Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you can't be successful or happy," once warned Norman Vincent Peale. Life always requires a dose of faith to propel you to the next glamorous level. Nothing can stop a man of faith, Indeed nothing. ...

THREE weeks before what is to all intents and purposes Zimbabwe’s most important election since the first all-race poll 38 years ago, the country is once again on edge. ...

WITH elections around the corner, there are winners and losers every week. ...

Oftentimes, age is said to be nothing but just a number. Ask anyone in a cross generational romantic relationship and most assuredly, they would parrot like answer that age is only but a number. At face value, it may appear plausible, but, in reality there is more to age than just being a number. ...

ZIMBABWE Revenue Authority (Zimra) board chairperson Willia Bonyongwe’s admission that corruption within and outside the organisation is resembling an organised crime syndicate as it has now become cancerous, destroying the fabric of society, is quite telling. ...

The Gokwe community has largely been neglected by the government, even under the so called new dispensation era. The government has obviously abandoned all the rural folks though claiming to be getting the bulk of their support from the country side. Gokwe stands to be one of the top examples. ...

In last week’s instalment, I analysed the chances of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC-T and MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa’s prospects in the July 30 presidential race. ...

REPORTS that the United States government has urged its citizens travelling to Zimbabwe to exercise extreme caution due to an anticipated spike in crime and civil unrest ahead of the July 30 elections amid an ill-equipped police force is an indictment on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government. ...

When President Emmerson Mnangagwa (pictured)came to power, I was one of the sceptical ones, as he has been in government since independence and I believed he was as much to blame for the economic, political and social mess in the country as his predecessor, Robert Mugabe. ...

The economy. The temptation for those in the political classes is to view politics as an abstract game. It is not. ...

The new government has adopted the term “Zimbabwe is open for business” as its official policy statement. I would like to argue that while in terms of rhetoric Zimbabwe may be open for business, a lot needs to be done in order to really make Zimbabwe open for business. ...

LAST week’s column looked at the Build Zimbabwe manifesto which I ranked third . This week we examine a fourth manifesto. ...

THE rants by the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration cannot go unchallenged given the former freedom fighters’ self-centred and self-serving demands bordering on entitlement at the expense of the majority citizens. ...

Mark Duncan, writing from Moscow, felt compelled to advise The Economist [Letters — A party of the people, April 14, 2018], that its belief that Russian youth post Gorbachev generation offered optimism for the future (Gorbachev’s grandchildren — March 24), could be misplaced. He felt the belief “fell into a trap of relying on elites to drive both political and social reforms”. ...

VICE-PRESIDENT Constantino Chiwenga’s weekend call for Harare residents to stop paying rates to force the MDC-T-dominated local authority to improve service delivery cannot go unchallenged as it sets a bad precedent. ...

IT is extremely sad seeing as it is that Zimbabweans, for all their heralded education, cannot see beyond political clowns and charlatans who only seek to use and abuse them during election time. The stupidity of some, among the electorate, make the work easier and much lighter for the lazy politician. ...

Greed kills. Wars are fought over the hidden treasures of this earth. Oil may “oil” the machinery of one military power, while diamonds and gold fund the fighting machine of the other. “Blood diamonds” devastate a country. The “hidden treasures” force us to share. Who wants to be blamed for starving the simple co-workers? ...

There is always power behind the power, but it is something that a lot of people have misread historically which has led to their exit orchestrated via boardroom coups. ...

THERE are many people who don’t want to vote for various reasons. Some don't want to be bothered, saying that things will be what they ought to be, as they mind their own business. Others say that they don't want to be involved in politics. ...

IT is necessary to continue the discussion on potential breach of privacy against fears of identity theft and unauthorised data sharing. ...

The June 23 explosion at a Zanu PF rally in Bulawayo that killed two people and injured dozens came as a shock to all Zimbabweans. ...

THE elimination of Senegal from the 2018 Fifa World Cup was met with both disappointment and anger among the generality of Africans. ...

The Bible exhorts us on numerous occasions to “seek peace and pursue it”. This must be the basis of all our relationships, between man and God and between ourselves and our fellow citizens. ...

Climate-induced disasters like floods, earthquakes or hurricanes come in all forms, impacts and magnitude, damages and destructions. The trail of destruction and images, both mental and physical, that they leave provide platforms for visual analysis and interpretation, during and in the aftermaths of natural disasters. ...

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has a mammoth task to explain the glaring anomalies popping out of its just recently-released voters’ roll. ...

We have just entered July — the month of elections. It is an election that is pregnant with expectations, hopes and despair. The race is between two highly polarising front-runners. ...

On 23 February 1980, Zanu PF took the United African National Council and others to the High Court protesting against the electoral playing field which they believed was against them. Zanu PF was led by Robert Mugabe and the UANC was led by Bishop Abel Muzorewa, who was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe-Rhodesia. ...

A PERFECT start to everything is just an excellent beginning to something. Do you want to be happy? Happiness is neither for the privileged few nor for filthy rich. Happiness is just for you. It was meant for you to partake so that you measure up to a life of great jovial moods. ...

Aspiring for public office is not an infatuation, neither is it a trivial hunch. As I see it, there is no aspect of human enterprise that deserves to be undertaken after reasoned forethought than that of offering to be a representative of the people. It is a noble call to serve humanity. ...

THAT over 5 million people in Zimbabwe are living in extreme poverty, throwing out of balance the country’s capacity to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal is an indictment on the government given the prevailing levels of corruption, social decay and economic decline. ...