Opinion & Analysis

Tuku Backstage, Mtukudzi's only complete story 20 February 2019 The death of music superstar and national hero Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi will see a number of books, documentaries and even films on him being produced.
Purging of army bosses not enough 20 February 2019 President Emmerson Mnangagwa's purge of generals, who helped him seize power from former leader Robert Mugabe has not come as a surprise to those who have always insisted that the booting out of Mugabe was a coup.
It's squeaky bum time for unsung Mangudya 19 February 2019 LIKE many Manchester United fans around the world missing the good old days, I also regularly find myself reminiscing about the managerial prowess of Sir Alex Ferguson,
ZANU PF Leaders Trapped in Rhodesia 18 February 2019 Growing up back then, this Village Idiot remembers well two Rhodesian slogans; 'Rhodesia will never Die and Rhodesia is Super'. Looking at it today this remains true to the core. 
ZESN calls for implementation of election observers' recommendations 18 February 2019 ZIMBABWE Election Support Network (ZESN), the largest independent electoral watchdog in Zimbabwe had an eventful 2018 deploying thousands of observers to observe key electoral processes namely the biometric voter registration.
ED and his love for expensive jets 18 February 2019 At a time when Finance minister Mthuli Ncube is implementing austerity measures that have only brought more suffering to ordinary Zimbabweans, President Emmerson Mnangagwa is behaving as if he is from another planet.
The circus continues unabated 17 February 2019 Is there no end to the circus obtaining in our country?
Govt must prioritise rail infrastructure revamp 14 February 2019 The Daily News reported in its Wednesday edition that the country's railway company, the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) was using 70-year-old infrastructure, revealing how outdated its systems are.
Heroes and Hooligans 12 February 2019 The Village Idiot is back with some thought provoking conversations. Zimbabwe's biggest political question today according to this village idiot is 'What do the urban, rural and diaspora masses do when their heroes transform to robbers of the country and people? “ mhlangacont@gmail.com
Terror campaign on civilians continues …as army creates temporary bases in suburbs 12 February 2019 The presence of soldiers patrolling most high density suburbs across the country has instilled fear and uncertainty in citizens as some areas are reporting forced curfews.
Kamambo must not make ZIFA look small 12 February 2019 Recently ZIFA signed a “huge” deal with British Sports apparel supplier Umbro to kit all the national teams including the Warriors and Mighty Warriors.
Army must not contradict itself 8 February 2019 The Zimbabwe Defence Forces' (ZDF) stance that soldiers will remain on the streets is regrettable considering the trauma Zimbabweans have suffered in recent weeks.
West must up game on human rights 7 February 2019 LONDON - Since the November 2017 coup, progressive civil society organisations in the West have warned our leaders not to forget the terrible human rights records of Zimbabwe's key political players. We have urged our governments to work together and press Zimbabwe's new leaders to take tangib...
Honesty, mutual respect key to national dialogue 7 February 2019 Honesty, mutual respect key to national dialogue
Myths, misconceptions regarding radiation therapy 6 February 2019 Radiation Therapy
The Village Idiot 5 February 2019 Heroes and Hooligans The Village Idiot is back with some thought provoking conversations. Zimbabwe’s biggest political question today according to this village idiot is ‘What do the urban, rural and diaspora masses do when their heroes transform to robbers of the country and people? “ The u...
Zimbos furious over rape allegations 5 February 2019 Zimbabweans from across the board are so angry over reports that soldiers raped women during the recent nationwide disturbances. The Daily News on Sunday spoke to a number of social and political analysts. Analyst Gladys Hlatywayo Such diabolic acts by the security forces are a clear ind...
Crackdown mars ED's re-engagement efforts 28 January 2019 HARARE - When he got into power on the back of a military coup back in November 2017, President Emmerson Mnangagwa laid down a programme that would have been a marvel to listen to for any observer. After being confirmed through the July 30, 2018 elections, albeit winning by a wafer-thin margin...
OP-ED: Zim dared to hope, then the military arrived 28 January 2019 HARARE - Robert Mugabe is gone, but the army remains at the centre of our political life. Until that changes, the violence won’t stop.  Like the fleeting blossom of Jacaranda trees in spring, faith in the government of Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has waned, following another roun...
Pharmaceuticals sector: Where are we? 27 January 2019 HARARE - Presently, Zimbabwe has an acute shortage of critical drugs and medicines. Around 80 percent of available drugs and medicines are imported with the remaining 20 percent locally manufactured. This is despite local pharmaceutical manufacturers' ability to produce many of the medicines o...
Let's not lose the spirit of Ubuntu 26 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabwe lost one of its finest musicians ever when Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi passed away in Harare on Wednesday afternoon after a long battle with diabetes. Before his death, Tuku had produced at least 66 albums in a long musical career dating back to the pre-independence days. His s...
ED should head straight to work 23 January 2019 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's arrival from his Eurasian sojourn must signal the start of serious interventions to solve the country's crises. The majority of urban Zimbabweans and others resident in other parts of the country heeded the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions call to stay ...
Govt must just do the right thing 19 January 2019 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's quest to have the economic sanctions imposed on the country by the West lifted is falling by the wayside every day because of his government's actions on the ground. Mnangagwa and his government are fully aware of what is required of them to have the san...
Internet shutdown anachronistic 19 January 2019 HARARE - The advent of new media brought in a wave of innovative approaches to the distribution and acquisition of knowledge.  What the President Emmerson Mnangagwa-led government is doing in shutting down the Internet in the face of growing criticism and social unrest is behind the times. ...
Police should probe vandalism, looting 17 January 2019 HARARE - Whenever the bulls fight it is always the grass that suffers. The aforementioned adage is true as witnessed by the recent destruction of ordinary people's properties, including retail shops which were looted throughout the country. Most of the looted shops are domiciled in the high...
Download our mobile app
Loading...