ANGUS SHAW Blog

Confusion reigns once more

      The unilateral and unseemly suspension by Local Government Minister Saviour ‘Tyson’ Kasukuwere of  the Harare Mayor, Bernard ‘Ben’ Manyanyeni, and the attempts to remove the Town Clerk, James Mushore,...

36 years of independence. Where is it going?

As ever, The Herald newspaper excels itself.  Zimbabweans are celebrating the achievements in health, education and land reform after liberation from colonial rule in 1980. “Zimbabwe is the only country...

New Age numbers game: extra marital secrets

Here’s an interesting observation taken from the website of The Herald, the government-controlled daily in Zimbabwe, on a New Age game of numbers. The High Court ruled it is a privacy matter...

‘Volcanic eruption’ in pangolin poaching

  The television network CNN called it the most poached mammal in the world that no-one’s ever heard of – the pangolin, also known as the scaly ant-eater, the shy...

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...

Odessa in Ukraine, an awfully long way from Chinhoyi

Phew, that’s a relief! Mr Mnangagwa says Zimbabwe has acquired 600,000 tons of grain and staple foods from Ukraine to ward off  starvation. The Grain Millers’ Association calculates that at...