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MDC-T rigging its own vote and processes!

09 May 2014 | 2731 Views
One read with absolute disgust shallow media reports on the ongoing saga and leadership tussle within MDC-T, eternally wondering when the better deserving reader would finally get justly served by our...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Zimbabweans can't audit

12 April 2014 | 2902 Views
ONE key attribute the lack of which stands us out as a weak people, a weak nation, is being able to sum up each stage in, and of, our lives. The absence of that attribute makes us both an uncons...
by Nathaniel Manheru

The day the Zimbabwean dollar died

02 February 2014 | 4264 Views
LATELY, national focus and debate has been on breathtaking malfeasances affecting key institutions of our country. The names which have stood largest in that whole debate have been ZBC, PSMAS, M...
by Nathaniel Manheru

When the dollarisation cure poisons

24 November 2013 | 3259 Views
THE past three instalments have seen this column deal with sample thoughts on Zimbabwe, our country. Of course the underlying issue is a Lenin-like question: What is to be done. As you notice, I avoid...
by Nathaniel Manheru

All politicians are ugly

02 November 2013 | 2154 Views
When you really want to stoke the furnace of misanthropy, the thought-ages to visit are the Augustans and the Romantics. But that is to reckon time by way of literary movements, something decidedly es...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Mugabe's Zanu-PF fiddling while oppositions regroups

26 October 2013 | 2850 Views
Last week I broke with tradition. I sank my harsh fangs and canines into Zanu-PF, mauled it badly for some of its senseless rules, most of them crafted more to beguile and convict than to guide, more ...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Counting Lobengula's looted head

08 September 2013 | 3691 Views
Just under two days ago I held a fascinating discussion with Baffour Ankomah, the British-based, Ghanaian-born Editor of the world-read New African magazine. Well known for his obdurately pro-Mugabe ...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Out goes the bogey of Gukurahundi

01 September 2013 | 4112 Views
Grant defeat its creative side. It has been quite transporting to read agony pieces from officials of the two MDCs as they go through the writhing motions of confounding defeat.July 31 was a real tsun...
by Nathaniel Manheru

The Ndebeles who succumbed to a manipulator

11 August 2013 | 4962 Views
It is both funny and irritating. I am referring to current spirited attempts by strange people who had nothing to do with Zanu-PF, nay, who worked against Zanu-PF in its bid for re-election, to now s...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Desperate, last ditch plea

27 July 2013 | 5394 Views
It is not looking good at all, made worse by a sense of all-round panic. The MDC-T campaign has all but collapsed, its cabal of organic intellectuals already abandoning post, deserting, hawking mid-fl...
by Nathaniel Manheru

When the village witch wails over a tender death

20 July 2013 | 3434 Views
"IT is evident that our fears are being vindicated as there are blatant violations of the electoral law. We are worried about ZEC and we have lost our institutional respect despite our respect for ind...
by Nathaniel Manheru

When the media, diplomacy make midgets taller

13 July 2013 | 3236 Views
I suppose they are still being apprenticed by President Mugabe. Otherwise how else do you explain an astonishing picture where the leader of a rival party, his estranged secretary general and his unsu...
by Nathaniel Manheru

There shall be some alliance before we go to vote

06 July 2013 | 5941 Views
THIRTY-THREE years have gone by since our political independence which we won in 1980. The years have been political time, which is not to deny that the same period saw other "times" in other spheres...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Repositioning for post-election engagement

29 June 2013 | 2530 Views
First, the grand alliance. More accurately called the grand headache, this has always been an anguished wish for Tsvangirai and for the strong but losing anti-Zanu-PF lobby in the West, than an impera...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Thank God the charade is now coming to an end

11 May 2013 | 3870 Views
Thank God the charade is now coming to an end. Hallelujah! Two days ago the Lower House of our Parliament passed Amendment 20 bringing us a stage closer the operationalisation of the new Const...
by Nathaniel Manheru

The day Charamba fell pregnant

27 February 2013 | 5679 Views
Putting your ideas in the public domain always has its pains. You are called names, given jabbing identities, misread...you name it. And you have to bear it all, meekly as behoves a humble columnist. ...
by Nathaniel Manheru The Other Side

When the giant totters off stage

04 February 2013 | 2423 Views
The only time mankind admires infancy in manhood is when this comes as kindness and humility, never as a measure of mind. As I write this piece, I am still at a loss as to what exactly Tendai Biti, th...
by Nathaniel Manheru

When the unintended so damages!

13 January 2013 | 2682 Views
There is something I don't understand about our Government and our leaders. This Wednesday we had the Prime Minister's spokesperson telling Minister Chinamasa off for pointing out that the Prime...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Is Zimbabwe a victim of the Babel Curse!

04 August 2012 | 2783 Views
Is Zimbabwe a victim of the Babel Curse? I wonder. But first, Tendai Biti. Quite a humourous guy, is he not? So humourous that he does not mind laughing at himself even. I am of course referring to hi...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Nathaniel Manheru and The White African

24 July 2012 | 2460 Views
Local and international analysts are agreed that there is more than meets the eye to the European Union's decision to remove from the sanctions list some of President Mugabe's most ruthless supporters...
by Lammiel Mangwanani

With defeat imminent, Manheru fantasises

15 July 2012 | 2386 Views
Thank goodness for the world wide web; the Latin bull with which ...
by Lammiel Mangwanani

Welcome home Manheru: Let's have a clean fight

08 July 2012 | 2296 Views
Nathaniel Manheru should this week be c...
by Lammiel Mangwanani

Politics: Pasting labels, past logic

08 July 2012 | 1618 Views
I am happy that lately, the management team for Copac has been making tremendous "progress" at their level. But the team is the pre-penulti­mate, the penultimate being the princip...
by Nathaniel Manheru

When white factor becomes irrelevant

04 July 2012 | 1726 Views
as Manheru's Zanu-PF house of cards collapses ...
by Lammiel Mangwanani

MDC: Building a war psychosis

16 June 2012 | 1348 Views
In the early eighties I had a friend who worked in the security establishment. He was in charge of VIP protection. One day he was tasked to ensure a VVIP was transported to Kushinga-Pikhelela, transpo...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Give it to him, Tendai Biti has seen the light

04 March 2012 | 1323 Views
This week I propose to build my case through information vignettes.  But first, let me pay my bills. I am grateful to one of my readers from Masembura who wrote to The Herald from the United Kin...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Tsvangirai, Mutambara: If it ain't broken, fix it; if it's broken praise it

25 February 2012 | 1591 Views
The one thing I have always rued about being Zimbabwean is this our propensity to ensure our total compliance with the Sabbath, total compliance with the ten commandments. Zimbabweans would rather th...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Dreams of Mujuru's second death, division and invasion

14 November 2011 | 1539 Views
Far more interesting than political clashes in Chitungwiza last Sunday were many other unwritten factors which really matter  to a good understanding of the state we are in. I do not wan...
by Nathaniel Manheru

When Zanu-PF coughs

08 October 2011 | 833 Views
Let's keep a tab on Libya. It is very important in understanding how imperialism works nowadays.Forget the ongoing operations to subdue Sirte, Gaddafi's hometown. That is a sideshow, a real sm...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Civil Servants Pay: Goading the masses, cuddling the IMF

16 July 2011 | 938 Views
THE MDC have chosen a political response to a security issue. This column had given them a good tip on how to handle the matter, namely that they take up the matter through appropriate channels whose ...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Sanctions: Political gain, civilian pain

11 June 2011 | 849 Views
This week, I take an unusual line from what my readers are used to. Foremost, I pilfer the title of the installment from some scholar who has devoted his energies to the study of the subject of sancti...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Libya: Africa and the Victorians - Libya and Zimbabwe

30 March 2011 | 860 Views
As I write, Libya is burning. It is in the throes of war, more accurately, of a "righteous" aggression. The list of the aggressor nations is as familiar as it is predictable: US, ...
by Nathaniel Manheru

What They Really Think about Mugabe

21 February 2011 | 1182 Views
This Article has Been Removed due to Lake of Facts. Byo24 would like to Apologize to The Persons Mentioned in the article we will only publish it if we get facts on t...
by Capulet B. Chakupeta

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