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Tendai Ruben Mbofana

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African leaders dying overseas expose cruel deception of independence

After 42 years of majority rule — just how developed and prosperous have we become as self-ruling Africans, at the hands of our erstwhile liberators?
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Sep. 1, 2022

Name-dropping President exposes high-level corruption

How is name-dropping able to succeed if there was nothing already gravely amiss with our country’s governance system?
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Sep. 6, 2022

Zanu PF should stop tarnishing good name of our country's liberation war veterans

Is there any way of ascertaining that all (or at least, the vast majority) of our teachers in Zimbabwe would have made this resolution, and were on board?
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Sep. 12, 2022

Zim’s hope lies in citizens standing up for themselves

That might be the case, but there is certainly more to this than what is portrayed on the surface.
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Sep. 16, 2022

A president who’s always seeing enemies, detractors is oftentimes the problem

It is time for those in power in Zimbabwe to look in the mirror, and ask themselves very tough questions about their actions and thought-processes.
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Sep. 18, 2022

At times I feel like Zimbos deserve ED

Here is a nation with one of the most ruthless oppressive theocratic regimes on the planet.
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Sep. 23, 2022

Toxicity, haters muzzling the truth

I desperately needed them to focus on only the positive, so that we could all live peacefully, happily, and in harmony — instead, of always being at each other’s throats.
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Sep. 30, 2022

Let’s not make excuses for our inaction!

With each piece of writing, the more confident and comfortable I become.
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Oct. 3, 2022

Which Western countries brainwashed Mbuya Nehanda to rebel?

I DON’T understand Zimbabwe’s political elite.
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Oct. 7, 2022

I refuse to be a delusional idiot

I lOVE our languages and culture because they teach us so much about life.
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Oct. 14, 2022

Zim corruption: Is it because of crooked minds or purely cruel idiocy

Zimbabwe was last year ranked 157 out of 180 countries on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Oct. 28, 2022

A Ramaphosa-Malema handshake impossible in Zim’s toxic politics

The white community was declared enemy number one.
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Oct. 31, 2022

Zanu PF not in power, only its leaders are

IT is not unsurprising encountering the rank and file of the ruling Zanu PF party bragging over how they are in power
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Nov. 4, 2022

Exposing policy flaws central to developmental journalism

This is a challenge faced by our noble profession, predominantly because of State-controlled media houses.
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Nov. 18, 2022

Legislating ‘patriotism’ a danger to democracy, citizens

We need to meticulously scrutinise every little aspect of these proposed amendments.
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Nov. 25, 2022

Zimbabweans need to help themselves by getting rid of tyranny

We are akin to a man who goes to hunt a lion armed with a small stick.
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Nov. 28, 2022

Zim businesses must up their game

Patriotism, race, gender, religion or even sympathy should never and can never be a business strategy
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Dec. 2, 2022

Have black people failed to govern themselves?

In fact, all our major hospitals, schools, water bodies, power-generating stations, roads, houses, you name it, in Zimbabwe are the products of the colonial period.
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Dec. 5, 2022

Even a 5-year-old sees failure

Indeed, what could be normal when one had to part with a billion Zimbabwe dollars to buy a loaf of bread
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Dec. 9, 2022

Corrupt cartels shouldn’t hold nation to ransom

Why quickly opt to turn upside down the lives and livelihoods of over 2 000 people, plus their families — by pushing them into poverty and suffering?
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Dec. 16, 2022

It may take one or more generations for Zim to finally be free

Tragically, the knee-jerk reaction by those in Zanu PF is always to attack, mercilessly and viciously, any perceived enemy — regardless of whether what was said was factual or not.
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Dec. 19, 2022

Sikhala’s unjust incarceration is greatest threat to activism

A tyrant will always be a tyrant — and, like the proverbial leopard, it is foolhardy for anyone to expect him to change his spots.
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Dec. 27, 2022

Zanu PF imposed sanctions on Zimbos

The only life he has known from then was that of going without enough food in the home, and the little that was available lacking any value and nutrition. 
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Dec. 30, 2022

2023 should be year of action

With nearly 90% of Zimbabwean adults not formally employed, and university graduates forced into vending.
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Jan. 3, 2023

Grovelling by civil servants shameful

My heart sank recently watching, in sheer horror, trained professionals practically on their knees, thanking President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa for promising them residential stands.
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Jan. 9, 2023

Ramaphosa complicit in brutalisation of Zimbos

Of course, he made the same impassioned cry to his United States (US) counterpart, Joe Biden, on another State visit in September last year.
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Jan. 13, 2023

Reality finally dawning on Zanu PF

I have asserted that, no one in their right mind would sincerely throw their weight behind the same individual or entity that had authored their dire predicament.
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Jan. 16, 2023

Has the world forgotten us?

Stories of our unimaginable and unbearable poverty and impoverishment, as well as the horrendous atrocities perpetrated against the opposition were repeatedly told on a daily basis.
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Jan. 30, 2023

Why study 10 subjects at school?

That is why I feel a profound sadness and sorrow whenever I encounter news reports of our children who are said to have sat for something as outrageous as 20 subjects at O Level, or 10 at A Level.
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Feb. 6, 2023

War vets should be vanguards of Zim’s independence

The liberation struggle was never waged for Zanu or Zapu — neither was it fought for only a few to enjoy the gains of independence. 
By Tendai Ruben Mbofana Feb. 13, 2023