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Zanu PF's three leadership succession plans

Watching and listening to President Mugabe's  Independence Day speech there was one line that struck me. It was brief  but it made mention of succession. Paraphrasing it, the President s...Read more

Zanu PF's three leadership succession plans

23 April 2014 | 678 Views
Watching and listening to President Mugabe's  Independence Day speech there was one line that struck me. It was brief  but it made mention of succession. Paraphrasing it, the President s...

by Takura Zhangazha

Killing the Messenger is not Killing the Message

23 April 2014 | 893 Views
The recent expulsion of Deputy Treasurer Elton Mangoma from MDC-T is a regrettable development which is weakening our party. Mangoma is crucified for telling it like it is to the chagrin of the enemie...

by Suitable Kajau

Zimbabwe vote rigging 'mere touting'

23 April 2014 | 1349 Views
The recent claims of vote rigging by Derek Matyszack a senior researcher of Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU), Ibbo Mandaza of Southern Africa Political Economy Series (SAPES) and Australian Ambassador...

by Caitlin Kamba

As discontent with the ANC increases, is the EFF a sober alternative?

22 April 2014 | 1673 Views
Until recently, South Africa lay claim to the title of Africa's biggest economy, being the beacon of its former President Thabo Mbeki's vision of an African renaissance. Two decades post independe...

by Perry Munzwembiri

Need to redefine Bulawayo boundaries

21 April 2014 | 4157 Views
There is misconception that The Metropolitan Province of Bulawayo is the same as the City of Bulawayo. This misconception has been fuelled by the behaviour of the Bulawayo City Council which has prete...

by Qhubani Moyo

Origins of the name KoBulawayo

21 April 2014 | 5441 Views
"IT is my job to declare the town open. Gentlemen I don't think we want to waste any talk on it. I make the declaration now. There is plenty of whiskey and soda inside so come in."These histor...

by Bulawayo @120 Pathisa Nyathi

Tsvangirai should learn from Joshua Nkomo's blunders

20 April 2014 | 3751 Views
"We believe that the true unity of the people of Zimbabwe is founded on fundamental principles rather than personalities"History always repeats itself and at most times, it does so in a di...

by Vince Musewe

Welshman Ncube's Independence Day message

18 April 2014 | 1401 Views
Today we celebrate our 34th year of independence, a relatively short period in the history of nations but a great milestone which came at a high cost where thousands of our compatriots made the u...

by Welshman Ncube

Mukanya's independence message

18 April 2014 | 2199 Views
I wish to send my revolutionary greetings and congratulatory message to the people of Zimbabwe on this special occasion as our country celebrates 34 years of independence.1980 was a momentous ...

by Thomas Mukanya Tafirenyika Mapfumo

MRP position on Zimbabwe independence @ 34 years

17 April 2014 | 1691 Views
Indeed it is 34 years after Zimbabwe has attained its independence but to the rest of people of Mthwakazi's not yet independence.Our position is that the people of this land are still subjecte...

by Mbonisi Gumbo

MDC-T officials willing participants in Zanu-PF factional fights

17 April 2014 | 2520 Views
The lead story in yesterday's edition of the NewsDay (16 April 2014) made interesting reading. Apparently some Zanu-PF MP's have been feeding their MDC counterparts with information in the fight to su...

by Thabani V Mpofu 4 Justice

Independence, Zimbabwe's own Passover and Easter

17 April 2014 | 1209 Views
The Independence Day for this year coincides with the Christian festivals of Easter and Passover. The significances of these festivals have some similarities. Passover festival used to be commemor...

by Tafara Shumba

ZITF 2014, 'New ideas to New Heights'

17 April 2014 | 944 Views
This year's 55th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) comes at a time when Zimbabwe's blue print economic policy, Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation ...

by Peacemaker Zano

Zanu-PF's 34th independence message

17 April 2014 | 1843 Views
This year Zimbabwe celebrates 34 years of independence under the theme: Zimbabwe @34: Defending Our Sovereignty and Providing an Enabling Environment for Sustainable Economic Empowerment and Social T...

by Zanu-PF

Extra lessons pay dividends

17 April 2014 | 2019 Views
There have been numerous media headlines supporting the extra lessons in schools that Minister Lazurus Dokora unilaterally banned. In most cases, an issue given such media prominence is matched wi...

by Tafara Shumba

Tribalism is real in Zimbabwe

16 April 2014 | 6224 Views
As we approach Zimbabwe's 34th independence on the 18th of April 2014, many things needs to be looked at and today I want to focus on tribalism. Tribalism is a reality in this Country and we need to d...

by Mbonisi Gumbo

Scotland faces a Zimbabwe moment on currency options

16 April 2014 | 3480 Views
The ongoing financial ping pong between Scotland and the UK over which currency a potentially soon-to-be independent Scotland must opt for, is a curious one indeed.  Alex Salmond,  Scotland'...

by Colls Ndlovu

Whither Zimbabwe at 34!

16 April 2014 | 2754 Views
Presentation notes by ZAPU President Dr. Dumiso Dabengwa at a meeting by Bulawayo Agenda & SAPES Trust.Special Independence Meeting, 15 April...

by Dr. Dumiso Dabengwa

Independence Celebration 2014 - President Mugabe no longer fit to officiate

16 April 2014 | 6697 Views
As we celebrate this year's independence we remember the struggle for independence itself and the many that did not make it. We are compelled to reflect on how far our national aspirations have p...

by Farai Mbira, President - ZUNDE

Applaud President Mugabe for destroying factionalism

15 April 2014 | 2508 Views
As the succession debate nicodemously continues in ZANU PF, although there is no vacancy and no need for people to discuss about that in ZANU PF, President Robert Mugabe, recently chipped in, cate...

by Mukachana Hanyani

New Zimbabwe Under Welshman Ncube is coming

14 April 2014 | 4819 Views
The mdc strategy meeting which was held in Gweru in early April was a confidence booster for all mdc supporters and members.Welshman Ncube is here to stay and anyone do...

by Gugugu Magorira in Zvishavane

Tendai Biti will not survive the next congress

14 April 2014 | 6393 Views
"I AM proud to announce today that we have discussed our issues and there is now unprecedented harmony and unity of purpose in the MDC cockpit," Tsvangirai explained. Describing calls for him ...

by Mai Jukwa

'Zimbabwe needs a united opposition'

14 April 2014 | 2556 Views
Zanu-PF, which won last year's contested elections, sealing its autonomy to continuously rule for 38 years, has begun preparations for the watershed 2018 polls, the Daily News is reliably informed....

by John Kachembere and Tendai Kamhungira

The Zimbabwe we want - A Sovereign Wealth Fund is critical to development

14 April 2014 | 1440 Views
Chapter 8: In the Zimbabwe we want, a Sovereign Wealth Fund must be managed as the country's endowment to future generations. It is not a fund to be...

by Vince Musewe and Elton Mangoma

Peta's story had serious omissions

14 April 2014 | 2274 Views
LAST week the Southern Eye and carried a story headlined "Zimbabwean Journalists banned from working in Lesotho".The crux of the story was that I, Shakeman Mugari, and Abel ...

by Shakeman Mugari

Zimbabweans can't audit

12 April 2014 | 2552 Views
ONE key attribute the lack of which stands us out as a weak people, a weak nation, is being able to sum up each stage in, and of, our lives. The absence of that attribute makes us both an uncons...

by Nathaniel Manheru

Mukanya was right, after all

12 April 2014 | 2760 Views
In ghetto lingo they call it "kutonyora" while the proper Shona equivalent is "chioko muhomwe". But no matter how suitable, colourful and vivid the name might be, bribery is a double-edged sword ...

by Rosenthal Mutakati Ghetto Blast

All eyes on $1 trillion

12 April 2014 | 2900 Views
African agribusiness is set for a huge leap, according to a World Bank report Imagine for a moment the impact of a $1 trillion African agribusiness...

by Kingsley Ighobor and Aissata Haidara

Breaking the glass ceiling: Women agricultural scientists

12 April 2014 | 1405 Views
They are selected because they are - or could be - as good as agricultural scientists anywhere. They are groomed in leadership, and conduct research into problems facing their individual countries...

by Munyaradzi Makoni

MDC-T 'Revolution' devours 'its own'

11 April 2014 | 3350 Views
The so called MDC revolution, like the Greek god, Kronos, is now devouring its children.The recent violence and purging of opponents by the ex- Premier, Morgan Tsvangirai, has thrown the part...

by Caitlin Kamba

Nation Building in Zimbabwe and the Challenges of Ndebele Particularism

11 April 2014 | 2989 Views
Zimbabwe is one entity and shall never be separated into different entities. It's impossible. I am saying this because there are some people who are saying let's do what Lesotho did. There is no Lesot...

by Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

The (ama) Ndebele of Africa and their name '(ama)Ndebele'

11 April 2014 | 3845 Views
Some scholars still continue to confuse or to misunderstand the relationship within the (ama)Ndebele of Africa as a result of the divergent opinions propounded by scholars regarding the historical ori...

by Philemon Buti Skhosana

Everything in Zim needs renewal, starting at State House

10 April 2014 | 3421 Views
As Winston Churchill once remarked; Men occasionally stumble over the truth but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. We have seen in Zimbabwe that our lead...

by Vince Musewe

Zimbabwe: Where honouring the dead is a criminal offence

10 April 2014 | 3285 Views
Durban - This week thousands of Rwandans filled Kigali stadium to capacity to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1994 genocide that left 800 000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus dead.The ce...

by Thabo Kunene

Good men depart quietly - James Chitauro tribute

10 April 2014 | 3039 Views
News of former academic and top civil servant James Chitauro's departure was not accompanied with the usual hullabaloo that we have become accustomed to whenever some political thug passes on. Che...

by Moses Chamboko

Tsvangirai concentrates on process, ignores content

10 April 2014 | 1919 Views
"DON'T hate the player, hate the game," it is often said. While others say, "Don't blame the messenger, blame the message." Yet, the opposite is exactly what the leader of the Movemen...

by Maggie Mzumara

Why Tsvangirai's MDC-T lost the 2013 elections

09 April 2014 | 2777 Views
Ever since the heavy thumping of the MDC-T in the July 2013 harmonised elections, its leaders have cried foul and came up with at times, hugely creative and dramatic reasons on why the party lost...

by Peacemaker Zano

Zim@34: time to reflect on the gains of independence

09 April 2014 | 1811 Views
At 34, Zimbabwe has made tremendous strides visible to even the most hardcore critics. Tangible improvements in the nation's well-being have characterized the last three decades, borne from the se...

by Caitlin Kamba

Patriotism a key ingredient in Zim-Asset success

09 April 2014 | 1132 Views
As the nation celebrates a milestone 34 years of independence, it is imperative for the country's citizens to adopt a patriotic stance to ensure that noble policies designed to steer the country to ev...

by Nicole Hondo

Kindness Paradza is out of order

08 April 2014 | 3475 Views
Mthwakazi republic party is disturbed by the recent utterances in Parliament by some MPs especially comments by Honourable Paradza concerning the children claimed to have been fathered by ZIPRA forces...

by Mthwakazi republic Party

The Zimbabwe we want - Education is a non-negotiable right

08 April 2014 | 1499 Views
Chapter 7The advancement of any country is solely dependent on the levels of education of its people. In the Zimbabwe we want, education must be a ...

by Vince Musewe and Elton Mangoma

Telecel broadband users frustrated by inefficient service

08 April 2014 | 2294 Views
Zimbabwe's second largest Marketing Excellency award winning wireless mobile network operator, Telecel has its internet subscribers discontented at the slow speed to accessing the internet. Telec...

by Maxwell Teedzai

Tsvangirai has failed to provide leadership

08 April 2014 | 2749 Views
Edited press statement issued by the spokesperson of the MDC Renewal Team,  Jacob Mafume, on the need for leadership change in the Morgan Tsvangirai-led party. ...

by Jacob Mafume

Welshman Ncube: A tale of two countries

08 April 2014 | 3580 Views
Kenya and Zimbabwe offer an interesting case study for us as Zimbabweans.Both Kenya and Zimbabwe had violence around its previous elections, both were on the SADC and AU agenda for a number of...

by Professor Welshman Ncube

Devolution insults Zimbabwe's dignity

08 April 2014 | 2373 Views
Dear me. Oh, dear, me!Yes, throw the stones if you care. No sweat, but the fact is that wherever we go in this world, we leave a trail.We leave DNA; we leave fingerprints and we leave ...

by Tanonoka Joseph Whande

'Tsvangirai won all Elections'

08 April 2014 | 4053 Views
In western democracies a new culture has developed where any person who loses a presidential election automatically steps down as the leader of his party. This practice has been used by some to justi...

by Douglas Togaraseyi Mwonzora

Mugabe, Zuma plummet white power into crisis

07 April 2014 | 4294 Views
With veteran nationalist and liberator of South Africa Nelson Mandela gone, the structures of black and white balance of eco-political power are likely to weigh heavily in favor of black people's econ...

by Maxwell Teedzai

As for Oscar Pistorius, I thank Zimbabwe's Mugabe

07 April 2014 | 5353 Views
My mother always said in every bad person, there is a little good. I was watching the proceedings at the Oscar Pistorius case on Sky TV at the comfort of my safe home in the UK. My mind lingered back ...

by Ryton

Mangoma good enough to replace Tsvangirai as MDC-T President

07 April 2014 | 2421 Views
A  close analysis of what is happening in the MDC-T shows a party sinking into a political dustbin as Morgan Tsvangirai, its current leader, clings onto power.Tsvangirai, who has perfecte...

by Mukachana Hanyani

MDC resolutions

07 April 2014 | 2159 Views
The MDC's programme of action post July 31 election has been one of introspection, reflection and consultation with party structures, members, supporters and stakeholders nationally. The culmi...

by Nhlanhla Dube

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