Ezra Tshisa Rhythms features the second part of his interview with Sungura King Alick Macheso, of Orchestra Mberikwazvo. Macheso talks about what he thinks of the new urban grooves music and how local radio stations are shunning traditional Zim music, preferring to promote international music.
Archive for November 17th, 2012
Khumalo says the water crisis in Bulawayo is worsening, but there is no word or help from the government. Diseases like cholera and typhoid are looming as water rationing continues, and you can have no water for 4 days at a time in the city; while Banda says ZANU PF is a party founded on the ideals of violence. There is no way they will stop it now and the forthcoming elections could be the bloodiest ever. ZPF won’t agree to relinquish power without a fight as they know most of their top leadership face arrest for crimes against humanity. It’s high time the MDC approached the international community for intervention.
News Roundup 17.11.12
Election Watch with Tichaona Sibanda. Violence against women is a global problem and Zimbabwe is no exception. Simon Muchemwa says gender activists who met in Harare this week expressed fears that going into an election without reforms will lead to another orgy of violence against women. In the 2008 elections the women bore the brunt of the violence and there haven’t been any mechanisms put in place to ensure it will not happen in 2013.
Alex Bell is joined by SW Radio Africa’s correspondents Simon Muchemwa and Lionel Saungweme for part two of their discussion about incidents of intimidation and harassment across the country. Both correspondents say that Zimbabweans are growing more afraid that the situation will continue to get worse as the country heads towards elections.