ANGUS SHAW Blog

Youngsters to save the world …

  Smoking very bad. War very bad. The Great Plague very bad. Most things very bad in the olden days. It’s different now! In Afghanistan, starving children are sold to...

A litany of scandals

So it’s just two years since our playboy ‘Ginimbi’ Kadungure died in his Rolls Royce on the way home from all night revelling and drinking at his now closed Harare...

The Ukraine factor

Former British envoy to Zimbabwe Deborah Bronnert, now ambassador in Moscow, is summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry over British involvement in Ukraine. Maria Zhakarova, one of Putin’s main spokespeople,...

Here and there, the way it is

Zimbabwe has draconian public order laws and enforcers often exceed them in breach of protection in the constitution HERE: Ahead of elections early next year, opposition gatherings are banned or disrupted willy-nilly,...

Plodding on …

  Government ministers in Zimbabwe admit that underpaid rank and file soldiers and military personnel on duty – and the police as well – are getting worse food rations than...

Don’t get sick

  Don’t get sick in Zimbabwe unless there’s hard currency at hand for private care. Public health is a death trap, Go in standing up and come out in a...

Daddy Long Legs and the dinosaurs

A spider fell into the bath tub and couldn’t get out. Daddy Long Legs, we used to call them when we were kids. I gently got him out on a...

Well, here we are again

What have you been up to? Where have you been? I’ve been working, old guys say. For some reason that annoys me. I’ve been retired for seven years now from...

Corruption and greed destroy our wetlands

An apt United Nations graphic on why wetlands should not be built upon – something some of us have been saying for years, but no-one took any notice in drier...

Catching up in lockdown

IN ANOTHER LIFE? An Argentine correspondent researching the matter tells me that one Angus Shaw was shot dead with 40 of his fellow anarchists on December 8, 1921 in a...