VENDORS DEFY Mugabe orders

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa The Joint Operation Command (JOC)’s ‘Operation Restore Order’ on Thursday was relatively resisted by vendors and pirate taxis in Harare’s CBD. Early in the morning, trucks full of cops were already roaming the streets, water cannons were stationed along Nelson Mandela at MDC-T’s Headquarters Harvest House while some where at corner Julius Nyerere […]

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VENDORS DEFY Mugabe orders

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa The Joint Operation Command (JOC)’s ‘Operation Restore Order’ on Thursday was relatively resisted by vendors and pirate taxis in Harare’s CBD. Early in the morning, trucks full of cops were already roaming the streets, water cannons were stationed along Nelson Mandela at MDC-T’s Headquarters Harvest House while some where at corner Julius Nyerere […]

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Gender equality: Mahoka hits out at male MPs

By Daniel Chigundu Hurungwe East legislator Sarah Mahoka has taken a sharp swipe at male legislators accusing them of using their riches to shut women out of top positions. Women in the country have complained that they cannot compete with men at the same levels adding that they do not have matching resources. Although Zimbabwe has made some commendable progress in trying to bring equality …

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Gender equality: Mahoka hits out at male MPs

By Daniel Chigundu Hurungwe East legislator Sarah Mahoka has taken a sharp swipe at male legislators accusing them of using their riches to shut women out of top positions. Women in the country have complained that they cannot compete with men at the same levels adding that they do not have matching resources. Although Zimbabwe has made some commendable progress in trying to bring equality …

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ZHRC intervenes in Masvingo police brutality case

By Watmore Makokoba A case of police brutality which happened in Masvingo where Anna Masuka of Ngundu Village, Ward 11 in Gutu District was handcuffed to a fence for about seven hours is now being investigated by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). ZHRC was alerted of the story which went viral on social media by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights who are representing …

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The acclimatised frogs we have become: a case for 2018 elections

By Wisdom Mumera Zimbabwe has been in a crisis mode for so long that a large part of the population no longer pants for normalcy and worse they no longer realise the abnormality of the current situation. Like the fabled frog placed in cold water heated up to a boiling point, we have become inured to the heat and acclimatized to the madness of faded …

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Take a chill Mr. President, vendors are your creation

By Watmore Makokoba Recent utterances by President Robert Mugabe calling for a clean out on informal traders who sell their wares in the Central Business District (CBD) have been described as both inhuman and barbaric. Vendors’ representatives and human rights defenders came out guns blazing against the pronouncement made by President Mugabe while he was […]

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NGOs PETITION MUGABE ON DEATH PENALTY AND ZIMBOS REACT

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa There have been mixed ambivalents after human rights organisations ratcheted pressure on President Robert Mugabe to abolish the death penalty as a matter of urgency. On Tuesday, Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world in commemorating the World Day against the Death Penalty which Amnesty International Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Human Rights […]

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Why Shona speakers cannot teach Ndebele in Matabeleland

By Daniel Chigundu Pelandaba-Mpopoma legislator Joseph Tshuma says the government must immediately stop Shona people who are teaching Ndebele in Matabeleland because they are not properly qualified and are distorting the language. Debating on the President’s speech in the National Assembly, Honourable Tshuma said he was not being tribalistic or regionalistic, but people in the region are not happy with Shona people teaching Ndebele. “There …

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2018 elections: CIO threatens rural teachers

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Amalgamated Rural Teachers Association (ARTUZ) president Obert Masaraure says his organisation has received reports that some of its members are already being intimidated ahead of the all-important 2018 general election. Addressing a press conference recently, Masaraure said his members are being threatened by state agents for conducting the organisation’s activities. “As the nation heads towards the highly contested 2018 elections, both in Zanu …

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