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WE can all agree that former President Robert Mugabe has proven the “gods” wrong so many times; well, at least according to the “prophets” that are at every street corner in Africa. From one to the other, the date of his death has been prophesied, moved from month to month and year to year. What is most intriguing is that when a prophecy comes to pass, they rush to their archives and produce those videos as proof that the Man of God was spot on and yet when it does not, nothing of that sort happens. ...
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Opinion & Editorials
If you say that the joke is on a particular person, you mean that the person has tried to make someone else look silly, but has, in the process, made himself or herself look silly instead – like if you put glue or chewing gum on someone’s seat and then you mistakenly sit there, the joke is on you. This happened this week when lawyers took advantage of demonstrating over a largely justified and legitimate grievance which directly falls under their purview – that of the possible subversion of the criminal justice system by the State – to gratuitously unleash a personal attack on Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga making their entry point his mispronunciation – not deliberate or ignorant – of “L” as “R”. ...
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Columnists Opinion & Editorials
IN the past week, the buzzword was “coalition”, as MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai signed memoranda of understanding with his MDC and National People’s Party (NPP) counterparts, Welshman Ncube and Joice Mujuru, respectively. ...
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Columnists Opinion & Editorials
This week was that ambivalent time of the year again for many Zimbabweans —including myself — as they were torn between, on one hand, celebrating the birth of this great nation 37 years ago, and, on the other, mourning the betrayal of values that has heavily and scandalously manifested since, making the country hardly recognisable from 1980. ...
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Business
Business by its nature involves taking risks. However, the level of risk taken must be proportionate to the rewards of the enterprise. ...
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Columnists Opinion & Editorials
This week we celebrated, or should I say commemorated 37 years of our country’s independence. It got me thinking about the meaning of independence — and how it translates for an individual, a community or a country. ...
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Columnists Opinion & Editorials
There was that familiar ring of “here we go again” when Zanu PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere was this past week accused of “plotting to topple” President Robert Mugabe and nationwide stage-managed demonstrations by ruling Zanu PF party members were held baying for his summary removal. ...
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Columnists Opinion & Editorials
Zimbabwe’s Local Government minister and Zanu PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere is not a happy man right now. ...
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Government’s raft of new taxes akin to squeezing water from a stone
If anyone needed evidence that the Zimbabwean government is financially hamstrung and virtually clutching on to straws to survive, then last week’s overtures that it intends to tax hairdressers and small-scale businesses should put the matter to rest. Things are certainly not getting better. ...
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Columnists Opinion & Editorials
Zanu PF has an uncanny ability to regroup each time there is chaos within the party, but for the first time ever, the party seems bereft of ideas and all that is needed is an organised opposition to take advantage of the situation. ...
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Columnists Opinion & Editorials
So things are happening in South Africa after an eventful week which saw a Cabinet reshuffle. For those who follow South African politics in general and the African National Congress (ANC) in particular, the current developments are not surprising as they are not new. In September 2008, the former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, was ejected in exactly the same way as is being prescribed on President Jacob Zuma today. ...
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Columnists Opinion & Editorials
FOR the first time this year, President Robert Mugabe has stayed in Zimbabwe for a period straddling two consecutive weeks. ...
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Columnists Opinion & Editorials
Zimbabwe has embarked on the land tenure programme meant to streamline and correct what it refers to as colonial imbalances. Despite what the government considered to be paramount and millennial milestone strides, in the eyes of the elites of course, that does not fully augur well with the peasantry’s aspirations. ...
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Columnists
On this side of eternity you will have material needs. Shelter, clothing and food are necessary. Depending on your heart and taste, these necessities vary in description. Based on means, your shelter may not be just a roof over your head. You may consider what type of roof and where. ...
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Columnists Opinion & Editorials
On August 6, 1945 the Americans dropped the first nuclear bomb on Hiroshima to bring the war against Japan to an end. The human catastrophe was so horrendous, it was never done again. The mad strategic concept of MAD (= Mutually Assured Destruction) worked. If we are still alive 70 years later, we owe it to, among other things, MAD, that is to the terror inflicted on humanity by the mushroom of a nuclear cloud hovering over the mass grave called Hiroshima. ...
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Columnists Opinion & Editorials
“Tough times are inevitable in life and in business. But how you compose yourself during those times defines your spirit and future,” articulated one of the global business leaders Richard Branson. What a powerful statement. Jackson Brown went further to shed more light by then clarifying that “a person with big dreams is more powerful than one with facts”. Facts are good. ...
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Columnists Opinion & Editorials
IT’S most difficult — no, it’s impossible — to say anything complimentary or positive about Nathaniel Mhiripiri even though he cannot defend himself from his grave. ...
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Columnists Opinion & Editorials
The Zanu PF government is prepared to hold elections only under its own terms. Many will then argue as to the purpose of holding an election in which President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF is guaranteed to win. ...
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Columnists Opinion & Editorials
We learnt with shock and consternation of a violent public brawl between two top officials of the Joice Mujuru-led National People’s Party (NPP) during a meeting in Harare yesterday. ...
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Columnists Opinion & Editorials
We are living in a generation full of learned or educated people, men and women, but who lack wisdom. ...
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Columnists Opinion & Editorials
THE government needs to stop seeing the Diaspora merely as a cash cow and start investing in a real relationship. ...
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