Author: Baynham Goredema

Zimbabwe cricket T20i Jersey – 2016

The latest jersey for Zimbabwe cricket team for T20 internationals. It was not easy to get this and its sad that there are not a lot of replica jerseys. The Test one is even more illusive. This could be a source of revenue for Zimbabwe. The logo This time its a button down front I preferred the V neck ones. The sleeve detail is my favourite part of the design Side detail Front with the new sponsor Wega. Front, side and shoulder Back, Side and Shoulder Stitching detail, not great but seems to be better than the World cup...

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Children speak about their Rights

After writing my piece about corporal punishment I decided to have an interview with my kids (7 & 9) and find out what their thoughts were about  human rights. I explained to them what human rights are and then they listed what they felt were rights which should be accorded to various groups. Right to be Disciplined Do you enjoy getting spanked and why? – No we don’t enjoy getting spanked – I don’t like being spanked because its sore on my bum Why do you get spanked? – For not listening – To not keep doing it over...

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A Child’s right to Corporal Punishment

A recent case of child abuse by their parents made me want to revisit the issue of corporal punishment. It brought to light why some have advocated for its abolishment. Of the 196 countries in the world 49 of them have seen the need to ban corporal punishment while 52 have committed to reform their laws to do so. I am an advocate for corporal punishment and believe its a child’s right to be spanked occasionally. But I do not condone abuse or violence. One of the issues of concern whenever corporal punishment is mentioned is the definition of...

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20 Qualities of a Good Leader

We get the leaders we deserve. We as a people need to be more diligent when choosing leaders in our churches, communities and country. For leadership within the church there is a clear guideline of qualities necessary for anyone who aspires to lead the people of god. 1 Timothy 3 vs 1- 13 sets out the standard for men who would lead his people. The elder is the highest office within the church, and the position is only spoken of in plurality. There cannot be one elder overseeing a congregation neither is any one elder above another, all are...

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The Case of Wellington Musapenda and freedom of expression

The Chronicle newspaper of Zimbabwe – a regional paper for the Matebeleland province – published a cartoon drawn by Wellington Musapenda which resulted in controversy with accusations against the cartoonist of being sexist and tribalistic. The initial reaction to the cartoon was that of condemnation and shock but these reactions are largely hypocritical as much worse has been said and has not caused any outrage. Though it has caused some to be uncomfortable and some have been offended, it has sparked a debate. The cartoon could have been derived from these two articles  Mat’land, Midlands post worst school results...

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