Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

I ALWAYS maintain and repeat that the believers journey starts with arrival. We're saints not sinners; saved not condemned. The journey of a believer starts with arrival. ...

WHEN a country’s leadership is serious about fighting corruption, positive things happen. China and Singapore are examples of what happens when political leaders put their money where their mouths are ...

The unavailability of jobs must make us think of other alternatives. We can’t wait for someone to create jobs for us. We must now think about how to create our own jobs and for others. ...

IN February this year we published a landmark ruling by the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) which declared as unconstitutional any involvement of the police and army personnel in the country’s judiciary system. ...

ONE of the most influential diplomats in Africa is among dozens of senior African Union(AU) Commission officials implicated in an internal inquiry into sexual harassment, gender discrimination, fraud, nepotism and abuse of power. ...

Some of the problems Zimbabwe is facing today are clearly due to faulty thinking resulting in people mixing issues —and not knowing what the idiom “fair game” means. ...

ALTHOUGH President Emmerson Mnangagwa is on record saying corruption, a socio-economic cancer that has continued to eat into the country’s moral fabric, will not be tolerated in his “Second Republic” after it had become unforgivably widespread under former President Robert Mugabe, what is happening on the ground unfortunately points to a different trajectory. ...

In ancient Rome it was with great pride that a man could say Civis Romanus Sum — “I am a Roman citizen”. The concept of “civilisation”, which could be translated as “a State that has humane laws and upholds them, especially its constitution, a Bill of Rights that guarantees Human Dignity and safeguards Human Life” was very controversial in colonial situations. ...

For decades, the public has been fed the myth that trophy hunting is absolutely necessary for sustainable conservation in Africa. Some sections of the academy, as well as the hunting lobby, continue to argue that banning trophy hunting will have a negative effect on wildlife biodiversity. ...

WITH inflation skyrocketing, the government thinks it has its “eureka moment” with a plan to launch cheap shops under the Silo brand, which they think will be the answer to rising food prices. ...

Last Sunday, I woke up to a most wonderful surprise. My favourite breakfast was served and accompanied with presents I never imagined would be for that day. It felt awesome to be appreciated and told that I am doing a great job as a mother. ...

THE global pledge that no woman should die giving life is fast becoming a slogan, particularly in Zimbabwe. ...

When the fuel crisis escalated in January, President Emmerson Mnangagwa was forced to announce a 150% price increase. ...

THAT the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has not issued a single licence to community radio stations for the past 20 years is not only disturbing, but raises questions as to the efficacy of this State-run organisation. ...

IT is one of those topics that feed the daily and weekend papers: Corporal punishment. May parents and teachers beat their children and pupils? Is it good practice for educators to use sticks, or give a slap in the face with an open palm or a clenched fist, to discipline children? ...

There are a lot of issues that creep up across the board when we discuss the sports industry in Zimbabwe, but I believe some of the issues are just symptoms of a major structural malfunction. ...

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. ...

This is an opinion clarifying the court order in the High Court Judgment on Advocate Nelson Chamisa’s Presidency. ...

EVERYBODY knows that modern business is fast-paced and in that case, change is necessary to survive. For organisations to evolve, they need to make changes and failure to embrace change will be a true reflection of lesser chances of survival in the future. ...

NELSON Chamisa’s adversaries across the broad political spectrum ululated at the pronouncement of the High Court ruling trashing the legitimacy of his presidency last week. The High Court rubbished the appointments previously made by the party founding president, the late Morgan Tsvangirai. ...

IN times past, a government official’s salary was never a secret. Every civil servant’s salary from the highest office bearer, the President and Prime Minister during the tentative years of our independence, were all gazetted and never much to write home about. ...

LAST week, Tourism industry minister, Prisca Mupfumira bemoaned the poor connectivity to one of the country’s prime tourist destinations, Kariba. ...

THE state of development of a society or lack thereof is a reflection of its leadership. A poor society such as ours simply means bad leadership is presiding over national affairs, just as much as the developed societies, to a large extent, experience good leadership. ...

LAST week we explored the defects of the Maintenance of Peace and Order (MOPA) Bill more substantively and why it should not be passed without major reforms. In this last piece, we examine additional problematic provisions and how the Bill can be aligned to the Constitution. ...

Communication is perpetual just like what businesses do when they advertise their products every day in the Press, on television and social media, just like faith based-organisations pray every day, some three times to five times a day. ...

Company leaders are facing a crisis. Nearly a third of employees don’t trust management. In addition to this, employers now have to cater to the needs of the millennial generation. ...

FACING an insurmountable task is almost always energy sapping and debilitating. As we carve our way into our destiny, life threatening challenges interrupt our resolve. ...

REVELATIONS that the State has been told to pay the legal costs of controversial businessman, Wicknell Chivayo is not only unsettling, but so upsetting that we call on our Justice ministry to crack the whip on its prosecutors. ...

SHORTLY after my arrival in Zimbabwe 10 months ago, I met two young Zimbabweans — Panashe Muriro and Tinashe Maparura. ...

THE latest Zinara graft scandal is the freshest in a series of corruption scandals which routinely grab the headlines for a short while before they fade into oblivion. ...