Letters to the Editor

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”.
Govt needs to act on price madness 20 May 2019 ©  EDITOR — Whilst there has been talk of government trying to keep prices of basic commodities in check, there seems to be no solution at all if what has been happening in the last few days is anything to go by.
Allocate more forex to health services 20 May 2019 ©  EDITOR — Zimbabwe's health delivery services seem to be deteriorating rapidly due to lack of foreign currency. The country is facing essential drug shortages such as life-saving anti-retroviral (ARVs) drugs when a large population is dependent on them for survival.
Unity good for investor confidence 20 May 2019 © EDITOR — As Zimbabwe Network for Economic and Social Transformation (Zinest) we believe in the total emancipation of all and that everyone should be part of the solution.
Leaders should have  people's interests at heart 20 May 2019 © EDITOR — As a concerned Zimbabwean citizen, I write this letter in dismay pertaining to the bad behaviour that Chief Ndiweni exhibited to the nation. 
You need a barrier breaker mindset 18 May 2019 EDITOR — Sometimes situations can be so stubborn to the extend of accepting them as part of life.  You are born to succeed. If others are making it in life, it’s a sign which shows that you too can make it.  Your present situation should not determine your future.  [GoogleAd] If you want t...
Parents must take responsibilities seriously 18 May 2019 EDITOR — Parents should make sure that they lead exemplary lives so that their young children will have something to hold on too.  It is true that children copy whatever their parents do and as they grow up to adulthood they tend to behave like their mothers or fathers. [GoogleAd] It hurts...
Schools must not discriminate 15 May 2019 IT IS disheartening how the so-called top performing schools reject less intelligent or poor learners opting for better ones yet going on to claim they have the best pass rates.  If these schools are as good as they claim, they should not discriminate students on how promising or bad the are ...
High Court ruling opens a can of worms 15 May 2019 Editor — please allow me to express my opinion on this matter. I feel strongly that the recent High Court judgment on the contentious MDC leadership affects inclusion of Thokozani Khupe and Nelson Chamisa in the July 2018 presidential race as contestants to take charge of Zimbabwe's affairs. [...
Where are those new Zupco buses? 15 May 2019 EDITOR — Recently, President Emmerson Mnangagwa unveiled Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) buses with State media going into a frenzy eulogising the head of State for a timely intervention. [GoogleAd] We all are in agreement that this was something bound to bring smiles on faces of ...
Environment is our  responsibility 15 May 2019 © EDITOR — The environment is a critical component of our livelihood, unfortunately taken as a nonessential and freely given resource. 
Councils must improve  services 15 May 2019 © EDITOR — It is sad to note that most local authorities are failing to provide essential services throughout the country. The economy is in bad shape, everyone knows that. Residents are struggling to service their bills.
ED's empty promises to workers exposed 14 May 2019 EDITOR — President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday officially opened the new premises of the Labour Court of Zimbabwe in Harare where he made a commitment to enhance the administration of justice in the labour market.  [GoogleAd] While this colourful event was underway in Harare, Green Fuel, a...
Let's rebuild our country's economy 13 May 2019 © EDITOR — When you mention Zimbabwe all the time, what comes into the minds of the people is plenty of fresh water, Victoria Falls, sunshine, fear, uncertainty and corruption. Zimbabweans are going through harsh economic conditions. Our countrymen thrive by all means to make a living. 
Bring back the prestige, value of education 13 May 2019 © EDITOR — Nelson Mandela once said , “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” and have a better life. This is absolutely true. Think about where everyone is educated or has knowledge; we would not be racists or tribalists.
Advice from an  unmarried,  unemployed graduate 13 May 2019 © EDITOR — They said study hard, get good grades, graduate, work and then get married. And if I did everything exactly in that order, I would be a successful woman, wife and mother.
Arrest of touts by police from January 2019 to date 13 May 2019 © EDITOR — Reference is made to a letter to the editor by BG in the Daily News of May 8, 2019 titled, Please deal with touts at pick up points.
Teach early learners using local languages 8 May 2019 EDITOR —The teaching and learning in local languages in early learning classes is a good method that needs to be pursued and strengthened for the benefit of our children. The idea of teaching in local languages generally enhances children's early learning abilities.  [GoogleAd] It is now ev...
Community's duty to preserve environment 7 May 2019 EDITOR — It is the duty of the community to preserve its environment. It is very saddening to note that some people put money ahead of preserving our God-given environment.  Take for instance, people who cut down trees for sale not knowing the hazards it is causing.   [GoogleAd] The random...
Theatres can be a powerful tool in edutainment 7 May 2019 EDITOR — Theatre has the potential for being a democratic medium, in which the audiences may play an active role in medium-programming, and therefore in producing and distributing messages.  It is not centralised like the technological media, and is capable of integrating indigenous and popular ...
RBZ must help council 6 May 2019 © EDITOR — The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe must do more to empower the Harare City Council. For a very long time now residents have complained bitterly about the quality of water they are receiving.
Let's pray for our country 6 May 2019 © EDITOR — For Zimbabwe to go forward it needs all of us to pray..  We need press freedom, freedom of speech, rule of law (all citizens to respect rule of law without political affiliation), transparency, and accountable leadership.
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