Bursting the bubble: Time to temper Mnangagwa expectations

Just under a year ago, I began writing this column, where my goal was to bring about the dispassionate debate about the political and social developments in the country. At the end of November, when the military tanks rolled in, I abruptly stopped writing because of the fear that gripped me. While tens of thousands of people thronged the streets calling for and celebrating the fall of former President Robert Mugabe, I decided I will not be part of the celebrations and feared there was need for caution and a…

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Huge investment made in Chinhoyi 7

The 120-minute long film about the Chinhoyi battle was commissioned by Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, then Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander and it was shot using high-tech equipment for effect. “One of the problems with the local movie industry is that it hasn’t been supported financially. That can be seen by the quality of movies being produced. It’s not like people are not talented but they are not getting enough funding. The government should fund the industry,” Sarireni said. “This is a world standard movie shot using 4k Red Dragon cameras. You…

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Nelson Chamisa threatens to pull out of 2018 presidential elections

Nelson Chamisa

MDC-T president and MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has threatened to pull out of this year’s presidential election if Zanu PF’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa fails to implement electoral reforms demanded by the opposition. Chamisa yesterday told thousands of MDC Alliance supporters at Chinhoyi’s Gadzema Stadium that he would not agree to be railroaded into an election without the necessary reforms to ensure a level playing field for all the parties. “MDC will not go into elections before electoral reforms. We are getting briefs from intelligence officers who are telling us…

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Face of opposition politics in Zimbabwe

indecent assault

FROM the days of Rhodesia to Zimbabwe, the landlocked country between the mighty Zambezi and Limpopo rivers has been dominated by three men. BY RICHARD CHIDZA At the top are two of whom led the country: Ian Smith presided over Rhodesia from 1965 to 1979 before handing over power to Robert Mugabe, who led with an iron fist for the next 37 years before a military-backed Zanu PF internal revolt brought his dictatorship to an abrupt end only exactly three months ago. While Mugabe was using all manner of political…

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