June 16 2011. What a bittersweet day. One part of me has celebrated the triumph over adversity that this day represents to the countries of Africa, and South Africa in particular. But another part of me has felt like breaking up into a million pieces of sorrow for the violence that my fellow countrymen and women, Zimbabweans, are still facing at the hands of our … Continue reading The innocent crime of being Zimbabwean
After years of denialism around HIV and AIDS, the new chorus ringing from South Africa’s government is one of responsibility. For a few weeks, speculation had been rife that this World AIDS Day, South African President, Jacob Zuma, would announce significant policy changes in South Africa’s national response to HIV and AIDS. The media had speculated about a national HIV testing campaign and about changes … Continue reading Major South African HIV policy changes signal dawn of new era
If anyone ever raped me, trust me, I would hunt that man down and personally cut off his dangly bits. I know that sounds harsh but just think of the physical, spiritual and emotional invasion that rapists execute and you won’t think that what I am saying is so crazy. I hate to believe that human beings, given a higher order of sense and control … Continue reading What should we do with rapists?
I derive a lot of satisfaction from listening to ANC youth league leader, Julius Malema speak. Not because he is erudite or knowledgeable, but because he has the knack of coming up with the most controversial statements about all things that affect South Africa’s politics. In many ways, he is as good for South Africa’s media as Joseph Chinotimba, the Zimbabwean war veteran leader is … Continue reading What nonsense!