Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

Zenzele Ndebele has produced a gripping and emotionally intense documentary about the perennial talking point in Matabeleland – Gukurahundi. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s bold declarations that the currency exchange market operating in dark alleys driving Zimbabweans into penury is a national security issue could not have come at any better time. ...

THE presence of used plastics and failure to be properly disposed of or to decompose has posed enormous challenges for the environment, thereby generating lots of endless debates. ...

IF the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) was a human being, it could be wrinkled and grey haired by now. All things being equal, it could be a seasoned citizen, mellowed by maturity; an individual who no longer childishly clowns around. ...

IT must be difficult being in the shoes of Finance minister Mthuli Ncube. Being appointed to such a powerful post is an honour, but that power comes with huge responsibilities. ...

THE manner in which the police — armed with truncheons, tear smoke canisters and water cannons — brutally put down demonstrations by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) on Thursday, is a clear reminder that Zimbabwe is still under an authoritarian regime that does not take kindly to dissenting voices. ...

HOW do you strive in hard times? How do you keep your head above water? Zimbabwe is going through an abnormal situation. The current problems make one question their faith. They make the confidence in one to grow lukewarm. In such a situation, we still need to rise and become better. ...

OFTENTIMES, lying, deceit and hypocrisy accompany our words. Sincerity isn't so much of our maxim. Promises and pledges often come through our lips well after the heart would have dissociated itself from the utterances, while the mind just puts on a brave face. ...

A story is told of a 45-year-old woman who lived in England: This woman was living a life that was conquered with problems, worry and despair. Because of that, she ended up having a negative attitude about her life. ...

LAST week we discussed the legitimacy of the proposed changes to the intermediate 2% tax to be levied on money transfers. It must be noted that I said proposed changes because it is still just a proposal. ...

IN the past few days, the nation has been thrown into so much uncertainty and this has since caused so many people to start preparing for the worst, as they have begun hoarding goods with memories of 2008 still fresh in the minds of many. All this appears to be a domino effect sparked off by the monetary policy statement. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s battle to win the hearts and souls of his governing Zanu PF party’s erstwhile enemies in Europe looks to be far from over. ...

FOR many years, our public policies and economic reforms have been superficial and lacking in substance. ...

I TOOK sometime the past week to carefully go through the Transitional Stabilisation Programme released by Finance and Economic Development minister Mthuli Ncube on 5 October. ...

THE more one reads some reactions to the current upheavals in the economy, the more one sees that some people have poisoned themselves with spite. ...

THE economic challenges Zimbabwe is facing require a quick solution by President Emmerson Mnangagwa without equivocation. Yet it appears that Mnangagwa’s economic dawn, as espoused by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube, is going to be a long, dark night. ...

ON October 1, 2018, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) issued its rather long monetary policy statement (MPS). ...

THE Zimbabwe economic malaise can be traced to the political elite in the ruling party who loot and strip public funds from institutions such as the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, among others. ...

THERE is a scene in the 1978 classic movie, The Great Train Robbery, which portrays the destructive arrogance of Zimbabwe’s monetary policy over the past two decades. ...

THAT the majority Zimbabweans have started feeling the pain of Finance minister Mthuli Ncube’s economic reforms as a necessary rite of passage in the healing of the Zimbabwean economy which has been sick for far too many years, is not in doubt. ...

THE “Zimbabwe is open for business mantra “ is certainly good for the ear and if implemented properly, it carries the potential to contribute immensely to economic development. ...

WOMEN in Zimbabwe continue to suffer from historical marginalisation and structural inequalities that exist in the political, social and economic spheres. Historically, colonisers made sure that women stayed in rural areas, while men were in towns or mines working, and that strengthened the patriarchal system and gender inequalities prescribed by some cultural, religious and traditional norms. ...

THE effort put in by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube and Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya to take Zimbabwe from its economic woes is commendable, but the two must understand that it’s a waste of time and resources for a doctor to operate a patient for the purposes of curing a headache; pain killers can do that. ...

GOD isn’t lining us up for hellfire or eternal damnation because He has rescued us from perishing. ...

FINANCE minister Mthuli Ncube issued a tax directive concurrently with the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s Monetary Policy Statement on October 1, 2018. ...

The past two weeks witnessed key policy pronouncements by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration that Members of Parliament must unpack and debate extensively in order to give impetus to ...

IT would appear Zimbabweans have not learnt their lessons from the past as seen in the panic buying of basic commodities that started early this week. ...

CRACKDOWNS on “illegal” street traders by officers from the local authorities are now a daily occurrence despite the fact that street vending is also an important part of ...

EVERYONE recognises that Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has the duty and obligation to stabilise the economy, for that is the wish of pretty much every one of Zimbabwe’s ...

SECTION 56 of the Constitution provides that “All persons are equal before the law and have the right to equal protection and benefit of the law”. In theory, ...