Letters to the Editor

Chinamasa offside on electoral reforms 7 September 2016 EDITOR — The statements made by Patrick Chinamasa, the Zanu PF secretary for legal affairs on the need for electoral reforms before the 2018 elections are pie in the sky. It is on record that the 2013 elections were rigged by Zanu PF and the party— aware that the people of Zimbabwe have reject...
People just expressing themselves minister... 19 August 2016 EDITOR — I write to reply to Information  minister Chris Mushohwe's letter, “Don't abuse social media,” published in your edition yesterday. Firstly, being a Zimbabwean and living in this nation I have noted over the years Zanu PF's abuse of all State media in order to perpetuate its  strangle...
Studying outside Zim is not easy 29 July 2016 EDITOR — North Cyprus, located off-shore Turkey is an island divided into two, Northern Cyprus and Southern Cyprus. An island with mountains every direction you look, exotic and full of life. I came to Cyprus earlier this year as a Master's student in Banking and Financing. I want to share and...
Revive Air Zim 23 July 2016 EDITOR — Transport minister Joram Gumbo should focus on the revival of the national airline as a priority. A national airline boosts the economy and tourism. Besides tourism, the national airline markets the country's agriculture and other products. More so, tourism is now the biggest foreign ...
Let's join hands to fight cancer 18 July 2016 EDITOR — My heart bleeds whenever I read in the media reports of people who die due to cancer. Cancer is eating us slowly and will soon finish us. Research has shown that cancer cases in Zimbabwe are increasing steadily. There has been an overall increase in the risk of cancer in both se...
Govt should change education system 15 July 2016 EDITOR — We have a deep-rooted fatuous notion among Zimbabweans that obtaining a university degree equals future economic success. Growing up, I was taught like most Zimbabwean children, that the key to success in life is to do well in high school, this in turn will guarantee acceptance to uni...
Mugabe, Zanu PF must be held accountable 14 July 2016 EDITOR — Zimbabwe is in the grip of multiple crises, which we squarely blame on President Robert Mugabe and Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa. The events unfolding in the country clearly show that we are in serious crises and that the Zanu PF government has failed dismally. This is a serio...
Desist from violence when demonstrating 8 July 2016 EDITOR — The new Constitution of Zimbabwe, Chapter 4, Section 58 article (1) reads, “Every person has the right to freedom of assembly and association, and the right not to assemble or associate with others. Section 59, of the same Chapter says “Every person has the right to demonstrate and pr...
Makarau compromised as Zec chairperson 30 June 2016 EDITOR — The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson, Justice Rita Makarau remains a compromised person as she remains holding another critical position as the secretary of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) putting doubt on her impartiality in ensuring that the next elections in Zimba...
Cash crisis: Mangudya, Chinamasa being 'dishonest' 16 June 2016 EDITOR — The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor, John Mangudya and Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa have not been honest to the people of Zimbabwe on the true causes of the current cash crisis and the real motive behind the introduction of the questionable bond notes. It is shocking tha...
Church should be involved in politics 14 June 2016 EDITOR — I write in response to your  last week article titled Churches call on Mugabe to resign . This is a move in the right direction by the churches as previously the media was always coming up with programmes that criticised the Church for being involved in politics. The unexpected statem...
Congratulations Manyuchi 9 May 2016 EDITOR — Well done to Charles Manyuchi (pictured)  our hyper-active, lethal and stinging boxing icon who has left the world in awe and his victim Russian Dmitry Mikhaylenko in shock and agony. As he broke the Russian's unbeaten record, he showed that it's not about pigment factor but his immen...
Government doing nothing for workers 8 May 2016 EDITOR — For 36 years, the majority of Zimbabwean workers have been waiting for the Zanu PF government to deliver. However, the government has not and may never deliver for it has malfunctioned. Like a driver trying to put a car engine that has ceased in motion without overhauling it first,...
Community service can decongest our prisons 6 May 2016 EDITOR — Every time  I read news on our prisons, it is sad that the media  always report on the congestion in detention centres, with prisons filled beyond capacity. This situation over-stretches our prison facilities. It also draws attention to the various reforms that have been made in th...
Building of the new Parly not a priority 1 May 2016 EDITOR — The plan by the Zanu PF government for a new Parliament Building in Mt Hampden, some 14km from Harare's CBD, which is expected to start this year  at a cost of $146 million is a case of misplaced priorities. Surely, do we really need it? Zimbabweans, do we need a new Parliament bui...
Pre-paid water metres welcome 29 April 2016 EDITOR — I write in response to the pre-paid water metres to be installed starting from mid-May 2016 in Harare. Hopefully, the idea will be implemented countrywide. The pre-paid water system has come as an advantage. The system is normally made up of point of sale units, token cards or prepaym...
Manyenyeni's suspension blatantly unconstitutional 25 April 2016 EDITOR — Local Government minister and Zanu PF political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere's reasons for the suspension of Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni emanate from the recent appointment of James Mushore by the City of Harare councillors as town clerk. The basis for his suspension is in terms ...
ZBC taking us for granted 8 April 2016 EDITOR — I was saddened by the recent clumsiness depicted by the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) when they showed a photoshopped picture of Mbuya Nehanda and the once infamous “tezvara” aka uncle Barnabas. Surely, someone is employed to look into what is aired on the news, especially p...
Mugabe, Zanu PF run out of ideas 29 March 2016 EDITOR — Zanu PF has now gone to the extremes. In their quest to cling on to power at all costs, they have now resorted to intolerable actions and activities. In light of this, I believe it is time for the opposition to rally the masses behind them. The opposition preaches the same goals of...
Zhuwao offside 23 March 2016 EDITOR — I strongly condemn the shocking and reckless announcement made over the weekend by the Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment minister, Patrick Zhuwao that government will from April 1 close all foreign-owned companies that fail to pay empowerment levies. Records show that the...
Grand coalition a marriage of convenience 22 March 2016 EDITOR — The recent launch of a new opposition party, Zimbabwe People First (ZPF), led by former Vice President Joice Mujuru has brought a ray of hope for the formation of a grand coalition of opposition parties to dislodge Zanu PF from power. It is true when they say forced marriages will nev...
Education alone not the solution 21 March 2016 EDITOR — Zimbabwe is faced with enormous challenges ranging from poverty, unemployed masses and their poor living conditions, to corruption, mushrooming of both shebeens and prosperity gospel churches and so on. This is all prevalent as the government continues to unconsciously spend or rather...
Pay security guards better 18 March 2016 EDITOR — Can something be done to improve the welfare and conditions of service of security guards? Being security guards does not mean we should not lead better lives. In fact, in some countries, security guards are respected and well-paid because of the importance of their jobs. But here ...
Zim deserves better leadership 7 March 2016 EDITOR — To think we are faced with severe problems due to the drought and here all our top officials spend all their time fighting one another shows clearly that the one and only thing they care about is themselves. I very much doubt whether any of them will suffer from the effects of this dr...
Conserving water a must for everyone 19 February 2016 EDITOR — I listened to a radio programme recently that said most towns and cities in this country do not have enough water to last them to the next rainy season. And as a result many councils had resorted to limiting the water they supply to residents. The programme was mostly attributing t...
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