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Mugabe the feminist?

Farai Sevenzo considers whether the best way to empower women could be to let them make their own decisions about their bodies.Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe recently left the stage as cha...Read more

Mugabe the feminist?

08 February 2016 | 2307 Views
Farai Sevenzo considers whether the best way to empower women could be to let them make their own decisions about their bodies.Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe recently left the stage as cha...

by Farai Sevenzo

Open Letter: Chronicle cartoonist must resign

04 February 2016 | 1924 Views
We write in reference to a cartoon by the Chronicle cartoonist Musapenda on the Chronicle of 4 February 2016. We need to put it on record that whilst appreciating that Musapenda as an art...

by Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights

Open Letter to the Education Department of Zimbabwe

03 February 2016 | 1943 Views
We are parents and residents of Lupane district, writing this letter with a deep concern over the decline in the quality of Ndebele as a language at some of our Primary schools. We have watched over t...

by Lupane District Communities

Open Letter to President Robert Mugabe

02 February 2016 | 3604 Views
A Mthwakazian has written a letter to President Robert Mugabe appreciating his speech at the African Union's summit in Addis Ababa but condemned his failure to implement constitutional reforms back in...

by Stephen Jakes

'Je suis Charlie' My pen shall never be silenced!

28 January 2016 | 1311 Views
Dear Sikhumbuzo Moyo, The German song "Die Gedanke sind frei" in English it is translated: "the thoughts are free." "Freedom of speech is the concept of the inherent human right to voice one's...

by Nomazulu Thata

Open Letter to Jenny Williams

26 January 2016 | 2641 Views
Jenny Williams mind your inconsequential Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) business and leave Zanu-PF's internal political matrix alone. You are not qualified to instruct President Robert Gabriel...

by Suitable Kajau

Open letter to the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe: The nation is crying, who can hear them?

25 January 2016 | 3302 Views
YOUR EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE, ROBERT GABRIEL MUGABE, It is with a heavily bleeding heart that I humbly write this letter to you, as the nation and people of this great nat...

by Tendai Ruben Mbofana

Open letter to President Pierre Nkurunziza, Republic of Burundi

19 January 2016 | 2251 Views
Your Excellency, On behalf of the downtrodden, forlorn African son, I am lettering to you to express our deep concern regarding the sudden eruption of violence caused by you in Bujumbura the f...

by Adam Sibuyi

Response to 'Biti's big bite of opposition cake'

15 January 2016 | 1513 Views
Dear Editor I would like to respond briefly to the 'opinion piece' by Herald Political Editor, Tichaona Zindoga which appeared in the ZANU-PF - controlled broadsheet yesterday titled 'Bit...

by Rejoice Ngwenya

SA props up racist, fascist Mugabe

14 January 2016 | 3613 Views
DEAR SIR,I have been reading with interest the various articles regarding racism and the noble intention to criminalise it.Another story that briefly came to the fore last week was that th...

by Peter Stenslunde

We must implement the GPA reforms and get rid both dictatorship and dictator - no Musewe compromises!

02 January 2016 | 1827 Views
Dear Editor,  "Some of our brothers and sisters in the Diaspora continue to protest and demand political reforms from a regime which knows that it will be suicidal to do so," argued Musew...

by Nomusa

Lost and found Zim passport in Balfour, South Africa

02 January 2016 | 2720 Views
Editor I picked a passport belonging to I.A. Mlilo in Balfour JHB South Africa if anyone knows him tell him to call me on this number 0729865787 (RSA) Thank You!...

by SA Resident

Enos Nkala died and resurrected as Gwakuba Ndlovu

19 December 2015 | 3520 Views
Hello byo24 am a concerned Mthwakazian who comes from mat north but of Kalanga origin becauser my parents migrated from st Josephs Kezi, so am very much worried by this Saul Gwakuba Ndlovu. Th...

by Concerned Mthwakazian

Open letter to Grace Mugabe

04 December 2015 | 4111 Views
On behalf of the troubled Zimbabweans who are experiencing economic difficulties; I would like to ask you the following questions Why are you wasting state funds to promote your political inte...

by Sikhumbuzo Moyo

What will stop ZESA from concocting another dubious reason to fleece us?

01 December 2015 | 1387 Views
Dear Editor Re ZESA I thought with the introduction of pre paid meters the guess estimations and scheming from the sole supplier would end. Alas...

by M.T. Dube

Zimbabweans suffocating under unjustified levies

22 November 2015 | 2010 Views
Dear Editor,Zimbabweans Suffocating under unjustified levies The spat of levies being introduced by government, the latest of which is the r...

by Ilos Nyoni, MDC National Executive member

Open letter to the Zimbabweans about ZAPU

13 November 2015 | 2059 Views
To the beloved bantwana benhlabathi; now is your time to recognize that the bull has recovered and is ready to protect it territories anyone who tries to block is playing a loosing match....

by Sikhumbuzo Moyo

Credible Myanmar elections

10 November 2015 | 1278 Views
Dear Editor,It is interesting to see a breath of fresh air in election process of Myanmar.  For a quarter of a century the country was suppressed by the military rule which dictated the d...

by Michael Tinarwo

Open letter to Mugabe's nephew - 'Your uncle is the most selfish leader the world has ever had'

09 November 2015 | 4492 Views
"Cde Jason Zhuwao" as you would like to call yourself, let me respond to your so called analysis of People First as follows.Firstly I note you have some unease within your blood about the mons...

by Jonathan Masumbika

Open letter to EFF and its commander in chief Comrade Julius Malema

29 October 2015 | 3055 Views
 Dear Malema and EFFDaughters and Sons of African soil, comrades in the struggle for Economic Freedom, representatives of the poor, the unemployed, miners, garden boys and domestic worker...

by Innocent Ndibali

Open letter to Gen Solomon (Rex Nhongo) Mujuru

28 October 2015 | 7237 Views
Dear Rex. Greetings to you in the name of the people's revolution. It has been long ever since you left us, when you perished in a mysterious inferno at your farm in Beatrice, Harare. A story ...

by Nkosilathi Emmanuel Moyo Snr

Bring back the Zimbabwe dollar

27 October 2015 | 4496 Views
EDITOR,As a patriot in love with all things Zimbabwean, including the shelved local currency, I would like to request through your paper the gradual resuscitation of the Zimbabwean dollar....

by Admire Mashanyare

Open letter to Prof Jonathan Moyo

10 October 2015 | 2832 Views
The San populations in Tsholotsho North: they face extinction! Dear Honourable Professor Dr. Jonathan Nathaniel Moyo,I am writing on your capaci...

by Nomazulu Thata

Open letter to Bosso leaders by Tshinga Dube

07 October 2015 | 3542 Views
MOST of us supporters of Highlanders and patriots of Bulawayo are really disenchanted by what is taking place at Highlanders Football Club. Highlanders are the oldest team in the country and the sourc...

by Col (Rtd) Tshinga Dube

We need reforms to stop leaders behaving like silver-back gorilla amongst chattering monkeys!

02 October 2015 | 2721 Views
Dear Editor,"He (Tsvangirai) did not listen; a silver-back in the middle of its macho display does not listen to chattering monkeys!" (Bulawayo 24 Opinion) Nice one Wilbert. I laugh now but di...

by Nomusa

ZRP using registered private vehicles

21 September 2015 | 5234 Views
EDITOR,I have noted with concern the recent proliferation of private vehicles with the official Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) white and black registration number plates but not marked with th...

by Tendai A Kadzere & Snr Assistant Commissioner Charamba

Sikhanyiso Ndlovu: A nation's loss

16 September 2015 | 2421 Views
EDITOR,The death of Zanu-PF Politburo member and former Cabinet minister Dr Sikhanyiso Ndlovu shocked me.I prayed for his recovery when I heard that he had suffered a stroke hoping tha...

by M. Ncube, Gweru.

A letter to Hon. VP Mnangagwa

13 September 2015 | 6517 Views
Dear Hon. VP Mnangagwa,I AM writing this open letter to you in your capacity as the Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe as well as the current Minister of Justice.I have written...

by Mutumwa Mawere

Open letter to Mthwakazi: tell us who invited VP Mphoko?

11 September 2015 | 3857 Views
This Open Letter is as much addressed to Mzilikazi Cultural Association, MCA, as it is to Khumalo Family Council of Elders.Please tell uMthwakazi, who invited VP Mphoko to this year's uMgubho ...

by Mafavuke Njengedabane

Mutuma Mawere writes 'A warning letter to Dangote'

10 September 2015 | 7652 Views
Dear Mr. Dangote,I am writing this open letter to you as a concerned African.My concern is limited to broader public policy and institutional issues arising from your recent visit to Z...

by Mutumwa Mawere

'Violation of patient privacy at Mpilo hospital' - Staff posts photo on Facebook

04 September 2015 | 6301 Views
Editor,Please see below, I think it's worth informing the public about violations of patient privacy at Mpilo hospital.This is the email I sent to the hospital, along with picture evid...

by Concerned Citizen

Open letter to Bulawayo City Council

04 September 2015 | 3734 Views
An open letter to the city council from the Matabeleland Concerned  Residents Association (MACRA) and other organizations :We the citizens of Matab...


SANRAL name used fraudulently to obtain banking details

04 September 2015 | 1782 Views
Dear e-toll Account HolderSANRAL Fraud Hotline has detected a scam where an imposter represents themselves as SANRAL personnel and starts off by confirming the person's personal details - incl...

by Sanral

Ill-treatment of SA embassy clients, Securico security responds

26 August 2015 | 1836 Views
The Editor Bulawayo24Dear Sir/MadamRE: ALLEGATION OF ILL-TREATMENT OF SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY CLIENTSWe refer to your news article titled "...

by Divine Ndhlukula Managing Director

Zimbabwe's real horror is Robert Mugabe

10 August 2015 | 4749 Views
While one regrets the pointless killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, perhaps news outlets would better utilise their resources by focusing on the true national tragedy of Zimbabwe.And as...

by Daniel Griffin

Looking for family, please help

31 July 2015 | 4462 Views
Sicela usizo kunomuntu odinga ifamily yakhe eMatopo kogogo uMaNgwenya ubaba wakhe nguKing France Mkhwebu kodwa sewashona waya egoli ngo 1993, ubhudi kababa nguMJ and usisi nguJane Sithethephi sice...

by Nkosinotando Viola Ngulube

Movement for Democratic Confusion

30 July 2015 | 4346 Views
EDITOR,Already, the MDC-T has done it again showing its highest level of confusion and disorder by reversing its 'no reforms no elections' strategy that it has been advocating for this whole ...

by Peacemaker Zano

Help me find Alex Machaka's family

10 July 2015 | 4761 Views
I'm Robson, I'm looking for a family of Alex Machaka staying in Bulawayo but he is from Chegutu his daughter Stella and his son Jeck. If there is someone with an information of this family plz hel...

by Robson

Open letter to Tendai Biti

08 July 2015 | 7444 Views
Dear TendaiI hope that this letter will reach you whilst you in good health so that you will read and understand this important advice. Anger and disappointment have stimulated me ...

by Chido Chikuni

US Embassy call for NPO proposals

07 July 2015 | 3057 Views
The U.S. Ambassador's Special Self-Help (SSH) Program is calling for proposals for projects from registered, non-profit organizations making a difference at the community level. Working for a ...

by Machinda Marongwe

Warning: 'Zimbabwean travellers are being kidnapped and robbed in SA'

29 June 2015 | 8032 Views
Good DayThere is a serious problem happening in South Africa where Zimbabwean travellers are being kidnapped and robbed by people who give them lifts from Beitbridge Border or Mesina to Joburg...

by Concerned Citizen

Apology to Thamsanqa Zhou

20 June 2015 | 5034 Views
Dear Bulawayo 24 readersHaving discussed with Thamsanqa Zhou intensively on telephone regarding disturbing articles written on Bulawayo 24 social media by ZUPA, I hereby take back his name...

by Nomazulu Thata

Open letter to Mugabe from a Black farmer

17 June 2015 | 6995 Views
Dear Mr President! How does your government fail? I do pray that this letter will find you in good health! I'm a young small scale farmer, I started my farming with cotton and I wa...

by Concerned Farmer

Open letter to the AU on xenophobic attacks in South Africa

10 June 2015 | 5162 Views
MISA, along with more than 100 African human rights organisations today presented an open letter to the African Union (AU), to express their concern about the xenophobic attacks in the Republic of Sou...


Empandeni standards dropping

10 June 2015 | 7157 Views
EDITOR,If what is happening at one of the country's once revered schools, Empandeni Girls High in Matabeleland South, is anything to go by then pupils and their parents are in a for a rude awa...

by Concerned Parents, Bulawayo

'Chasing vendors away is not an option at hand'

04 June 2015 | 2880 Views
Dear editor can you allow me space in your widely read online paper and publish the remarks belowChasing vendors away is not an option at hand. The government must stick to its promises of 2.2...

by Leonard Koni

Open letter to Tsvangirai

04 June 2015 | 5826 Views
Dear Morgan, I thought I should write to you this short memo, advising you on some of the aspects and characteristics that you, as a leader of a political party is expected to do. Without ...

by Peacemaker Zano

Mr Casper Sibanda a liberation hero and a hero of our time

03 June 2015 | 4533 Views
On the 2nd June 1957, Mr Casper Sibanda the son of Mr Isaac Diliza Sibanda, was born in Bulawayo at Mpilo Hospital. His roots are in Kezi, where he started his Sub A at Matankeni Pry School. Mr Si...

by Thulani Nkala

Is Zimra a Fair, Just and Socially Responsible company?

29 May 2015 | 1845 Views
Dear Editor,Please help me to draw the public's attention to what I believe is an unjust, unfair, unequal and socially irresponsible situation prevailing at Zimra Plumtree. Does Zimra follow ...

by Ndzimu-unami Emmanuel Moyo

Moeletsi Mbeki's think tank could be a project of westerners

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EDITOR,I could not believe it when I read an article in one of our local dailies where a Moeletsi Mbeki, who is said to be a deputy chairman of an independent think tank, South African Instit...

by Chido Chikuni

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