Remembering Tuku.

“Rufu Ndimadzongonyedze!” (Death Disturbs).Oliver Mtukudzi. Once upon a time (Paivepo) a great man lived among us. Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi has passed. We are a nation mourning a beloved superstar. My earliest memories of Tuku involve high waisted bell bottoms, family dinners and a classic prime time music video show. My mother once owned a beautiful […]


“Toto, I have a feeling we are not in Kansas anymore!” Dorothy Gale in the Wizard of Oz. This, comrades, is IT! In less than fourteen hours, Zimbabwe is heading to the polls to decide who it’s next President will be. This is the moment the country will elect who will take the coveted seat […]

Zimbabwe at 38: A dream delayed.

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the opresser, it must be demanded by the opressed.” Dr Martin Luther King. I was listening to a couple of ‘golden oldies’ reminisce about their good old days recently, when one lady said something which struck a chord within me. “Smiths’ time was far much better than now.” Her […]


ÄN ELEPHANT IS NEVER BURDENED BY ITS HORNS.”ZIMBABWEAN PROVERB I had very peculiar experiences with death recently. Two of my neighbours, from different homes, died days apart from each other. The female, a member of the ‘Mpostori'(Apostolic) church, apparently abdicated her rights to a normal funeral, which in an African setting, involves endless wailing and […]

Letter to Afro

“MY ONE! MY LOVE! MY PRECIOUS!” GOLUM, True Lord of the Ring. Darling Bvudzi, (Hair) I had to write this letter to you. After witnessing the trials and tribulations you go through and selfishly, the joy you bring me, I have come to the realisation that you, my love , are a tour de force. […]

The Best of 2016

What a year! In a world fraught with a lot of pain, there are a few incidents that occurred and some humans that brought some sunshine into our lives this year. It was very hard compiling this list because being a cynic, its hard to see the good in the world. Every little thing happening […]