Mthwakazi will not be saved by complaints

As Mthwakazi continues to be a prisoner of conformity, our freedom and human rights continue to take a heavy hit from the Harare regime. Even more significant, the weakness of complaining as a political tool is becoming apparent with each complaint we make. Continue reading

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What change will an independent Mthwakazi make?

Social media has expanded our universe beyond comprehension and brought a host of possibilities and challenges to those willing to engage. It has been the ultimate equaliser providing a universal platform for individuals and groups to confidently discuss issues that they would otherwise not have dreamt of publicly raising a decade or so ago. It thus came as no surprise when a member of the social media community recently invited me to add my views to a proliferation of theories on the best way forward for Mthwakazi. The question goes: Continue reading

Tsvangirai: The curse of an unchanging dictator trying to lead change

We deny not that ZANU PF rule has been nothing short of a socio-political disaster but so has been the Morgan Tsvangirai’s leadership of the main opposition, the Movement of Democratic Change (MDC-T). Tsvangirai’s leadership has been a monumental disaster, a giant experiment that has spectacularly failed; it is time to put this embarrassment to a halt now. Continue reading

The attack on Kalangas is a desperate act by an unashamed tribalist

The irresponsible comments made by Mr Mugabe about ethnic Kalanga people at a recent SADC meeting in Harare are abhorrent, they have no place in modern politics and public life. The comments are out-of-order, bigoted, unfortunate scapegoating and not statesman-like. Continue reading

RSA xenophobia: Nigeria recalling ambassador not the answer

Genuine independence for any country means being in control of one’s destiny without an anxious dependence on other countries. Sadly, the ‘independent’ Africa today sees itself increasingly dependent on other regions for support to keep itself barely on its knees always staring at the prospect of lying flat on its belly. These are worrying times of widening social, economic and human rights disparities across the continent and between Africa and Europe. Continue reading

President Zuma’s Freedom Day Speech and the controversy

Jacob Zuma’s Freedom Day speech on 27th April 2015 coming just over a week after violent xenophobic attacks in parts of Durban and Gauteng provinces has triggered a heated debate among the large online African community on social networks as well as in some capitals in the continent. The argument has centred on what Zuma supposedly said, what it may mean and its effects; allegations it exonerated xenophobic attacks; allegations of blame shifting and whether it was the right time to say what he said.

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