Tererai chats to key civil society activists about the challenges they faced this year and what they hope for in 2014. Phillip Pasirayi from Crisis Coalition says ZANU PF realized “violence erodes legitimacy” and abandoned that strategy in the last election. The challenge in 2014 is to pressure them to respect the new constitution and hold them accountable in all institutions of government. Okay Machisa from Zimrights talks about his arrest and brief incarceration this year, saying the experience only made him stronger and activists need to put their fear aside in 2014. Precious Shumba from the Harare Residents Trust says residents need the basics like water and power, as well as more access to information from the Council.
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Alex Bell looks ahead to what is in store for Zimbabwe in 2014. We hear from economist John Robertson, political analyst Clifford Mashiri and social commentator Precious Shumba, who share their predictions for the year ahead.
Tererai Karimakwenda hosts a special program looking at the increasingly popular form of poetry, spoken word. He presents some of the well-known word-smiths performing around the country. This includes the outspoken ‘Humble Neophyte’, who says he is continuing the tradition of African storytelling. He performs “Anopenga”, Sansebb “the anointed one”. He also says everyone has a story to tell and performs a piece about the flag. And rising star Dikson blesses us with “Home”, which speaks of missing your home, Zimbabwe.
Ezra Tshisa’s Party Music, rings in the new year and features some great hits from around the globe. Ezra takes a look at the year 2013 while partying hard with some fine tunes or the young and old. He says what’s in store for people in 2014, nobody knows, but it’s time to drown the sorrows of this past year and get energised for the new year and hope for the best!
As the much missed Professor John Makumbe said – there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, it’s just that Mugabe keeps building more tunnel, which is a good note to start our program looking back at 2013.
Join Tichaona Sibanda, Alex Bell and Nomalanga Moyo as they review the top news stories that shaped Zimbabwe this year, including the chaotic weeks leading up to the elections, the rigging that marred the July poll, and the confusion and uncertainty that has gripped the country since then.
Richard and Tererai combine forces to bring you 45 minutes of Christmas comedy in this special program. It has the latest jokes from Zim, the best one- liners of the year and some sent in from listeners, and we hear from a host of famous comedians, including Joseph Chinotimba.
’Tis the season to be merry and this special program is a platform through which SW Radio Africa’s key allies from civil society groups, such as Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, WOZA and others, share their Christmas messages.
Ezra invites you to celebrate Christmas with a music special as he asks popular South African pop group Patform One to come, celebrate and entertain our listeners all over the world. They tell us what Christmas means to them and why it is so important to families, plus they perform some of their songs live in the studio. This is a show you definitely shouldn’t miss.
Join Tich Sibanda as he gets Hopes and Predictions from civil society group members.
Tererai hosts a Beyond Protest New Year’s Eve special and to inspire and motivate all those who have toiled in Zimbabwe’s political trenches for the last twelve months, Tererai presents a variety of protest songs that have moved activists worldwide for decades. The list includes Gill Scott-Heron’s famous “The Revolution will not be televised”, Bob Marley’s reggae hit “Get Up Stand Up” and Bob Dylan’s classic “The times they are changing”.