By Gillian Gotora
HARARE – And the winner is … Ezmerald Kim Kardashian.
That was the stage name for a young man who won the title of Miss Jacaranda at a drag queen pageant in Zimbabwe. He refused to give his real name because he feared for his safety in a country whose president has described homosexuals as “worse than pigs and dogs.” [Read more...]Tweet
BY TAWANDA KAROMBO:
HARARE — Delegates to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) general assembly — to be jointly hosted by Zimbabwe and Zambia starting this weekend — will have fast internet access through 4G, or long-term evolution (LTE), connectivity newly launched by Econet Wireless. [Read more...]Tweet
Harare: The oldest child of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe – 23-year-old daughter Bona – got married to an Emirates Airlines pilot in a customary ceremony over the weekend, a private daily reported on Thursday.
Quoting a close relative and Member of Parliament Simbaneuta Mudarikwa, NewsDay said the marriage ceremony was held privately at the 89-year-old President’s rural home in presence of close family members and friends, Xinhua reported. [Read more...]Tweet
‘Manicaland is a microcosm of struggle for control of ZANU-PF in the post-Mugabe era’
By Jeremiah Mushara for FFZE:
Zimbabwe’s diamond-rich Manicaland has become a strategic battleground ahead of this week’s general election as President Robert Mugabe’s supporters try to shore up votes in a province that proved an electoral disaster for his ZANU-PF party in 2008. [Read more...]Tweet
In four days time Zimbabwe goes to the polls to choose between 60 year old Morgan Tsvangirai of the MDC and 89 year old Robert Mugabe of Zanu PF. Mr Tsvangirai has held office as the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe for the last four years. Mr Mugabe has held office as the President of the country for the last 33 years. [Read more...]Tweet
We are is in a dizzy spin of contrasts as we hurtle towards elections. In my home town it started with an MDC rally. ‘We weren’t forced, to go! We went because we wanted to,’ everyone was saying the day after the election rally. Thousands attended, they wanted to see Prime Minister Tsvangirai and his team in the flesh. ‘There were so many people and such a huge noise from the cheering, whistling and singing, that we thought the stands in the stadium were going to collapse,’ people said. Everyone was wearing bright red and everyone seemed to be smiling. The next day you could almost feel the town smiling; things felt better, brighter, hopeful. The questions everywhere were the same: ‘Did you go? Are you registered to vote?’
Zimbabwe’s general election is less than two weeks away and, already, Morgan Tsvangirai is crying foul. In his interview with The Daily Telegraph, he declares that Robert Mugabe is “determined to retain power by whatever means”. No surprises there. I used to live in Zimbabwe and I’ve learnt from bitter experience that the country’s politics are mind-numbingly repetitive. Let me suggest the following iron laws: [Read more...]Tweet
FFZE is committed to promoting transparency and accountability in this year’s election.
Some Zimbabweans are having problems registering to vote. Rwendo, the name we have given to a would-be voter, tells his story about the obstacles he has encountered in trying to ensure his right to vote for the next government of his country is honoured. [Read more...]Tweet