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Blame-game in MDC-A fights won’t help matters

Since its formation in 1999, MDC has been blaming Zanu-PF for its woes like splits, internal violence and irreconcilable divisions among the top leadership. It appears it has become the norm that anyone who differs on processes and procedures within the top hierarchy of the party is deemed a Zanu-PF …

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Family lineage and divine blessing

ONE lame excuse often used to justify poverty is poor family background. While family inheritance is a handy launchpad, you can defy ancestry and emerge rich through divine blessings. Many feel disfranchised because of where they come from. Their families do not make it in the who-is-who of achievers and …

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The impossibility of abolishing lobola: Part 3

guest column: Miriam Tose Majome THIS is the conclusion of a three-part series which discussed the feasibility of doing away with roora or making it optional in customary marriages. The position taken has been that it is impossible to alter it because of its religious/spiritual centrality in the African context. …

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Corruption and incompetence

ZIMBABWEANS are incredibly patient and have put up with many failures of the State for many years. But the present shambles in the fuel industry simply goes too far. It is time heads rolled and those responsible punished. Enough is enough. I think it is clear to everyone that since …

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African leaders should embrace change

SUCCESS LIFE: JONAH NYONI Africa is a continent endowed with resources, but we have failed to effectively use them. But why have leaders failed us? Africa has potential, but we need people who can lead us and are able to change our trajectory. This is what is generally affecting Africa. …

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Tracing roots of Chirandu clan: Part 13

Claude Maredza Correspondent They then showed the differentiation between the hippo, which they had nicknamed elephant and the actual elephant by adding the term mukotami, which means craning or bending the neck downwards on the ground, which is what the hippo does when it feeds, whereas the actual elephant doesn’t …

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Messiahs, mavericks or madmen?

Leroy Dzenga and Emmanuel Kafe Every now and then, the world is treated to a claim that borders on the absurd by men and women of religious dispositions. Africa could be leading the charts of supernatural claims that trigger a probe into the mental well-being of the individuals behind them. …

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‘Forex rate liberalisation a step in right direction’

THE INTERVIEW LEEROY DZENGA Reserve Bank Governor Dr John Mangundya last week presented the Monetary Policy Statement which liberalised the exchange rate, while its contents have been subject of debate to date. Our Features Writer Leroy Dzenga (LD) sat down with economist Ashok Chakravarti (AC) who predicted a decrease in …

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Remove bad apples from our game

IN the past few weeks, we have taken a leading role in exposing the rot that has seemingly been creeping into some of our Premiership clubs, where some rogue officials were milking players by demanding kickbacks for helping the footballers secure contracts. We broke the story about the shenanigans at …

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No Holy ghost, no visitation

Bishop Dr B. Manjoro Dunamis It’s exciting to be a part of the church. For the church to be church, the Holy Ghost must be involved! For the church to be powerful, the Holy Ghost must be involved! For the church to see visions, to see angels, the Spirit of …

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