Letters to the Editor

Let's not give Zanu PF more time 26 June 2018 EDITOR — The problems we face in Zimbabwe can never be resolved by Zanu PF which created them in the first place. Zimbabwe is now one of Africa’s poorest and most repressed economies as reported in various media and economic indices. The key areas of economies which include rule of law, gov...
Vendors now out of control 25 June 2018 EDITOR — Harare's streets have become so dirty that it boggles the mind how the city fathers still want to refer to it as the Sunshine City. There is filth wherever you go, something we were not used to way back. The number of street vendors seems to increase by the day and night. The in...
Tobacco farmers deserve more support 20 June 2018 EDITOR — Growing tobacco is not an easy task. The process is labour intensive and therefore, should be supported accordingly by different stakeholders involved. The majority of the tobacco farmers are small-scale and they grow their tobacco on small pieces of land where family members provide ...
Do something about unemployed teachers 18 June 2018 EDITOR — On Friday Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) marched in solidarity with the unemployed teachers in Harare and delivered a petition to the minister of State for Presidential Affairs Simbarashe Mumbengegwi demanding an immediate review of teacher recruitment freeze that w...
Zim not yet independent 19 April 2018 EDITOR — Yesterday marked exactly 38 years after Zimbabwe attained its independence from Ian Smith's regime. The people of Zimbabwe were ruled with an iron fist in their land. They were not allowed to vote, working under very poor conditions and given peanuts, their land was grabbed, there was...
'Zimbabweans must not give up on Dzamara' 9 April 2018 EDITOR — I write with so much pain in my heart. It is sad that years have gone by but still there is no answer to Itai Dzamara’s whereabouts. With the new dispensation one would think that answers would start trickling in but alas there is nothing. I am appealing to the media fraternity, civil...
Please do something on clamping fees 5 March 2018 EDITOR — I appeal to the City of Harare to reduce the amount that they charge for clamped vehicles. The amount being charged is just too much in this harsh economic environment. The council should revise the figure of $57 because that is just too much as many people cannot afford it. The...
Is Thokozani Khupe serious or just a spoiler? 2 March 2018 EDITOR — Thokozani Khupe was conspicuous by her absence from MDC party business for some eight months but suddenly comes out guns blazing when our icon, Morgan Tsvangirai, died. I would like to say “may his dear soul rest in peace” but with the squabbling in his party and family, I am quite su...
Zesa disappointing residents 25 February 2018 EDITOR — New dispensation, my foot! Apparently we are being told this is a new era with improved service delivery and improved standard of living when Zesa Holdings cannot attend a minor fault in Chadcombe covering less than 20 houses? I am a resident in the area and we have been in darknes...
Farewell Tsvangirai 20 February 2018 EDITOR — The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) joins the entire Zimbabwean populace in celebrating the life of the mainstream MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai. We are saddened as a union to lose such selfless and iconic political figure who fought for justice, rule of law and...
Tsvangirai's death must unite warring MDC leaders 16 February 2018 EDITOR — As we celebrate the life of Morgan Tsvangirai, let us be reminded of the things he fought for. The man fought for a better life for the people of Zimbabwe, from his days in the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, until his untimely death. He may have made errors in trying to do good...
ED needs to make hard decisions 15 February 2018 Editor — A very short while ago, President Emmerson Mnangagwa told us, and all within earshot, that he would not be making populist decisions but the hard ones that count. That is a noble sentiment but the reality is that in order to benefit Zimbabwe, and it most certainly would, he'd need to ...
CSOs call for comprehensive electoral processes 7 February 2018 EDITOR — The Election Resource Centre (ERC), Heal Zimbabwe Trust (HZT), Women Institute in Leadership Development (WILD), National Youth for Development Trust (NYDT) and Christian Alliance note the significant increase in voter registration figures over the last three weeks. The overwhelming r...
Fire public officials convicted of graft 2 February 2018 EDITOR — The new era government should make sure that convicted public officials who are convicted of corruption or any offense should be relieved of their duties. The Anti-Corruption Act demands that a person, who is convicted of an offence under the Act shall be disqualified from holding a p...
Police must be proactive 1 February 2018 EDITOR — Motorists and commuters who use Seke Road in and out of Harare city centre had a nightmare yesterday morning after a haulage truck failed to heed the 4-metre clearance requirement at the Flyover Bridge. As a result, the container — which the truck was carrying — got hooked by the brid...
'Allow Diasporans to vote' 31 January 2018 Editor — President Emmerson Mnangagwa tried hard to impress at the just-ended 48th World Economic Forum, but a few mistakes that he made could work against him. The biggest error he made was to answer a question on whether the Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora were going to vote. He gave the ...
What ED must do to improve economy 30 January 2018 EDITOR — President Emmerson Mnangagwa must realise that to achieve remarkable rates of economic development is not a stroll in the park. It is not just about carrying a begging bowl all over the world as there is nothing for nothing in the international world. Zimbabweans must have been asham...
Let's emulate ED's work ethic 31 December 2017 EDITOR — First and foremost I would like to congratulate Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa for being inaugurated as new President of the current dispensation in Zimbabwe. Not only have the hopes of the entire citizenry of our beautiful nation been lifted highly, but our new President’s work ethic is...
We all need to fight against rape 28 December 2017 EDITOR — I am alarmed at the rate at which women and especially children are being sexually violated by shameless individuals in our society. Everyday, reports of rape of both minors and women flood our media, and police stations while many others are unreported. I call upon the responsible...
Stop fighting, create jobs 13 November 2017 EDITOR — We know and appreciate that our economy is on its knees but I am sure our government can  find ways to ensure that every Zimbabwean citizen especially our youths are fully empowered as we face many challenges everyday in order to survive and fend for the families. Because of our econo...
Mugabe's death penalty utterances uncalled for 5 November 2017 EDITOR — President Robert Mugabe’s insistence on the retention of the death penalty is unwarranted and a reflection of someone who is not in sync with the world we live in. The People’s Democratic Party is concerned with such reckless utterances especially coming from someone who stayed in pri...
Opposition must up it's game for 2018 elections 2 November 2017 EDITOR — It is sad that with the 2018 election around the corner most of us are still in the dark on what the opposition parties are doing to prepare for this crucial polls. Constitutionally, elections in Zimbabwe are supposed to be held next year from mid-year to any day or month after. Th...
Let's all pray for Tsvangirai 27 October 2017 EDITOR — It made sad reading when MDC deputy president Thokozani Khupe this week appealed to ordinary Zimbabweans to pray for her boss Morgan Tsvangirai who is currently sidelined by illness. It is even sad that his illness seems to getting more serious with the 2018 elections around the corne...
Sinister agenda behind Mugabe cabinet reshuffle 17 October 2017 EDITOR —  The MDC notes with concern President Robert Mugabe (pictured)'s recent Cabinet reshuffle and new appointments. It is clear that far from being appointed or reassigned to address the many problems affecting the country in these difficult times, these appointments were specifically put...
First Family lifestyle audit long overdue 15 October 2017 EDITOR — The MDC condemns in the strongest terms the splurging of millions by Grace Mugabe and her family which continues to mount woes on the prevailing economic morass. It is saddening and angering to learn that while the majority of Zimbabweans are wallowing in abject poverty, the First Fam...