Opinion & Analysis

Give ED a chance 16 December 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans across the political divide should give President Emmerson Mnangagwa enough time so that he can see through his vision in the seven months that he will be head of State. But for all intents and purposes, just like Mnangagwa said, the voice of the people is the voice of God...
In transit to Canaan 16 December 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Partnership for Prosperity (Zipp) was launched in South Africa on December 16, 2016 as a youth party and today we celebrate our 1st anniversary with pride at the ground work that we have covered around the country through our various campaigns and programmes that have resonated ...
'Lift US sanctions temporarily to snatch Zanu PF scapegoat' 15 December 2017 HARARE - The United States (US) President Donald Trump must temporarily lift long-standing sanctions against Zimbabwe to undercut a massive government exercise in dishonesty that the targeted measures are at the root of all economic problems and a cash crunch that has forced the government to del...
Spare a thought for Cde Chinx 14 December 2017 HARARE - November 15 has earned a place in Zimbabwean political historiography for a number of reasons. Having been there when it happened is an honour for most Zimbabweans as they will be able to tell it to future generations. It was a day when Zimbabwe’s only leader then since independenc...
Stabilisation package can be a game-changer 14 December 2017 HARARE – African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)’s announcement on Tuesday of a $1,5 billion economic stabilisation package for Zimbabwe can be a game changer for President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s new government. President Emmerson Mnangagwa Afreximbank said they are to support the stabil...
Zim has opportunity to break the stranglehold of kleptocracy 13 December 2017 HARARE – Robert  Mugabe, one of Africa's longest-serving, and worst, presidents is gone after 37 years of misruling the southern African country of Zimbabwe. That is cause for rejoicing. It was not a voluntary retirement. In late November, the Zimbabwe Defence Forces swooped into the capital, ...
The devil has always been in the implementation 13 December 2017 HARARE – Finance and Economic Development minister Patrick Chinamasa has been on the lips of many after unveiling a 2018 National Budget last week that broke with the ruling party’s tradition. With President Emmerson Mnangagwa having set the tone in his inaugural speech of November 24 by reach...
'Mashingaidze should just shut up' 11 December 2017 HARARE - As an avid follower of football I have been noting with interest the developments that are unfolding at the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa). It appears the same old voices that cause problems whenever elections are looming at Zifa have come out of hibernation and spiritedly so. ...
Zim opposition must start thinking, again 10 December 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's opposition political parties, especially the Morgan Tsvangirai-led Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) — who have been in the trenches for the past several years trying to unseat former president Robert Mugabe and his party — must be panicking over the latest developments i...
Zim needs law against unlawful gig cancellations 9 December 2017 HARARE - Devine Assignments is mulling whether or not to file a civil lawsuit against Zodwa Wabantu because they felt short-changed by her no-show at a scheduled show in Harare and Bulawayo this week even though she was paid. Zodwa’s latest no-show has prompted a furious reaction from expectan...
Budget has many bright spots 9 December 2017 HARARE - At the beginning of 2017, in the Daily News annual Cabinet review for 2016, we voted Finance minister Patrick Anthony Chinamasa as the best performer. We also included the new President Emmerson Mnangagwa who was the vice president then, among a short list of top performers in deposed...
Presidential insult laws must be abolished 8 December 2017 HARARE - A Harare court yesterday refused to prosecute a war veterans’ leader under an archaic law that punishes insulting the president with a one year jail term. Prosecutors dropped charges of undermining the authority of the president against war veterans leader Victor Matemadanda, reflecti...
What's next for the opposition? 8 December 2017 HARARE – Opposition political parties in Zimbabwe should wake up from their deep slumber and smell the coffee because President Emmerson Mnangagwa is fast moving with the ball of change. And already, Mnangagwa seems to be pre-empting everything that the opposition has been fighting for and his...
Let's double efforts to end violence against women, girls 7 December 2017 HARARE - The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence comes against a back drop of increased media focus, thanks to more women that are survivors of gender based violence (GBV) speaking openly about their experiences. This is an opportune time to double our efforts to end violence aga...
Govt must probe Tsholotsho crash 7 December 2017 HARARE – This week Zimbabwe was plunged into mourning following the terrible accident at Jimila in Sipepa Area within Tsholotsho District, where 11 people died on the spot while 15 others passed on at Tsholotsho Hospital. The fact that the deceased — all from Matabeleland North malaria control...
Open letter to our new President 7 December 2017 HARARE – Let me start by congratulating you on your assumption of the vitally important position of chief executive of our beautiful country. Indeed, all eyes in our country, in our region and around the world are fixed on you as both citizens and the global community alike hope and pray for...
Human rights are inalienable 6 December 2017 HARARE – The week, Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating Human Rights Day at an opportune time for the nation. The day is observed on the 10th of this month, being the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This y...
Mnangagwa needs good advisor(s) 5 December 2017 HARARE – The announcement of a new Cabinet by President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his subsequent revision of it to address the constitutional mistakes he had made should not be treated as a small thing. Mnangagwa is historically a stickler for detail and is known for meticulous planning and there...
Let's walk the talk on corruption 4 December 2017 HARARE – Last week, President Emmerson Mnangagwa took the first bold step towards tackling the rot that has destroyed Zimbabwe’s economy. Mnangagwa issued a statement, giving individuals and corporates up to three months to return money and assets they externalised. The previous week, he ha...
We can only hope for the best 4 December 2017 HARARE – Had traditional political conventions held, the new President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa would never have progressed further than the Zanu PF primaries in the race for the State House. In fact, it was unfathomable for anyone to challenge Robert Mugabe for Zanu PF first secretary ...
Playing football without a goalie! 2 December 2017 HARARE – This year will mark the 44th anniversary of the English Professional Footballers Association (PFA) Awards. The awards are given to outstanding players across all the divisions including the eight women football teams. To help the football fans both in England and Wales and those ar...
Mugabe is a lesson to those in power 2 December 2017 HARARE – At the height of his power, former president Robert Mugabe was elevated to deity status, his opponents were wantonly thrown into prison under the country’s nefarious laws such as Criminal Codification, and in Zanu PF he would fire his subordinates at the snap of a finger. Indeed absol...
ED is taking Zim back into the right track 30 November 2017 HARARE – As Zimbabwe's political leadership is fast getting clearer and taking shape — as the burning questions and lingering uncertainty dies down, for now — it is the beginning of a long new journey. Zimbabweans across the race and political divide are celebrating the unbelievable and unimag...
ZRP should reform 30 November 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has a lot to learn from the recent professional conduct exhibited by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) on how to police responsibly. While Zimbabweans across the political divide expect the ZRP as an institution to be efficient, effective and honest,...
Govt should consider teachers, nurses' plight 30 November 2017 HARARE – While every Zimbabwean is agreed that the new government should urgently concentrate on reviving the economy, we believe the health and education sectors also need attention. A previous complete ban on public sector recruitment put in place to reign in government spending crippled bot...