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Mahoso makes literary comeback

Elliot Ziwira At the BookstoreIf there is one articulate, and philosophical storyteller and poet to have emerged from Zimbabwe’s literary landscape, it is Tafataona Mahoso. After taking a sabbatical from the printing press for 30 years, following the publication of his poetic scorcher “Footprints About the Bantustan” (1989), the writer …

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Calling for talks from burning anthills

Elliot Ziwira Senior WriterThere is so much talk about a Government of National Unity (GNU); talk which seems to be gaining traction, especially so with the coming on board of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC), and the demonstrations that rocked our nation last week, setting our economy back $300 …

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Evil should not prevail over good

The security services have promised they will be out in full force this week to ensure Zimbabweans go about their daily businesses unperturbed and undisturbed. The nation needs that assurance. This day last week was eerily quiet in the morning. The opposition MDC-Alliance and its NGO sector cousins had mooted …

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Chiefs’ role in environmental protection questioned

Whenever talk of investments is in the public domain, what comes into people’s minds is the issue of new industries and factories opening, including large mining concerns. Guest column: Peter Makwanya We all love investments, especially on this part of the globe because people need jobs, as we were cultured …

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Lack of money not the cause of poverty

Reason Wafawarova on MondayWe have a cash crisis in Zimbabwe at the moment, and it’s not only a problem to do with liquidity, but also with the fact that we believe we do not have much money in the country. The sad problem we have is that most of us …

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Arrested protestors must be treated with dignity

THE past few days have seen a record more than 800 accused persons arrested countrywide in a State security dragnet following the deadly protests which occurred last week, leaving at least 12 people dead and a trail of destruction in its wake. Editorial Comment While State security agents must be …

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Love as enshrined in our proverbs

Tinashe Muchuri CorrespondentNorton is a town that was created to provide neighbouring farms and mines with a supply of labour. Situated 40km west of Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare, Norton is known for being next to both Darwendale Dam and Lake Chivero, which are both sources of domestic and industrial water …

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New brooms, same old problems at Zifa

EARLIER this week, we published an article in this newspaper in which we praised ZIFA boss Felton Kamambo over the way he had executed his role in the first month of his presidency. We noted that Kamambo, a shock winner in a ZIFA presidential poll which some analysts claim he …

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Wetlands: Constructing ourselves out of water

The continued development of residential stands on wetlands has contributed immensely to the water crisis in Harare. It is believed that 90 percent of the city is built on wetlands, and parts of Borrowdale, Marlborough, Bluffhill, Monavale, Chishawasha Hills, Mabvuku, Tafara and Rugare among other suburbs in low and high-density …

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Balance right to demonstrate with responsibility: Mugadza

In the wake of recent demonstrations that have rocked parts of the country, The Herald Senior Writer Elliot Ziwira (EZ) interviewed Dr Willard Tawonezvi Mugadza (WTM), a legal expert in Public Procurement, Corruption, International Trade, Governance and Policy, and has done work for the World Bank Group, African Development Bank and Transparency International, to …

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