Meteorological Services Department principal meteorologist Ms Vimbai Mamombe (centre) takes the department‘s deputy director (agro meteorology) Mrs Rebecca Manzou  (right) and AGRITEX principal agronomist Ms Sibongile Chikore (left) the  seasonal forecast for 2016-17 in Harare recently

‘We must always plan for drought’

The Interview with Tichaona Zindoga TZ: The forecast for the 2016-17 rainfall season is out. Can you highlight for us the distribution and patterns for this term by regions?VM: The period from Octobe...
Eddie Cross

A new low, even for Eddie Cross

My turn with Tichaona Zindoga There are very few blogs that read like Eddie Cross’, in its weird and nauseating way which betrays the psyche of an old, racist unrepentant “Rhodie”. (And he should pay...
Ibbotson Mandaza

Ibbotson Mandaza: Reeling in irrelevance

My turn with Tichaona Zindoga In this column last week, we took exception at a group of ex-somebodies calling themselves Elders who wrote a letter to sadc seeking to influence the regional body into ...
Brian Mudumi . . . “There is a huge potential for vibrant business-to-business cooperation between China and Africa. China has more than one billion people. With such a size, it cannot produce everything.”

‘The future belongs to the youths’

The Interview with Tichaona Zindoga TZ: First of all, Mr Mudumi, you were recently in China for the first Asia-Africa Summit and the China-Africa Youth Gala. Can you explain what these were and their...
Morgan Tsvangirai

There is method to Tsvangirai’s madness

“Not only is Tsvangirai whole-heartedly fascinated with men and women of his tribe, but he also sometimes, willy nilly, manipulates his party’s processes to favour persons not of similar origins, as ...
HASHTAG

Spare us the #din, please!

And it would seem with the rush to get hashtags, Zimbabwe will soon be such a noisy place to live. All this noise is, of course, coming from empty vessels – forgive the pun. Nations are not bui...
Bishop Mukuwanda

Today’s church: Men of God or gold?

It is very clear that what is being passed off as “spiritual advice” is carnal, greedy and most probably treacherous, selfish inveiglement by charlatans that seek to continue milking poor folk of the...
The masses are not even the subject and audience of such things as #ThisFlag campaigns by Evan Mawarire

Camera, lights, action and social media!

Suffice to say that just two weeks have proven #ThisFlag to be just one of those fads and one that everyone is quickly beginning to forget. Until the next one. Fads do not make revolutions, even if t...
President Mugabe

MY TURN: It’s a million-passenger train!

Tichaona Zindoga DESTINATION: ROBERT MUGABE SQUARE, HARARE. There is something irresistible about events that make history. Whether one likes them or not, they still happen and go on and shape the co...
Primary and Secondary Education Minister Dr Lazarus Dokora

Lazarus Dokora is right

A look at the “crimes” that the minister has been accused of will reveal a shocking picture: not only are the said grievances driven by self centred, greedy teachers, they also border on the superflu...
Julius Malema

My Turn: Julius, leave the drama to Morgan!

Tichaona Zindoga The heat is on in South Africa. Things have been moving far too heady in that country, politically and economically. President Jacob Zuma of the ruling African National Congress (ANC...