Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

IT will take a while yet for the national after-effect of the 2018 harmonised election to wear off. Praise singers of President Emmerson Mnangagwa will continue justifying his eventual victory, while those of the opposition will continue to cast extremely negative aspersions to it. ...

Tapiwa who is a U-Report CATS said he used to think HIV and AIDS is only a result of promiscuous behavior, which gives a reflection of myths and misconceptions around the transmission of the disease. ...

AFRICA has a reputation for particularly poor quality and controversial elections. I have just come back from Zimbabwe, where the election campaign was heated and the outcome explosive. ...

REPORTS that a new typhoid outbreak, which killed nine people in Gweru in the last few weeks, has spread to Kadoma and Masvingo, should raise alarm bells and jolt government to move swiftly to tackle the crisis which if left unattended, could easily morph into a national crisis. ...

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed a commission of inquiry in terms of the Commissions of Inquiry Act (Chapter 10.07). The commission was prompted by the unlawful killing of civilians by members of the military on August 1, 2018, soon after the general elections. ...

DOING our everyday business the right way is the only panacea on how business regains trust through long-term value creation. There cannot be a right way of doing a wrong thing as many are doing nowadays. ...

So President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s term of office is now underway as the clock started ticking the minute he was inaugurated and took oath of office. He is aware of what lies ahead and the burden of changing perception, both domestically and internationally. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa and Zanu PF’s campaign message was anchored on empowering the youth to ensure they blended well with party stalwarts in his Cabinet as a way to groom the young people for leadership. ...

WITH reference to Zimbabwe, the elections have come and gone, so too should be the election mode. All eyes are focussed on the quality of mayors who will grace the towns and cities’ most demanding job. ...

These are trying times we find ourselves in, with the election having come and gone. Peaceful voting was met with excessive use of force by the police and army, which resulted in the regrettable loss of life. ...

THERE are many songs that appeal to the soul, sounding so religious, but having nothing to do with Gospel music. ...

Now that the elections are over, hopefully the fever with its high drama, flaring tempers and tetchy emotions will subside, too. ...

ZIMBABWE has turned the corner, or has it? The decision by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government to ban an opposition “feedback rally” that was set to be addressed by MDC Alliance leader and losing presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa stinks to high heaven. ...

IN his classic motivational package, The Sixteen Laws of Success, Napoleon Hill said: “Every failure is a blessing in disguise, provided it teaches some needed lessons one could not have learned without it. Most of the so called failures are only temporary defeats.” ...

Human potential and purpose can be improved so as to function at optimum levels. In order to improve, one has to be self-aware and take personal responsibility for their growth. I have found the Grow Model developed by Sir John Whitmore so helpful in my personal life and when I am coaching leaders towards effective growth. ...

In Zimbabwe today, the people have no trust in the government and all its institutions. They think that their town councils are, for want of a better word, generally useless. ...

IN his book titled How Rich Countries Got Rich and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor, Professor Erik Reinert explains to us that it will only be when we adopt strategies to deliberately industrialise through manufacturing that we can begin to achieve increasing marginal returns to create employment and sustainable higher incomes. ...

I WOULD start by congratulating our newly sworn-in President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The progressive people of Zimbabwe who have suffered for decades support the constitutional decision to declare him as President and are desperate for our country to move on. ...

Agreed the election was stolen, the people’s will was subverted for the gains of a few, selfish individuals that claim to have monopoly over Zimbabwe. ...

HE harmonised elections have come and gone. A new Cabinet will soon be in place, and Members of Parliament and councillors sworn-in. ...

ONE of the biggest takeaways from the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) ruling last week against MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa’s application to have Zanu PF candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ...

THERE is no debate that the answer to all of Zimbabwe’s economic woes is foreign direct investment (FDI). ...

FORMER Mabvuku-Tafara MP James Maridadi’s revelations at a recent Sadc Parliamentary Forum workshop on sexual and reproductive health rights in Harare that the majority of the country’s legislators lack a reading culture, resulting in Bills and other important documents gathering dust on their shelves, is quite a rude awakening. ...

In his short, to the point, inauguration speech, President Emmerson Mnangagwa dwelt at length on his quest for free, fair, credible and non-violent elections. The non-violence was supposed to be a feature of the political and social landscape before, during and after the election day. ...

REPORTS that cases of post-election violence have erupted countrywide in which MDC Alliance supporters are being targeted by suspected Zanu PF zealots are unfortunate, regrettable and unacceptable in a new Zimbabwe. ...

The elections have come and gone, so has the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) process of dealing with the disputed election outcome. What is imperative now is how the nation moves forward. ...

LAST Friday was to all intents and purposes, as bleak as a Black Friday. Flags might as well have flown at half-mast. As Chief Justice Luke Malaba delivered the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) ruling on the presidential election petition, the atmosphere was direly sombre. ...

THERE are many questions which require some answers for Zimbabwe pertaining to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) especially on whether Zimbabwe will achieve the targets of the 17 goals? Another one is, were the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) achieved in 2015? People may be buffled by the above questions as well as the meaning of SDGs. ...

The decision by the MDC Alliance to ratchet up pressure to overturn President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory confirmed by the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) last week in reaching out to the African Commission for Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) might be a lost cause in light of the nature of African politics, which are usually run by an “old boys” club. ...

EVERY year about this time, a group of young Africans from all over the continent huddles around in a conference room. It is an opportunity to share ideas on how best to set up effective and sustainable liberal free market think-tanks. ...