Welshman Ncube on Friday: Who Really is an ‘Ordinary’ Zimbabwean?

Welshman Ncube on Friday: Who Really is an ‘Ordinary’ Zimbabwean?

  A few years ago, I heard an Afro American rhythm and blues singer named John Legend sing this about ordinary people: ‘We’re just ordinary people. We don’t know which way to go. Cuz we’re ordinary people. Maybe we should take it slow…’ In my long experience as lawyer and politician, I have heard, on numerous occasions, politicians habitually use the ‘ordinary Zimbabweans’ phrase.  This ‘amorphous’, almost legendary demographic group attracts both attention and pity…

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Zanu-PF pleaded for mercy after losing March 2008 elections, says Tsvangirai

Zanu-PF pleaded for mercy after losing March 2008 elections, says Tsvangirai

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday revealed how a desperate Zanu-PF had dispatched its leading lights to him, allegedly including former State Security minister Nicholas Goche, to try and broker a deal that would save the party’s and President Robert Mugabe’s bacon after they had lost the March 2008 elections. Amplifying the stunning revelations at the weekend by former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa that Zanu-PF bigwigs had been left numbed by that surprising loss, the…

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‘Tsvangirai won 2008, if he marched to statehouse he would have easily taken over’-Mutasa

‘Tsvangirai won 2008, if he marched to statehouse he would have  easily taken over’-Mutasa

FORMER intelligence minister Didymus Mutasa has revealed for the first time that the MDC-T actually won the 2008 election by a narrow margin. Mutasa told the South African Sunday Independent newspaper that Zanu PF people were so shocked by the result that he, as security minister, rushed to protect President Robert Mugabe at the State House. The former Zanu PF secretary for administration added that they were “absolutely shocked” and had Morgan Tsvangirai decided to…

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‘Why are Zimbabweans so poor?’-Welshman Ncube

‘Why are Zimbabweans so poor?’-Welshman Ncube

A FEW weeks ago, we woke up to a ‘research’ whose results showed a list of fifty wealthiest Zimbabweans. I do not know what benchmark the researchers used, but the message was simple: those men and women have more assets, more money and better quality of life than both you and I combined! Rather than agonising over the wealth of the woman or man next door, the question that resonated in my mind was why…

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Paul Themba Nyathi steps down in MDC

Paul Themba Nyathi  steps down in MDC

THE MDC has lost , many cadres in senior positions since the infamous Zanu PF ‘NIKUV’ victory of 31st July 2013, more prominently, such key figures as the MDC chairman Goodrich Chimbaira, MDC policy director Qhubani Moyo and MDC spokesman Nhlanhla Dube. Some key figure chose not to leave but instead to step down from their official posts, and these include  MDC deputy chairperson Frank Chamunorwa and  MDC Secretary-General Priscilla Misihairabwi Mushonga. The latest senior official  that MDC has lost,…

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