This is the cardinal rule of African politics (per most African politicians): An incumbent does not lose an election! Unless: The incumbent is a normal human being i.e. to say, s/he concedes defeat (like a Goodluck Jonathan or a John Dramani Mahama) and vacates office. As a normal human being, the incumbent is not power… Read More A Classic case of failed despotism
Goodbye 2016 The year I didn’t write The year I didn’t create The year I didn’t nurture my creations The year that drained all my energy in work I didn’t love The year my creative juices were dried up by the demands of bureaucracy The year I matured and accepted that I desire a fulfilling… Read More Au Revoir 2016!!!
I HAVE NOT WRITTEN IN A WHILE… A lot has been going on in my life. You must be thinking that I have been too busy to write. Although you are right in thinking so, you are probably wrong in why you think I have been busy. Of course, I meant no disrespect to you… Read More When I was nominated for an Award
Tomana’s sentiments Prosecutor General, Johannes Tomana is on record for telling the Chronicle that 12 year olds can consent to sex, that it is right that the law permits them to consent because without such consent, they would not have the option to marry. He is also reported to have said that 12 year olds’ ability to… Read More Why #Tomana ‘s Comments Are not Surprising
Last night I watched a documentary on hippopotamus. Territorial and aggressive; that is how best one can describe them. Hippos do not only behave violently towards each other, but also to humans and other species . I drew parallels between this behaviour among the hippos and the developments I have observed unfolding in South Africa.… Read More Of hippos and Xenophobes #notoxenophobia
Growing up, the cardinal rule of my existence was that elderly people- all elderly people- deserve respect, by virtue of being old. The sense of respect for the elders is a part of our African cultural values, centred in our belief that the elderly are repositories of wisdom and history, carrying the knowledge of the… Read More When an elder’s fall becomes epic #MugabeFalls
Zimbabwe is commemorating the 16 days of activism against gender based violence, and the key message is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in our communities: ‘Promoting safe spaces for women and girls.’ Safe spaces are secure spaces. They are spaces in which human security-the totality of all conditions that make a human being feel… Read More To Obert and His Boys: Passengers have Rights