Zanu PF gears up for 2018 elections

By Nkanyiso Ncube Zimbabwe’s cash crisis has not stopped President Robert Mugabe and his ruling party Zanu Pf from spending millions on a fleet of cars. A move that critics have viewed as a distasteful as the ordinary person in the country is currently struggling to get hold of cash. Reports that circulated on social media show that Zanu Pf had purchased Ford Fiestas, Ford …

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Vendors’ contribution is insignificant: Manyenyeni

By Daniel Chigundu HARARE Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni says despite flooding the pavements in the central business district (CBD), vendors’ contribution to the city council coffers is too little to talk about. In Harare alone, it is widely believed that there are more than 5 000 vendors selling various wares that range from second-hand clothes, shoes, books and vegetables among other things. However, these vendors …

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Political playing field not level: Women in Politics

By Tariro Senderayi In what many may call a pleasant gatecrashing, attendants were sent into wild cheers ululating for the opposition party leaders who had unexpectedly made an appearance at a women’s election conference held in the capital recently. Running under the banner #HerVoteWins2018, the conference organised by Matabeleland South Member of Parliament, Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga (MDC-T) received an overwhelming turnout by women from opposition political …

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Parliamentarians protest the NPRC Bill

By Nkanyiso Ncube The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) Bill finally returned to Parliament this week after it was rejected on its initial reading early last year following complaints by the public that the bill gave National Peace and Reconciliation minister too much room to interfere in the commission’s activities. Legislators across the political divide said the contents of the NPRC bill are vague …

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Disabled people suffer

…..as government drags to implement UNCRPD commitment By TapiwaMutizamhepo Zimbabwe is a signatory to United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Disabled people, where it pledged its commitment to undertake and fulfill various obligations intended to uplift and improve the conditions of people living with disabilities in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean government signed the document in September 2013, this meant the government would ‘promote, protect and ensure …

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Election promises and pies in the sky

By Tariro Senderayi Building up to the elections, contesting political parties make use of their manifestos as they promise new reforms that threaten to bring prosperity, peace and a lot more. As Zimbabwe is billed to have elections in 2018, the ruling Zanu Pf has their political think tanks working to entice the masses in the 2018 elections. In a bid to win the hearts …

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HIFA 2017 6-day program starts today!

By Kudzayi Zvinavashe Running under the theme, Staging an Intervention, Harare is billed to come to life as the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) is set to open its doors to festival goers on the 2nd of May in what is slated to be a 6-day program. Speaking at the press conference, HIFA […]

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Prospective Parliamentarians suggested on Social Media

By Tariro Senderayi The just ended independence celebrations have been met with mixed feelings. While 37 years of freedom is a genuine milestone to celebrate as a nation, some countrymen couldn’t help but feel the sacrifice leading to Zimbabwe’s independence from White minority rule in 1980 has gone in vain. Independence in 1980 meant education for all, equal opportunities, low cost of living, one man …

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Nothing funny about wheelchair jokes!

By Tapiwa Mutizamhepo People with Disabilities and their organizations have roundly condemned the flurry of “wheelchair” jokes and articles that recently circulated on social media and other sections of the mainstream media, calling them provocative and insensitive to the issues to do with disabilities. After the cabinet presented the President Robert Mugabe with a belated birthday present which was initially called a ‘special chair’ by …

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