A Book A Week- Rediscovering My Love for Books

As a kid and teen I read a lot but lately that habit has been fading away. I realized today that it’s been quite a while since I last read a book- really read, with full concentration. Instead I’ve spent my free time tweeting, sleeping and roaming around the web. So I decided to give…

Conversations With Solomon Madzore

Last weekend I had the opportunity to speak to Solomon Madzore, the President of the Youth Assembly of MDC-T. Over a year ago, Mr Madzore was arrested and jailed, alongside many others, for allegedly killing a policeman. He was in prison for over a year until his release this year on bail. It was therefore…

Zimbabwe at 33: How Much Is There To Celebrate?

The 18th of April is the official birthday of our great nation, the day when, thirty three years ago, we finally freed ourselves from colonial rule. As we celebrate independence I for one do so with great unease, because I think our great nation, particularly its leaders and our revolution, has lost its sense of…

Remembering Solomon Mahlangu, a South African Hero

Whenever a list of Africa‚Äôs foremost Nationalists is compiled the list usually has many South Africans. Names like Chris Hani, Albert Luthuli, Govan and Thabo Mbeki, Oliver Tambo, Walter Sisulu and undoubtedly the most famous, Steve Biko and Nelson Mandela, take their rightful place besides Amilcar Cabral, Patrice Lumumba, Thomas Sankara, Nkrumah, Nyerere, Machel and…