tichaona Zindoga Someone brought to my attention, among a couple of some politically nuanced pieces, an article in one of the weekly papers. The piece in question, which may well have escaped attenti...
The First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe

My Turn: Abuse of First Lady’s name

With Tichaona ZIndoga There was a brawl at the National Heroes Acre during the burial of Dr Sikhanyiso Ndlovu over the weekend. While it is preposterous to declare that the incident “overshadowed” th...
Morgan Tsvangirai

My Turn: Hearken, Mrs Tsvangirai speaks!

Tichaona Zindoga You may know that the opposition MDC party led by Morgan Tsvangirai turned 16 on September 11. Those that study semiotics know that this is a rather unfortunate birthday for anyone, ...
FOREVER YOKED. . . France deposed former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbabgo (pictured) because he had wanted his way, and was warming up to the Chinese, where his country would get value for projects money

Yoked Francophone Africa must be pitied

But it will be useful to look at just how chained francophone Western African countries are to their former colonial masters who dominate everything from their languages right down to their pockets.