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General Tongo and the millennial disconnect

The late General Tongogara Stanely Mushava Literature Today Josiah Magama Tongogara, the notable guerilla, who died on the doorstep of independent Zimbabwe, occasionally lands cameo roles in the showbiz circuit. Around this time last year, Zanla’s foremost strategist was commandeered for effect in Junior Brown’s “Tongogara,” although only the soldier’s bloodshot …

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A great truth!

The late Ian Smith Baffour Ankomah Correspondent Talk is cheap, but walking the talk is another matter altogether. Ian Smith, the last Prime Minister of Rhodesia, who once thumped his chest and asserted truculently that black majority rule would not happen in the hallowed lands of Rhodesia, not even in a …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Taming road carnage a collective duty

The number of people killed in road accidents countrywide so far during Easter Holidays had by late yesterday, doubled compared to the same period last year. Surely this calls for robust interventions if the country is to stop road carnage. Does it mean that our drivers have lost respect for …

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Editorial Comment: Reflecting on a young patriot

There is a young patriot buried at the National Heroes Acre in Harare who was born on December 17, 1964. This means at Independence, this patriot was shy of his 16th birthday. When he died on April 28, 2001, he was 36-years-old. Quite a young man he was, and one …

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This is child’s play for Msholozi

Back in 2007, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma was elected over his predecessor, Mr Thabo Mbeki, to lead the ruling African National Congress at an elective conference in Polokwane. The race to that election was one of the most contentious leadership battles in the ANC’s history. Prior to his ascendancy, …

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How Cde Tongo’s son predicted his father’s death

LAST week, Cde Emelda Musanhu (born 1954) whose Chimurenga name was Cde Suzan Rutanhire narrated how she joined the liberation struggle in November 1972 soon after her wedding to a catechist George Rutanhire. She narrated how her wedding gifts were sold by her husband and some comrades as they walked …

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No money, more problems

It is trite to say “wealth makes life more affordable”. For instance, in low-income developing countries, a daily commute of private vehicle privilege can relatively be cheaper and more income efficient than one of a public transport, or rural long distance commute. Consider the often told narrative of rural dwellers …

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