The minibus taxis with their trailers filled with goods offer a glimmer of hope for desperate people trying to make a living.
SA needs to end the denialism around xenophobia and engage in frank dialogue with its continental partners.
It remains to be seen how much longer the ‘old men syndrome’ will persist in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa, despite growing frustration among the politically powerless.
Will Mugabe’s successor Emmerson Mnangagwa do what’s needed to finally free Zimbabweans from deprivation?
Zimbabwean doctors are staging a demonstration against the alleged abduction of their union leader, Peter Magombeyi, who was kidnapped on Saturday, just days after receiving threats. The doctors have withdrawn their services, and vowed not to return to work until their colleague is found.
Africa’s founding fathers have many times been given the bare minimum when it comes to leadership. It is time for us to critically look at these men and what they did to the fabric of their nations. We need to question their legacies, which ought to be contested.
Relatives of Robert Mugabe have issued a statement expressing concern and displeasure at Zimbabwe’s government for developing the programme for the funeral without consulting his immediate family. There is still no agreement and clarity on where the former president is going to be buried.
Zimbabwean pioneer O’Meara Chiedza Rusike is the country’s first black female jockey. The 21-year-old credits her adoptive parents and turbulent childhood for her achievement saying, “God often uses our deepest pain as the launching of our greatest calling”.
As high-sounding intellectuals and politicians pontificate on Mugabe’s legacy in education and other areas, they must be respectful to these people whose pain is a matter of fact, not speculation.