Opinion & Analysis

Zanu PF needs to embrace the future 11 April 2019 INDICATIONS are that the ruling Zanu PF party is considering wooing former president Robert Mugabe to re-join the revolutionary party. Mugabe was ousted in a military coup in November 2017 that was preceded by a decade of deadly factional fights within Zanu PF that saw a number of officials purg...
Cancer: Prevention better than cure 11 April 2019 ZIMBABWE, like many other developing countries, is facing increased prevalence rates of non-communicable diseases in addition to existing high rate of communicable diseases.  This challenge has been referred to as the double burden of disease that pose significant obstacles to resource-constrain...
Stance on Gukurahundi, farmers encouraging 10 April 2019 WE ARE happy that President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has agreed in principle to put to closure two of the country's most contentious issues; compensation to white former commercial farmers and, exhumations as well as reburials of Gukurahundi victims. In doing so, government will appease t...
ED shooting self in the foot on sanctions 9 April 2019 PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Zimbabwe government have no one to blame but themselves in their failure to reengage with the United States and the European Union (EU). Since coming to power in November 2017 through a “soft coup” that overthrew long-time ruler Robert Mugabe, Mnangagwa has m...
Maridadi appointment: Much ado about nothing 9 April 2019 THE appointment of former MDC legislator for Mabvuku-Tafara, James Maridadi as one of the 15 ambassadors-designate, has triggered a storm which, nonetheless, is much ado about nothing. Section 110 (2) (i) 204 of the Constitution of the country simply stipulates that the President may appoint per...
Cautionary tale for war at MDC 9 April 2019 WE are very concerned by the unpleasant leadership tussles and other goings-on in the main opposition MDC, as the party founded by the late Morgan Tsvangirai (may his gentle, selfless and unifying soul rest in peace) approaches its elective congress next month. 
Untold horrors of Cyclone Idai 9 April 2019 CYCLONE Idai has come and gone but its scars are there for all to see on the physical terrain, the hundreds of graves in Chimanimani and Chipinge, destroyed infrastructure like roads and bridges, whole shopping centres, police stations as well as schools among others
Political will vital in eradicating violence 8 April 2019 THE main MDC's national executive met in Harare on Friday last week where it was resolved to establish a committee to deal with the intra-party violence which has characterised its nomination process.
Dialogue preparing Zim for 2023 8 April 2019 WHILE there have been some sections of society that have dismissed outright the on-going dialogue meetings between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and us (opposition party leaders) who participated in the 2018 presidential elections, there are some positives already picked from the engagement.
TB patients need  optimum support 7 April 2019 ON MARCH 24 every year, the world commemorates World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. Pre-commemorations for World TB Day, which were slated for Mangwe District in Matabeleland South Province, took place in the second city of Bulawayo recently.
Positive changes needed to media Bills 7 April 2019 GOVERNMENT, through the ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services and the Inter-Ministerial Taskforce (IMT) has drafted three draft Bills as part of its commitment and pledges to implement the long overdue media law and policy reforms. 
When the mouth does not know what the hands are doing 7 April 2019 WHOEVER said the more things change, the more they remain the same was not far off the mark, at least in relation to Zimbabwe. 
Open Letter to Zimche 6 April 2019 THE University of Zimbabwe (UZ) is currently hunting for a new Vice Chancellor (VC) to replace Levi Nyagura, who was suspended in August last year for “fraudulently” awarding former first lady Grace Mugabe a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD). Nyagura is not going down without a fight. He is putt...
*IPSOS poll exaggerates 'illicit cigarette' market share* 5 April 2019 Following the publication of an Ipsos survey on the “illegal  cigarette market” and related issues, which was carried by various South African publications, an impression was given that British American Tobacco (BAT) has been “hard-hit by illicit cigarette trade in South Africa (SA)”.
Political, economic reforms remain key 5 April 2019 Over the years, talk on reforms has occupied centre-stage in Zimbabwe's political and economic discourse.
Schools must instil right values 5 April 2019 The role of educators is not only to impart academic knowledge to the young people.  It is actually more than just producing capable students in terms of articulating a task that requires knowledge and some level of competence desired.  [GoogleAd] It is paramount for our primary schools to ...
Stadium owners  must up their game 4 April 2019 THE Premier Soccer League (PSL) is currently faced with a fixtures headache after the Zifa First Instances Board (Fib) condemned a number of local stadia as unfit to host top flight matches.
Xenophobia and SA's structural riddle 4 April 2019 A GROWING disillusionment and frustration among the youth of South Africa regarding the state of affairs in the country is playing out in an ugly fashion.
Government must up fight against TB 3 April 2019 ON March 24, Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world in marking World Tuberculosis (TB) Day amid calls for better response to the infectious disease, which is among the top 10 causes of death and the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent — above HIV/Aids — globally.
The following are  comments that appeared on a story titled  “Mwonzora stirs hornet's nest” 3 April 2019 The following are  comments that appeared on a story titled  “Mwonzora stirs hornet's nest”
MDC heading towards a very slippery slope 2 April 2019 THE defeat of the MDC candidates in last weekend's council election in Cowdray Park, Bulawayo, should serve as a wake-up call to the country's largest opposition party ahead of the 2023 national elections.
The following are  comments that appeared  on a story titled “ED trips: Cross triggers a storm” 2 April 2019 The following are  comments that appeared  on a story titled “ED trips: Cross triggers a storm”
Indeed let's unite, make Zim work again 1 April 2019 IN THIS section we feature an emotional but very appropriate letter by veteran of Zimbabwe's music, Thomas Mapfumo.
. . . as it races to stem spread of  potential diseases in cyclone's aftermath 1 April 2019 Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have suffered one of the worst weather-related catastrophes in the history of Africa. 
Let us look out for   looters, opportunists 31 March 2019 RECENTLY, the country experienced one of its worst natural disasters in the form of Cyclone Idai which ravaged Chimanimani as well as Chipinge in Manicaland Province and parts of Masvingo and Mashonaland East provinces.
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