Articles tagged 'cont mhlanga'

A question for national dialogue 28 February 2019 A NATIONAL dialogue for this country to find a ‘suitable political proposition’ for the Zimbabwean masses is necessary. In fact, it was necessary as far back as 1980 right after independence. Sadly, no such a national dialogue was held. [GoogleAd] This village idiot will give thumbs up to a...
ZANU PF Leaders Trapped in Rhodesia 18 February 2019 Growing up back then, this Village Idiot remembers well two Rhodesian slogans; 'Rhodesia will never Die and Rhodesia is Super'. Looking at it today this remains true to the core. 
The Village Idiot 5 February 2019 Heroes and Hooligans The Village Idiot is back with some thought provoking conversations. Zimbabwe’s biggest political question today according to this village idiot is ‘What do the urban, rural and diaspora masses do when their heroes transform to robbers of the country and people? “ The u...
Cont Mhlanga enjoys village life 9 December 2018 HARARE - After achieving so much in the arts and having founded Amakhosi Cultural Centre, multi-award winner Cont Mhlanga has retired to his rural home of Lupane in Shabulani Village, Matabeleland. Over the years, Mhlanga has published three books and written more than 20 plays among them 'The...
'Election campaigns dull without Mugabe' 22 July 2018 HARARE - The dramatic characteristics of the Zimbabwean election is gone with the legendary former president Robert Mugabe as his exit left the political scene dull with unusual peace and calmness, an award-winning playwright has said. Controversial playwright and actor Cont Mhlanga said with ...
'Artists fail to produce hard-hitting plays' 2 April 2018 HARARE - Local theatre artists have in recent years failed to effectively use their art form to probe Zimbabwe's leadership on the deteriorating living standards in the country, amid growing disgruntlement among the people. In the past, theatre artists were known to provide the sole platform f...
Bluez Cafe creates hub for artists 17 January 2018 BULAWAYO - Bluez Café, the new multi-dimensional arts centre in Bulawayo, kicks off strongly this January, starting the year on a high note with the second phase of implementation to transform the old Youth Contact Centre (former Scout Hall) into a vibrant creative space and creative hub for arti...
Dutch envoy lauds Mhlanga's Amakhosi 1 May 2016 HARARE - Amakhosi founder Cont Mhlanga was honoured in Harare on Thursday by the Embassy of Netherlands for landing the 2015 Prince Claus Award. The award is bestowed annually on individuals, groups and organisations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean that excel in the field of c...
Amakhosi to be honoured 27 April 2016 HARARE - Amakhosi Cultural Centre will be honoured tomorrow by the Dutch embassy in Harare for winning the 2015 Prince Claus Theatre and Cultural Organisation Award. The Prince Claus Awards honour outstanding achievements in the field of culture and development and are presented annually to in...
Skyz Metro FM to launch in January 28 November 2015 HARARE - Skyz Metro FM, which was licensed in March this year along with seven other radio stations, says it will begin operations in January next year. Qhubani Moyo, the chief executive officer of the newly-licensed radio station, told the Daily News yesterday that the preparations for the la...
Arts, culture sector dead 19 October 2014 HARARE - While Zimbabwean artists have always advocated for their own full ministry, the creation of the Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture seemed to have quieted them for a while as they accessed its impact on their sector. Now in its second year, artists say the ministry has not helped impr...
Cont's big fight with Arts minister Langa 14 October 2014 HARARE - Controversial playwright and writer Cont Mhlanga’s big fight with Arts and Culture minister Andrew Langa continues after he last week embarrassed the minister who was on a tour of Amakhosi Arts Centre where he is director.    Langa got a rude awakening from Mhlanga after the minister’...
Media analysts defend Jonathan Moyo 9 June 2014 HARARE - Media and political analysts have waded into the controversy surrounding the savage and brutal attack on the minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Jonathan Moyo by President Robert Mugabe over among other issues, the appointment of new editors at the State-run Zimpape...