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Correcting Zimbabwe’s human rights record a tough call

FOR nearly 40 years, Zimbabwe – under former President Robert Mugabe and the ruling Zanu PF party, endured some very trying times from the days of Gukurahundi in the early 1980s, through to Murambatsvina in 2005; the 2000 disastrous land reform programme and the 2009 dollarisation, among many unfortunate happenings …

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Reforms without leadership renewal futile

ZIMBABWE has been on the regional and global agenda for the wrong reasons for two decades now. Yes, there are 20-year olds born and raised in this hardship environment who still hope that the next 20 years will be better, even though the current optics are at odds with that …

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Children need quality climate education

Quality education is viewed as a dynamic concept, which evolves with time, while it is also subject to social, economic and environmental conditions. In this regard, the goal of achieving universal primary education (UPE) has been on the international agenda since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirmed in 1948, …

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The perfect storm is brewing

I DO not know what we have to say or do to get those in authority here to understand that if they do nothing, Zimbabwe is headed for a political storm which could change everything or even sink the ship. I am regarded as a perpetual optimist, I am not …

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The calibre of councillors

THE Auditor-General’s (AG) Local Authorities Report for 2018 makes for some serious, but disturbing reading. It reports the state of financial management of local authorities and shows the extent of the gross financial mismanagement of public funds and the parlous state of human resources in local authorities. Local authorities consist …

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Magaya abuse allegations: Evils of commodifying the female body

A LOCAL weekly, The Sunday Mail newspaper recently carried a very disturbing story on allegations of sexual abuse of female worshippers by well-known clergyman, Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries founding leader Walter Magaya. Titled Magaya Bombshell, the story gave accounts of some of the worshippers and how they were either …

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Of wages of sin and gift of eternal life

THE revelation of God is Christ. God came in Jesus Christ. Christianity is the manifestation of the presence of Christ in the believer. It’s God’s desire to show forth Himself in Christ and express His being in this earthly realm through those He purchased by the precious blood of Jesus. …

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Stand in the gap, fathers!

THE Bible has a plan for literally every aspect of our lives. This plan is for our personal benefit and that of society. One particular plan of God is outlined in Titus 2. It’s a long chapter so I won’t quote it, but I really encourage you to read it! …

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Reforms must be all encompassing

THE call for electoral reforms by the independent elections watchdog, Elections Resource Centre (ERC), could not have come at a more critical time. This is in view of the economic difficulties being experienced in the country, whose repercussions on the ordinary citizens are far-reaching. It is a part of the …

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Master your thoughts

Your thoughts have the energy, power, and limitless prowess and potential. Your thoughts can even surprise you because of what they can produce. This writer can attest to this. Being born in a sorry and poor state, he made his mind almost a decade ago and today most people would …

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