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When a Nation lacks self-belief

14 May 2016 | 1852 Views
I AM conflicted. I would have wanted to deal with David Coltart's book or, better still, deal with the whole debate around bond notes, both of them quite urgent and substantive. But I find myself havi...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Coltart: (Hi)story and our story as Africans

07 May 2016 | 2522 Views
As I sit down to write this piece, it is February 18, 1978, and David Coltart has just taken off for South Africa, to start his university studies at UCT, the University of Cape Town. He leaves behind...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Zimbabwe: One side black, the other side bright

23 April 2016 | 2569 Views
I suppose it is called delayed sight. Last week I drew the ire of opposition MDC-T supporters when I raised the self-evident, dead-end scenario that comes with demonstrations, and the fleeting joy tha...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Zimbabwe: Politics of Crowds

16 April 2016 | 2595 Views
The generous ones put it at 10 000. The modest ones put it at 2 000. The niggard ones put it at 800. And all claimed to be reading from the same crowd which the MDC-T is alleged to have mustered in th...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Tsvangirai is shallow, no message for demonstrators - Manheru

16 April 2016 | 3140 Views
MDC -T leader Morgan Tsvangirai had no tangible message to offer during Thursday's demonstration but chose to trumpet the number game.Herald columnist Nathanial Manheru said Tsvangirai attempt...
by Staff Reporter

US: Country without a skin

12 March 2016 | 1018 Views
I HAVE always been struck by how local sayings often betray an advanced scientific sensibility traceable to our so-called 'non-scientific' forebears. All this against rooted allegations of pre-scienti...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Charamba takes his fight with Zanu-PF Politburo members to the media

29 January 2016 | 1541 Views
The following are excerpts of the interview Presidential spokesperson, Mr George Charamba (GC) had with Garikayi Fadzi (GF) of ZiFM. The interview was aired last night.https://www.youtube....
by Staff reporter

Holding Tsvangirai up to ridicule

16 January 2016 | 1536 Views
Give it to our African heritage. You don't go very far in search of a proverb appropriate to express strange happenings in your neighbourhood. Our forefathers will have something for you, itself an in...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Tendai Biti, a very small man masquerading as leader of a political party

05 December 2015 | 3722 Views
As I write this piece, I am reminded of one Dennis Brutus and his "Gore'e". "Gore'e" is a poem about an island off Senegal by that name, an island from where Africans were loaded into ships for slaver...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Manheru latch on liberation war credential bull to give Mugabe electoral victory!

29 November 2015 | 2661 Views
Nathaniel Manheru cum George Charamba has latched on, like binnacle to a rock, to Alexander Noyes' erroneous assertion that having liberation war credentials will be the game changer in Zimbabwe's nex...
by Wilbert Mukori

Prof Moyo takes aim at George Charamba

17 November 2015 | 4842 Views
Tsholotsho North MP and Higher education minister Jonathan Moyo has renewed his rivalry with presidential spokesperson George Charamba describing him as  a maligned columnist.Charamba quo...
by Thobekile Zhou

Nathaniel Manheru an assassin with a pen

08 November 2015 | 2564 Views
Dear Mr. Manheru,I AM writing this letter not to discourage you from sharing your insights and ideas on what Zimbabwe needs to do to lift itself up but to put across another perspective that c...
by Mutumwa Mawere

Zimbabwe police: Old wine in new bottle-skins

07 November 2015 | 1299 Views
I SEEK reader indulgence in breaking a promise I made last week. I had committed this column to a follow-up article on the wider pointers beyond the media issues I dealt with. Little did I know that n...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Supper that smells too doggy

31 October 2015 | 2228 Views
Zimbabwe: Assassins without gunsOctober 31, 2015 Shingirai Huni Features, Opinion & Analysis, Headlines, Nathaniel ManheruJoram NyathiNathaniel ManheruI will part w...
by Nathaniel Manheru

What makes Robert Mugabe rattle his enemies so unfailingly?

26 October 2015 | 3342 Views
What is it that makes Robert Mugabe rattle his enemies so unfailingly? Even when he does nothing at all?We have been having a big debate on the local media, more accurately, on a portion of it...
by Nathaniel Manheru

AfriForum challenge is less about Zimbabwe but more about South African and Namibian land reform

04 October 2015 | 2870 Views
LAST week I promised to tackle the issue of the sale by auction of a property of the Zimbabwe Government in Cape Town, over a court action involving AfriForum, a white legal outfit defending colonial ...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Mujuru's non-existent party

26 September 2015 | 1926 Views
The beauty about an argument that has an encompassing, hard-to-fault, premise is that its detractors end up validating it, fortifying it. Responses to my instalment on the People First project last we...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Mugabe quakes in his boots, we are told

19 September 2015 | 20006 Views
IT has been an eventful week, quite eventful. On my way home last Saturday, I ran into an everlasting convoy of MDC-T supporters. Their vehicular beeline pointed beyond, passing through and past Chivh...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Zimbabwe is moving, evolving quite fast

22 August 2015 | 5188 Views
Zimbabwe is moving, evolving quite fast. Not in the superficial neo-liberal sense in which a backsliding country can be pampered by Bretton Woods affiliates, pampered to vertiginous growth levels....
by Nathaniel Manheru

Fired workers are ' jobless and not landless' says Nathaniel Manheru

22 August 2015 | 3775 Views
Controversial State media columnist, Nathaniel Manheru, widely believed to be President Robert Mugabe's spokesperson George Charamba  has boosted that more than 20 000 fired workers  could b...
by Thobekile Zhou

Nelson Chamisa's dreadful mistake, 6000 workers fired

25 July 2015 | 7393 Views
CAN someone tell me, just who is threatened by the First Lady hitting 50 years of age? Or by her celebrating that age? Or by the fact of taking advantage of that occurrence to fund-raise for charity? ...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Charamba mock Daily News on Grace Mugabe obsession

25 July 2015 | 5826 Views
A State media columnist believed to be President Robert Mugabe's spokesperson, George Charamba has mocked Daily News for going overdrive on First Lady Grace Mugabe's 50th birthday but silent on 11 jou...
by Thobekile Zhou

Manheru re-issuance of corruption as black empowerment will not end economic meltdown

28 June 2015 | 4501 Views
There once was a man whose name I will not say because we all know him. For years he denied there was no corruption in high places and blamed all the nation's economic woes on Western imposed sanction...
by Wilbert Mukori.

Baboon with the smell of a white man

27 June 2015 | 6931 Views
YOU cannot help but admire American choreography. At the start of this month they had a hearing on Zimbabwe, itself an opportunity for demonstrating how much they stand in loco parentis to all of us t...
by Nathaniel Manheru

'Zimbabwe's mineral wealth gives it an outsized importance,' says US envoy

20 June 2015 | 5286 Views
MY heart goes out to all the African-African American church-goers gunned down summarily by a pro-Rhodesia, pro-Apartheid American white supremacist terrorist named as Dylann Roof. This white supremac...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Mujuru fluffing chances through prevarication, by being slow, cautious and unsure

09 May 2015 | 5390 Views
THE OTHER SIDE Of course David Cameron has won, confounding and consigning the overweening Milliband, and worse, condemning those damn God's deputies, those notorious pollsters! I never knew that thes...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Desire for pre 1980 prosperity is 'undisguised admiration of Rhodesian settlerism'

20 April 2015 | 2677 Views
One can gain an insightful look into the very soul of someone or a select group from what he or she chooses to be the big issue of their time and how the deal with it. The big issue in United ...
by Nomusa Garikai

Why are Africans to the north of us still unable to own the means of production?

19 April 2015 | 2801 Views
He always puts me to shame each time he writes, this Ghanaian. I am talking about Baffour Ankomah. As always, his latest Beefs pass for a gem. Adorned with well-chosen quotes from our African icons, B...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Mugabe will go soon, says Manheru

05 April 2015 | 4419 Views
Controversial State media columnist, Nathaniel Manheru, widely believed to be President Robert Mugabe's spokesperson George Charamba, says the nonagenarian has, by expelling former vice president Joic...
by Staff reporter

Drape Rhodes' grave with human dung and dance 'borrowdale' on it

28 March 2015 | 2260 Views
While Rhodes sleeps, sleeps well at the Matopos, he sits on one in Cape Town, the place he lived most and from where he dreamt colonising Africa, north of the Limpopo. Among his many beneficiary i...
by Nathaniel Manheru

When the bitch is back in heat!

21 March 2015 | 3490 Views
I WILL share this one with you my reader. After all, my performance in the past weeks has been culpably erratic.So this other day a friend taps my shoulder, a sure sign aida kundibatisa (to co...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Rendering Mujuru superfluous

07 March 2015 | 2919 Views
I AM reading a book under the Oppenheimer series, a book on Thomas Leask's diary entries covering his travels in Botswana and Zimbabwe, travels undertaken between 1865 and 1870.Like Livingston...
by Nathaniel Manheru

A quick response to Manheru and Mphoko

19 February 2015 | 2082 Views
The recent utterances by the new vice president of Zimbabwe P Mphoko and the shadowy   character Manheru (Herald and government owned newspaper columnist) over the Gukurahundi atrocities mak...
by Gukurahundi scholar

Zimbabwean tables must serve what Zimbabwean farms produce

14 February 2015 | 2045 Views
One riotous evening in the eighties, the late Dambudzo Marechera started his vivid address to a writers' indaba by what seemed a senseless, irreverent postulate: "We are a sexually active nation!"...
by Nathaniel Manheru

'We only look for opinions that belittle Mugabe'

07 February 2015 | 4167 Views
I have just been reading Didymus Mutasa's interview with the South African Mail and Guardian newspaper, and two things stand out in the welter of words he spewed.First, the pronominal "we" is ...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Manheru rapped over sexist remarks

04 February 2015 | 2151 Views
MEDIA organisations have slammed what they described as insensitive sexist remarks by Nathaniel Manheru, a Herald columnist believed to be President Robert Mugabe's spokesman, George Charamba....
by Staff reporter

Dignity in resistance

25 January 2015 | 1411 Views
"CAN we think Zimbabwe out of this? Yes. If we abandon bigotry and bigots as a nation we can study and think Zimbabwe out of her present conflictual political condition that is seeing heroes and heroi...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Mujuru remains a wandering ghost hovering above the whole initiative

17 January 2015 | 3026 Views
I AM so happy we are, as a people, now able to construct meaning outside Western hegemony. It takes a lot to be able to do that, certainly much more than intellect. The recent developments in France w...
by Nathanie Manheru

Manheru's articles are a declaration of war

13 January 2015 | 4192 Views
Mr Nathaniel Manheru's  three articles in witch he heartlessly attacked the victims of gukurahundi and Ndebele language is nothing but declaration of war.Had Nathaniel Manheru been just a...
by Israel Dube

Manheru's defiance now boring and getting dull

10 January 2015 | 1991 Views
Nathaniel Manheru your defiance is now very boring and getting dull. I think the more you are blessed with responses to your gross thinking is the more you feel encouraged to inflict pain on the heart...
by Bekezela Maduma Fuzwayo

Manheru taken back to school

06 January 2015 | 4197 Views
Nathaniel Manheru, the acerbic and vile Zanu-PF scribe who is believed to be George Charamba, was yesterday taken kicking and screaming back to school by ...
by Thulani Nkala

That awkward moment of reading through a Nathaniel Manheru 'short story'!

05 January 2015 | 2073 Views
I have to be begin by issuing an apology to all dear readers of the online news publications that my first article of the year 2015 has to be of significant reference to one extremely funny character ...
by Fbr. Mthokozisi Ndiweni

We are not debating with you Nathaniel Manheru

05 January 2015 | 3768 Views
Last week I responded in part to Nathaniel Manheru's article of December 27 in which he described the people of Matabeleland as cry babies and described the Gukurahundi atrocities of theeighti...
by Bekezela Maduma Fuzwayo

Manheru's irrelevance is beyond imagination

04 January 2015 | 2446 Views
I read with absolute shock  Charamba's sentiments on the Matabeleland and Midlands genocide by ZANU-PF's combined forces of 5 Brigade, the CIO and other security agents.The guy is either ...
by Tsolo Dube

'Manheru!, I witnessed Gukurahundi brutal killings at 7'

04 January 2015 | 6166 Views
12:10, 4 Jan - ‪+27 7* *** ****‬: whats is this Manheru trying to say coz mina i saw igukurahundi when i was 7 yrs old  , i witnessed the brutal killin...
by Concerned Citizen

Nathaniel Manheru or George Charamba: you have crossed the red line: Zionist and Gugurahundi genocide is a myth, you say!

03 January 2015 | 6191 Views
Manheru, if you say Gugurahundi genocide is a myth in as much as the Holocaust and genocide that took place in most European countries against the Jews  is a myth, then you have crossed the ...
by Nomazulu Thata

Nathaniel Manheru - A misbegotten son of a foul mother?

29 December 2014 | 3783 Views
After reading the latest article by Nathaniel Manheru in the Herald of 27 December 2014 titled "Southern Zimbabwe: Ending an overdue myth", I thought the article had a lot of positives covered in ...
by Hlosukwakha

What opinion do you hope to get from a rival suitor?

07 December 2014 | 2829 Views
THE OTHER SIDE I love Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He is late, that Nobel laureate from Columbia who passed on this year, just a day before our National Day. I have drawn from his writings, a point my loya...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Charamba cum Manheru dismiss Mujuru purge as political when he is next - will NOT be missed!

27 November 2014 | 5789 Views
Secretary for Information and President Robert Mugabe's spokesman George Charamba yesterday dismissed an assortment of allegations levelled against Vice-President Joice Mujuru and other ministers, de...
by Wilbert Mukori

'Mugabe mulling a GNU of sorts,' says Manheru

10 November 2014 | 5686 Views
A columnist in a State-controlled newspaper, believed to be a senior aide to President Robert Mugabe, has suggested that the nonagenarian may be thinking of instituting a second unity government of so...
by Staff reporter

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