Letters to the Editor

Air Zim needs good management 14 February 2017 EDITOR — The Finance minister must not act as if he is an agent of some aircraft manufacturers. AirZim needs not buy new air craft. It can lease them. All it needs, however, are the following: — Working capital, say $100 million to fund some severance packages, pay expenses for the first six m...
I beg to differ Chihuri... 8 February 2017 EDITOR - Last week, Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri was quoted saying corruption within the police force was to do with how us parents bring up children and not necessarily a police force origination since they only have six months to mould a police officer. ...
Opposition parties coalition not feasible 30 January 2017 EDITOR — The much talked about formation of the grand coalition among the opposition political parties in the country supposedly fronted by the former Vice President Joice Mujuru of the Zimbabwe People First party as leader and Morgan Tsvangirai of the MDC is a script on paper which is not feasib...
Embrace wildlife conservation practices 26 January 2017 EDITOR — It makes sad reading to hear claims by locals that the number of elands in Chimanimani Eland Sanctuary is fast dwindling amid fears of rampant poaching activities. Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) should get tough on poaching activities not only at the eland...
Govt must attend to drug shortages urgently 19 January 2017 EDITOR — I read with dismay that hospitals in Zimbabwe are running short of crucial drugs. This had me thinking how people's lives will be saved if the hospitals that are supposed to help them run out of crucial drugs. Most of us were aware that the country's public health sector was collap...
Parents must be exemplary in raising children 15 January 2017 EDITOR - I wonder everyday when I walk through the streets of Harare and see the youth of today's disturbing behaviour. It hurts me more to see them indulge in activities that they know are deviant to our society. Consumption of drugs to excess has become a habit, clubbing has become a hobb...
Let's shun corruption 15 January 2017 EDITOR - Zimbabwe is past the tipping point of no return as far as corruption is concerned. I can't understand how our president and some of his ministers can stand before the public and say they are busy trying to fight corruption when the situation is so bad. Corruption and rot in this co...
Urban tollgates unrealistic 4 January 2017   EDITOR — The residents are right in rejecting the introduction of urban tollgates that were proposed last week by the Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere. The suggestion by Kasukuwere that councils should install tollgates to collect revenue is just unrealistic and unfair to the ...
Roadblocks have become ineffective 3 January 2017 EDITOR — It has become a trend in Zimbabwe during the festive season that on our highways there many   roadblocks that are meant to ensure public safety. Recently, I travelled by road from Harare to Murambinda, Chivhu and Harare and, as expected, I found many roadblocks on my way, but to my su...
I am not a gold digger, as suggested! 23 December 2016 EDITOR - I hereby write this letter to set the record straight on an article carried by your paper on 28 November headlined: Ex pursues lover, which I found to be defamatory and offensive as it was not what I gave your reporter during an interview. The article insinuated I was a gold digger an...
Reinstating student grants right move 21 December 2016 EDITOR — I applaud the government for resolving to reintroduce student grants which were scrapped several years ago. The move will go a long way in assisting students to meet some of their requirements. Many students have dropped out of college over the years owing to financial challenges. ...
Let's unite to rebuild Zim 16 December 2016 EDITOR — As a nation, we need to come up with policies which will create room for trust from our citizens and international community. Mutual trust is the firmest building block in rebuilding the broken walls of Zimbabwe. Without it, the whole structure comes down. Trustworthiness is a high...
Norton has been an eye-opener 7 November 2016 EDITOR — Now that the Norton by-election has come and gone we need to take stock. Firstly congratulations to Temba Mliswa and those Norton citizens who were brave enough to stand up to Zanu PF. There is no need to congratulate anyone for having woken up to how useless any Zanu PF candidate wou...
Strange case of Zim's IMF's repayment 30 October 2016 EDITOR — On October 28, 2016, Zimbabwe utilised part of its Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to settle the $108 million it owed to the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust Fund (PRGT), which funds were held and kept at the IMF. The timing of this payment and the ...
Govt must treat its workers equally 23 October 2016 EDITOR - The preferential treatment the broke Zanu PF government has been according Zimbabwe’s uniformed forces through early payment of their salaries shows how President Robert Mugabe uses the divide and rule tactic to manipulate government workers. Government coffers are dry and we all know...
Zanu PF should fulfil its promise 23 October 2016 EDITOR — Zanu PF bankrolls many development plans, economic blueprints every time when there is an election or when we near an election. This only highlights it’s intention to win all the elections. Last week, Zanu PF unveiled thousands of stands in Norton just in time for the by-election held...
Police should help Zacc investigate graft 14 October 2016 EDITOR — Your Monday story on probable fraud at Zimdef refers. Obert Gutu of MDC is right to be frustrated by the lack of action on the part of the authorities. By now solid statements should be coming from the following: Zimdef management and Trustees or Board; The Presidency', Zimbabwe...
Reburial of Moyo's father an eye-opener 13 October 2016 EDITOR — The granting of the authority to exhume, for reburial in a decent place, the remains of Jonathan Moyo's late father is a landmark development, which sets a precedence. I have no doubt in my mind that many families who lost their beloved ones during what President Robert Mugabe describ...
Imprisonment over national flag absurd 22 September 2016 EDITOR — The nation must be astounded at the announcement by Justice ministry permanent secretary Virginia Mabiza that anyone abusing the national flag would be imprisoned. What does abuse mean? It can be so open to interpretation that the police can now arrest anyone using the flag to show...
Train police on crowd control 21 September 2016 EDITOR —The government should seriously consider training our police on crowd control tactics. This follows the cruelty shown by heavily armed police officers on Saturday who are alleged to have resorted to extreme force to repress peaceful demonstrations that took place in most parts of the c...
Chinamasa offside on electoral reforms 7 September 2016 EDITOR — The statements made by Patrick Chinamasa, the Zanu PF secretary for legal affairs on the need for electoral reforms before the 2018 elections are pie in the sky. It is on record that the 2013 elections were rigged by Zanu PF and the party— aware that the people of Zimbabwe have reject...
People just expressing themselves minister... 19 August 2016 EDITOR — I write to reply to Information  minister Chris Mushohwe's letter, “Don't abuse social media,” published in your edition yesterday. Firstly, being a Zimbabwean and living in this nation I have noted over the years Zanu PF's abuse of all State media in order to perpetuate its  strangle...
Studying outside Zim is not easy 29 July 2016 EDITOR — North Cyprus, located off-shore Turkey is an island divided into two, Northern Cyprus and Southern Cyprus. An island with mountains every direction you look, exotic and full of life. I came to Cyprus earlier this year as a Master's student in Banking and Financing. I want to share and...
Revive Air Zim 23 July 2016 EDITOR — Transport minister Joram Gumbo should focus on the revival of the national airline as a priority. A national airline boosts the economy and tourism. Besides tourism, the national airline markets the country's agriculture and other products. More so, tourism is now the biggest foreign ...
Let's join hands to fight cancer 18 July 2016 EDITOR — My heart bleeds whenever I read in the media reports of people who die due to cancer. Cancer is eating us slowly and will soon finish us. Research has shown that cancer cases in Zimbabwe are increasing steadily. There has been an overall increase in the risk of cancer in both se...