Category Archives: Lifestyle & Arts

Puzzle of a thriving Ndebele tribe in Buhera explained

By Norma Tsopo

BUHERA – The existence of a thriving Ndebele community deep among the Shona has been vexing observers for decades. Continue reading Puzzle of a thriving Ndebele tribe in Buhera explained

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Shona stone sculpture on the mend

By Norma Tsopo

Shona stone sculptors feel their dying art is on the mend as tourists begin to warm up to Zimbabwe’s rich attractions. Continue reading Shona stone sculpture on the mend

Colonial era Bantu pidgin – Fanagalo lives on in urban centre

By Norma Tsopo

MUTARE – In a bid to bridge communication barriers with their Bantu servants, white colonialists cobbled together Zulu, English and Afrikaans to create a hybrid dialect – Fanagalo, a Bantu pidgin that would serve as their language of instruction. Continue reading Colonial era Bantu pidgin – Fanagalo lives on in urban centre

Mutare Museum honours revered natural history researcher Darrel H.C. Plowes

By Norma Tsopo

MUTARE – If there is any one person who made the most contributions to Mutare Museum it was Darrel Herbert Charles Plowes. Continue reading Mutare Museum honours revered natural history researcher Darrel H.C. Plowes

Zero budget film shines at Zimbabwe International Film Festival  

By Jacqueline Muchazoreka

MUTARE – Talented Mutare filmmaker – Thabiso Daudi Phiri’s zero-budget film A Tale Of Old Lovers came third in this year’s Hi5 Non Dialogue Short Film Competition held at the Zimbabwe International Film Festival in Harare recently. Continue reading Zero budget film shines at Zimbabwe International Film Festival  

Musangano Lodge’s stellar murder mystery interactive dinner!

Staff Writer

MUTARE – Musangano Lodge hosted an interactive murder mystery dinner show engaging their guests in an investigative thriller as they feasted on a fantastic four-course plated dinner.   Continue reading Musangano Lodge’s stellar murder mystery interactive dinner!