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Vicar who advised Kenneth Kaunda had kind things to say about hungry shoplifters

Trevor Grundy | 10 October, 2023

John Papworth (with his kitten called Isolde) and Kenneth Kaunda in London in the early 1960s – fellow Christians and friends for life ( Picture: Trevor Grundy library)   By…   Read more >

Look back 70 years and remember one of the 20th century’s most obnoxious betrayals of public trust

Trevor Grundy | 1 October, 2023

RIP: Encounter magazine 1953-1991:   The cultural-political monthly Encounter magazine was published from 1953 to 1991. Seventy years after its foundation, it is best remembered because of stunning revelations that, for…   Read more >

Russian and Zimbabwean media grow closer – but is this to tell the truth or just a propaganda exercise to hide the failures of out-of-touch and incompetent leaders?

Trevor Grundy | 8 August, 2023

Russian schoolchildren at the Khatyn Massacre Memorial in Belarus.  The German Army’s atrocities at Khatyn are not be confused with the Katyn Forest slaughter of 20,000 Polish Army officers on…   Read more >

Zimbabwe 1983-1987: Gukuruhundi and the little known rape of tens of thousands of women

Trevor Grundy | 4 August, 2023

Robert Mugabe with ‘liberation’ leaders during the Rhodesian War. But when his guns stopped blazing against Europeans  who built Rhodesia, they opened up again on people whose only home was…   Read more >

Elections will raise both hopes and fears in Zimbabwe on August 23

Trevor Grundy | 31 July, 2023

President Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe pictured alongside  his new friend President Putin. Both men hope to remain as heads of state in their respective countries for years to come.    …   Read more >

Missing interviews with key witnesses to murder of 14-year-old Stompie raises credibility about new book on Winnie and Nelson Mandela

Trevor Grundy | 31 July, 2023

Winnie  with Nelson Mandela in Zimbabwe in 1990, soon after his release from prison. Brave faces hid broken hearts. (Picture: Trevor Grundy)     Jonny Steinberg says he spoke to…   Read more >

State-assisted funeral for the widow of a national hero accused of treason three years after independence in Zimbabwe

Trevor Grundy | 9 July, 2023

Shattered, Zodwa Dabengwa and friends after hearing on April 27, 1983 that although he was found ‘not guilty’ of treason, her legendary  husband , Dumiso, was to be re-detained on…   Read more >

THE PAIN OF REMEMBERING THE START OF ONE OF AFRICA’S MOST IGNORED GENOCIDES

Trevor Grundy | 22 June, 2023

Chief Mathema and Chief Fuyane unveiling a monument to the fallen dead during Gukuruhundi at Bhalagwe in southern Matabeleland in 2021. The Emmerson Mnangagwa government and media cronies attached to…   Read more >

Zimbabweans pray for fair and peaceful elections as the economy spins into meltdown

Trevor Grundy | 21 June, 2023

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced that Zimbabwe will hold its presidential and parliamentary elections on August 23 this year.  Elected president in 2018 after a military coup that deposed President…   Read more >

Zimbabwe sadly makes it to the top of the Annual Misery Index, says leading USA economist

Trevor Grundy | 13 June, 2023

Homeless, hopeless and hungry – a woman in Zimbabwe close to its border with Mozambique during one of  the many drought years that has plagued Zimbabwe  in recent decades (Picture:…   Read more >