Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

OPPOSITION MDC leader Nelson Chamisa’s indications that he will engage the Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) and the African Union (AU) to intervene in Zimbabwe by pressuring President Emmerson Mnangagwa to a Government of National Unity (GNU) raise a lot of questions in light of contrary sentiments that he has made in the past. ...

THE Bulawayo leg of the Global Leadership Summit ended on November 13, 2018 and the stellar cast of speakers included people like Bishop TD Jakes, who leads the Potter’s House, a mega church in the United States, and our very own Strive Masiyiwa, executive chairman of Econet Wireless. ...

TODAY is the seventh day of the 16 days of activism campaign. The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign commemorated annually from November 25 to December 10. ...

Mastery is something achievable. In reality, success is when you compound small daily acts. A brain coach Jim Kwik said you must first make your habits, then your habits will make you. Reality is created in your ritual. ...

YOU may have been used to too much of the ordinary to an extent that you consider yourself mediocre and you do not see anything good coming out of you. You see yourself as a victim of circumstances. A failure. A loser. ...

YOU’RE not a weakling but a toughened new being. You cannot be trampled upon by evil forces. You’re established, strengthened and made firm in the Christian Faith. ...

IT is a good thing that President Emmerson Mnangagwa has embarked on an aggressive campaign to have Zimbabwe — for over two decades an international pariah State — re-admitted into the global family of nations as he seeks a different trajectory from that of his combative predecessor, Robert Mugabe. ...

ONE thorny issue that pops up whenever there is discourse on legal and political reforms in Zimbabwe has been the need to make wholesome changes to the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Aippa). ...

WHAT has emerged from the hearings into the events of August 1 has shown that the setting-up of the commmission of inquiry was the right step in the circumstances. ...

Portfolio committees were this week busy analysing the 2019 National Budget presented to Parliament by Finance and Economic Development minister Mthuli Ncube last Thursday. ...

Zanu PF secretary for youth, Pupurai Togarepi’s utterances that the opposition is over-stretching the ruling party’s patience by opting to embark on mass protests are quite unfortunate as they are likely to torch violence in today’s planned opposition demonstration. ...

The much-awaited budget was finally presented by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube, which earned him the nickname “Mr Austerity”. Besides the budget presentation itself, the ejection of the MDC Alliance legislators from Parliament caught the attention of many. All this comes at a time when the commission of inquiry into the August 1 fatal shootings also has had interesting submissions from different witnesses. ...

On September 3, 2018, I was hit by a car just as I was about to finish crossing a busy robot-controlled intersection in central Harare. ...

It cannot be for wilful hardening of hearts that doctors and nurses in the public health sector have become cold towards patients, with some being sinister and malignant. Reports of patient neglect are now a common occurrence, fast becoming topical. ...

A FUNDING shortage is one of the biggest challenges to the development of infrastructure in Africa. The African Development Bank (AfDB) has estimated that about $93 billion a year is required to close Africa’s infrastructure gap by 2025. This calls for creative and diversified ways to fund infrastructure. ...

On Monday, Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world in launching the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) campaign, whose mandate is raising awareness on gender-based violence and its effects on women. ...

He had a quote from Margaret Thatcher, just like his boss who, only a week before had cooed to a Western audience in the Financial Times, highlighting Britain first female Prime Minister as his lodestar. ...

FINANCE minister Mthuli Ncube has identified some twins as major sources of economic vulnerability. The twins – “fiscal deficit” and “current account deficit” – have resulted in an increase in government debt and foreign currency shortages. ...

AT the weekend, we carried reports in which President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy Constantino Chiwenga took turns to attack main opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa and calling him a ‘little bishop’ and a false prophet; language reminiscent of the electioneering period. ...

THE right to information and media freedom are critical components of freedom of expression. Freedom of expression, as defined by Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is the “right to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers”. ...

ON November 22, the optics in Zimbabwe’s Parliament spoke volumes; as if to say “there’s no democracy here, no tolerance, in fact, I dictate that you must stand for me”. ...

GRADUATING from university or college is a momentous transition that is cherished by everyone, especially the graduants. Yes, it is good to graduate and it’s a joyous and memorable moment that one would not like to miss. ...

ON November 12 this year, the world football governing body, Fifa disbanded executive committees running the football associations of Madagascar and the Dominican Republic. ...

THE drama unfolding in the Commission of Inquiry into the post-election violence continued to attract attention. The testimonies last week were a mixture of different sets of truths, politically-positioned views and the sensationalisation of issues. ...

Communities need to be conscientised on the role of agro-forestry for sustainable development. ...

AFTER weeks of conjecture we had the first budget of the new government on Thursday. Finance minister Mthuli Ncube was not thrown by the chaos that resulted when the MDC members refused to respect the State President and were evicted from the House. ...

NIKE is now one of the world’s most popular and biggest brand. It is now worth billions of dollars. Almost every sportsperson wants to be associated with it. ...

FINANCE minister Mthuli Ncube has played his role of presenting his budget, and clearly, according to his budget statement, government is very much aware that the real time gross settlement balances and the United States dollar are not at par. ...

THE year is coming to an end and the Zimbabwe budget for 2019 has been tabled. A budget gives us a skeletal and panoramic view of what must or can be achieved. Every blueprint is dead until we put action to it. ...

IN 1980, after Independence Day on April 18, many ex-combatants went home to their families, their wives and children. ...