Tag Archives: Richard Pithouse

Zimbabwe, Malema & the Court Jesters

  Fezokuhle Mthonti & Vimbai Midzi There is something about the way in which Nina Simone’s voice deepens every time she sings her 1971 hit New World Coming off the Here Comes the Sun album: There’s a new world coming And it’s just around the bend There’s a new world coming This one’s coming to […]

Mandela’s Nightmare: The Night of the Long Knives

“There is a white family out there fucking out [on fear],” sneers The Brother Moves On (TBMO) frontman Siya Mthembu, with a sardonic grin as the local art-rock band moves into a sinister groove flattened by ugly trombone notes.   The multi-racial crowd of twenty- and thirty-somethings gathered at The Lighthouse in the Johannesburg suburb […]