Tafi Mhaka: Mugabe is right….. Mnangagwa must go, Chamisa must watch out

Tafi Mhaka – I believe in democracy, fairness and justice. So media reports on army tanks moving into Harare last November crushed my hopes and dreams for Zimbabwe. I was mad. I was Mad at Gushungo and Grace Mugabe; mad at the ZDF for unleashing tanks on our constitutional democracy; mad at SADC and African Union heads for ostensibly supporting a coup; and mad at everyone for fawning over General Constantino Chiwenga. The post Tafi Mhaka: Mugabe is right….. Mnangagwa must go, Chamisa must watch out appeared first on Nehanda…

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The handmaid’s African tale: Voters think men like Donald Trump make the best leaders

Tafi Mhaka – Women have been hit hard by unequal access to education, distorted pay scales, domestic violence, rape, paedophilia, slavery, HIV/Aids, poverty and war – all human injustices perpetrated by the conservative rule of African men. The post The handmaid’s African tale: Voters think men like Donald Trump make the best leaders appeared first on Nehanda Radio. Source: Nehanda Radio

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Tafi Mhaka: Zimbabwe loves ethnic champions

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By Tafi Mhaka Buzz me when ethnic and cultural corruption disintegrates. Call me on WhatsApp when men stop buying and selling women and calling it lobola. Let me know when 11-year-old girls aren’t forced to marry 47-year-old men in arranged unions and 35-year-old widows in Mashonaland East province don’t have to sleep with their brothers-in-law under the traditional practice of  “kugara nhaka”.  Mnangagwa was responding to a question raised by Kuwadzana East MDC MP Nelson Chamisa in Parliament Kindly send me an SMS when Zanu-PF thugs stop stoning Dr Joice…

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Morgan Tsvangirai and the making of a national hero

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By Tafi Mhaka Elliot Manyika – with the help of Bryn Muteki – sang and danced his way to national hero status being conferred on him by the Zanu-PF politburo in December 2008. And when I heard about this unfortunate elevation, I oscillated between expressing alarming disbelief and inevitably denouncing such a dubious distinction and strongly disagreeing with the restrictive and biased manner in which national heroes have been chosen since 1980.  Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai If Manyika, with the repetitive and, frankly, annoying assistance of the ZBC, a captured…

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Tafi Mhaka – I hate myself

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By Tafi Mhaka When I was in primary school, I could not stand having my cousins come home for the Easter or Christmas holidays. I hated having to share things. I had to share sweets and biscuits with them. I had to share the TV remote with them. I had to share my small radio with them. Tafi Mhaka That meant I had to listen to their favourite music at times. I hated that. I had to share the experience of going to watch the odd movie my folks could…

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Tafi Mhaka – The problem with white people like David Coltart

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By Tafi Mhaka How does David Coltart fare on the racist Rhodesian checklist? Is he white, educated and wealthy? Yes. Did he serve the murderous Ian Smith regime that killed thousands of innocent black people in Rhodesia, Mozambique and Zambia in the 1970s? He certainly did. Presumably, did he, at one stage in his life, hate communists, socialists and all black people, especially black people who lived in Rhodesia? Yes. Is he a lifelong white supremacist? Of course he is. Former Education minister David Coltart and President Emmerson Mnangagwa Almost…

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Tafi Mhaka – Never mind bachelor’s degrees: scrap the higher education system entirely

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By Tafi Mhaka What can three or four years of tough scholarly pursuits at a university afford you in the wildly exhilarating but strangely sobering aftermath of life after university? Not much, I dare say. Then President Mugabe caps Forget Mutema who graduated with First Class Bachelor of Accountancy Honours Degree at the Bindura University of Science Education sixteenth graduation ceremony in Bindura, looking on is Higher and Tertiary Education minister Professor Jonathan Moyo.-(Picture by Tawanda Mudimu) All you will have after you graduate is an absurdly expensive graduation outfit, which…

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Mashona vs AmaNdebele: a legacy of disgusting racism

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By Tafi Mhaka Being born into an Ndebele family in Zimbabwe can be a bewildering, challenging and frustrating affair. If you were born in Bulilima, Matabeleland South, like Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo was, in 1917, you could never become the head of state, because Mashona will never vote for an ethnic Ndebele representative in a presidential election. Yes, that is just the way things are, regrettably: Mashona are proudly racist. Robert Mugabe seen here with the late Joshua Nkomo So, if you are a young, imaginative and intelligent Ndebele man or…

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H&M: Everyone is to blame for this monkey on our back

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By Tafi Mhaka To understand how calculated racial aggression and commercial discrimination have collided with the blissful indifference of free-spending customers and achieved highly lucrative brand equity and excellent financial returns for brands that certainly operate without a moral compass, you could go as far back as 1991, the year when Italian sportswear company Benetton caused considerable outrage with its ‘United Colours of Benetton‘ communication campaign. Photos of Liam Mango modelling a “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie went viral, with social media users accusing H&M of racism. The distasteful…

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Joseph Kabila has violated SADC’s founding objectives without consequence

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Political instability rocked the Democratic Republic of Congo in December 2016, when Joseph Kabila chose not to stand down as president of the central African nation when his term in office ended. He remained as president of the DRC. Joseph Kabila (Picture © REUTERS/Kenny Katombe) Today, the DRC is encumbered with an unelected head of state that has scant regard for the common law, human rights and democracy. Security forces shot dead three protesters in demonstrations held in the capital, Kinshasa, on December 30, 2017; and NGO Human Rights Watch,…

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