Latest posts by Madalitso Mwando
Zimbabweans Mock Suspended Opposition Leader on Twitter
What is the best title for a hypothetical book about the embattled Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai? Twitter users have a few ideas.
Zimbabwean Opposition Leader Tendai Biti's House Bombed for Second Time
Biti is the secretary general for Movement for Democratic Change, led by former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.
At 89 Years Old, Zimbabwe President Mugabe Sworn in for Five More Years
Mugabe responded to allegations that the election was rigged in his favor by telling critics to "go hang".
Zimbabwean MP Killed in ‘Suspicious’ Car Crash
Outspoken Zimbabwean member of parliament Edward Chindori-Chininga, who was investigating the ties between the ruling party and the country's diamond industry, has died in an automobile accident under what some are calling suspicious circumstances.
Anonymous ‘Baba Jukwa’ Facebook Dishes Dirt on Zimbabwe Politics
New Facebook phenomenon Baba Jukwa has become a major talking point as Zimbabweans hungry for political intrigue visit “his” Facebook wall to get the latest on what is happening in President Robert Mugabe’s political party.
President Mugabe Unilaterally Declares Zimbabwe Poll Date
Ignoring protests from his coalition partners and Zimbabwean citizens, President Robert Mugabe has unilaterally declared 31 July, 2013 as the date the country will hold elections.
Zimbabwe Police Arrest Top Human Rights Lawyer
One day after millions of Zimbabweans approved a new constitution that will bring about presidential and parliamentary elections later this year, prominent Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa was arrested after demanding a search warrant from police who were attempting to arrest her clients.
Assault of Female Radio DJ Ignites Zimbabwe Gender Violence Debate
The assault of a popular radio DJ by her boyfriend has ignited debate about violence against women in Zimbabwe. The pictures showing her swollen face were both praised and condemned on social media, bringing into focus what has become a growing social problem.
US Presidential Election Resonates in Zimbabwe
The just-ended United States election has got Zimbabweans excited as they face their own elections next year. Citizens are marveling at the speed the election results were announced, how presidential hopeful Mitt Romney “quickly” accepted defeat and how smooth the whole process seemed to them.
Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Controversial Wedding
Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s controversial wedding on 15 September continues to spark debate and discussions online. After his planned civil wedding was blocked by the court, Tsvangirai went ahead with a traditional ceremony.
Zimbabwe: Politician Lashes Out at Zuma Snub
“Anyone who undermines the Supreme Court by making a determination on a pending issue is violating Zimbabwe’s laws and Constitution,” says Zimbabwe's Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara after the SADC-appointed mediator South African President Jacob Zuma refused to meet him during his recent visit to Harare.
Zimbabwe: Bulawayo Residents Air Grievances Online
The Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association has set up a Facebook page for residents to comment on the city's problems, which range from marginalization by central government to issues with refuse collection and an erratic water supply.
Zimbabwe: Security Elites Get Facebook Grilling
Widespread concern about about politicization of the military in Zimbabwe has made Roy Bennett, a senior official of Movement for Democratic Change, turn to Facebook to speak his mind about the military’s brazen partisanship. Other Zimbabweans have joined in the conversation despite the arrest of one Zimbabwean last year for a comment he posted on Facebook.
Zimbabwe: Netizens Use Facebook Against Compatriot
Zimbabwean followers of popular reality show Big Brother Africa Stargame have taken to Facebook to register their displeasure with one of their compatriot's behavior.
Zimbabwe: Outrage as Octogenarian Mugabe Eyes 2012 Election
ZANU-PF has endorsed Robert Mugabe as their candidate for Zimbabwe's presidential election expected next year. If it happens, Mugabe will be 88 years old and Africa’s second oldest person to stand in a presidential election.
Zimbabwe: Deluge of Online Reactions to Latest WikiLeaks
Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks cables are raising an online storm among Zimbabwe’s netizens. The latest release, among other things, quotes the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor saying Mugabe will die of prostate cancer before 2013.
Zimbabwe: Changing Young Lives Through Theatre
Boyce Chaka is a 27 year-old poet and stage actor in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second largest city. Since last year, he has been investing his time towards teaching high school kids about Shakespearean works and poetry as part of what he says is an attempt to “keep them off the streets.”
Zimbabwe: On Libya, Gaddafi and Mugabe
As news of the fall of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi lit up the web, the Zimbabwean blogosphere was not left behind. Meanwhile, rumours have been circulating that the man deposed after four decades in power is in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe: Will a Big Brother Winner Unite a Divided Country?
The Big Brother Africa reality marathon is now over. However, there are mixed views about which of the two Zimbabwean contestants deserved to win. The Zimbabwean chap who took home a cool US$200,000 "happens" to be white, which "inevitably" also became a talking point.
Zimbabwe: Women's Lib Online and Unplugged
Zimbabwean women bloggers and Facebook users have taken up new media platforms to discuss everything from their sexuality to unpacking women's role in politics and the economy.
Zimbabwe: What is Next?
As Zimbabwe heads for possible polls later this year, netizens have taken to the Internet to express their views on politics, violence and the economy that would not see the light of day in the country's traditional media space.