2020 National Budget: Keeping the Lights On

OPINION By Pearl Matibe Zimbabweans who have had to do with 18 hours of load-shedding have come to believe that there is no way out as the country exhibited a lack of capacity to produce enough electricity to meet the huge demand. Moreover, they have even changed their way of life to suit the time …

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The Patriots Act: A Zanu PF way of trapping themselves

By Anonymous Zanu PF, the party with a two-thirds majority in Zimbabwe’s Parliament is contemplating championing a law which makes it criminal to speak against the interests of the country. One of the most vocal proponents of this Act is the Zanu PF Chief Whip Pupurai Togarepi, who happens to be the party’s youth leader. …

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Two feminists vs Chief Ndiweni, MDC & Others

OPINION By Tinatswe Mhaka Chief Felix Nhlanhlayamangwane Khayisa Ndiweni (54) has been ruling the Matabeleland South Area of Ntabazinduna for the last five (5) years after succeeding his now late father Chief Khayisa Ndiweni in 2014. Zimbabwe still maintains some semblance of monarchical rule by positioning Chiefs as leaders of rural communities and ‘Traditional leaders …

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Who says sanctions on Zimbabwe are illegal?

Courtesy of Veritas Zimbabwe [Bill Watch] Sanctions against Zimbabwe Introduction The subject of sanctions is in everyone’s mind as the government has declared today (25/10/2019) a public holiday to mark anti-sanctions day.  The SADC summit of August 2019 in Tanzania declared 25th October as the day on which “SADC Member States can collectively voice their …

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ZMC Bill: Maintaining an old repressive status

Opinion By Marshall Bwanya  Since coming into office in 2017, President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government promised a raft of measures as a way of showing that they are a departure from the “old” Robert Mugabe regime. Among the November promises were media reforms which are meant to free the practice of journalism which was heavily under …

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Open letter to Vincent Tsvangirai

Dear Vincent I meant to write to you earlier but I was attending Robert Mugabe’s funeral so I had to defer my letter a bit, apologies. I come in peace and congratulations on winning the Glen View South by-election, that seat was yours to lose. MDC runs the city and you may want to suggest …

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Mugabe continues to trouble ED even in death

OPINION By Wisdom Mumera Since his removal from power, Robert Mugabe remained a strong political voice and figure, even after his death he has connived to remain an awkward point for the new administration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa with his alleged refusal to a Heroes Acre burial. Mugabe’s nephew Leo Mugabe had been quoted in …

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Xenophobia, Inequality Fought Differently and Wrongly

OPINION By Wisdom Mumera Xenophobia has come around again for about the third time in recent years and it should now be apparent that there are deeper issues to the senseless killings. South Africa’s xenophobic scenes, about the third since 2008, are the latest in what is actually a global manifestation of the inequality-induced tension …

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The fear curse and the disenfranchised generation: Case of Zimbabwean young people.

OPINION By James Martin Speaking during the Bastille Day Anniversary in Paris-France in July 1996, former South African President Nelson Mandela said: “Young people are capable, when aroused, of bringing down the towers of oppression and raising the banners of freedom.” Implied here is that the ball is in young people’s court to bring change …

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Reasons Why Demos Have ‘Lost Their Touch’

Opinion By Tariro Senderayi MDC led by Nelson Chamisa had intended to lead people into demonstrations across the country starting on the 16th of August but their intentions were met with resistance from the government through Prohibition Orders issued by the police which were also supported by the courts. Demonstrations are catered for in the …

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