Letters to the Editor

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...
UN, AU please help Zim 3 August 2017 EDITOR — Following a clear defeat at the hands of Morgan Tsvangirai in 2008, President Robert Mugabe withheld the announcement of results as he planned a way of robbing Zimbabweans of sweet victory and force himself back onto the people of Zimbabwe. The alleged strategy involved misrepresentin...
Surely, does Zim deserve all this? 31 July 2017 EDITOR — I think the chickens are surely coming home to roost now. The goings-on in the ruling Zanu PF party in the last couple of weeks have never been so ominous. We have seen men, real men being humiliated, mutilated and undressed in public by First Lady Grace Mugabe. All this has hap...
Govt should audit police lifestyles 7 July 2017 EDITOR — The reported $14 million raised by the police from roadblocks is way below the mark. It is a tip of the iceberg. Most police officers have at least two cellphones each, laptops, iPhones and iPads. No other settlement has satellite dishes more than a police camp. Police statio...
Advanced spikes not the solution 6 July 2017 EDITOR — The recent announcement by Home Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni in Senate last week that police will use an advanced spike system will not solve the problems that we have on our roads. There is no need to go to town about such a system which only works for those vehicles that ...
Legislators must be elected on merit 4 July 2017 EDITOR — In one of the articles that appeared in the press last week, women parliamentarians were demanding that the proposed amendments to the Electoral Act include clauses that create constituencies that are exclusively for women so that it becomes compulsory that at least 50 percent parliament...
Female MPs should be elected on merit 28 June 2017 EDITOR — I am responding to an article titled Female MPs demand more Parly seats in one of the Daily News editions last week where women  parliamentarians were demanding that the proposed amendments to the Electoral Act include clauses that create constituencies that are exclusively for women so ...
That's the way to go Tshinga Dube 27 June 2017 EDITOR — War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube must be commended for speaking freely and frankly about succession in Zanu PF and in the country's highest office. There is no shortage for potential successors, like in other countries. For the State presidency, he is one, as are the two vice presid...
Zec must adhere to best principles of voter registration 23 June 2017 EDITOR — The Election Resource Centre (ERC), notes with concern the reintroduction of the proof of residence as a prerequisite for one to register to vote without any other alternative. This happening ahead of the imminent voter registration exercise potentially threatens the principle of incl...
Govt's call for blood price slash commendable 4 June 2017 EDITOR — The recent call by the Health ministry  to the National Blood Services of Zimbabwe to find ways of reducing the price of blood, which is considered too high compared to other countries in the region, is very noble. Many people have been complaining about the high cost of blood in this...
Mugabe must provide jobs for all 26 May 2017 EDITOR — President Robert Mugabe has failed to create jobs for youths in Zimbabwe, but for his son in-law Simbarashe Chikore and his daughter, Bona, he has successfully managed to do that. Out of 2,2 million jobs promised it seems only two have been created and with only a year left, Mugabe ha...
Let's all play our part 13 April 2017 EDITOR — One thing that has become patently and painfully clear to me is a lesson from history: the peaceful masses are irrelevant. The saying that goes, “Evil only flourishes when good men do nothing,” becomes crystal clear when looking back over Zimbabwe's history and the current complete an...
Address Beitbridge water supply challenges 4 April 2017 EDITOR — It sounds quite strange to hear that water charges in Beitbridge are so high compared with other towns in Zimbabwe. One would expect Beitbridge to have the cheapest water because the distance from the water source to the point of consumption is just too short. Being the busiest bor...
Develop reliable energy sources 17 March 2017 EDITOR — The country must develop sustainable renewable energy sources to cushion the economy from the devastating effects of power shortages. It is imperative that our policy makers look into the aspect of energy provision with an inclination towards establishing our own reliable energy sourc...