Polemic

When a T-Rex is dying

When a T-Rex is dying

What is a life well lived? “The greatest dignity to be found in death is the dignity of the life that preceded it. This is a form of hope that we can all achieve, and it is the most abiding of all. Hope resides in the meaning of what our lives have been,” wrote surgeon more…

The third way remains the only sustainable solution for Zimbabwe

The third way remains the only sustainable solution for Zimbabwe

The good thing about choice is it is mostly free. You choose a political party of your liking and get the government you deserve. Well, sometimes that government is foisted upon you through vote rigging but by and large free choice is the rule. So, having declared that, I must nevertheless say that, for many, more…

Beyond hope to action

Beyond hope to action

The Zimbabwean opposition MDC party, in its original form, once attempted a “savanna spring” way before the much more popular and effective Arab spring.  I showed up at Africa Unity Square with a human rights lawyer who was involved with transparency international, his wife a human rights activist in her own right and a friend more…

SENTIMENT SHOULD NOT CLOUD COMMON SENSE

SENTIMENT SHOULD NOT CLOUD COMMON SENSE

We all know their slogan; Zanu ndeye ropa (a party born of blood) and, now significantly, Joyce Teurai Ropa (spill blood) Mujuru has revived her nom de guerre to remind us of her revolutionary credentials. After all, she famously shot down a helicopter during the war. If this were France, her figure dressed in torn more…

There Is Beauty In Serving

When the nationalists embarked on protests, talks, frustration, armed struggle and then finally negotiations for ceasefire across the continent, it was not driven by selfish ambition. Many of them were corrupted later by the trappings of power. This is why we look, with a certain nostalgia, at the black and white pictures of the nationalists more…

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