Zim’s Craziest Headlines this Week
Latest on Masvingo police brutally
By Kalabash Contributor It has been a wet and cold week from Harare one that got many admitting climate change is real. The downpours have stopped (for now) and a bit of sun is shining on the sunshine city. As we look in the mainstream media, the use of goats to pay school fees has […]
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Prospective Parliamentarians suggested on Social Media
…victim takes legal action By Watmore Makokoba Anna Masukangoto (45)who recently endured the full wrath of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) in Ngundu villagein Masvingo after she was handcuffed to the fence for 7 hours has filed a letter of complaint against the police conduct to the station Officer Commanding. According to Ngundu villagers who witnessed the incident say the violation was carried out …
Nothing funny about wheelchair jokes!
By Tariro Senderayi The just ended independence celebrations have been met with mixed feelings. While 37 years of freedom is a genuine milestone to celebrate as a nation, some countrymen couldn’t help but feel the sacrifice leading to Zimbabwe’s independence from White minority rule in 1980 has gone in vain. Independence in 1980 meant education for all, equal opportunities, low cost of living, one man …
“ZANU PF reforming from within,” says Mnangagwa
By Tapiwa Mutizamhepo People with Disabilities and their organizations have roundly condemned the flurry of “wheelchair” jokes and articles that recently circulated on social media and other sections of the mainstream media, calling them provocative and insensitive to the issues to do with disabilities. After the cabinet presented the President Robert Mugabe with a belated birthday present which was initially called a ‘special chair’ by …
Irori Coin #KalaVenac
By Tariro Daphne If recent sentiments by Vice President Emerson Mnangangwa are to go by, the factional battles that have ejected some party members are part of Zanu Pf’s rejuvenation. Recently Sarah Mahoka and Sandi Moyo were booted out of the party, National Commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere has been under fire with fellow party member calling for his ouster citing corruption and fanning factionalism as the …
This reality of being a loose radical in Zimbabwe | Part 1
By King Kandoro KalaVernac is the new Kalabash series supporting Zimbabwe’s indigenous languages! Irori coin ndiro rakabata mhuri yekwedu Irori coin rinofanira kubhadharira mwana mari yechikoro Rinofanira zve kuzotengera mbuya mushonga wemeso Rinofanira zve kuzokwana usavi nekaupfu kanhasi, namangwana Irori coin rikashaikwa panenge patosunama Rakazomboshaikwa paya tete nababa vakapumana huroyi Kubva ipapo hatina kuzombodzokera kumusha […]
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Govt doesn’t create jobs: Chinamasa
by Dirk Frey I have always been an outsider in one sense or another. I have never easily fit into the convenient boxes we are squeezed into. I straddle several, truly fit into none, and buck labels and easy preconceptions. What am I talking about? Identity. If you see me without talking to me, especially […]
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Which one is NIKUV? …as NERA conducts background check on BVR suppliers
By Daniel Chigundu FINANCE and Economic Development minister Patrick Chinamasa has urged unemployed Zimbabweans to create jobs for themselves and not expect government to do it for them. Unemployment rate in Zimbabwe is said to be in the region of 90 percent owing to massive company closures, retrenchments and economic decay that has rendered the economy more informal. However, in its 2013 election manifesto, Zanu …
Tsvangirai, Mujuru ignore CODE …forge own alliance
By Daniel Chigundu THE National Electoral Reforms Agenda (NERA) says it is doing background checks on the two shortlisted suppliers of Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits with a view to sniff-out the dreaded NIKUV. NIKUV, a highly diversified and sophisticated Israeli company was said to be among the companies that had been shortlisted to supply the election equipment to Zimbabwe. However Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) …
By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T and National People’s Party (NPP) leaders Morgan Tsvangirai and Joice Mujuru appear to have ignored coalition calls from the Coalition of Democrats (CODE) and instead formed their own. About nine opposition parties have so far agreed to form a coalition and are trading under the banner of CODE and they have sent their invites to Tsvangirai, Mujuru and Jacob Ngarivhume of …