Opinion & Analysis

We're not xenophobic,  we are Afrophobic 26 April 2019 NOBODY expected South Africa's politicians to court danger and make populist migration policies part of their election campaigns. The Democratic Alliance (DA) pandered to existing Afrophobic tensions when it released its immigration policy late last year.
Upsurge in road  accidents unacceptable 25 April 2019 © THE increase in road traffic accidents recorded during the Independence and Easter holidays is disturbing and unacceptable.
Zim youths need to be problem solvers, not part of the problem 25 April 2019 © WHEN I was in the Junior Parliament of Zimbabwe, I asked one legislator “does our educational system teach us to be problem solvers or to be part of the problem?” 
Chamisa dribbles past Mwonzora, Mudzuri...congress pacts questioned 23 April 2019 MDC ALLIANCE president Nelson Chamisa's secret deals with the party's secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora and one of his vice presidents Elias Mudzuri on the hand so that both do not contest him for the presidency at their next congress has been received with mixed views.
Respect for property has no substitute 23 April 2019 IN THE past week, there have been issues involving Gaika, a mining concern in the Midlands Province. The crux of the matter primarily involved the takeover of the mine by marauding machete-wielding artisanal miners who have been terrorising the province's mining areas and are believed to have..
ZITF opens amid economic crisis 23 April 2019 WHILE Zimbabwe today opens the 60th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Bulawayo which will host thousands of delegates from across the globe, Finance minister Mthuli Ncube and his colleagues in government have to convince all those attending that indeed our country is...
Structural reforms  crucial for turnaround 22 April 2019 ZIMBABWE's economy has for long been dogged by multiple man-created obstacles, confining it in the abyss it has been struggling to get out of for decades.
God will deliver His children 22 April 2019 After 40 years of the biblical Moses being in the desert, God hears the cries of His people under their Egyptian bondage and decides He will deliver them. 
No to age of consent reduction 21 April 2019 In Zimbabwe, the public health system is the largest provider of health-care services, complemented by church-run hospitals and healthcare delivered by non-governmental organisations (NGOs). In recent years, economic decline and political instability have led to a reduction in healthcare budgets...
'39 years on, Zim worse off'. . . analysts says more needs to be done 21 April 2019 AS Zimbabweans from all walks of life this week celebrated 39 years of self-rule, the Daily News on Sunday spoke to several social and political analysts about what it is that we missed to be truly independent and going forward, what they think we should do as a nation.
Garbage in,  garbage out 21 April 2019 Last week, Zany pf welcomed back its prodigal geriatrics at its party headquarters, otherwise known as Shake Shake building.  One of the returnees was Didymus Mutasa, former minister of State Security and former Zany pf's secretary for administration.  It is easy to see why Mutasa...
Thank you on Gukurahundi: Here are more issues for open debate 21 April 2019 Even the often garrulously vacillating Chief Fortune Charumbira has welcomed open and free debate on the issue of Gukurahundi. He has even suggested that the process be at community level through the authority of traditional leaders, in particular the chiefs. 
Price hikes: Writing was on the wall 20 April 2019 THE latest round of price increases that have affected mainly basic food commodities was still going to take place, taking into account the uncertainty on the market.
Poor monitoring of CEOs  leads to company closures 20 April 2019 THE Zimbabwe government is battling to contain the never-ending problem of company shutdowns which is now prevalent in Zimbabwe.
ED wedged between  a rock and hard place 19 April 2019 THE recent wave of price hikes leaves government in a catch 22 situation. Their history of populism and new trends set by the new dispensation under President Emmerson Mnangagwa seem to be contradicting each other.
A prayer for Idai victims this Easter 19 April 2019 EASTER, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, this having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary.
Nothing to show for it, 39 years on 17 April 2019 ZIMBABWE today marks 39 years of independence with little to show for the sacrifices made in liberating this country. The only difference in today's celebrations is that former president Robert Mugabe was finally dislodged in November 2017. President Emmerson Mnangagwa's leadership traits seem ...
We've failed to guard our independence 17 April 2019 ZIMBABWE's independence in 1980 did not come on a silver platter but it came at a huge cost and most of the people who made sure this day became a reality are long gone. But for those who were lucky to remain behind, we should ask if they are enjoying the labour and sacrifice that came along wit...
VID moving in right direction 16 April 2019 THE recent move by the ministry of Transport to launch an electronic learners' driver's licence testing process is commendable. As part of the ministry's fight against corruption, prospective drivers will now have to use the newly-introduced Electronic Learners Licence Testing System (ELLTS) to ...
Revolutions hard, unpredictable 16 April 2019 It is not inconceivable that by the end of this month — perhaps even the end of this week — three North African countries will have new leaders. It is yet another turbulent period in the region's history and, like 2011's Arab Spring, the ramifications of what is happening now will be felt for ye...
Chamisa needs  a united MDC 15 April 2019 AS THE MDC congress approaches, the country's largest opposition party continues to send contradictions. On Sunday, its secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora announced that he would contest to retain his current post — ending weeks of frenzied speculation that he was set to slug it out with interim...
Where are we going? 15 April 2019 I drove up the window at the toll gate and the man on duty asked me “Eddie, where are we going?” He was not asking what my destination was but where did I think the country was going. 
School fees increases  must be reasonable 14 April 2019 MOST schools countrywide, particularly boarding schools, have adjusted their tuition and levy fees upwards, a development that has dealt a blow to many parents whose salary purses in their various workplaces have not expanded.
Presidents for life spell danger 14 April 2019 ALGERIA and Sudan are engulfed by protests against leaders who have overstayed their welcome. 
It's a wrong turn Zimbabwe 14 April 2019 We “was” robbed, were we not? Well this must be the pervading feeling among Zimbabweans, or at least those who marched to remove Robert Mugabe only to replace him with his long-time enforcer and protégé.  [GoogleAd] While seeing the back of a doddering old man, Mugabe was cathartic; one can...
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