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Disasters to test commitment of Zimbabweans to each other

Editorial Comment LAST week was all about the shocking situation at Zimbabwe’s public health institutions. The country held its breath as doctors told the health minister, Obadiah Moyo, of how the institutions set up to heal the nation have become death traps themselves as shortages of basic medication and equipment …

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A woman’s beauty saves her people

Guest Column: Fr Oskar Wermter sj IN ancient Israel, men were known to have total control over their women; just like in Saudi Arabia today where women fight for the privilege of driving cars. What chance would a woman have to be a leader; even a saviour of such an …

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Zim needs to rethink social work

Arthur Kaseke Correspondent One sad feature of our modern-day societies is that many individuals and communities are being traumatised by the demands and excesses of our globalised world, a factor that has given birth to increased levels of poverty, environmental degradation, natural disasters and a severe breakdown on moral values …

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Public-private partnerships and prison reform

Sharon Hofisi Legal Letters When you look at Constitutional Hill in South Africa, you see a beautiful building incorporating parts of the old jail such as stairwells of the Awaiting-Trial section. The metaphor of a traditional African khotla or gathering of tribal elders meeting under a tree demonstrates the history …

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New dispensation walks the talk on corruption

Beaven Musoko Correspondent The advent of the new dispensation in November 2017 has seen a new impetus in the fight against the scourge of corruption. Right beginning with his inauguration speech on November 24, 2017, President Mnangagwa pledged to tackle corruption. “Acts of corruption must stop. Where these occur, swift …

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US 2018 human rights report on Zim biased

Nobleman Runyanga Correspondent Last week the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour released its 2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. An examination of the report shows a fair view in some respects except for some issues falling under politics, human rights and labour …

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Industrialisation, RISDP review SADC’s top priorities in 2019

The strengthening of efforts to implement activities set out in an industrial development strategy and the review of a regional development blueprint are some of the top priorities for Southern Africa during 2019. This emerged from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers meeting underway in Windhoek, Namibia. …

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Cyclone Idai: Depraved politics of blame

Trevor Shiri Correspondent Zimbabwe is one of the countries that were caught in the vicious trail of destruction caused by Cyclone Idai. Mozambique and Malawi have been equally devastated. Life and limb have been lost. Livelihoods lost. Homes destroyed. People swept away. People missing. Property and infrastructure decimated. Utter annihilation. …

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Let’s fill the gap in civil protection

Zimbabwe is not often hit by cyclones, but when they do move this far inland they can cause more deaths and destruction than they should, largely because their rarity makes communities complacent and knowledge is forgotten. The Civil Protection Units are far more knowledgeable and a lot of effort is …

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