Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

ON Wednesday, the Zimbabwe Cricket team suffered one of its most humiliating defeats in recent history after losing to neighbours South Africa by an innings and 120 runs ...

Government’s decision to effect 30% duty on imported cotton fabrics beginning January 1, 2018 to safeguard the local clothing industry which has taken a severe knock from the ...

It is fascinating to me that today, Thursday 28 December is my birthday. I praise God to be alive and to be writing to you on my day ...

AS 2018 beckons on the horizon, Zimbabweans from all walks of life are expecting the year to usher in an improved life devoid of most man-made hardships experienced in 2017. ...

Years ago, Masipula Sithole made an observation about Zimbabwe that has remained true to this day. In doing so, Sithole decried the propensity of Zimbabwean political parties to splinter and multiply. ...

On Wednesday December 20, President Emmerson Mnangagwa delivered his first State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA). The nation had waited in anticipation since the announcement of the address the previous day by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Advocate Jacob Mudenda. It’s a new presidency the arrival of which was accompanied by much drama, excitement and high hopes and expectations. ...

There is an inevitable increase in the consumption of alcohol and alcohol sales. Some drinkers tend to get carried away with the merriment of the season and overreach themselves by being a nuisance to society when they have consumed too much alcohol. Alcohol-related offences also invariably increase during festive periods. ...

THE Grace of God i.e. the Gospel of Christ, redeems us from the old covenant bondage to spiritual liberty in the life of Christ. ...

THERE are debates around the current political leadership, whether it will deliver or not. Our minds have been psychologically bruised and battered because of situations we had to endure over the past few years. ...

The festive period is a time that brings with it a lot of excitement as people spend time with family and friends. ...

Theodore Roosevelt was a loved man. He was a President beyond par in terms of his relations with the ordinary people. Even his servants enjoyed a warm-blooded relationship with him. They just loved him to be precise. ...

DID you really think I was going to write about political parties a few days before Christmas? No way, Jose! ...

On a Saturday afternoon in one of Addis Ababa’s khat houses, a group of men and women chew the mildly narcotic plant while gazing mesmerised toward a television featuring a South Korean soldier stripped to his waist and holding a young lady’s hand while proclaiming his undying love — somewhat incongruously — in Amharic. ...

Now and then you and me have an, as they say in Latin, annus horribilis (horrible year). ...

Zimbabweans could find it interesting, if not particularly curious, that MDC-T vice-president Nelson Chamisa would challenge the new government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa to approach them for a solution to the cash crisis gripping the country. ...

“If I see other kids going to school, I cry,” said 16-year-old Anesu (not her real name), as she spoke with Human Rights Watch last year in Mashonaland ...

We are at the end of the year now and many people are excited about many things that happened around them or the things that they did. Many ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has had the misfortune of having a very limited honeymoon period, as he is serving a very expectant nation. ...

The intervention by government to rescind the decision by bakers to hike bread prices could not have come at any better time. ...

In many societies, the girl child is meticulously raised and granted protection from the vices afflicting the community. At the same time, the girl child is still viewed, ...

ONE critical area that damaged the previous government’s image was the issue of staffing governance strategic areas with activists and party cadres. ...

“Money is friendly to a free society and it flees from madness”: A response to one Eric Knight, in defence of the MDC Alliance! ...

“This country came through the bullet, not the pencil. Therefore, it will not go by your X of the pencil . . . The next time, I will come next week to Jerera, the helicopter will be full of bullets. You know what you did,” these words by Lieutenant-General Angelbert Rugeje in Masvingo after MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai defeated former President Robert Mugabe in the first round of polls in 2008 will remain engraved in many people’s memories. ...

The just-ended Zanu PF congress has sealed former President Robert Mugabe’s fate and fall from grace. Mugabe’s resignation on November 21 did more than just end a dark era in Zimbabwean politics. His resignation, accompanied by ululations and ear-piercing screams in the streets, was a critically necessary thing to happen no matter how anyone may want to look it. ...

NEARLY two weeks after Finance and Economic Planning minister Patrick Chinamasa presented the 2018 National Budget, which was largely seen as the proverbial carrot for investment, venture capitalists are still refusing to bite. ...

The last few days have witnessed a renewed upsurge in prices, particularly bread, which is a staple for most people. ...

When the renewable energy discourse gained traction, there was hope, particularly in developing countries, that this would offer a break from the chains and shackles of energy poverty, which have haunted them for decades. ...

My colleague recently captured what I think is the general feeling among Zimbabweans. He said: “You Zimbabweans do not seem to understand what has happened to you, apart from knowing that former President Robert Mugabe is out of power.” He implied that other than the departure of Mugabe, the rest remains the same, but coated by a different face. Change might not have started. ...

The Gospel of Jesus Christ, i.e., the Grace of God announces to hearers and delivers to resultant believers and partakers the finished or accomplished works of Jesus Christ. ...

The November military coup in Zimbabwe marked the end of Former President Robert Mugabe’s 37-year stranglehold on power, as the balance of forces shifted in the ruling Zanu PF party which was being hounded by a succession battle over the past two decades. ...