Takura Zhangazha

Jonathan Moyo’s social media irony

Jonathan Moyo’s social media irony

THE Information, Media and Broadcasting Services minister Jonathan Moyo has announced, with a little bit of drama, that he is now going to be directly using social media platforms Facebook and Twitter.

Airport mishap: Explaining public reaction

Airport mishap: Explaining public reaction

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, after addressing jubilant supporters upon his return from the African Union Summit in Ethiopia, had what the State media called a “carpet mishap”.

Urban lands the new profit frontier

Urban lands the new profit frontier

IN the process of undertaking its radical land reform programme, the Zanu Pf government conveniently but by default retained what renowned academic Mahmood Mamdani refers to as the “bifurcated state”.

Struggles without the struggle

Struggles without the struggle

IN 1999, the late renowned academic and human rights activist, Masipula Sithole, is also a founder of the Mass Public Opinion Institute wrote a personal note for me in his celebrated book, Struggles Within the Struggle.

Zim elite underbelly, symptoms of unhinged political economy

Zim elite underbelly, symptoms of unhinged political economy

RECENT media reports on the salaries of individuals working in State related corporations and public services have brought issues of public accountability, transparency and corruption to the fore.

Zim’s 2014: Now you see it,  now you don’t, unless . . .

Zim’s 2014: Now you see it, now you don’t, unless . . .

COLLECTIVELY celebrating the advent of a new year is risky business in Zimbabwe. Each new year has signified more an event than the beginning of any particularly optimistic time-based process.

Zim Asset: A prelude to predatory capitalism

Zim Asset: A prelude to predatory capitalism

A COLLEAGUE in the media recently forwarded an electronic copy of the government’s five-year economic blueprint plan, Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable SocioEconomic Transformation (Zim Asset), Toward an Empowered Society and a Growing Economy.

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