Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

ON the eve of the July 30 harmonised elections, former President Robert Mugabe did something peculiar. He called an international Press conference and spoke for over 90 minutes in which he denounced President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa and endorsed MDC Alliance presidential candidate Advocate Nelson Chamisa, while saying nothing against Zanu PF as a party. ...

BEYOND the current political stalemate lies the future. But before that future is the present, whose pain we endure as we aspire for a better future. We cannot dream any further because the court has to determine who we voted for. ...

THE significance and fundamental nature of indigenous knowledge systems (IKSs) cannot be underestimated, downplayed or mystified. IKSs are inherent in almost all the sectors and disciplines, including in approaches and practices. ...

“Always continue to climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with the power that is greater than yourself, to do it," (Ella Wheeler Wilcox.) ...

RECOGNITION of the result of Zimbabwe’s 2018 harmonised elections was always going to be a matter of basic international relations. One would be forgiven for arguing about which countries recognise their legitimacy in return for either similar recognition or validation of amicable or hostile relations. ...

WE carry on looking at the similarities between Kenyan and Zimbabwean electoral politics. As noted, there are striking similarities in the politics and election systems between the two countries. ...

NEXT weekend, I am going to join my high school classmates at a reunion in the Eastern Highlands. Close to three decades have passed since we last sat together in a classroom or shared dormitories at the great institution Tsambe, Santa or St Augustine’s Mission, Penhalonga. ...

Leadership plays a fulcrum role and as such a constant reminder about this should be made to every leader. Some leaders have lost or don’t know why they lead; hence Warren Bennis wrote the book; Why Leaders Can’t Lead. ...

CONCERNS raised recently by civic groups in Bulawayo over Local Government minister July Moyo’s decision to appoint commissions to run local authorities ahead of the swearing-in of councillors reflect the national picture in which stakeholders from across the country have raised the red flag over the same sensitive matter. ...

The nation could experience a new normal, so to speak, as the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) has only a matter of days to validate President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa’s win, as announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission following the just-held harmonised elections; or declare his MDC Alliance opponent Nelson Chamisa the winner; or order a rerun of the presidential poll altogether. ...

THE one big question on the minds of the generality of the Zimbabwean citizenry in the period after elections is: Are things ever going to get better in the country? ...

AS predicted in our column last week, the presidential inauguration has been halted, giving way to MDC Alliance's July 30 presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa to challenge the presidential election results. ...

WE knew, even before the first vote was cast, that Zimbabwe’s election was marred by serious irregularities. These included, but were certainly not limited to: a partisan electoral commission; 250 000 suspicious entries on the voters roll, including one for a 140-year old man; and state media’s sycophantic coverage of the ruling party. ...

The use of fossil fuels, the worst being coal, for energy production is said to be the single biggest contributor to anthropogenic climate change in the world. ...

The red flag raised by the Community Working Group on Health executive director Itai Rusike on the need for government to present a sustainable funding mechanism to ensure renal patients can have access to effective and consistent free renal services at the country’s public hospitals could not have come at any better time. ...

Patriotic citizens of the past had no doubt that it was indeed very sweet to “die for one’s country”. There are many acres of soldiers’ graves in the north of France and in Flanders, also in Germany and many other countries , in fact, all over the world, on all continents, going back to World War One (1914-18). ...

SO we have now got to the point where the petition has been formally filed. A lot of confusing and alarming information has been peddled and circulated. This post will try to demystify these unfounded posts from “cyber scarecrows” masquerading as legal analysts. ...

I HAVE been following closely events in South Africa, as they mark Women's Week — with special focus on gender-based violence — and this led me to make comparisons between abusers and leaders we have on the African continent. ...

This is a question I found myself asking after Zimbabwe’s opposition — MDC Alliance — vowed to challenge the results of the July 30 elections in court after the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) declared that Emmerson Mnangagwa was duly elected President, having won more that 50% of the total votes cast. ...

The July 30 poll was supposed to signify the birth of the Second Republic, anchored on the new Constitution and driven by a legitimate government with an undisputed mandate from the people. ...

THE last two days have been particularly hectic as Zimbabweans celebrated its major holidays —Heroes’ and Defence Forces days. ...

Many African governments have taken to censoring a variety of apps and sites, especially around election time. But people across the continent are increasingly seeking out ways to work around the blocks. ...

AFTER 17 years in splendid isolation and under the agonising Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act (Zidera) (S 494) of 2001, passed by the United States Congress, the effects thereof have been blamed for throwing this country into economic dysfunctionality. ...

HUMAN resources (HR) professionals play a crucial role in responding to economic and political uncertainties. The current business environment demand HR professionals who are proactive and it has become the modus operandi in most businesses that when things go well, management takes the recognition, and when things go poorly, HR is often blamed. ...

THERE was always going to be a disputed winner of Zimbabwe’s 2018 elections, especially after Robert Mugabe was no longer on the presidential ballot paper. ...

As Zimbabwe commemorated Heroes’ Day yesterday, it was time to reflect over the course of our long history in battling repression, subjugation, and injustice. We have had various sets of heroes and heroines, who have fearlessly resisted forces of oppression - in spite of the dire consequences that they had to encounter. ...

The church has always been looked up to in times of crisis, such as we currently have in Zimbabwe, to resolve problems between feuding parties by providing that key neutral and divine voice of reason for the betterment of society. ...

NOW that Nelson Chamisa, the MDC Alliance presidential candidate has filed a petition challenging the validity of the recent election, attention has turned to what happens next. ...

SO here we are again, stalled by inconclusive politics. Only time, dates and names of politicians have changed and the clock continues to tick. The scenario is the same. With every day that passes, our bodies are aging. Our politics continue to go in full cycles, but our dreams are stalled. It is either we are cursed or we are just stupid. ...

CLIMATE change compatible strategies in planning and investment should place children at the heart of all processes. Climate change has been described as a cancer or HIV and Aids of the environment. In that regard, it has posed some obstacles and mind-shattering gaps to policy planners and development practitioners. ...