Zimdancehall Holds Some Lessons For Council

By Wisdom Mumera Zimdancehall has been a self-made guy with equal measures of talent and stupidity conveyed creatively as conscious artistic creations. The organic yin yang nature of nonsense and acute wisdom encapsulated within its street lingo lyrics means many enjoy it with both revulsion and pornographic contentment. In public you revile it but in […]

Chamisa’s Odinga Pattern Is Ominous

By Wisdom Mumera After five attempts Kenya’s veteran opposition politician Raila Odinga last year failed to win against former Vice President William Ruto. His post-election discourse was the same. I was rigged and will contest the results in the courts. That didn’t work either. At 77 years it appears that Odinga may have reached the […]

Breaking Bad Season Finale for Land Barons?

By Pieter Ziegler One poignant scene in the Breaking Bad finale Walter comes face to face with who, supposedly, was the reason he started this adventure: his wife Skyler. He hands her a lottery ticket containing the coordinates to Hank and Steve Gomez’s graves, and leaves his wife with one last sentiment: “I did it […]

Chamisa Is Done But Doesn’t Know It Yet

Chamisa Is Done But Doesn’t Know It Yet

OPINION By Pieter Ziegler Nelson Chamisa’s exit from the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) was as sudden as it was shocking. Yet, in the context of his two losses in both 2013 and 2018, such a sudden exit makes sense. It’s actually a convenient shedding of old skin in a bid to reprise his vaunted […]

Before Geo-Pomona, There Was Pragma Leaf. What Went/Goes Wrong?

Nqobizitha Masauso Zimbabwean authorities have been frenetic seeking to come up with waste to energy projects but curiously they all die out. Zimbabwe produces 1.7 million tons of solid waste annually, according to the Environmental Management Agency (EMA). It thus needs to come up with a plan to deal with that waste. However, in a […]

Did President Mnangagwa Prank The Country With Hwange 7 And 8?

By Pieter Ziegler It’s 8am at Whitehouse shopping centre, just over 10km out of Harare CBD, and the place is a grating atmosphere of throbbing generators and the hubbub of human congestion. There is no electricity. The lights went out somewhere in the middle of the night. “If they return before 7pm it will be […]

5 Ways To Survive A Tshabangu Recall

By Pieter Ziegler Sengezo Tshabangu is a wonder of the world if you decide to believe CCC leader(s). He just woke up one day and started telling everyone that he was the CCC Interim Secretary General. Everyone laughed until he started writing recall letters and the Minister of Local Government obeyed them. So far his […]

Tshabangu Reveals Hidden Hands of Internal Players

By Pekin Mupasiri In the run-up to the 2023 elections what was unique about the opposition was the omni-presence of Nelson Chamisa. He was everywhere, explicitly highlighting the equally unnerving absence of his supposed deputies Tendai Biti and Welshman Ncube. In the euphoria of the supposedly impeding victory against ZANU PF that awkward fact never […]

Harare Continues Fumbling In The Dark With No ERP

By Pieter Ziegler Harare City Council continues operating in the dark financially as it still doesn’t have an operating system 4 years later. The matter resurfaced again at the presentation of the 2024 budget with Finance Committee Chairperson Costa Mande promising a system next year. “The City has been faced with ERP challenges that has […]

The One Day Mayor; The Story of Shantiel Chiwara

By Correspondent When she was elected as the new 25 year old Masvingo Mayor Shantiel Chiwara was hailed as a groundbreaking achievement in local politics. She was the youngest Mayor and the first female Mayor for Masvingo. A graduate with a BComm (Hons) Banking, Masters in Strategic Management student and a teller at POSB after […]