Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

The harmonised elections are barely a month away and aspirants of all persuasions are out in full force hugging babies, giving to the needy, officially opening bins and promising everything to everyone as they desperately seek to sway public opinion and hopefully the popular vote in their way. ...

TWO separate news items from the past few days have been most instructive in their own way. ...

ZIMBABWE is caught up in election fever, especially the national leadership. ...

QUESTIONS abound over the weekend explosion that rocked a Zanu PF rally at White City Stadium in Bulawayo. For starters, the Zimbabwean police seem clueless about both the cause of the explosion and the culprits behind it. ...

BEYOND the horrific pictures of bloodied and shredded limbs following a blast which went-off at the recent Zanu PF rally addressed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa at White City stadium, is a stark reality of the country’s public health facilities. ...

At the height of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, I read about an interesting concept in South Africa, “swart gevaar” (black danger), as the athlete’s defence was that he thought there was an intruder — probably a black one, the day he shot his girlfriend. ...

THE signing of the peace pledge by about 20 of the 23 presidential candidates contesting the July 30 elections, binding themselves to a code of conduct compelling them to campaign peacefully, is commendable as they should be held accountable for any incidences of violence by their party members. ...

In every election, be it in Zimbabwe, Africa or any other country, there are pre-election furores, these are events and pronouncements that either shock or intrigue the masses before the election. ...

Zanu PF provides the most shocking example of the culture of exceptionalism which has characterised many a liberation party in power. These include: Gus Manatsa the belief that ...

LAST week’s column looked at the Zanu-PF manifesto which I ranked 4th. This week we examine a third manifesto. ...

In Africa, our biggest threats are also opportunities. By 2035, 450 million Africans will have joined the working age population, more than the rest of the world combined ...

Staying positive is a challenging work for almost all of us whether one is at work or at home. ...

WE’VE no doubt that the Saturday explosion at Zanu PF’s campaign rally at White City Stadium in Bulawayo, which has claimed two lives so far, took the majority of Zimbabwe’s war-weary citizens by surprise, given the relative peace that had obtained in the country prior to the incident. ...

ZIMBABWE’S ruling establishment or military political complex are consistently referring to how they intend to stop focusing on “politics”. Instead, as claimed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, they want to put all their energy into what they have called “the economy”. ...

EVENTS of the past week just demonstrated how dirty our politics can be. It is brutal, unforgiving, immoral and lacks seriousness on matters of importance. From the bin-opening ceremony, to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba’s scarf to the events at the White City Stadium in Bulawayo. I will leave other writers to muse on these and others. ...

On January 5, 2018, President Emmerson Mnangagwa made a surprise call on an old rival. MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai, for years the iconic face of the opposition movement, ...

KNOWLEDGE sharing is fundamental, especially when it is sustainable, for the radical transformation of Africa and its communities considered backward. ...

THE cowardly grenade attack on Saturday at President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s campaign rally in Bulawayo is most regrettable and must be strongly condemned for what it is, especially for a country with no history of such attacks. ...

AS the election period unfolds some interesting legal issues and questions are creeping into public conversations. One of the most topical issues this past week concerned the propriety and legality of the information contained in the voter’s roll. ...

It’s now just over five weeks before the 2018 general elections slated for 30 July. There’s still ample time to decide your vote if you’re registered. However, registration is still in progress, albeit that you will not be able to participate in the forthcoming elections, but in future ones. I trust that after reading through you will see the urgency and value of voting. ...

I TOOK a long break from writing, focusing mostly on microblogging on Twitter. I have also reduced my presence on Facebook. ...

THE failure by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to avail the actual biometric voters’ roll to stakeholders has all but proved that the electoral body cannot be trusted to preside over a free and credible poll as a neutral player in the elections. ...

Over the past decade I have been working on a brand as speaker and author. That has brought lessons I have packaged into what I love to call the 13 laws of branding. There could be more branding laws, but these have stuck and have helped me to stand out. ...

THE more things change, the more they remain the same. Just when one thought the bootlicking era was well and truly over following the long overdue ouster of former president Robert Mugabe in November 2017, this week I came across two of the worst grovelling pieces I have ever read from both Zanu PF and MDC-T. ...

There are fewer and fewer outright dictatorships in Africa, but even as elections are held across the continent, still the same faces have occupied the same elected presidential offices year after year. ...

Whoever wins the 2018 elections whether its MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa, or Zanu PF’s Emmerson Mnangagwa or another candidate must grapple with critical questions around service delivery, without which the “Zimbabwe is open for business” mantra would become empty and meaningless. ...

THE decision by the ruling Zanu PF government to re-engage the “Green Bombers” ahead of next month's general elections raises a stink given their record of being used as pawns to harass and beat up opposition activists. ...

The election season is upon us and Zimbabwe will go to the polls on July 30. This election is both critical and unique in the sense that it is now urgent that the country moves forward after a long period of economic retrogression. It is unique because for the first time in almost two decades, the election will not have Robert Mugabe (former President) and the now late opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai on the ballot paper. ...

There’s a reason the “bullet train” is a predictable pre-election teaser: It’s an irresistible idea. ...

AFTER much brainstorming and scratching of heads on how to turn around Air Zimbabwe’s failing fortunes, President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Cabinet had acquired a few bald heads. ...