Weekend Programmes

Weekend 09 – 10 August 20142014

  • Callback
  • Ali Baba says Zifa went to meet the parliamentary portfolio committee on football but didn’t say that government has failed football by its political interference.
    Gift says the closure of the most trusted independent radio station in Zim, SW Radio Africa, is a sad thing to happen to news starved Zimbabweans. He believes ZANU PF is celebrating because the station exposed their corruption and maladministration through fair and balanced reporting.
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Reporters Forum

  • Tererai talks to writer and journalist Geoff Hill about the future of independent media in Zim, following reports that the Alpha Media Holdings and Associated Newspapers, as well as the state run Zimpapers and ZBC, have all retrenched workers and reduced wages. The report comes the same week that sees London based SW Radio Africa shutting down. Hill said the challenges faced by newspapers are global but in Zim, where the economy has collapsed, there is no advertising revenue. He also criticised Information Minister Jonathan Moyo saying he should resign and be exiled to Mongolia. Hill also lamented the closure of SW Radio Africa.
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  • Different Points of View
  • Duane Udd juxtaposes the US-Africa Leaders summit at the White House with the ending of SW Radio Africa broadcasts and bids farewell to all listeners in Zimbabwe and beyond.
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  • Through the Valley
  • This week Richard says goodbye on this the last day of broadcasting from SW Radio Africa. He takes a look at the last thirteen years and assesses the future for the church in Zimbabwe.
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  • Tshisa Music
  • Then Tshisa Rhythms bows out on a sad note as this is our last show because of SW Radio Africa’s closure. We feature some gospel music as we bid an emotional farewell to our listeners.
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  • Letter From America
  • In today’s Letter from America Dr. Stan Mukasa pays tribute to SW Radio Africa for being the electronic voice of oppressed Zimbabweans.
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  • The Big Picture
  • As conditions continue to deteriorate in Zim some observers say the ingredients for the collapse of ZANU PF are there, pointing to the sporadic protests against the ruling party as an indication that ordinary Zimbabweans are now fed up and may kick the regime out. Others say the infighting will spell the end of the party or that the dead economy will be ZANU PF’s Waterloo. What will it take for ZANU PF to finally leave power? Noma Moyo poses this question to Rashweat Mukundu, director at Zim Democracy Institute and Dzimbabwe Chimbga of the Zim Lawyers for Human Rights.
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  • Cutting Edge with Mthulisi Mathuthu
  • Diana Zimbudzana, project coordinator at the Zim Exiles Forum, is warning SADC leaders not to emulate President Mugabe’s empowerment policies, particularly land reform, which she says has been a disaster. Zimbudzana says this after foreign affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi indicated that Zimbabwe would use the SADC chairmanship, which it assumes next weekend, to promote Mugabe’s policies.
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  • President Mugabe’s son, Robert Junior, is reportedly being earmarked for a political career, following weekend reports that some ZANU PF youth members are lobbying for his nomination to an influential position in the Youth League. This development comes after First Lady Grace was endorsed to lead the Women’s League two weeks ago, under the guise of ending factionalism in the party. Political commentator Mutsa Murenje says the elevation of Mugabe’s wife and son into party structures will raise tensions in the party.
  • Hidden Story – Listen here


  • The Heart of the Matter
  • Tanonoka Joseph Whande continues to look at events in ZANU PF’s succession politics, following reports that Mugabe’s son, whom Tano refers to as a “little punk called Robert Junior”, is eyeing a political position in his home constituency and follows his mother Grace into the political arena. Tano says it has become clear this is all part of a big plan to seal Mugabe’s legacy and secure their business interests.
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One Responseto “Weekend Programmes”

  1. Tari says:

    This Ezra Chisa guy rocks, l now listen to SW Radio because of him. keep it up mate!!!