Apr 18th, 2014
The 18th of April has come for the 34th time and with each time finding people poorer than before. The independence from the RF regime brought untold euphoria, happiness and great expectations. Little did we know that we were replacing a discriminating regime with a corrupt and brutal state, whose pl...
Apr 15th, 2013
HARARE, Zimbabwe — The guests arrived in Bentleys, Benzes and BMWs. At a plush, riverside wedding in an upscale suburb, the wine and spirits flowed and tables groaned with the ample buffet. Politicians, celebrities, diplomats and business leaders mingled to the strains of Oliver Mtukudzi, a Zimbabwea...
Mar 19th, 2013
Analysis The inefficiency demonstrated through some assigned officers in the just-ended Zimbabwean referendum has raised concern especially with the presence of the CIO operatives and police officers deployed at voting stations. While many may have assumed that these officers were meant to boost secu...
Sep 25th, 2012
PATRICE MAKOVA,The Standard PRIME Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s marriage saga has taken a new twist. His emissaries have admitted in court papers that they went against instructions and paid lobola instead of damages to jilted Locardia Karimatsenga’s family. Tsvangirai last week lodged a High Court ap...
Apr 21st, 2012
rime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai got engaged to his fiancée Elizabeth Macheka at a private ceremony in Harare last night. Macheka (35) is the daughter of Zanu PF Central Committee member and former Chitungwiza executive mayor and MP Joseph Macheka. Elizabeth was the wife of the late Wing Commander Mab...
Nov 21st, 2011
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday claimed President Mugabe last week begged him not to walk out of the wobbly inclusive government in protest against escalating violence in most parts of the country. Meanwhile, Tsvangirai told supporters at Chibuku Stadium in Chitungwiza yesterday that his p...
Mar 20th, 2011
Watson Chimbira mingles with mourners at the Chitungwiza cemetery outside Zimbabwe’s capital, where he digs graves and paints epitaphs on metal plates that serve as temporary tombstones. He’s skilled at both, but neither is his real job. “I work as a driver for a local company, but ...