Author: Angus Shaw

Cholera can’t kill his music

The government claims the latest cholera epidemic is under control. It’s no consolation to the family, friends and colleagues of eminent musician, composer and choirmaster Rodwell Samkange who has succumbed...

Overwhelmed by it all? Crowdfunding versus luxury cars

Much controversy and ridicule swirls right now around excessive government spending on luxuries and the proposed crowdfunding  to help pay for the fight against  cholera. Aren’t we a bit overwhelmed...

Same old, same old?

Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU PF Politburo met and appointed most of the dropped ministers from the previous Cabinet as full time party officials in eleven party departments, presumably on good pay...

Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose. So said the French philosopher Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Kerr in 1849. Our once...

Here we go again. Another shocker.

The August holiday period is often called ‘the silly season’ when newsmakers are away from their posts. Nothing much happens so the newspapers and airwaves are filled with stories that...

Will Bona be exempted from watching hard core porn?

Well, now there’s a new guardian of the nation’s moral rectitude, Mr Mugabe’s 27-year-old daughter, Bona. Unless there are specific exemptions relating to her duties on the official Board of...

The famous Cuban shirt

So Mr Mugabe was accused in some sections of society of looking “scruffy” the other day when he appeared at a regional economic summit in Mauritius wearing an open-neck white...