Letters to the Editor

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...
Chinamasa should have been fired long back 13 October 2017 EDITOR — The man at the centre of economic decline in the Motherland is in the United States attending meetings meant for Treasury officials, with the shock from the non-event called a reshuffle in Zanu PF diction, poor Patrick will enjoy the longest and lonely trip back home. On arrival he wi...
Opposition parties not serious on 2018 elections 6 October 2017 EDITOR — The political situation in this country is quite sad and shows that there is no hope that the opposition parties will ever rule this country. The lack of seriousness by the opposition political parties is disheartening. Apart from the squabbles within the coalition or the so-called...
Mugabe is to blame for Zanu PF woes 2 October 2017 EDITOR — Zanu PF has been portraying itself as the best party and making fools of opposition parties since 1980. The current events taking place in the revolutionary party are a sure sign that it is finished and come 2018 election it will be gone for good. While its leader President Robert ...
Govt must provide medication for prisoners 28 September 2017 EDITOR — It made sad reading that prison inmates have claimed an acute shortage of anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) in the country’s prisons and correctional facilities is now threatening their survival. According to press reports  government is failing to provide medication in prisons and correct...
Zim doesn't need Zanu PF garbage to move forward 27 September 2017 EDITOR — In sharing my views with fellow Zimbabweans I feel enthused to do it through your beloved daily edition which I believe is the best forum of independent opinions. This time around let me dig to the bottom of the Mujuru-led NPP/Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC failed coalition and other oppos...
Progress on Harare-Beitbridge highway dualisation way to go 25 September 2017 EDITOR — Reports that surveying had started on the Harare-Beitbridge highway is a move in the right direction. Even though surveying has only started from Skyline to Beatrice under an agreement with the Austrian contractor Geiger International, this is a positive development. The Harare- Be...
Resurfacing fuel queues a cause for concern 12 September 2017 EDITOR — It’s sad that of late fuel queues have resurfaced in most parts of Harare and other urban areas. This is a serious cause for concern. It is unfortunate that when we start seeing long queues at service stations we are reminded of the shortage of basic commodities as was the case in ...
Something must be done about stray livestock 4 September 2017 EDITOR — Recently, I travelled along the Harare-Bulawayo highway and government should urgently do something about stray livestock. These animals are causing a lot of accidents on the road. I witnessed a number of accidents involving stray livestock and would like to call upon the governmen...
Mujuru is nothing without Mugabe 28 August 2017 EDITOR — The legacy that Joice Mujuru enjoys today was earned while riding on President Robert Gabriel Mugabe's back. She literally swung on the liberation icon's coat- tails. Without this legacy Mujuru is nothing. All her political prominence was gained under the guardianship of her mentor, M...
Grace's immunity is an insult to justice 24 August 2017 EDITOR — The MDC strongly condemns the decision made by the South African Department of International Relations and Cooporation to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity following her savage attack on Gabriella Engels while on a private visit to South Africa recently. We view this partisan app...
Mugabe must speak out on Grace accusations 17 August 2017 EDITOR — The past few weeks have shown the difference between Zimbabwean political rivals, President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai. A few weeks ago, some MDC hooligans who were said to have been hired from Harare travelled to Bulawayo where they assaulted party officials, including deput...