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Colcom Pork Pie

Colcom-Pork-Pie-Zimbabwe

Colcom pork pies are one of those food items that have forever been a favourite with many Zimbabweans. They are a tasty snack item that can be taken hot or cold. If you listen close enough to people in the diaspora when they talk about the foods they miss from home, pork pies usually pop […]

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Perceptions of Zimbabwe – November 2009

Perceptions of Zimbabwe – November 2009

It has been three or so years since I last visited Zimbabwe and the last time around it was so mind boggling having to deal with all the zeros in the currency, the state of the infrastructure and the lack of many basic everyday items. This time around, things have been a little different and […]

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It’s Tough Being Black!

A few weeks ago I was directed to Africa Online (NZ) to read the review of the Celeb Wedding where Fortune and Zanele tied the knot. Reading through the review got me thinking about something someone said at an event where there were a number of Africans present. All that this person said shaking his […]

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Religion in Zimbabwe

Religion in Zimbabwe

Religion in Zimbabwe is a very contentious issue. Mainly because we are a religious people from the days of our forefathers and that makes us different from all other cultures. Contentious issue because we have been fought by forcise of evil and deceit to the extend of getting so confused that it is now normal […]

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Zimbabweans Must Go Home Says Tsvangirai

Zimbabweans Must Go Home Says Tsvangirai

Morgan Tsvangirai had the pleasure of addressing diasporans in the UK and his main message was that Zimbabweans should return home. The message was met with what seemed to start as applause that progressed to jeering and chanting and the PM was unable to continue with his speech. Chinja! Mugabe Must GO! was what the […]

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Zimbabweans in New Zealand Poll Results

Zimbabweans in New Zealand Ballot Paper

Below are the results of the mock elections organized by the Save Zimbabwe Campaign New Zealand where Tsvangirai won with an overwhelming majority of the votes. Given that there are about 7,000 Zimbabweans in New Zealand, turn out was poor with just under 200 votes made. Tsvangirai % Makoni % Taugana % Mugabe % TOTAL […]

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The Zimbabwe Flag

The Red Star on The Flag of Zimbabwe

I work with people from all over the world and the other day one of my colleagues starting asking people what the symbols and colors on the flags from their respective countries meant. It was very interesting in that some people went into a detailed history as to what they meant and others weren’t quite […]

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The Small House Syndrome

The Small House Syndrome

Small House is a term used to describe the girlfriend or girlfriends of a married man. It is a secret sexual relationship where the girlfriend acts as a second wife and in the process receives a number of benefits such as living expenses, a monthly allowance, shopping sprees, dinner dates (and the list goes on) […]

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