Opinion

News time – Zimbabwe style

News time – Zimbabwe style

The State exercises monopoly over local television airwaves making most programmes aired by the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) emotionally corrosive like concentrated acid on the skin. Consequently, people who afford the luxury subscribe to satellite television providers to maintain a degree of sanity.

Women figure in the royal blood?

Women figure in the royal blood?

Down through ages humankind has developed strange notions, philosophies and practices much to its own detriment. One such practice is that of treating women as less human, downplaying their role. It is sad to realise that the church cannot be exonerated from this crime.

Celebrating Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo’s life at Mshasheni

Celebrating Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo’s life at Mshasheni

In the past few days, the audio, electronic and print media was abuzz with tributes to and historic accounts of the great giant, the late Vice President Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo.

Malema misses the point on Mugabe

Malema misses the point on Mugabe

Statements by South Africa’s opposition EFF leader, Julius Malema that President Robert Mugabe is not to blame for the problems in Zimbabwe and that he and other African leaders, with the exception of South Africa should rule for as long as they like are sickening as they betray either a serious lack of understanding on the Zimbabwean situation or a deep hatred for the people of Zimbabwe.

It may be free, but someone pays for it

It may be free, but someone pays for it

In the early 1980s, I was a young man in my 20s listening and reading with keen interest as nationalist politicians promised us unlimited access to free education, health and such other things.

Qualification, profession not enough

Qualification, profession not enough

Academic or professional attainments are not enough on their own.

Enmity in the family

Enmity in the family

There has always been conflicts in the family right from as far back as history can tell.

Vendors in Vendaland

Vendors in Vendaland

Recently I took a leisurely stroll through the streets of Harare.

Understanding sex, consent

Understanding sex, consent

So what is consent? As I wrote in 2013 in an article titled Consent: A Key Word in Sex, it means to agree or comply. What I didn’t go into then were the specifics of consent. What is age of consent? It is the development age where a human being is expected to be able to make decisions in, of and/or about their life. Essentially, it is actually the expected age of reason (not the era) — determining right or wrong. I will rather call it the age of reasoning.

Who really is an “ordinary” Zimbabwean?

Who really is an “ordinary” Zimbabwean?

A few years ago, I heard an Afro-American rhythm and blues singer named John Legend sing this about ordinary people: “We’re just ordinary people/ We don’t know which way to go /Cuz we’re ordinary people /Maybe we should take it slow…”

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