She must cover up?! : Reflections on the #MiniSkirtMarch


On Saturday 4 October 2014, Zimbabwean women, led by Katswe Sistahood, launched the #MiniSkirtMarch- a protest against men who publicly harass women for their dressing, especially at commuter omnibus ranks. The messaging of the #MiniSkirtMarch was about women refusing to have the way they dress dictated to us or to be used as an excuse… Read More She must cover up?! : Reflections on the #MiniSkirtMarch

Is Satire Our Protest? #Zvirikumbofambasei


Satire: “The use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticise people’s stupidity or vices.” Protest: “A statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something.” People often ask why Zimbabweans speak of a repressive government when freedom ‘of’ expression is guaranteed in the Constitution and articles such as mine can be… Read More Is Satire Our Protest? #Zvirikumbofambasei

#CSW58- MDG 6: Combating HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases


I saw a headline in one of yesterday’s papers which said: “MDC official succumbs to Malaria.” Yes, Malaria, as a disease only becomes topical when it kills a prominent individual. Outside such circumstances, the media pays it very little, if not, no attention. Yet malaria remains one of the biggest health problems our country has… Read More #CSW58- MDG 6: Combating HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases