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How does Mugabe's murder of 30 000 'embody African fighting spirit'

There is no one blinder than one who refuses to see!  Apologists, bootlickers and sycophants are an obnoxious group of those who not only refuse to see the truth but, worse still, they "s...Read more

How does Mugabe's murder of 30 000 'embody African fighting spirit'

29 April 2016 | 2263 Views
There is no one blinder than one who refuses to see!  Apologists, bootlickers and sycophants are an obnoxious group of those who not only refuse to see the truth but, worse still, they "s...

by Wilbert Mukori

The National School Pledge: A National Philosophy

29 April 2016 | 837 Views
The recent introduction of the National School Pledge by Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr Lazarus Dokora, is a prudent idea which all Zimbabweans should cherish for it reflects our nati...

by Sparkleford Masiyambiri

There's a lot to celebrate on Workers' Day

29 April 2016 | 637 Views
Whenever the country moves towards a commemoration of a national event such as the Independence Day holiday, it has become the norm for some habitual doomsayers to not only write obituaries about the ...

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Road traffic accidents cause neuro surgical backlog

29 April 2016 | 1995 Views
THE increase in the number of road traffic accidents has resulted in a long backlog in patients in need of neuro surgeries, an expert said.Professor Kazadi Kalangu said while the country alrea...

by Mirirai Nsingo

Cash crisis: Schools must bear with parents

29 April 2016 | 1811 Views
The cash shortages currently bedevilling the country has sent us into panic.  For those who were around in 2008-2009 can testify the horrible experience we went through. It is an experien...

by Rufaro Mufundirwa in Harare

Let's instruct our children not to recite the national schools pledge

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When we were still in high school, I had a Jehovah's Witness friend and classmate who would never sing the Zimbabwe national anthem - due to his religious convictions - and would just keep quiet when ...

by Tendai Ruben Mbofana

Can Gwekwerere do it again, 10 years on?

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ON the 10th anniversary of that mass player exodus from Dynamos, which left the Glamour Boys paralysed and resembling a stricken Titanic about to sink, it is ironic that the footballer - whose pricele...

by Robson Sharuko

American democracy is rigged

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In the United States presidential elections, there are two towering political parties – the Democratic and the Republican – that during the course of their "primary" elections get to choose who wi...

by Hamish Dabashi

Mugabe embodies African fighting spirit

29 April 2016 | 1115 Views
For many Africans at home and abroad, when President Mugabe presented not only Zimbabwe, but all of Mother Africa's case before the United Nations last Thursday concerning Sustainable Development Goal...

by Obi Egbuna Jr Simunye

Chamboko, MDC-T mythical 'huge following' is as relevant as granny's lice to cattle count

28 April 2016 | 1527 Views
"True, MDC-T is the biggest opposition movement today, nobody can contest that. It is also true that the MDC has a huge following," you said. I contest that on two grounds: - MDC-...

by Patrick Guramatunhu

Tsvangirai should join coalition at own peril

28 April 2016 | 2738 Views
There was much hullabaloo in the past weeks over the issue of a grand coalition of opposition parties. Political analysts and most opposition politicians were riding behind the idea that MDC-T leader ...

by Paidamoyo Chaitezvi

Sanctions on Zim: US ambassador reading from the hardcover

28 April 2016 | 2345 Views
The United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Peter Harry Thomas (Jr)'s recent public denial that the sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by his country were not affecting ordinary citizens  but were only ...

by Mukachana Hanyani

MDC-T fuels corruption in local authorities

28 April 2016 | 1770 Views
The move taken by the MDC-T leadership recently to influence the MDC-T-run Harare City Council to block a forensic audit of some Harare City Council-owned companies by the Auditor-General-appointed Pr...

by John Mukumbo

Despite the discord, coalition is Zimbabwe's only hope

28 April 2016 | 1784 Views
"I would rather fight it alone : Tsvangirai" was a notable headline on one of the publications in the last few days. MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, is said to have voiced that his experience of the GN...

by Moses Chamboko

The IMF cannot save Zimbabweans

28 April 2016 | 1999 Views
Without fundamental political and economic reforms and the emergence of an inclusive democracy in Zimbabwe, no lasting economic solution can be found no matter how much money the IMF may throw at the ...

by Vince Musewe

'Rhodies part of Badza, Nhari rebellion'

28 April 2016 | 1621 Views
ON Independence day, the Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Constantine Guveya Chiwenga was tough talking, and in his interview with The Herald, he collapsed the country's historical, military ...

by Hildegarde The Arena

Uncle Sam has no right to preach on human rights

28 April 2016 | 1139 Views
It is confounding why the US continues to pose as the faultless global policeman and to author reports such as the one released last week titled, "the US 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices...

by Gwinyai Mutongi

Mnangagwa calls on all to fight corruption - case of new broom sweeping clean or what

27 April 2016 | 1752 Views
New brooms sweep clean! There is no doubt that VP Mnangagwa is trying his best to portray himself as a new broom that sweeps clean – as contrast to President Mugabe's corrupt, incompetent and failed...

by Patrick Guramatunhu

Julius Malema, leave the drama to Morgan Tsvangirai!

27 April 2016 | 4379 Views
The heat is on in South Africa. Things have been moving far too heady in that country, politically and economically. President Jacob Zuma of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) is seen as the m...

by Tichaona Zindoga

Mnangagwa has delivered KO on Mugabe and G40 but only to inherit poisoned chalice

27 April 2016 | 6373 Views
As soon as Grace Mugabe returned from her extended Christmas Holiday in Singapore last year she got her G40 factional team together and she took up her meet the rallies from where she had left off. Th...

by Wilbert Mukori

SA ConCourt ruling on Nkandlagate - Zimbabwe should transform to a fully Constitutional Democracy

27 April 2016 | 2299 Views
The South African Constitutional Court made a land mark ruling on Nkandla case fews weeks ago. By and large this episode donated a golden opportunity for us as Zimbabweans to introspect, ruminate and ...

by Wilton Nyasha Machimbira, Political Scientist

Zanu Mugabe distortions, half-truths and misrepresentations must be stopped

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The hope that a sector of the population can rise over and above people voice and representation, irrespective of sacrifices and contributions, runs contrary to values of democratic norms and must be ...

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Mthwakazi: Setting the record

27 April 2016 | 2591 Views
On the another note; we the people of Mthwakazi we are hundreds percent at faulty for the predicament we r in.When we revived ZAPU we were hoping that it will solve the plight of the Mthwakazi...

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Is Ujamaa a replication of Zambian humanism? - Part three

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Traits in the philosophy of Ujamaa that could be solutions for Zimbabwe's diverse ethnic and race relations  The philosophy of Ujamaa and the Zambi...

by Nomazulu Thata

Fossils and oil barons - a tragedy in Africa!

26 April 2016 | 2127 Views
Since the beginning of industrial revolution. Africa has been at the receiving end of the effects of bad energy culture and use. The introduction of automobile industries, production industries and th...

by Mbizo Chirasha

Excellent service delivery key in local municipalities

26 April 2016 | 2189 Views
Service delivery is an essential function in the relation between local municipalities and citizens. Therefore, it is important to realize that citizens are customers who need excellent service delive...

by Peacemaker Zano

Temba Mliswa has no agenda

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The former ZANU PF Mashonaland West chairperson Temba Mliswa once expressed admiration and envy for the leadership qualities of President Robert Mugabe. His current attempts at slighting President Mug...

by Stewart Murewa

MDC-T March follow up

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After the hullabaloo that accompanied the successful protest march by the MDC-T, what's next? That is a question that I have been asking myself two weeks after Harare's CBD was painted red. Some say i...

by David Hwangwa

Dr Enrico Sibanda dares to be different

26 April 2016 | 2258 Views
When Dr Enrico Sibanda was convicted of a crime as a juvenile while still in high school and was sent to Hwawha Juvenile Prison, his hopes and aspirations of caring for his ageing grandmother were sha...


Thriving goat project at Sankonjana

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IT took the combination of technical support from a non-governmental Organisation (NGO) and indigenous knowledge to transform the fortunes of Meli Nyathi through his goat rearing project. Today he boa...

by Pathisa Nyathi

Tapfumaneyi is an egocentric fool, G40 'disrespect' of war vets is not a national threat

25 April 2016 | 3388 Views
The greatest threat to this nation's very survival today is the worsening economic meltdown. It is a great pity that President Mugabe failed to address this threat during his last meeting with the war...

by Patrick Guramatunhu

Paul Siwela poses a serious national security threat

25 April 2016 | 4885 Views
I was relieved at the news that one of the secessionist group leaders, Fidelis Ncube, better known by his pseudonym and bogus title "General Nandinandi" unceremoniously resigned after the Mthwakazi ca...

by Tendai Chinembiri

Zapu Bulawayo Province On ZITF and Bulawayo's economy

25 April 2016 | 3127 Views
The annual Zimbabwe International Trade Fair to be held here in Bulawayo now brings painful memories of a once thriving economy that made young people dream and see economic visions. Parents would bri...

by Mkhululi Zulu

Of MDC-T demonstrations and violence

25 April 2016 | 3375 Views
In as much as MDC-T is aware of their constitutional right to demonstrate, they should also be quite cognisant of the dangers and effects that are brought about by political violence.Reading t...

by Sibusiso Ndlamini

Mugabe pays war vets' children's fees - more painkillers for gangrenous broken leg!

25 April 2016 | 3742 Views
Ignorance, especially the type that leads one to act against one's own best interests, has to be one of the worst curses to afflict an individual, society and, worst of all, a nation. We are a cursed ...

by Wilbert Mukori

Rape: The untold traumatic effects

25 April 2016 | 2093 Views
RAPE's traumatising effects came to the fore recently when a 12-year-old girl collapsed and immediately developed a mental problem after seeing her rapist. When the poor girl collapsed, she was at a p...

by Melody Baya

Who is the best, Ndoro or Billiat?

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JOHANNESBURG - Khama Billiat and Tendai Ndoro surely rank among the hottest players in the Absa Premiership right now.As Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates prepare to meet this evening in t...

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The curse of a weak rand

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WHILE the multi-currency system has largely been a stabilising factor for Zimbabwe's economy, a strengthening United States dollar against weakening regional currencies has been the bane of the hospit...

by Staff reporter

Harare chaos: Who is to blame?

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"When a man always blame another, you can only suspect that he is covering his own flaws," so says the wise.And the statement somewhat typifies the volatile relationship between Harare City Co...

by Staff reporter

Ethnicity and tribalism are highly charged words in contemporary Africa - Part two

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Christopher Hitchens's quote: "There is almost no country in Africa where it is not essential to know to which tribe, or which subgroup of which tribe, the president belongs. From this single piece of...

by Nomazulu Thata

Zimbabwe and the death of ethical leadership

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When President Mugabe stood in front of fellow citizens at the national heroes' acre last week, offering an apology as to the absence of the first lady from the burial of two national heroines. He tol...

by Lloyd Msipa

Zimbabwe: One side black, the other side bright

23 April 2016 | 2510 Views
I suppose it is called delayed sight. Last week I drew the ire of opposition MDC-T supporters when I raised the self-evident, dead-end scenario that comes with demonstrations, and the fleeting joy tha...

by Nathaniel Manheru

Daily News is back to old love

23 April 2016 | 2763 Views
Yes, it is, and that old love is the MDC-T party, which the Daily News title is almost synonymous with – to the extent of appearing as though they were cousins in an incestuous relationship....

by Staff write

I am 'stockholder' of Zimbabwe says Chiwenga - echoes Mugabe did not want to hear

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"We are stockholders of the country," said Zimbabwe's Defence Forces Commander General Constantine Chiwenga. "Some are stakeholders. Stakeholders will come and go, but stockholders have nowhere to go,...

by Patrick Guramatunhu

Mutsvangwa it was not only Magamba who were sexually abused Chimbwidos too

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"Outspoken Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans' Association chairman Christopher Mutsvangwa is back in the spotlight claiming that Joice Mujuru failed to protect female combatants abused by seni...

by Patrick Guramatunhu

Land reform plausible

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The recent comments made by the Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe leader, Elton Mangoma, that the land reform embarked by the government at the turn of the millennium is irreversible sounds quite plausibl...

by Stewart Murewa

Keeping vote rigging shenanigans is Mugabe's soft political underbelly

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Zimbabwe's next elections, set for 2018, will be won and lost on the four main fronts:

 1) Who can amass the most funds

As the incumbent government, Zanu PF will commandeers ...

by Patrick Guramatunhu

Clean Water and Sanitation - What about women and girls in war zones?

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For more than three decades Africa has been in serious war challenges due to various political, social and economic reasons. Many people have died in the whole war and cheap military drama. Have we ev...

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I sympathise Patson Dzamara

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Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) leader, Joice Mujuru urged youths during the weekend in her independence speech to shun the million men march being organized by the Zanu PF youths in solidarity with Presi...

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