President Mnangagwa

Brand ED Mnangagwa is shaping up, working

MY TURN WITH TICHAONA ZINDOGA A couple of months ago, at the height of the factional fighting in the ruling Zanu-PF, a small study I carried out while in South Africa led me to conclude that the then...
Many in the opposition broke ranks and criticised Messrs Nelson Chamisa and Tendai Biti for going to “beg for sanctions”

Political voyeurism, inclusiveness in Zim

MY TURN WITH TICHAONA ZINDOGA Political attitudes are shifting in Zimbabwe. Or, more precisely, they are in that uneasy region where a large and increasing section is not too sure about its views tha...
Victor Matemadanda (standing) stresses a point during a war veterans’ association meeting

The Victor Matemadanda story

MY TURN WITH TICHAONA ZINDOGA A couple of weeks ago, I attended a seminar at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa running under the theme, “Zimbabwe: The Morning After”, one of those events...
Retired Commissioner-General Chihuri

The people have spoken, Cde Chocha

MY TURN WITH TICHAONA ZINDOGA The high political drama of the past few weeks which climaxed with the resignation of former President Mugabe and his replacement with his former No. 2, Cde Emmerson Mna...
There are reports of white farmers arming themselves to the teeth, conducting military-style training camps, propagating nationalist hate and ready for war.

An insult to South (and all) Africans!

MY TURN WITH TICHAONA ZINDOGA Racial tensions in South Africa are always high, and occasionally shoot through the roof. It is something that was not cured by the so-called Truth and Reconciliation Co...
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 ...
Cyril Ramaphosa

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...