Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

As I ponder the events of the past month, I am reminded of a saying “Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad”, attributed to ...

In the aftermath of Zimbabwe’s so-called military-assisted takeover of the 37-year-old fatiguing era of the regime of former President Robert Mugabe, the country has quickly recidivated to the “Mugabe normal” or worse, since President Emmerson Mnangagwa took over. Given what is brewing on the ground, any hopes that the removal of Mugabe by the military would usher in a new democratic dispensation remain a mirage. ...

It is not good to criticise the government of the day always without giving good and sound advice for its head and his entire government. As a policy adviser and researcher, it is very important to give the President of the day and his entire government some good pieces of advice so that he can share with his entire work force or consult in some critical areas. ...

TWO issues on the ongoing voter registration exercise came to the fore this week — the need for the immediate appointment of Justice Rita Makarau’s successor as the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chief and the need to extend the biometric voter registration period. ...

It was never going to be easy for the new government led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the expectations across many sectors are just, but overwhelming. ...

A NEW era has dawned in Zimbabwe . . . or has it? In recent weeks, to popular acclamation and adulation, Zanu PF and the war veterans have used the military to depose erstwhile President Robert Mugabe, install Emmerson Mnangagwa in the office, and to tighten their grip on power. ...

WHILE President Emmerson Mnangagwa might have won the hearts of many citizens by dislodging their former long-time ruler, Robert Mugabe, we strongly believe he still faces the herculean task of legitimising his stay in office and rebranding himself to gain international acceptability. ...

The future of any country or society is primarily determined by a policy or ideological position, a team tasked with translating the policy ideas into action and resources ...

THE threat by the MDC Alliance to dismiss the 2018 National Budget presented by Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa last Thursday over its shallowness or otherwise should be well-founded and not based on malice simply because it’s a Zanu PF-fronted exercise. ...

THE costs of building dams are quite suffocating for every nation or stakeholder. The figures are sufficiently scary and prohibitive. ...

Dear Reader or one dear friend of Zimbabwe, ...

The Gospel of Christ that is the Grace of God introduces us to a spiritual reality that humanity’s broken relationship with God has been mended in Jesus Christ. Those who hear it and receive and believe it are reconciled to God. He ceases to be just the Creator, but becomes their Father. ...

AFTER pulling off a one-man demonstration during Zanu PF’s annual conference in the resort town of Victoria Falls, clergyman Phillip Mugadza became an overnight hero. ...

AT this time of the year with school leavers and young people in mind, we always discuss careers in the legal field and associated fields. ...

“BELIEVE in yourself! Have faith in your abilities. Without humble and reasonable confidence in your own powers you can't be successful or enjoy happiness. But with sound self-confidence you can be successful. A sense of inferiority and inadequacy interfers with the attainment of your hopes, but self-confidence leads to self-reliance and successful achievement,” once articulated Norman V Peale. Many things do affect confidence. One of them is criticism. Yes, I mean criticism. ...

OLD people have walked wrong paths because they decided not to follow their true instincts. ...

Let’s suppose you are running an advertising agency in the late 1990s. The agency has a bank as a client and the client has asked you to help them develop some new products. After some heavy brainstorming with your team of talented, innovative young people, you go back to the client with a brilliant idea: a banking product for women. ...

I INTRODUCED my last opinion piece by stating that there should be careful management of expectations; and we ought to be empirical — not prejudge — when we dissect issues. ...

While some people were somewhat disappointed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s new Cabinet announced recently, particularly the inclusion of some individuals with previous dark pasts in government, the 2018 National Budget presented by Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa yesterday demonstrated government’s commitment to deal with the economic mess the nation is mired in. ...

Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has a delicate balancing act to perform today when he presents the national budget, as he has to choose between populism and pragmatism. ...

November 18, 2017 shall be remembered as the day which inscribed an indelible feature in the history of Zimbabwe. On that day, an entire nation conspired to run away from Satan in order to seek refuge in and surrender its soul to Lucifer. ...

I do not have to define what an assignment is. I believe that all of us do understand what this is all about. Students are given assignments every day during the school term and even when they close schools and are on holiday they get assignments for them to do. ...

IN his own words, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said “the voice of the people is the voice of God”. We now hold him to his word. He must start listening to the sacred voice of God and move our nation forward. ...

NOW that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s new, leaner Cabinet has been sworn-in, Zimbabweans eagerly expect the team and the 350 policymakers to hit the ground running, with the 2018 National Budget statement, which is due tomorrow, being their first port of call. ...

THAT Zimbabweans are eager to see changes in the economic, social and political arenas is not in doubt. ...

TOBIAS Mudzingwa (not real name) returns home in a drunken stupor on a Sunday morning. ...

I could not help but feel flabbergasted and disgusted by the manner in which some sections of our society, especially the State media, seem intent on continuing the “legacy” of cult politics in this country — as witnessed by their pathetic attempts to create another Robert Mugabe out of new President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa. ...

President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa made a grand comeback from his brief exile in South Africa following his ouster. Prior to his arrival, Harare went wild with joy when news of his predecessor Robert Mugabe’s resignation filtered. The same euphoria was reported everywhere across Zimbabwe. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government got off to a false start, as he was forced by the Constitution to drop some of the ministers he had selected to his Cabinet. ...

Hunger is a feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat. ...