Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

THE retirement of more than 30 senior police officers by the government appears to have caused some consternation in some quarters, and one gets the feeling that there could a deeper motive beyond merely relieving those that have reached the retirement age of their jobs. ...

When there is a fight in the neighbourhood, good neighbours will come in and do whatever they can to de-escalate the situation and restore good relations. ...

Anyone whoever achieved anything great in this challenging life, has tons of bad stories to tell. ...

Sometimes parents have conflicting views regarding the raising of their minor children when the shared values, philosophies, morals, principles and opinions clash. ...

As we continue to walk together in confidence in the faith, with assurance of eternal life, I occasionally take time, especially, at the beginning of the year to encourage us on foundational and fundamental truths. ...

Last week we started a series on public speaking. One important thing is that we influence decisions using expressed words. The more you are able to converse and convince people through words, the better you are able to lead them. Last week I ended on tip 20, so let me continue from tip number 21. ...

I am not vulgar by nature or inclination, but readers, can you allow me – hopefully, just for once – to cite inappropriate and offensive terms to put across a point without mincing words like a BBC panellist asked for the same exception and exemption last week to utter an unmentionable word before a global television audience: Shithole. ...

Proceedings in the National Assembly since resumption of business on 9 January have largely focused on the 2018 National Budget that was presented to Parliament on 7 December 2017. ...

THE country’s once vibrant health sector has for many years now been teetering on the brink of collapse largely due to under-funding and, sometimes, government’s misplaced priorities. ...

Some of you may have heard the story of how I came to run in the Comrades marathon. Although I have told it countless times, I’m still somehow a little amazed at how I could go from the last person to be picked for any sporting activity at school, to being a person who can run one of the world’s longest, toughest ultra-marathons in the world at age 34. ...

THE beginning of the year has been dominated by discussions on water and its quality, particularly in Harare, and it comes as no surprise that there are reports of a typhoid outbreak in the capital city. ...

Last week, we looked at hospitality as one of the qualities of healthy and stable families. ...

The issue of the new education curriculum in Zimbabwe has generated more heat than light. Different sectors, groupings, captains of commerce and industry, parents and teachers have registered their unwillingness to embrace the new curriculum at this material time. ...

The last few weeks have been very interesting in Zimbabwean politics. Interesting because so much has happened in the blink of an eye. ...

In March, Zimbabwe will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its Constitution, which was approved by a popular referendum in 2013. The Constitution was one of the major achievements of the Inclusive Government which governed the country for four years between 2009 and 2013. ...

THE Norton member of Parliament Temba Mliswa-led Mines and Energy Parliamentary Portfolio Committee’s call to summon former President Robert Mugabe to Parliament to answer and explain his 2016 claim that $15 billion worth of diamond revenue went missing is a welcome development, but it depends on how this process would be conducted. ...

AS I entered the Sibanda homestead in Funyana village, Silobela, Mbuya Sibanda was patiently picking short pieces of copper wire for her grandson, Ignatius Sibanda (16), which he had just dropped and placing them within his reach. ...

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s visit to main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai marks a monumental moment in Zimbabwean politics despite the various interpretations ascribed to the visit. ...

FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa seemed to be heralding a new dawn late last year when he said the government did not have money to buy cars for chiefs. ...

There is a mistaken view that all Zimbabweans supported the coup that brought to an abrupt end former President Robert Mugabe’s tyrannical rule. ...

Ever since the artisanal miners’ invasion on the country’s vast mineral resources and landscapes, seeking instant riches or rather survival from gold and chrome deposits, or just trying to ease the jaws of biting economic conditions, land degradation has consumed a significant chunk of the country’s productive land and waterways. ...

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s call to stop blaming sanctions for the country’s economic malaise is timely, and we urge the government to craft policies that can kick-start the economy without being bogged down with the infantile sanctions mantra that characterised former President Robert Mugabe’s regime. ...

Our current political and economic situation does not make it easy for us to map and prioritise a way forward for our country. There is both political pressure and a temptation to want to do everything because it is assumed that people want everything achieved at once, impossible as it may be. ...

The November 15, 2017 military intervention which culminated in a new administration headed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa will not only have an effect on current socio-economic and political changes taking place, but hugely so on the subsequent voting behaviour at the impending 2018 polls in Zimbabwe. ...

With schools opening this week, we turn attention to the education rights of school children who live with various disabilities. Unless, one is affected or interacts with disabled children in some aspect of their life, the issues affecting them are rarely discussed. ...

“The person who is incapable of making mistakes is incapable of doing anything,” once noted Abraham Lincoln. Today will jump straight into the arena of mistakes. For if your past mistakes are viewed positively they can do wonders for you. ...

For the past decade, my life has been spent on stage speaking. I have been in front of corporate professionals, young people, congregants, on television and radio. ...

FORMER Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo’s arrogance, self-righteousness and paternalistic attitude can only be described as nauseating, if the things he said during his recent interview with BBC’s Zeinab Badawi on HARDtalk really came from his heart. ...

The grace of God cushions and empowers us. It capacitates and enables us to achieve beyond the realm of humanity. ...

If you are driving to Kariba or Mana Pools, then Chinhoyi Caves Park is an excellent place to stop and have a look around. ...