Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

Zimbabwe has survived many tragedies over its short life — wars, famines, ethnic conflicts and indeed colonialism. We as a people may not be able to survive coronavirus. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa must be commended for his decision to scale down government operations to ensure that the majority of its workers are not exposed to the virulent ...

I HATE to say it but we are in for a rough time. Our wet season is almost over and here in Harare we are sitting on about ...

There has never been a documented incident whereby the COVID-19 virus has been transmitted from a print newspaper, print magazine, print letter, or print package, according to the ...

In 1918, there was a deadly flue pandemic that killed 50 million people globally, and one of the greatest lessons from this pandemic was that social distancing could have saved lives. ...

THAT President Emmerson Mnangagwa is finally, albeit slowly, waking up to the rude reality of the devastation of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a development worth commending. As much as many would like to remain stuck in the false comfort of the disease’s slow progression on the African continent, the reality of the matter is that if this disease is allowed to take root on the poverty-stricken mainland there will be disaster of epic proportions; equalling or even surpassing the late Middle Ages infamous Black Death or the Great Bubonic Plague, which is humanity’s worst devastating pandemic yet that claimed an estimated 75 to 200 million people in Eurasia and Europe from 1347 to 1351. ...

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It is tragic to start to lose prominent and promising young entrepreneurs like the late Zororo Makamba. It is unimaginable and gut-wrenching considering the few number of reported cases of coronavirus in Zimbabwe. May his soul rest in peace! That’s what life is all about. I understand the agony everyone is going through. ...

One of my favourite pastimes at work is seeing which news stories are being read in real time on our websites. ...

Epidemics are nothing new. We know of the “Black Death” (bubonic plague) that killed one third of the population of Europe in the Middle Ages (14th century). What is new is that since then scientific medicine has developed vaccines and drugs with which epidemics can be stopped. ...

In the last article, we looked at proposed constitutional changes with a direct bearing on the Legislature. The focus this week is on the Executive. ...

THE world is in panic, everyone is bewildered by the rare flu-like virus that is spreading at breakneck speed across the globe. ...

THE decision by some artistes to defy a ban on large gatherings put in place by government is regrettable. It defies logic to be precise and flies in the face of serious efforts to stem the tide of the virulent coronavirus (COVID-19), which has already claimed the country’s first casualty in the form of young broadcaster Zororo Makamba. ...

THE coronaviras continues with its whirlwind trail of destruction across the world, with Italy now being at the point of grave impact from the virus. The previous Saturday alone witnessed a colossal death toll of nearly 800 people which is unprecedented anywhere in history. Even the Spanish Influenza of 1918 which oddly hit the world 100 years earlier was not as ravenous as the cruel virus has been. Heart-wrenching images of patients in hospitals in the hardest-hit areas bear testimony of the severity of the pandemic. It should be anathema, given how things have turned out, that anyone would want to cast aspersions and apportion the virus to a particular region. ...

AMID the coronavirus (COVID-19) scare, it has increasingly become apparent that other equally pressing matters that have been preoccupying Zimbabwe are being thrown by the wayside. ...

WE have been sailing in uncharted waters the last three months. The scale of this crisis is unprecedented, there’s no blueprint as to how to manage this. There’s mayhem in the market. The coronavirus (COVID-19) now considered a pandemic worldwide. A recession is imminent. ...

THE child-centred approaches in climate discourse is paramount in shaping their life-styles according to the sustainable future that they want. This is part of a large framework of institutional capacities aimed at transforming their vision into tangible climate actions and deliverables for environmental sustainability by demonstrating positive footprints and climate action strategies aimed at nature restorations and improved food security. ...

SOME things are just not easy to understand. Just before Zimbabwe registered its first case of coronavirus (COVID-19), we had a whole senior government minister and Zanu PF official ranting and raving some embarrassing utterances when the world is on its knees grappling with the new pandemic. ...

THE public needs to know how to recognise the symptoms, report and contain coronavirus (COVID-19) if we are to put the current pandemic under control. Dissemination of accurate health information among hearing impairment communities in Zimbabwe is a problem because no universal signing vocabulary exists for this virus. So far we have established that there are more than five signs that are being used. ...

IT is Sunday in Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare. Central business district churches are jam-packed two days after President Emmerson Mnangagwa outlawed all gatherings of more than 100 people as a health precaution in the wake of the fast-spreading global disease: Coronavirus (COVID-19). ...

WE live in a fallen world occasioned by the fall of humankind in the garden of Eden through unbelief. The pressures of the present world weigh heavily on ...

WALKING into Mbare any other day is a nightmare for someone from outside Harare’s oldest suburb. It is a hive of activity from dawn to late at night. ...

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THE political drama across the world is getting to the extremes each election time. Issues of electability, photogenics and who says the most persuasive or populist policies seems ...

IN Latin they say Fiat justitia ruat caelum, meaning to say “Let justice be done though the heavens might fall”. It is a no brainer that on February ...

MY wife’s grandmother comes from that generation that always asks what the surname of a person is, to try and ascertain whether they are a potential relative or ...

WAR veterans in Zimbabwe have become synonymous with making outrageous demands as if the execution of the liberation war was exclusive to them, and that is unacceptable. ...

THE coronavirus pandemic is surely a nightmare for the populace. While many people visualise coronavirus as a creature in the atmosphere or some stratosphere, the reality on the ...

The commander of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) announced early this month that the military would start snooping on civilian communication on social media, which “poses a dangerous threat to our national security”. ...

DEBATE has been raging over the past few weeks over the role former Zanu PF members, particularly the so-called G40, are playing in the MDC. ...

ZIMBABWEANS, moreso our leadership, must bow their heads in shame. How can a whole nation neglect for 16 years an upmarket 369-bed health facility, the Ekusileni Medical Centre in Bulawayo? ...