Letters to the Editor

Corruptions needs to be addressed urgently 17 June 2019 EDITOR — I wonder whether revelations of alleged corrupt activities are going to lead to any meaningful probe that will see those guilty (if any) tried before our courts. We have read and heard countless allegations of government officials being fingered in graft, but that is just that. Are these...
Education ministry should investigate schools over enrollment 17 June 2019 EDITOR — The ministry of Education should investigate massive flaws concerning enrolment at schools which are giving room for corruption to thrive.  I was at Queensdale Primary School last week looking for a place for my child for Grade 1 and what a nightmare it was.  First came the issue of p...
Matter of fact 11 June 2019 ON July 17, 2018, our paper published an article with a headline “HCC shortlists sacked Zimra boss for Town Clerk post”. The article alleges that Robert Mangwiro was involved in a $300 000 vehicle importation scam. After checking with all the relevant authorities, it has come to our attention t...
Farming should be done on full-time basis 7 June 2019 EDITOR — Given the bad harvests for the 2018/19 season Zimbabweans should take farming seriously if we are to deal with hunger in the next season. Farming can make one become a prosperous man/woman without necessarily being employed in the civil service and the private sector, hence, creating emp...
Zim needs our prayers 6 June 2019 Editor — It is as if Zimbabwe has been left totally leaderless: rudderless. Millions of citizens have been left in the dark as to the way forward. That our economy is crashing and burning is not under dispute. We get no clear solutions from the ones who have caused our problems: the Zanu PF gover...
Outlawing of demos is declaration of war on citizens 6 June 2019 EDITOR — In a display of pure arrogance of incumbency the Emmerson Mnangagwa administration on Wednesday continued on its deleterious path by banning the citizens' right to register their discontentment through peaceful demonstrations. The ill-informed decision is a clear testimony that this q...
Libraries crucial to agric development 5 June 2019 EDITOR — Libraries provide important services to agriculture and in the development of the country. The provision of information makes the library an essential democratic, and democratising vehicle.   There is a greater demand for up-to-date information needed by farmers. This is made even more ...
Coups are not good for Africa 3 June 2019 EDITOR — In just a space of two years, three African rulers have been kicked out of power in disguised military coups. Former president Robert Mugabe, Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria, and recently Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, have all gone in nearly the same way.  [GoogleAd] Due to their bad r...
Please deal with thieving syndicates 3 June 2019 EDITOR — Each time I move around down town especially around the Gulf area I always observe that there are many thieves that operate in this area because of high volumes of people.  Just last week I noticed three men who were standing on the pavement as if they wanted to cross the road.  [Goo...
Govt must do away with multi-currency system 3 June 2019 © EDITOR — The picture painted by the Energy and Power Development minister, Fortune Chasi last week of a bleak future for the country's energy sector, which is blighted by shortages of electricity and fuel is worrisome.
Energy crisis a cause for concern 3 June 2019 © EDITOR — The picture painted by the Energy and Power Development minister, Fortune Chasi last week of a bleak future for the country's energy sector, which is blighted by shortages of electricity and fuel is worrisome.
Govt should seriously deal with economic woes 30 May 2019 EDITOR — Anyone with eyes can now see that the centre no longer holds, the wheel are coming off for the President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government. The way things are at the moment is not a laughing matter and if he really has people at heart he should be acting because people are suffering. [G...
Let's spread good news from the word of God 30 May 2019 EDITOR — Old Testament prophets were often statesmen, authors, reformers, and preachers. They were used to turn God's people back to Him. They appealed primarily to Israel's past and her future, with striking similarities for us today.  They had a true call from God;  whereas those attempting to ...
Patriot. Please create employment opportunities 29 May 2019 Editor — Our labour market is tottering on the edge of a financial precipice.  This is shattering so many dreams and aspirations. Forget about the official and unofficial national statistics on the rate of unemployment in Zimbabwe and check the reality on the ground. 
Avoid junk, processed foods to remain healthy 28 May 2019 EDITOR — To remain healthy and beat hospital traps and dump the doctor's price cards altogether eat green, avoid junk and processed foods.  Eating the right food can help us avoid certain diseases or recover from them much faster. There are certain chemical substances in the foods we consume c...
Deal with abuse of female students at tertiary institutions 28 May 2019 EDITOR — President Emmerson Mnangagwa once threatened to fire college and university lecturers who ask for sexual favours from female students in a statement he made on January 9, 2018 when he was addressing college and university officials in Harare. The issue of sexual harassment has been at pl...
Chamisa, Khupe should part ways amicably 27 May 2019 EDITOR — So, while the High Court Judge Edith Mushore gave a ruling that the MDC should return to its 2014 structures and hold an extraordinary congress to elect a replacement of the party's late founding president, Morgan Richard Tsvangirai, the same judge gave the green light for the Advocate N...
Allocate more forex to health services 27 May 2019 © EDITOR —  The suffering of Zimbabweans seems to be getting worse as many fear that the country is once again hurtling towards another major crisis akin to the horrific 2008 hyper-inflationary era which decimated both lives and businesses. The government just needs to do something as a matter of...
Nurses strike  will be disastrous for ordinary  people 27 May 2019 © The threat by nurses in public hospitals to down tools over poor salaries is worrisome not only to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration but more so for the ordinary citizens
Govt must address  land tenure system 27 May 2019  © As Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa celebrated Africa Day under the theme, “Healthy Lifestyles Prolongs Life,” at least 3 000 villagers in Chipinge District were being served with eviction notices by the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement. 
Environment is our responsibility 24 May 2019 EDITOR — We must all take serious consideration to the environmental conservation measures for the sustainability of economic development and protection of the environment and society as well. It is of great importance and beneficial for all of us to safeguard the environment.  [GoogleAd] T...
Public drinking out of control 24 May 2019 Editor — I have watched with dismay over the years how city by-laws in Harare are being rubbished.  At most shopping centres apart from Sam Levy's in Borrowdale it seems, public drinking and urinating seem to now be the order of the day.  I understand society is facing challenges that most take u...
MDC, Manicaland must applaud Mwonzora's contributions 23 May 2019 EDITOR — Congress by its explanation is a platform where leadership is renewed with those who have performed being given a nod to continue assisting the party. Leadership must be selected with the seriousness it deserves. [GoogleAd]  Here I quickly bring the issue of Douglas Mwonzora who ha...
In order to succeed don't give up 23 May 2019 EDITOR — Tough times are like physical exercise.  You may not like it while you are doing it but tomorrow you'll be stronger because of it.  Difficult doesn't mean impossible.  It simply means you need to work hard. Sometimes a burden can be a way for you to make history. [GoogleAd] Richa...
Informal sector pivotal for our economy 20 May 2019 ©  EDITOR — Punishment for breaking laws is the jurisdiction of the courts. Today, many vendors have lost wares far in excess of any fine they might have been made to pay by the court.  The only word that comes to mind for this behaviour on behalf of the responsible authorities is “wicked”.
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