For the last two decades of his iron-fisted rule, Robert Mugabe’s mantra was “Zimbabwe will never be a colony again.” Has Mugabe’s successor reneged on the ruling party’s collective vow? Is Russia the new Great Britain?
I think of how famished for hope we were last year that most of us caressed the scars of Mugabe’s noose on our strained necks and tucked the red razors of our bloody past – unpast under our tongues, clogged the streets in our best
I remember – way back before Mugabe had killed the industries – I had a job and my office computer password was “Henry14.” Thierry Henry had no equal in his position. In fact, the less reverent Arsenal fan would say Thierry Henry was God. That is why there is a statue of him outside The Emirates Stadium.
When you do get that R30 for itaxi to Sandton you realise you don’t have that good outfit for an interview, your pumps are torn, that white shirt is cream in colour now and that skirt has lost Its blackness; it’s now a shade of maroon. After the interview, you wait… (read more)
With only 5% of the world’s population, Eastern and Southern Africa is home to half the world’s population living with HIV. Today the region continues to be the epicentre of the HIV/AIDS epidemic… (cont)
The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights calls upon the Minister of Health Dr Obidiah Moyo to publicly censure Prophet Magaya and also institute an investigation into the safety of the herbs he is claiming to have…. (cont)
We were told the bond notes were the same value as the United States dollar. The money would be put together in our Foreign Currency Accounts (FCAs) but still maintain same value. Both the USD and the bond notes vanished but the numbers in our bank accounts remained
We had a few bars and nightclubs in Norton. After the closure of the famous Sagonda hotel, Norton was peacefully sleepy and we would freely walk around the streets. Then came Dadza with his hell-hall called Club Appleyard.
Growing up we always have the fantasy where we get married to the most handsome guy… but life doesnt always turn out that way, does it?
A smart aleck once said “if Africa was a bar, Zambia and Zimbabwe would be the two guys fighting over a white girl named Victoria.” (continued)