134 224 cases & 194 deaths caused by malaria in 2017 already | Ministry of Health

By Staff Reporter Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare retired brigadier general Gerald Gwinji has revealed that there was an increase in the number of malaria outbreaks recorded this year compared to last year. Dr. Gwinji on Tuesday, appeared before the portfolio committee on Health and Child Care to brief the committee on the ministry preparedness in response to the emergence …

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A thief was caught, and the truth was bled out of him

by Lawrence Mainja To some, the picture of a dreadlocked young man receiving a vicious beating and confessing to theft is nothing but a case of instant justice. A thief was caught, and the truth was bled out of him. Simple. To others, the mild violence is nothing but a mirroring of societal frustrations that […]

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7 Things You Need To Know About Zimbabwean Police Roadblocks

By Kalabash Contributor  In the past years, Police roadblocks have become a fundraising platform for our broke government. With most motorists ignorant of police conduct they have been left at the mercy of the police. It is no secret the majority of Zimbabweans are economically hard-pressed and below is some things you should know about […]

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Musewe calls for long-term election observers

By Daniel Chigundu Economist-cum-politician Vince Musewe says the country cannot rely on Short-term election-Observers (STOs) to determine the fairness of the polls. Unlike STOs, Long-term-Observers (LTOs) come to a country in advance of the election usually three or four months, to speak with government officials, party leaders, members of the media, academics or experts, diplomats, and representatives from minority groups with regards to impending elections. …

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Mapping exercise reignites Mount Pleasant – Mazowe boundary debate

By Buhle Tshavango.   The ongoing mapping exercise by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission council has reignited a long standing debate on the boundary lines separating Mazowe and Mount Pleasant. Social media was awash with rumours that Mount Pleasant was now under Mazowe rural as placed by the mapping process, a move that many viewed as a blatant attempt at vote rigging as we approach the …

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If ZEC quacks like a duck & swims like a duck, then it’s a duck! ZEC is Zanu PF

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T secretary general Douglas Mwonzora says the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is heavily compromised and cannot deliver free and fair elections because its chairperson Justice Rita Makarau is a known Zanu PF member. Makarau is a former Zanu PF non-constituency Member of Parliament (MP) appointed specifically by President Robert Mugabe in 1996 and is also secretary of the Judiciary Services Commission a …

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What is Musombodhiya? | Kala Documentary

By Donald Mabido Musombodhiya is a popular illicit alcoholic substance sold on the black market in Zimbabwe. Jah Prayzah and Military touch even sing about how intoxicating it is in their song Chekeche. It’s cheap and addictive. It’s made out of an alcohol concentrate and water. Kalabash media caught up with a community coming to […]

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There isn’t enough time to implement the Biometric Voter Registration system – MDC-N

  By Daniel Chigundu MDC-N vice president Edwin Mushoriwa says there is not enough time to effectively implement the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system before the next general elections. Zimbabwe is set to go for watershed polls in 2018 and the Zimbabwe Election Commission (ZEC) is in the process of trying to compile a fresh voters’ roll in an effort to get rid of alleged …

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Ours is a crisis of legitimacy …we have never had free and fair elections: Mwonzora

  By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T secretary general Douglas Mwonzora says the many challenges bedeviling the country are a direct result of lack of legitimacy on the part of Zanu PF because it rigged the 2013 general elections. Zimbabwe is facing economic, political and social challenges as most developed and democratic countries are unwilling to do business with Harare alleging that it rigged previous elections. The …

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How to Get Strangled By An Artist

by Madman Filtered You will know, I have been an artist for a minute, once or twice a year I create something truly remarkable, and once or twice a year I have to stand outside on garbage collection day and hand the dustman a few notes so he doesn’t open the jute sack, heavy and […]

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