Zimbabwe Vigil Diary – Nehanda Radio http://nehandaradio.com Zimbabwe News and Internet Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 12:33:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 http://nehandaradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-Nehanda-Radio-Favicon-512-32x32.jpg Zimbabwe Vigil Diary – Nehanda Radio http://nehandaradio.com 32 32 The ‘new’ Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary http://nehandaradio.com/2018/04/16/the-new-zimbabwe-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/04/16/the-new-zimbabwe-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/#comments Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:49:49 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=174868 Zimbabwe Airways

Murky dealings surrounding bankrupt Air Zimbabwe and the newly created Zimbabwe Airways have shone a light on the corruption and deceit at the heart of the Zanu PF government.

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Snivelling bullies – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary http://nehandaradio.com/2018/04/02/snivelling-bullies-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/04/02/snivelling-bullies-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/#comments Mon, 02 Apr 2018 17:59:27 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=173278 Zimbabwe Vigil in London

Certainly Mnangagwa has not allowed any real reforms to enable a credible election. Chiefs have been bought as usual, the army is deployed in the rural areas ‘to ensure order’, the electoral commission is supervised by the military, the electoral roll is still to be made available .

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Britain sinks Zim roadshow – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary http://nehandaradio.com/2018/03/19/britain-sinks-zim-roadshow-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/03/19/britain-sinks-zim-roadshow-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/#comments Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:27:35 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=171977 Industry and Commerce Minister Mike Bimha and Zanu PF National Chairman Simon Khaya Moyo

A much-hyped Zimbabwean investment conference in London this week had to be radically changed at the last minute after a number of Zimbabwean government ministers were unable to get British visas.

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Account for Dzamara – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary http://nehandaradio.com/2018/03/11/account-for-dzamara-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/03/11/account-for-dzamara-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/#comments Sun, 11 Mar 2018 18:34:34 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=170917 Itai Dzamara

The Vigil marked the third anniversary of the abduction and presumed murder of the human rights campaigner Itai Dzamara. He was an inspiration to us and not long before his disappearance he sent us this message: ‘Your protest is not in vain.’

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Time is running out – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary http://nehandaradio.com/2018/03/05/time-running-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/03/05/time-running-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/#comments Mon, 05 Mar 2018 13:07:32 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=170323

The Mugabes are aggrieved at their treatment by President Mnangagwa. Despite vast government resources devoted to their imperial upkeep, they are angry at being forced to step aside from ruling Zimbabwe. ‘It’s not fair’, Mugabe told the AU. ‘It’s unconstitutional’, calling on the organisation to intervene to reseat him on his presidential potty.

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Vigil mourns Pachedu – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary http://nehandaradio.com/2018/01/21/vigil-mourns-pachedu-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/01/21/vigil-mourns-pachedu-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/#comments Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:16:50 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=164843 FILE - This Oct. 16, 2009 file photo shows Senior Zimbabwean MDC opposition official Roy Bennett, left, and his wife Heather, relax at a friends home in Mutare about 200 km east of Harare, following his release from prison. A fiery helicopter crash killed Bennett and his wife, while on holiday in a remote part of the U.S. state of New Mexico and four others aboard, friends and authorities said. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi,File)

The Vigil was in mourning for Roy Bennett who encouraged us to mount our public protest outside the Zimbabwe Embassy in London in 2002 and who remained a constant support in the many years since then.

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Ubuntu or hypocrisy? – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary http://nehandaradio.com/2018/01/08/ubuntu-hypocrisy-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/01/08/ubuntu-hypocrisy-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/#comments Mon, 08 Jan 2018 02:37:01 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=163446

Zimbabwe Vigil Diary - Mnangagwa’s visit on Friday to the home of ailing MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai came as a big surprise. It was impossible to imagine Mugabe doing the same without kicking the door in first. Optimists spoke in reverent terms of Ubuntu / Unhu suggesting forgiveness, togetherness, traditional virtues. Others muttered hypocrisy . . .

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Driven to desperation – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/03/driven-desperation-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/03/driven-desperation-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/#respond Sun, 03 Dec 2017 21:43:54 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=160711 Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa (centre) seen here with General Constantine Chiwenga (right) and Sydney Sekekeramayi

Zimbabwe Vigil Diary - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson – brimming with all the enthusiasm of a 10 year old stamp collector suddenly coming across a triangular from Tanganyika – was ready to usher Zimbabwe back into the Commonwealth on the back of a military coup in Salisbury, or Harare as it is now known. (Presumably the other 50 or so members of the Commonwealth would do what Bwana Boris told them.)

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No rule by extension cord – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary http://nehandaradio.com/2017/11/13/no-rule-extension-cord-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/11/13/no-rule-extension-cord-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/#comments Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:37:58 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=158521

A triumphant Grace Mugabe, having drawn the Crocodile’s teeth, has promised great things for Zimbabwe. She told thousands of Zanu PF supporters in Harare: ‘I love my president . . . he was anointed by God . . . I will help him make this country prosper’.

Soon we may all have diamond rings the size of ostrich eggs like hers and be able to pour $250 bottles of champagne over $60,000 watches like son Chatunga Bellarmine Mugabe. ‘My daddy run the whole country’, he was quoted as saying.

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Forward to the Past – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary http://nehandaradio.com/2017/10/30/forward-past-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/10/30/forward-past-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/#respond Mon, 30 Oct 2017 08:23:23 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=157191 Zimbabwe Vigil in London

A Vigil emissary just returned from a clandestine visit home reports finding a fantasy world in Zimbabwe where the government pretends that all is well while sending agents to scour the streets to buy up the remaining dollars.

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The missing Mugabes – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary http://nehandaradio.com/2017/10/01/missing-mugabes-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/10/01/missing-mugabes-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/#comments Sun, 01 Oct 2017 21:55:31 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=155073 Zimbabweans had to confront images of two customised Rolls Royces’ which Grace Mugabe’s son imported and paid for with foreign currency.

News that Grace Mugabe has bought a Rolls-Royce for half a million dollars illustrates the poverty of imagination in our ruling class. They seem to have no respect for Zimbabwe’s legacy. Surely, if they really cared for the country, they wouldn’t have bothered with a Ghost but would have collected the two giant Mugabe statues they ordered which are gathering dust in a North Korean warehouse. 

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Launch of Vigil book – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary http://nehandaradio.com/2017/09/25/launch-vigil-book-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/09/25/launch-vigil-book-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/#comments Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:44:45 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=154727 Exiled Zimbabweans demonstrated in London on Wednesday for the third day in a row as unrest mounted in Zimbabwe

While people face desperate privation in Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe’s eldest son Russell Goreraza threw a champagne party in Harare to celebrate the arrival of two custom-made Rolls-Royces said to cost $5 million. He says his fleet is to be augmented soon by an Aston Martin. 

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Something stinks – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary http://nehandaradio.com/2017/09/17/something-stinks-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/09/17/something-stinks-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/#comments Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:58:29 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=153873

No sooner had Vice-President Mnangagwa returned from emergency surgery in South Africa for poisoning than Grace Mugabe announced that the President himself had been afflicted. Giving, if anything, too much information, she said her husband had been laid low with diarrhoea by food poisoning and had been unable to rise from his bed for two weeks.

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Which is witch? – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary http://nehandaradio.com/2017/09/03/witch-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/09/03/witch-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/#comments Sun, 03 Sep 2017 19:43:21 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=153095 Zimbabwe Vigil Diary

Grace Mugabe has long shown an obsessive interest in witches. She accused the then Vice-President Joice Mujuru of using witchcraft to try to kill the president. She certainly betrayed witch-like characteristics herself in the notorious Johannesburg incident a few weeks ago.

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Disgraced first ‘Lady’ – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary http://nehandaradio.com/2017/08/20/disgraced-first-lady-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/08/20/disgraced-first-lady-zimbabwe-vigil-diary/#comments Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:58:00 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=152165

The undignified flight from South Africa of the disgraced Zimbabwean First ‘Lady’ after viciously attacking a young woman in Johannesburg has made her an object of derision throughout the world.

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