Violent and bloody elections ahead

 What happened in Gokwe on Thursday heralds the beginning of political violence that will blight the 2023 elections whose results will predictably be disputed.

By The Standard Aug. 28, 2022
Time to plan for returning residents
By The Standard Aug. 14, 2022
Charging school fees in forex unreasonable
Charging school fees in forex unreasonable

A majority of Zimbabwean workers, including civil servants, are mostly paid in local currency and they have limited access to foreign currency, which makes the government’s position on school fees unreasonable.

By The Standard Aug. 7, 2022
Power crisis needs practical solutions

Zesa chairman Sydney Gata revealed last week that the country risked losing power import contracts with utilities in Zambia and Mozambique to South Africa because it was failing to pay for the electricity supplies on time.

By The Standard Jul. 31, 2022
Devolution gains remain a mirage

The government is interfering more in the operations of local authorities through the imposition of bad economic deals such as the one between Harare City Council and Geogenix BV of the Netherlands early this year to set up a waste-to-energy plant at the Pomona dumpsite.

By The Standard Jul. 24, 2022
Govt must restore dignity to civil service

They are striking over poor salaries and conditions of service. The decision to down tools came after talks with government over the issue had fallen through and were abandoned.

By The Standard Jul. 17, 2022
The Mugabe years are back

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government is becoming even more heavy handed in dealing with dissent than the autocratic Mugabe, who ruled with an iron fist for about four decades.

By The Standard Jul. 10, 2022
Stop meddling in PSMAS affairs

PSMAS was set up by civil servants to provide medical cover to members at a reasonable cost.

By The Standard Jul. 3, 2022
Engage disgruntled health workers

Patients at public hospitals endured a tough week after health workers, who included junior doctors, nurses, radiographers and pharmacists went on strike on June 20 demanding a review of their salaries.

By The Standard Jun. 26, 2022
Break cycle of abductions, killings

Ali’s abduction and murder was part of a cycle driven by impunity of perpetrators and this is why all eyes have been on the police to demonstrate that they are now a professional organisation by handling the investigations professionally.

By The Standard Jun. 19, 2022
Stop suppressing citizens’ freedoms

Overzealous police officers stormed the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe offices in the city centre and arrested the 34, who included the church leader Bishop Ancelimo Magaya.

By The Standard Jun. 12, 2022
Pomona scandal a tip of the iceberg

Councils throughout the country are struggling to deliver basic services such as refuse collection and provide clean running water because their budgets are stretched.

By The Standard Jun. 5, 2022
Fresh war veterans pay-outs ill-advised

The latest batch, which was recently vetted, is said to have missed out during the first round of compensation in 1997.

By The Standard May. 29, 2022
Walk the talk on reforms

Mnangagwa’s administration paid millions of dollars in foreign currency to western public relations firms in a desperate move to clean its image and gain acceptance from countries that have ostracised Zimbabwe because of the Mugabe regime’s human rights record.

By The Standard May. 22, 2022
Mnangagwa ban added fuel to a fire

Mnangagwa said the shock measures were meant to cripple speculators whom he said were behind the rapid collapse of the local currency, which was reintroduced in 2019.

By The Standard May. 15, 2022
End Zupco monopoly

Two years ago the government used the Covid-19 pandemic as a cover to ban private transport operators in urban areas and imposed Zupco as the only public transport operator.

By The Standard May. 8, 2022
Govt crippling service delivery

The government took the side of the Douglas Mwonzora led MDC-T, which sent the bloated delegation to Bulawayo despite the outcry that the city can ill afford spending US$136 000 when it is struggling to deliver basic services to ratepayers.

By The Standard May. 1, 2022
Currency crisis needs practical solutions

The value of the Zimbabwe dollar has been plummeting on the parallel market in the last few weeks, pushing prices of basic commodities beyond the reach of the poor who form the majority of the population.

By The Standard Apr. 24, 2022
Act now to stop the road carnage

Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe statistics show an increase in road traffic crash fatalities of 35 percent between 2010 (2 291 deaths) and 2019 (2 000).

By The Standard Apr. 17, 2022
Tackle medical insurance crisis

Civil servants form the majority of PSMAS subscribers at over 750 000 or 90% of the medical insurer’s membership base.

By The Standard Apr. 10, 2022
Zim firmly on road to 2023 polls

There is no doubt that victors of this by-election, the newly-born Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) party, are determined to plough forward to bigger victory while the vanquished Zanu PF gird their loins for the battle ahead.

By The Standard Apr. 3, 2022
Polls: Time to introspect

Zimbabwe finally held the long-awaited by-elections yesterday after divisive campaigns punctuated by violence against the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) and inflammatory language by the country’s leadership. The March 26 by-elections came after a two-year ban on elections by the government under the pretext that it was trying to contain the spread of Covid-19. […]

By The Standard Mar. 27, 2022
Stop the bloodletting ahead of by-elections

Zanu PF is clearly rattled by the momentum being shown by the newly formed Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) led by Nelson Chamisa, hence the senseless violence being meted against the opposition party’s supporters by the ruling party’s goons and security forces.

By The Standard Mar. 20, 2022
This is not democracy

The Harare High Court rightfully reversed the police order and said the rally could go ahead provided the opposition party attended to concerns raised by the law enforcement agents.

By The Standard Mar. 13, 2022
Worldwide Popularity of Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a digital asset and a payment system invented by Satoshi Nakamoto. Transactions are verified by network nodes through cryptography and recorded in a public dispersed ledger called a blockchain. Bitcoin is unique in that there are a finite number of them: 21 million. Bitcoins are created as a reward for a process known […]

By The Standard Mar. 12, 2022
Complete Concept of Bitcoin Price

The value of bitcoin is constantly changing. It can be worth a lot one day and then lose a lot of its value the next. This is because the bitcoin market is unstable and new bitcoins are being created all the time. The price of a bitcoin can also be affected by things like global […]

By The Standard Mar. 10, 2022
Abandon draconian NGO Bill

The announcement came at a time when Parliament is conducting hearings into the contentious PVO Ammmendment where the ruling Zanu PF party is showing determination to railroad the contentious proposed law.

By The Standard Mar. 6, 2022
SRC’s costly blunder

Fifa says it will only lift the suspension of the country if the Zifa officials are reinstated, but the Src insists that will not happen.

By The Standard Feb. 27, 2022
Partisan policing a threat to democracy

Tongues were sent wagging last week when police set tough conditions for CCC to hold its by-elections official launch in Harare today, which seemed not to apply to the Douglas Mwonzora-led MDC-T and the ruling Zanu PF.

By The Standard Feb. 20, 2022