Category: Opinion

Tortoise on the wall


By Panganai Nzira and Forget Tsododo

Whilst Farai Muguwu may be a tortoise on the wall in the covert yet overt politics of diamonds, the so-called independent media in Zimbabwe have also behaved like tortoises on walls, but to the well informed, the footsteps to the doorsteps of the owner can be easily traced because surely a tortoise cannot climb a wall.



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Local business not catching the bug

mhlo.jpgBy Mhlomuli Ncube


Of sleeping cities and lost opportunities
The most common phrase I used to hear from my dad when I was growing up was, ”ungbothanda ukulala” translated to “do not love sleep”. Growing into adulthood, I have treasured my old man’s words and discovered that too many opportunities get lost when one is napping.


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Modern Gomorrah: Silence as child rape rages on

sandra muyambo.jpgBy Sandra Muyambo


“And the Lord said, because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is grievous, I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it which has come unto me and if not I will know.” – Genesis 18 v 20-21.

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SADC at 30

mayor mahlahla.jpgBy Justin Mahlahla


On April 1, 1980 African leaders who included Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, Seretse Khama of Botswana, Samora Machel of Mozambique and Agostinho Neto of Angola met in Lusaka, Zambia and formed the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC) transformed in 1992 into the Southern African Development Community.


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Honour those who dug the well you are drinking from

effort.jpgBy Effort Magoso

The journey to giving birth is a thorny one and more forthright mothers will tell you, babies do not come on a silver platter, but the product is a revelation and gift to the world, the kind that is received with ululations and even teasers of ecstasy.


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