Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

Santa Claus the mythical Northern Hemisphere man who brings presents at Christmas is now world famous. ...

YESTERDAY, Christmas Eve, was reminiscent of the 2008 version when thousands of citizens woke up in the early hours of the morning to join long meandering queues to access their trillion Zimbabwe dollars stuck in banks. ...

IT IS becoming apparent with the passage of every day that the much-hyped talks between Zanu PF and MDC Alliance remain just but a storm in a teacup. The hype keeps harping on the talks, but little remains in the way of action and what exactly is to be achieved by this national dialogue or its discourse. ...

Picture a young woman writhing in a grassy ditch alongside Latchmore Road in Harare’s Mabelreign, her thin arms either flailing in the air or clutching her lower belly. Legs raised wide apart she thrashes in desperation, gnashing her teeth and growling as wave after wave of pain shook her small frame. ...

In a week’s time, 2019 will be closing and with high spirits, people will be anticipating the opportunities and challenges for 2020. For Zimbabweans, the end of 2019 could be a relief, yet the coming year is a sad reminder of long and unfulfilled pledges. ...

Transactional sex — the exchange of sex for money, gifts or favour — is not uncommon on Nigerian university campuses. ...

Most of us can genuinely say we love our children and would do anything for them. Sadly, in an effort to please and demonstrate our love, we actually end up inadvertently hurting them, particularly around this time of year. ...

The country is turning 40 years next year and if the ideals and values that inspired the war of liberation subsisted up to this day, Zimbabwe would have been above middle-income country by this time. Instead of progressing, the country has regressed. ...

With a show of hands, a wealthy family have finally checked out of part of a business they built over a century ago from empty beer crates and stolen cattle. ...

Every time people talk about topical issues of global warming and climate change, the readers are forced to endure not only the impacts of climate change but also the effects of information and emission gaps. For climate change to be seen as an end product, it is a highly cumulative process which people need to understand from the source. ...

“Everything was perfectly healthy and normal here in Denial Land,” so wrote best-selling novelist Jim Butcher in his novel Cold Days. And this priceless quote perfectly fits Zimbabwe which can be renamed Denial Land given the many denials that its leaders keep spawning each day. ...

IT IS 10 days before we close 2019 and we say hello to 2020. If you get into 2020 without a plan, I am sorry to say little or nothing will change in the state of your personal affairs. ...

ALL over the world, the internet has provided extraordinary socio-economic opportunities to businesses, governments and individuals. But less-developed countries still face numerous obstacles to maximise its potential. The ...

IN these difficult times that offer no clear visuals of the hazy future, it would help us endure the relentless suffering if some among us took time to ...

WHEN President Emmerson Mnangagwa took office in November 2017, he was largely seen as a transitional leader. This was not exactly a bad thing, it neither diminished his ...

ON Tuesday this week intolerance, a debilitating affliction that has infected Zimbabwe’s body politic for years, reared its ugly head at former Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo’s Excellgate book launch in Harare. For any sane human being out there, it is difficult to understand why one would be so vexed by a book to the point of turning violent just to make sure it does not see light of day. But for those who have lived long enough to get to grips with the politics of the troubled country called Zimbabwe, they would hardly be surprised by what happened on Tuesday when a group of rowdy — and most likely heavily intoxicated, thugs chased away people, who included diplomats gathered to witness the launch of Moyo’s book Excellgate, which we have been told exposes how President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Zanu PF party stole the 2018 general elections. ...

THE famous fugitive of justice has undeniably succeeded in creating hype and momentum before the launch of his book which supposedly seeks to shed light on how the 2018 elections were stolen. It is of public record that former Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo is not in Zimbabwe and by his own admission, his Excellgate book could not have been possible without the contribution of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) officers and commissioners. ...

I HAVE heard a lot of people across the nation talking about the Grade Seven results of 2019. The examination authority, ZimSec, has managed to produce the results of this year well in time and this is good news for parents, since they will have enough time to look for Form One places. One development worth mentioning is the EMAP application which is making life easier for parents, considering the economic difficulties being faced in the nation. A responsible ministry, just as what the Primary and Secondary Education ministry has done, must always research the requirements of their clients and put forth systems that would help alleviate obstacles. Of late the pain of having a child with double figure Grade Seven units was aggravated by the toil that the parents found themselves entangled in trying to secure a boarding place for their children. Parents became vulnerable to the marauding corrupt elements in this sector who would like to make rich pickings from desperate citizens they ought to be serving with distinction. As such , the bribe route for a parent was the only cheaper option considering the costs one would have incurred by hopping from one school to another. At least EMAP, despite technological literacy deficiency of citizens, came as a solution that reduced time and financial resources by a fair percentage. ...

My mind cannot stop spiralling out of control due to this story that has hit the headlines — Marry, Marry, Marry! It got me thinking about a story that intrigues me from the Bible. The story is about a woman caught in adultery and people brought her to Jesus for what they deemed would be a final delivery of justice. ...

I WAS born in the middle of World War Two when children died in their millions and mothers struggled to keep them alive in a world exploding with ...

THAT the introduction of higher denomination banknotes, as mooted last week by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube, is long overdue is an understatement. The seemingly reluctant decision by Ncube ...

There is a widely recognised dissonance between the progressive, inclusive vision of South Africa’s constitution and xenophobia experienced by foreign nationals across South Africa. It can be tempting ...

THE presidency in Zimbabwe has always found a way to pacify the restive population whenever there is some problem, they pull out the Commissions of Inquiry Act, conduct ...

When President Emmerson Mnangagwa brought the Political Actors Dialogue (Polad) as a framework for political parties to mould the country’s vision, he had mapped his route to vindication. ...

Does the private nature of WhatsApp conversations mean that employers are powerless to act and is there anything employers can do to prevent or restrict their employees from ...

IT seems that government does not seem to care about workers. If they did, why would they continue to introduce policies that leave workers vulnerable to potential job ...

“IF elections fail, we will use any other means necessary.” ...

Why do you expect corrupt people to be remorseful? ...

This week’s installment is inspired by a novel written by a Ghanaian author Ayi Kwei Armah. The book, entitled The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born, first published ...

THERE are some issues that require communicating regularly, every day and throughout lifetime, while some only need a bit of reminding or never at all. Water is one ...