African leaders addicted to ancestral leadership

OPINION By Michelle Muchena Africa has been described by many analysts as “a young continent with old leaders” and this arises from the fact that most of these leaders though they are advanced in age or have become incapacitated they hardly retire. According to some statistics, over 15 African countries are currently being led by …

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African leaders addicted to ancestral leadership

OPINION By Michelle Muchena Africa has been described by many analysts as “a young continent with old leaders” and this arises from the fact that most of these leaders though they are advanced in age or have become incapacitated they hardly retire. According to some statistics, over 15 African countries are currently being led by …

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ZAS blocks MDC from exhibiting at Show

By James Martin  Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) has reportedly blocked MDC from exhibiting at this year’s edition of the show which kicked off on Monday. This has left the labour backed opposition party seething with anger at President Emmerson Mnangagwa whom it accused of interfering with the exhibition host. The ZAS prohibition comes on the …

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MOPA, ED’s Goodbye Act to Post-Coup Optimism

By Wisdom Mumera President Mnangagwa has always been a practical politician, majoring on clandestine machinations on the ground characterized by loud silence and, as has been happening, this contrasts against his acute inability for finesse. The politician has no sleight of hand and thrives on a heavy hidden hand preying upon your fears of silence, …

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Did Parliament capture your views on MOPA Bill?

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services together with the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security went around the country getting peoples’ view on the Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill. However, there are concerns from members of the public that their views which they give during Parliament public hearings are …

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How MOPA Bill was debated in Parliment

SECOND READING MAINTENANCE OF PEACE AND ORDER BILL [H. B. 3, 2019] Second Order read:  Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill [H. B. 3, 2019]. Question again proposed.  HON. MASENDA: Thank you Mr. Speaker Sir for giving me the opportunity to contribute towards the Maintenance of Peace …

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Police Must Use Commensurate Force On Demonstrators: Gvt

Foreign Affairs Minister, Retired General Sibusiso Moyo, has said that the government always desires that police use commensurate force or response to demonstrations. The remarks by Minister Moyo surfaced when he was responding to questions from journalists after the  30th Cabinet Decision Matrix held in the capital yesterday. “To try and bring the issue of police reaction is …

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Five Things That Blocked MDC Bulawayo Demo

By Munashe Chokodza On Monday 19 August 2019 MDC which is arguably the biggest opposition party in the country by both membership and representation in Parliament had planned to hold their second episode of a series of demonstrations in Bulawayo but the demo was called off in a similar manner to the one in Harare. …

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Sanctions or Corruption: Zimbabwe Remains on a Self-Destructive Path

By Wisdom Mumera Two epochal things happened after the coup that toppled former President Robert Mugabe; strategic moves aimed at starting a new foreign policy and setting the new regime on a new course for success. The first was the disengagement from the sanctions mantra blaming every failure on the Western measures. In January 2018 …

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Marriages Bill: A personal perspective

OPINION By Tariro Senderayi The lobbying stage for the Marriages Bill has not been an easy one due to gross misinformation and mob thinking that has superseded reason. This misinformation has set tongues wagging all for the wrong reasons making a case for the need for clarity which will go a long way in bringing …

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