Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

Hard Choices on Zimbabwe: Do amnesties work for or against peace? By Mohamed Suma Introduction Zimbabwe has commenced a critical transitional justice journey after years of colonialism, dictatorship, ...

THAT a dark cloud engulfed the arts industry in Zimbabwe this week is not in doubt. What with the news of the deaths of the Ruvarashe hit-maker Brian Rusike, Johane Maseko of the House of Rising Sound and former Studio 263 actress, Charmaine Mangwende, who played Mai Huni in the popular soap. ...

SEEING things in perspective has never been more important in Zimbabwe. If we fail to do so, our view of the current problems we are encountering will be ...

“Avoid what is strong and strike what is weak. Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy without fighting,” once advised Sun Tzu in his classic book, The Art of War. That’s a life requirement. It is for the real life hustlers. Life is not a straight foward journey. ...

THAT former War Veterans’ minister and President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s special advisor Christopher Mutsvangwa is a motor mouth, who is self-serving like many in the ruling Zanu PF party is not in doubt. ...

On November 15, 2017, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s longest serving ruler was confined to his private residence in the affluent suburb of Borrowdale in Harare, Zimbabwe. This came as armed soldiers took control of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s (ZBC) headquarters major stations and patrolled the streets of the capital city. ...

TRUE to the base instinct of human nature — that subconscious urge or behaviour directed by primeval, animalistic, self-serving, and/or ignoble motivations — some people have quickly rushed to completely absolve their side over the tragic killing of six people on August 1, 2018, pointing all five fingers at the other side. ...

THE commotion and premature adjournment of business in the National Assembly on Tuesday must be strongly condemned. It is deplorable to say the least. ...

IN September of this year, China refused President Emmerson Mnangagwa US$2 billion for his proposed economic bailout. This came when Zimbabwe showed signs of slipping further into economic decay, and thus only exacerbated the situation within the nation. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s idea that the industrialists and bankers he met on October 29, 2018 should constitute and second some advisers from within their ranks to his office stinks of inviting capture by industrial lobby groups. ...

With all the attention focused on the commission of inquiry into the August 1 killings this week, our column will analyse some questions asked and claims made against what the legal position is. ...

REPORTS that Local Government minister July Moyo has given Harare City Council the nod to fire non-performing executives and support staff make interesting reading indeed, given the level of rot that has permeated Town House. ...

THE depth of corruption is astonishing that even those that have ranked Zimbabwe highly, regionally and internationally, should be ashamed of themselves for doing a disservice to the people of this great nation. ...

Zimbabwe is one of the countries that is highly regarded in terms of disability friendly policies and yet the quality of life for persons who are deaf remains very low. ...

As Zimbabwe’s population continues to grow and is expected to reach 19,3 million in 2032 as projected by ZimStat, the country will be challenged to meet its food security and nutritional requirements for its people, while also ensuring continued economic growth and sustainable livelihoods in the country where agriculture is the backbone of the economy. ...

ON Saturday, Chalton Hwende, deputy treasurer-general of the MDC Alliance confirmed an attempted abduction of the party's president, Nelson Chamisa after a ‘thank you’ rally for their supporters at Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera. ...

MAKING a career move is a very important decision which requires serious thought and consideration. When we listen to our inner voice, it helps us be at peace with important decisions. ...

WHILE we applaud President Emmerson Mnangagwa for gazetting regulations meant to deal with the scourge of corruption in the financial services sector, it is more important to ensure implementation of the legislation. ...

IN his inaugural address, the new President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, confirmed that land reform was both historically necessary and irreversible. He also made a commitment to compensate farmers who were forced off their land during the fast track land reform programme of the 2000s. ...

LEADERS are called to serve and not to behave like parasites that suck the blood of their hosts with little regard of the future. But it would appear that our politicians have, in the recent past, become parasitic, neglecting the call of service and concentrating more on the feeding trough that position and privilege has afforded them. ...

November marks 12 months after the military took control of the country following months of brutal factional fights within the ruling Zanu PF. ...

We all use money every day and yet few of us really understand what these bits of paper or cotton or simply figures in a ledger really mean. But we know the stuff is important. ...

THE rising temperatures, harsh weather conditions which include excessive heat, the El Ninos and the La Nina effects, have a strong bearing on the influence of climate change. ...

“The tongue is a fire, a world of inquiry: so is the tongue among our members that it defileth the whole body and seth on fire the course ...

Life becomes great when you decide to first become a great person inside. Your orientation determines what you attract. If you are always negative in your thought, in ...

FIFTY lives perished in a few seconds in yet another road carnage involving two buses in Rusape on Wednesday evening. And according to initial indications, it was due ...

“Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator,” observed a sage. ...

THE Parliament of Zimbabwe leadership, committee chairpersons, senior staff and representatives of key development partners were in Bulawayo last weekend to craft a new institutional strategic plan for ...

THE government of Zimbabwe held a Press conference at which President Emmerson Mnangagwa initially announced that a private company, Invictus, had made oil and gas discoveries in Muzarabani ...

It’s nearly a year since the regime of former President Robert Mugabe fell in a military coup and three months after a controversial election. ...