Parly should summon reckless Muchinguri

By Joel Mandaza Last week Zimbabwe`s Defense Minister Oppah Muchinguri shocked the world when she made insensitive remarks with regards to coronavirus (COVID-19) which has brought the world to a standstill. In a typically Zanu PF manner Muchinguri let out perhaps one of the most obtuse statements ever known to mankind. She opined that the …

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Mnangagwa had opportunity to stabilise the country, says Trump

OPINION On 4 March, the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, renewed Executive Order 13288. He sent a message to the United States Congress stating that the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa has not taken advantage of opportunities to reform after the death of former President Robert Mugabe. READ THE COMPLETE MESSAGE …

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Enough is enough, war veterans should not be given more money

OPINION By Tanyaradzwa Timbatimba While we appreciate the heroics and sacrifices done by war veterans during the liberation struggle in the 70s, I think it is time to call it enough on their demand for benefits. Yes war veterans lost opportunities while they were in the bush fighting for the independence of the country, and …

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Floods in Zimbabwe: How prepared are we for climate change effects?

OPINION By Marshall Bwanya Government’s failure to effectively prepare for the recent wave of floods that ravaged some parts of Binga, destroying, homes, crops and property could be a classic case of history repeating itself. It is in this season, though different months that saw the deadly Cyclone Idai ravaging through Chimannimani and Chipinge last …

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War veterans or avenging spirits?

Opinion By Joel Mandaza Zimbabwe got its independence through a protracted liberation struggle. From the war, emerged veterans who by definition are men and women who played key roles in the war. Given the apparent danger of war, their respect is non-negotiable. In countries like America, being a veteran comes with a degree of honour. In …

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New Research Examines Mnangagwa’s Promises ahead 2023 elections

Op-Ed by Pearl Matibe Rand Corporation has published a report from a research conducted by Alexander Noyes which is assessing Zimbabwe after the former late President Robert Mugabe. The report which was published on the 6th of February this year titled A New Zimbabwe? Assessing Continuity and Change After Mugabe has a pivotal finding in …

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Why Zimbabwe ignored International Day of Education

Opinion January 24, 2020, was International Day of Education (IDE) but the day never received the recognition it deserves this year due to the current crisis befalling the country’s education sector. Teachers have been on strike, there are no teaching materials, there is poor infrastructure and most children are not attending school for one reason …

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Public Protector: New dawn or jobs for the boys?

By Joel Mandaza If proposed constitutionals amendments sail, Zimbabwe will have a Public Protector. This is an office meant to ensure government respects the constitution and acts within the law. In other countries, they are known as the ombudsman. This office, proposed in Section 243 of the Zimbabwean Constitution will be like an Ombudsman, creating …

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Command Agriculture: Parliament should keep eyes on the ball

By Joel Mandaza One of the biggest victories for Parliament last year was how it exposed the government`s Command Agriculture as an opaque resource looting scheme thinly veiled as a food security strategy. The fact that as much as US$3billion was looted through the scheme came to public knowledge when the Tendai Biti led Public Accounts Committee conducted …

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Mashurugwi a terror group that started small but was ignored

By Takunda Mandura Criminal gangs often start small and spread like veld fire. Both Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria and Joaquin Archivaldo Guzma`n Loera (El Chapo) started as small drug traffickers and ended up being international drug lords who caused havoc in Colombia, Mexico and other parts of the world. Hardly a week would pass by …

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