Monthly Archives: July 2015

Cecil the lion: Zimbabwe requests extradition of US dentist Walter Palmer over killing

The Telegraph By Peta Thornycroft, and Aislinn Laing in Johannesburg 31 Jul 2015 Zimbabwe has called for US dentist who shot Cecil the lion dead during a hunting trip to be extradited back to Africa to face poaching charges, which could carry a lengthy prison sentence. The move came as it emerged that Dr Walter […]

Dzamara Abduction Rekindles Sad Memories for Disappeared Patrick Nabanyama Family

VOA By Chris Gande July 30 2015 WASHINGTON DC— Patricia Nabanyama, the widow of Patrick Nabanyama, who disappeared more than 15 years ago after being allegedly kidnapped by suspected war veterans, says she is worried about the disappearance of activist, Itayi Dzamara. Dzamara has been missing for more than four months. Nabanyama said the alleged […]

Will Mnangagwa be better or worse?

The Star July 27 2015 By Peta Thornycroft To many Zimbabweans, the answer to that question doesn’t really matter. They’re not looking for democracy, but economic relief, writes Peta Thornycroft. Johannesburg – There are so many mysteries about Emmerson Mnangagwa. And much curiosity about him as he is the front runner to succeed Robert Mugabe […]

Zimbabwe’s Vice President Mnangagwa hails ‘loving’ people of ‘Europe’s last dictatorship’

News24 Correspondent 21 July 2015 Harare – Zimbabwe’s vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, on a visit to Belarus, has described the European country as “developed, orderly and clean” and its people as “loving”, the state broadcaster said on Monday. Critics have called landlocked Belarus “Europe’s last dictatorship” on account of the authoritarian rule of long-time president, […]

“Hate what is evil”

Senator David Coltart Opinion piece 21 July 2015 I had an interesting twitter exchange with Jonathan Moyo yesterday. It started when someone asked whether we agreed on anything. I responded by saying that we agreed on a lot prior to him “joining ZANU PF in 1999″. Moyo responded by agreeing with another 3rd party tweet […]

Moyo calls Coltart idiot in row over Gukurahundi

New 20th July 2015 JONATHAN Moyo bristled with anger on Twitter Monday after former education minister and opposition politician David Coltart suggested that, by not resigning from Zanu PF in protest during Gukurahundi, he was complicit in the atrocities. “You’re a plain Rhodie idiot,” charged Moyo in response. Told by a follower that ‘idiot’ […]

Jonathan Moyo in another social media war, calls Coltart a ‘Rhodie idiot’

Byo24News By Thobekile Zhou 20 July 2015 Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo has again been caught up in a social media war with lawyer David Coltart on his Zanu PF membership decades ago and Gukurahundi. Moyo, known for his sharp tongue described Coltrart as a ‘Rhodie idiot’ and ‘bloody BSAP Selous Scout!’ Moyo recently justified […]

Last stand of a Zimbabwe farmer struggling to keep his land

The Daily Telegraph By Peta Thornycroft 19 July 2015 Ian Ferguson, who owns the last private game ranch in Zimbabwe, faces a new battle to keep his property. There is a slither of land near Zimbabwe’s southern border that is classified as semi-desert, too arid to support either humans or livestock. But it teems with […]

Utseya lays racism allegations against Campbell

ESPN Cricinfo 18 July 2015 ZIMBABWE offspinner Prosper Utseya has, in a letter to Zimbabwe Cricket, claimed that he is a victim of racism and has levelled a string of allegations against Alistair Campbell, managing director of ZC. In a letter to Wilson Manase, ZC chairman, Utseya claims Campbell: Has a “personal agenda” against him […]

Who will lead Zimbabwe when Mugabe finally goes?

Newsweek By Graham Boynton July 13 2015 ON a Friday afternoon in the leafy northern suburbs of Harare, white, sun-baked former farmers gather at the Tin Cup restaurant for a lunch of barbecued ribs and cold Castle lagers, and to talk about the good old days. The owner, Leith Bray, was run off his Tengwe […]