Opinion & Analysis

ZUPCO joke, economic class, hedonistic individualism in Zim 24 May 2019 © THE fuel crisis that has inflicted untold suffering on ordinary citizens and corporates should push the government into fully liberalising the petroleum sector so that all people with foreign currency can be allowed to bring into the country the precious commodity. In March 2019, government ...
Mnangagwa proving to be another Mugabe 23 May 2019 AFTER the November 2017 coup which toppled long-standing president Robert Mugabe, Zimbabweans thought it was the dawn of a new era. President Emmerson Mnangagwa assumed control of both government and the ruling Zanu PF after a short stint in exile. [GoogleAd] His return was greeted with che...
Zupco deal does not make sense 22 May 2019 © GOVERNMENT's desperate attempt to cushion long-suffering ordinary Zimbabweans by reducing Zupco's fares by half after hiking the price of fuel by 47 percent is cheap politicking.
Slash fuel duty further 21 May 2019 © THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) took yet another bold step yesterday by discontinuing subsidies on the price of fuel. With effect from yesterday, the central bank stopped availing foreign currency (forex) to Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) at the heavily subsidised exchange rate of 1:1.  [...
Fake news, pitfalls of fake intelligence 21 May 2019 © These days the State media is in the habit of wagging an accusatory finger to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the country and often on scurrilous and ludicrous accusations. Sadly, this confirms the reality that the President Emmerson Mnangagwa administration could be relying on sensat...
Please investigate Zifa, Umbro deal 21 May 2019 © YESTERDAY, the Warriors started trooping into camp as Zimbabwe begins preparations for next month's African Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament in Egypt.
Zim must consider SA option seriously 20 May 2019 © ZIMBABWEAN people deserve better than this political deadlock and sclerosis. 
Bee basics for all 20 May 2019 © MAY 20, which is recognised internationally as World Bee Day, coincides with the birthday of Anton Janša, who is considered to be one of the fathers of beekeeping techniques.
The first lady must know her boundaries 18 May 2019 © FIRST Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa’s role in the country’s health sector is becoming increasingly problematic and disruptive, and if this continues unabated, it will complicate Health and Child Care minister Obadiah Moyo’s job if not the activities of the civil service as a whole. [GoogleAd] T...
Chamisa stamping his authority 18 May 2019 © JUST over a year at the helm of Zimbabwe’s largest opposition party, Nelson Chamisa seems to be stamping his authority, bringing hope that Zimbabwe may be a real democracy after all. His rise to leadership has obviously been criticised by some, even within his own party, but the youthful leader...
Graft fight needs more than just talk 16 May 2019 CORRUPTION has and will always be Zimbabwe's biggest challenge because of the effects it leaves on the economy. The scourge negatively affects economic development with Zimbabweans continuing to live in abject poverty due to government's failure to provide basics. [GoogleAd] At the moment, ...
Chasi strikes Mthuli with fuel fortune 16 May 2019 A fuel crisis is any significant bottleneck in the supply of energy resources to an economy.  It often refers to one of the energy sources used at a certain time and place, in particular those used as fuel in vehicles and in most industrial areas.  [GoogleAd] Fuel reflects the economic life...
Ministers should pay bills 15 May 2019 DESPITE the Zesagate scandal which rocked Zimbabwe in 2012, government officials are still not paying their electricity bills. When this publication broke the Zesagate scandal, high-ranking ruling party officials including former president Robert Mugabe and his family had accumulated huge debts ...
Digging up graves & burying the evidence 15 May 2019 © I NEVER met my maternal grandfather. But I hear he died a cruel death. He used to work in Plumtree, not far from the border with Botswana, and would go back home on weekends to the dusty village of Tjehanga, deep in rural Plumtree.
Tackle rot at Zinara 14 May 2019 © THE palpable lack of urgency by the authorities to get to the bottom of the rot at the scandal-ridden Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) has reached alarming proportions. It is very sad that, despite the mind-blowing amounts of resources abused at Zinara, it remains business...
Ramaphosa's 3 biggest challenges right now 14 May 2019 © AFTER finishing off Jacob Zuma's term, President Cyril Ramaphosa will officially be sworn in as president of the republic on May 25 after 57,5 percent of the electorate voted for the ANC with his face on the ballot paper.
Chamisa between a rock and hard place 13 May 2019 © AT THE weekend, former MDC long-serving deputy president Thokozani Khupe accepted a High Court ruling which catapulted her to the leadership of the country's largest opposition party.
Is Zim ready for death penalty abolition? 13 May 2019 © May 2019 marks the anniversary of the publication of “12 Years Without an Execution: Is Zimbabwe Ready for Abolition?”, an independent survey of public attitudes towards capital punishment commissioned and published by the Death Penalty Project, in association with Veritas. 
Please take teachers'  grievances seriously 13 May 2019 © ZIMBABWE'S education sector will — for the umpteenth time — be disrupted if teachers go on to execute their threat to strike. Three months ago, teachers had to call off yet another strike following government's overtures at looking into their grievances. 
Discipline key to new economy 13 May 2019 © AS MINISTER of Finance, I often feel frustrated that we don't live in a perfect world with perfect conditions. 
Unpacking nullification of Chamisa leadership 12 May 2019 © THE High Court sitting at Harare dealt a body-blow to Nelson Chamisa's leadership of the MDC on May 8, 2019. 
Varsity fees will bankrupt you 12 May 2019 © Hon Criss is down to his last Kobo and Naira.  Last weekend, Hon Criss drove away, leaving his 18-year-old daughter to begin a degree at a State varsity after forking out a fortune.
ED wants elitist permanence 10 May 2019 WHEN President Emmerson Mnangagwa made overtures for ‘national dialogue’ to his political rivals in the 2018 harmonised elections, it was understandably viewed as some sort of political grandstanding. [GoogleAd] Not least because the mainstream MDC-Alliance opposition, has not participated ...
Power crisis our own undoing 10 May 2019 SINCE the start of this month, Zimbabweans have had to endure a lot of load-shedding both at the industrial and residential front. At times businesses and homes are going for over 12 hours without electricity as power generation continues to dwindle due to a number of factors. First of all, Zimba...
The recent collapse of Nugget Mine in Matobo, 8 May 2019 Matabeleland South Province should be a wake-up call to the powers-that-be.  Nugget Mine has been at the centre of ownership disputes since 2012, with police shutting down the operations in 2013 after the wrangling had intensified. [GoogleAd Illegal miners seized on the mine's closure to ea...
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