Tafi Mhaka

Tafi Mhaka

Tafi Mhaka is a Johannesburg-based social and political commentator, who takes a keen interest in African affairs, with special focus on Zimbabwe and Southern Africa. Tafi has a BA Honours degree from the University of Cape Town and works in the communications industry.

Egypt

The EU-Sisi deal shows Egyptian lives don't matter in Brussels

The EU is about to strike a deal with a serial human rights abuser.

The EU-Sisi deal shows Egyptian lives don't matter in Brussels

Emmerson Mnangagwa

May and Merkel backing Mnangagwa is bad news for Zimbabwe

Foreign governments ignoring rights abuses to secure economic benefit in Zimbabwe will only enable oppression.

May and Merkel backing Mnangagwa is bad news for Zimbabwe

South Africa

The problem with Cyril Ramaphosa's friendly visit to Kinshasa

As the leader of South Africa, Ramaphosa has a responsibility to stand up to the likes of Joseph Kabila across Africa.

The problem with Cyril Ramaphosa's friendly visit to Kinshasa

Zimbabwe

How did Mnangagwa win Zimbabwe's landmark July 30 election?

The factors that led to Mnangagwa's victory signal a grim future for Zimbabwe's democracy.

How did Mnangagwa win Zimbabwe's landmark July 30 election?

Zimbabwe

What Zimbabwe needs is a clean break from Mugabe's ways

The upcoming election should be the dawn of a new era, not the continuation of Mugabe's warped unconstitutional values.

What Zimbabwe needs is a clean break from Mugabe's ways

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe after the June 23 bomb attack

Zimbabweans have heard the talk of plots, assassinations and 'enemies' before.

Zimbabwe after the June 23 bomb attack

African Union

The African Union: An exclusive club for brutish despots

While Africa should resist foreign political machinations, it should still stand up to despotic African leaders.

The African Union: An exclusive club for brutish despots

Gaza

On Trump, Gaza and white supremacy in South Africa

From South Africa to Palestine to the US, there is a systematic attempt to whitewash the crimes of white supremacy.

On Trump, Gaza and white supremacy in South Africa

Zimbabwe

Is Chiwenga on a path to transform Zimbabwe into Sisi's Egypt?

The primary beneficiary of the post-Mugabe order seems to be Zimbabwe's military complex led by General Chiwenga.

Is Chiwenga on a path to transform Zimbabwe into Sisi's Egypt?