Isdore Guvamombe

1 year ago | February 27, 2021

Don’t they say women are a clever lot . . .

Unbeknown to him, his wives had connived to take contraceptives and each had a place in her garden where the community ...

Remote, far and wide Matusadonha National Park

A WELL-FED monster of a crocodile snaps to life, startled from its nap. It stampedes through the crunchy undergrowth, ...

2 years ago | December 12, 2020

Parcel that shook the village…

The men retreated, but assured him they would come back. An irked Bhasa Johns went after Kajokoto. How the hell did he ...

2 years ago | June 26, 2020

Denial, blame game: Root cause of opposition failure

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Back in my village, in the proverbial land of milk honey and dust — Guruve — my clique of ...

2 years ago | June 20, 2020

Freedom fighter’s spirit helps solve war mystery

Isdore Guvamombe “It was in the morning at Chimoio Camp, I was going to the main office to surrender school reports, as ...

2 years ago | June 12, 2020

Village girls reunite with their families 44 years on

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections As the evening slept away in Watsomba, two teenage girls bade farewell to their parents and ...

2 years ago | May 30, 2020

Ode, ode Chiware: The horror of Rhodesia!

Isdore Guvamombe Saturday Lounge The silence as one arrives at Chiware in Odzi near Rusape, is eerie and profound. Only ...

2 years ago | January 18, 2020

The SATURDAY COLUMN: How to keep snakes away

Isdore Guvamombe Assistant Editor It is Saturday night and the sky has cleared in Harare for what is a much-needed break ...

3 years ago | September 20, 2019

Face to fang with a black mamba

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections The September sun rose with a perfect smile, imperceptibly licking the tinder-hued grass ...

3 years ago | September 6, 2019

Cry our beloved ‘Sunshine City’

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections In the mid-1990s, I left my village in Guruve to work in Harare and it was a city of bliss ...

3 years ago | July 15, 2019

Zim goes a gear up in drive to boost tourism

Isdore Guvamombe Assistant Editor The world over, tourism is regarded a low hanging fruit that brings more attention to ...

3 years ago | June 28, 2019

Tsikamutandas: Tricksters stealing from villagers

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections We were confronted by kilometre after kilometre of apparently empty bush, then a scattering ...

3 years ago | June 7, 2019

June 7, 1977 and Rhodesia’s Keep

Back in the village, I was an eight-year-old, spike-haired boy. The year was 1977, and the moon was June. The day was ...

3 years ago | May 25, 2019

Gonarezhou: Zim’s jungle theatre

Isdore Guvamombe UNDER the blistering heat, a breeding herd of elephants blocks the way and a cow nudges its calf under ...

3 years ago | May 3, 2019

Liberation movements must unite

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Back in the village, the emergence of organised popular liberation movements throughout ...