ANGUS SHAW

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Dysfunctional Zimbabwe

If it’s at all possible, forget about the debilitating  18-hour electricity  cuts for a moment. The agonising and costly writing of a new Zimbabwe constitution, accepted overwhelmingly in a 2013...

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No laughing matter

  Much as Zimbabwe’s ability to laugh at itself is to be applauded, the lighter side of the 18- hour 4.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. power cuts isn’t a laughing...

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Coming out of retirement…

Coming out of retirement, this charcoal iron that for decades has been used as a door stop. The daintily painted flowers will burn off as soon as it is fired...

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More of the same but much, much worse

Power cuts can now be expected in our cities starting from as early as 4.00 a.m. and lasting through to 10.00 p.m. or thereabouts, says the electricity utility. It is...

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Rhodes loses his nose

Those who don’t like Rhodes have been at it again. They have cut off his nose with a power tool, probably an angle grinder. The bronze bust gazes into the...

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Only in Zimbabwe?

President Robert Mugabe in the Harare parliament ….. What an extraordinary chain of events. Mr Mugabe, 91, delivered the wrong speech at the official opening of parliament, one he had...

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Deep in the cactus now?

When will the cactus really hit the fan? How deep in it are we? The electricity supply people just announced that from September 1 power output from the Kariba hydroelectric...

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The rise and fall of Air Zimbabwe

Thank goodness, this high rise neon hoarding imploring us all to ‘FLY air zimbabwe, non-stop to London’  has been removed after at least two decades as part of Harare’s skyscraper...