HARARE- Zanu PF reacted bitterly to the decision by Zimbabwean radio legend Ezra ‘Tshisa’ Sibanda to throw his hat in the political ring and stand as an MDC-T parliamentary candidate in his rural home of Vungu in the Midlands Province.
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Co-Home Affairs Minister Theresa Makone has warned the Mugabe regime of an Egypt style uprising if they persist in provoking peace loving Zimbabweans. The MP for Harare North was reacting to the way ZANU PF thugs violently disrupted a scheduled rally in her constituency on Sunday.
SW Radio Africa journalist Lance Guma speaks to Indian filmmaker Shrenik Rao, who launched his documentary film “Mugabe’s Zimbabwe” in October 2010. He says the film “is an enquiry into how Zimbabwe, from its successful independence 31 years ago, has collapsed dramatically.
Daniel Molokele, previously known as Fortune Mguni, was a founding member of the Zimbabwe National Students Union, serving as Vice President to the late Learnmore Jongwe in 1997 and 1998. This week he joins the debate on the factionalism rocking ZINASU and tells SW Radio Africa journalist Lance Guma that the students have lost their voice and have simply become pawns for the rival factions in civil society.
This week SW Radio Africa journalist Lance Guma speaks to Blessing-Miles Tendi, author of the book, Making History in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe. Tendi argues that ZANU PF have over the years used a concept known as ‘Patriotic History’ in which the political battle is always between ‘patriots’ and ‘traitors’. Lance asks him why ZANU PF has had to resort to violence, if this strategy was or is working.
On Behind the Headlines SW Radio Africa journalist Lance Guma speaks to MDC Treasurer General Roy Bennett. Almost 20 months ago he was nominated by his party to be the Deputy Agriculture Minister but Mugabe’s regime have simply refused to have him sworn into the post. Lance finds out why the saga will not end? Does he think it was a mistake for the MDC to join the coalition government?
Following reports that the National Constitutional Assembly will begin a NO VOTE campaign against any draft constitution from the parliamentary committee, SW Radio Africa journalist Lance Guma speaks to NCA chairman Dr Lovemore Madhuku. Should the NCA not wait to see the draft first? Will rejecting the draft not leave us with the current defective Lancaster House constitution as happened in 2000?
Two weeks ago a re-engagement committee from the coalition government travelled to the US in an attempt to have targeted sanctions on members and companies linked to the Mugabe regime removed. On Behind the Headlines SW Radio Africa journalist Lance Guma speaks to Energy and Power Development Minister Elton Mangoma, who is part of this committee, and asks him why?
Background: The holding cells at Harare Central Police station, overflowing with human waste, prompted pressure group WOZA to state their intention to sue co-Home Affairs Ministers Kembo Mohadi and Theresa Makone. WOZA coordinator Magodonga Mahlangu speaks to SW Radio Africa journalist Lance Guma about their arrest and detention in April [...]
Bulawayo based artist Owen Maseko was arrested in March and spent 4 days in police custody after an exhibition of his paintings opened depicting the Gukurahundi era and decades of oppression under Mugabe’s regime. The Home Affairs Ministry banned his artwork describing it as a ‘tribal based event’. He joins SW Radio Africa journalist Lance Guma to talk about the entire saga.
The National Healing and Reconciliation organ, set up under the coalition government has been described as a failure by participants who attended a workshop in Bulawayo over the weekend. One of the three ministers in the organ Sekai Holland came in for some harsh criticism from war veterans previously in the Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army, ZIPRA.
SW Radio Africa journalist Lance Guma speaks to the Deputy Director of the National Association of Non Governmental Organisations, Machinda Marongwe, who talks about the funding crisis facing the constitutional outreach. He expresses surprise that so soon after the sale of diamonds from Chiadzwa, the Committee is seeking an extra US$5 million from donors.
Ahead of a SADC summit expected to tackle the crisis in Zimbabwe SW Radio Africa journalist Lance Guma spoke to MDC spokesman, Nelson Chamisa, about what they hoped to get from the meeting in Namibia. Chamisa also responds to criticism that some in the MDC have become ‘more focused on [...]
In 2006 NCA activist Nixon Nyikadzino was bundled into a truck by soldiers led by a Major Kembo. They struck him on the head and eyes using clenched fists while one of them took a burning cigarette and burnt his body. His abductors also started pulling out his dreadlocks, resulting [...]
On Behind the Headlines we have part 2 of the interview between SW Radio Africa journalist Lance Guma and exiled Zimbabwean cricketer Henry Olonga. In 2003 Olonga and team mate Andy Flower wore black arm bands in a cricket World Cup match, to protest the death of democracy under Mugabe’s regime. [...]