ANGUS SHAW

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The cat with no tail

This is Chimhini, or ‘Short Tail’ in Shona. She is a pub cat and, like many of the patrons much of the time, she’s a darn cool cat. She is...

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Damned to the heart of darkness

Those unfortunate enough to need protective psychiatric care in Harare are surely among the damned of the earth. The only lock-up is the Annexe at the government’s  main Parirenyatwa Hospital,...

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Rain: hedging bets on divine intervention

Zim should stand together in prayer, says the headline above Mpofu’s cartoon in the The Herald,  Zimbabwe. And God speaks? After a prolonged dry spell, much needed rain has come....

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Navigating another year

Let the New Year smile upon us  and if it doesn’t we’ll just have to grin and bear it. And hold our noses. (Right:  The Marimba river entering Lake Chivero at...

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Santa and the hard facts about angels

Dear Santa, when you bring the presents this year please go around inside all the houses and collect up all the guns and all the instruments of hatred and torture...