An Oxford medical student stabbed her boyfriend with a bread knife. So why is she not going to prison?

Remember all the fun we had earlier this year with the Cricket Bat Case? You know the one – where the defendant, Mustafa Bashir, assaulted his wife with a cricket bat, forced her to drink bleach and was given a suspended sentence, partially because the judge took account of the defendant having been offered a professional cricketing contract? And More...

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By Lex Vambe On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Chamisa clearly ill-informed

Opposition MDC-T deputy president, Nelson Chamisa’s calls for compulsory voting for every citizen above the age of 18 and penalising those that do not exercise their right to vote is outrageous, shocking and More...

By Lex Vambe On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Mugabe is right about land reform

By David Anderson There’s nothing new under the sun. Not even in Zimbabwe. Robin Cook may have cajoled the Commonwealth into joining Britain in admonishing Robert Mugabe’s government, but it is doubtful More...

By Lex Vambe On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Southern African politics roiled by distortions, junk bonds and road rage

I was in Zimbabwe when news came through of a clash of motorcades in neighbouring Zambia. One motorcade was carrying the president, Edgar Lungu, and the other the opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema. It seemed More...

By Lex Vambe On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

When a mad man has hijacked the Zimbabwe bus

In this analogy of the Zimbabwe bus, South African based writer, Chivhu Mudhara, poses a thought provoking query: can the bus driver be trusted with the lives of his passengers? by by ilizwi263 .com Have you ever More...

By Lex Vambe On Monday, April 24th, 2017

What Britain and the West did – and didn’t – do during the Matabeleland massacres of 1983-4

Contrary to allegations that Western governments “did nothing” when Mugabe’s army went on the rampage in the early 1980s, they may have helped prevent total slaughter. But they also taught him that he could More...

By Lex Vambe On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Zimbabweans must rally around Pastor Mawarire

THOR HALVORSSEN, PRACHI VIDWANS His willingness to challenge the regime is admirable, but he can’t do it on his own. Pastor Evan Mawarire (third from left) being taken to prison after his hearing at the criminal More...

By Lex Vambe On Monday, April 10th, 2017

Is Weak Zimbabwe Opposition Entrenching Mugabe Rule?

Zimbabwe has more than 50 registered political parties, several of which have set their eyes on the grand prize of the presidency in 2018. But if sentiments by analysts or even the country’s president are anything More...

By reporter263 On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Why men and women lie about sex

When it comes to reporting the number of sex partners or how often they have sexual intercourse, men and women both lie. While men tend to overreport it, women have a tendency to underreport it. Although the story More...

By Lex Vambe On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Tsvangirai spokesman reflects on 71 dark days in Mugabe’s jail

Luke Tamborinyoka Inscribed on the door of cell C6 at Harare Remand Prison is a simple message in the local vernacular Shona language: “Zvichapera boyz dzangu”, a telling reminder that this suffering More...