Nothing funny about wheelchair jokes!

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 …

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“ZANU PF reforming from within,” says Mnangagwa

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 …

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Irori Coin #KalaVenac

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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This reality of being a loose radical in Zimbabwe | Part 1

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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Govt doesn’t create jobs: Chinamasa

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 …

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Which one is NIKUV? …as NERA conducts background check on BVR suppliers

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) …

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Tsvangirai, Mujuru ignore CODE …forge own alliance

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 …

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NERA pushes for diaspora vote in 2018

A petition has been making the rounds on social media with regards to ensuring that the Zimbabwe diaspora community is able to exercise their right to vote in the next harmonized election. This right to vote for any party of choice is enshrined in the supreme law of the land precisely section 67(3). “All Zimbabweans who were born in Zimbabwe have the right to vote …

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Three-quarters of Zimbabwean roads have become death traps

By Staff Reporter Three-quarters of the country’s roads, both in urban and rural have become death traps following neglect from responsible authorities, the situation has been further worsened by heavy rains which pounded during the previous rain season. Mabvuku legislator James Maridadi last week on Wednesday exposed a company called Bitumen World which he accused of doing shoddy work after having been fraudulently awarded contracts …

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