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Veteran journalist Bill Saidi dies

Veteran journalist and former Zimpapers editor, William Saidi, commonly known as Bill Saidi has died. Saidi (79) died in Zambia yesterday. His passing on filtered through social media yesterday with several journalists expressing their…
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We too must watch out

By Bill Saidi At the beginning of this week, when I performed my routine task of checking that everything was in order at the old people’s place in Bulawayo where I have been a resident for more than a year, I made a startling discovery…
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They can beat you up

By Bill Saidi Being a journalist, particularly in Africa, can be hell on earth. It’s even worse when you are a columnist, which I have been since the 1960s. I wrote a column, Bits and Pieces From Harare, for The African Parade, before it…
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Who will end the tension?

By Bill Saidi It could be said without contradiction that we have witnessed our own violence: 20 000 killed in one incident alone. There had been no official war declared between the combatants — just stupid, unaccountable fury.…
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So, what would Tekere say?

By Bill Saidi Before he parted company with his old friend, President Robert Mugabe, Edgar Tekere chose a statement with which many people would identify at the time: “Democracy is in the intensive care unit…” If other people…
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