By Evans Mushawevato
INDEED, we are on our own.
But this should not be a source of despair.
It should be a clarion call.
It should be a call to take a different course of action.
Zimbabwe, like most developing nations in the world, is in dire need of...
At the mercy of COVID
By Fidelis Manyange
WITH the cases of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Zimbabwe on the increase, President Emmerson Mnangagwa was spot on by extending the lockdown period.
COVID-19, which has affected the world, is real and is a deadly...
FOR COVID-19 patients who respond successfully to intensive care treatment and are discharged from hospital, the road to recovery can still be a lengthy one.
The latest report into patients admitted into critical care for COVID-19 so far in England, Wales and Northern Ireland showed...
THERE are many things that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us.
One lesson stands tall in all this.
Strife has no limits or restraints.
When it visits a people, it is ruthless.
It wipes off anything that stands in its way.
All in all, it either makes or breaks...
IT is befitting that we got our independence in April, the very month Mbuya Nehanda was executed and the Battle of Chinhoyi, which marked the onset of the armed struggle, also took place.
Gaining our independence hinged, to a great extend, on these two crucial...
By Dr Tafataona Mahoso
IN The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, Naomi Klein wrote the following about the US Government institutions following the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon:
“The Bush team, Friedmanite to the core, quickly moved...
By Golden Guvamatanga
“MAPFUPA angu achamuka,” (My bones will rise).
These are the words that the iconic Mbuya Nehanda said before the white colonialists brutally murdered her on April 27 1898 for leading the fight against colonialism.
Very few could have guessed the import of those prophetic...
This story first appeared in The Patriot in May 2015
IT is only later that one understands what the tears that easily fall from the eyes of Sophia Chingwara, mother to David Guzuzu, one of the famous Chinhoyi Seven guerillas, mean.
They are a mixture...
By Evans Mushawevato
THE Second Chimurenga was long and arduous, filled with so many hair-raising episodes that it becomes difficult to pinpoint all the defining moments of that protracted struggle.
But there are episodes of that war that stand out and cannot be forgotten or subsumed.
WE applaud the bold step taken by the Government to extend the lockdown by another two weeks to May 3 despite the clamouring for its end from some business quarters.
Perhaps this will help drive home to Zimbabweans that their Government is taking this virus...
THE COVID-19 menace continues to ravage the world with no signs of letting up.
Everywhere, the situation is increasingly becoming dire by the day.
Lives are being claimed in numbers.
The situation is shocking.
There seems to be no respite from the dreadful disease.
Lives continue to be lost.
By Elizabeth Sitotombe
FREEDOM is the power or right to act, speak or think as one wants.
The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved, of not being subject to or affected by (something undesirable).
Colonialism is the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial control...