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First impression counts in acing job interview

Going for an interview can be a daunting experience, even if it’s not your first time. Guest column with Emmanuel Zvada Competition for jobs is becoming more intense more than ever and given some minutes to sell yourself during the interview, you have to impress. The most important aspect of …

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MDC Alliance cannot afford clashes at this hour

I WISH I could write the following statement across the sky in giant and fiery capital letters: The MDC has held plenty parliamentary seats since 2000, but apparently, no change has come. The opposition has agonisingly lost the presidential bid each time, except in 2008. By Learnmore Zuze MDC, for …

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The Bane of Electioneering and Sloganeering

By Reason Wafawarova Martin Luther King Jnr once said about stupidity: “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” From what we have seen so far in the campaign trail leading to Election 2018, one could be forgiven for suggesting that in politics stupidity is …

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Grad-P rocket: From Russia with love

COMRADE Elson Mupamawonde (born 1950 in Bikita), whose first Chimurenga name was Cde Dhuurani before  it was changed to Cde Soft Magarasadza, went to school up to Standard Six at Mupamawonde High School. Later he moved to Salisbury after securing a job as a “spanner boy”. While in Harare he …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: What Zanu-PF was MDC has become

For some, South African struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who sadly passed away on April 2, 2018 (may her dear revolutionary soul rest in peace!) is a controversial figure, what with the perceived length she was prepared to go in the fight against apartheid. The “saint or sinner” dichotomy largely dominates …

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Zim must not miss golden chance

On Thursday nomination courts will sit across the country to receive names of eligible candidates for the July 30 harmonised elections amid heightened expectations that Zimbabwe will this time around break away from its culture of disputed polls. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took over from Robert Mugabe in November last …

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Don’t elect names, but solutions

It is difficult to point to another country, except for those at full-scale war, that has managed such dramatic cumulative decline in hope – in human livelihoods, in infrastructure and social development, in employment and economic performance, in political stability and governance and in international relations and competitiveness. Why, so …

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The return of Robert Mugabe

My People, I have always said it. And I will continue to say it. That the great Robert Mugabe will one day return to rule this country. BY DOCTOR STOP IT It could be the great Gushungo himself making a second bite of the cherry to rule this country, or …

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Zec’s old habits dying hard

Last Friday, the European Union head of delegation in Zimbabwe, Philippe Van Damme, took to Twitter to participate in the broad conversation on the freeness and fairness of the coming elections. His take is that electoral transparency can be achieved through “open communication and dialogue” with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission …

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Can you dare to challenge the status quo?

Karl Benz was a genius. Engineer and inventor, he worked tirelessly on his idea of a “horseless carriage”, which he called the Patent-Motorwagen. At the time, the idea of a motorised horseless carriage was unthinkable! Consider the circumstances: horses were abundant. They were not only transportation, they were majestic beasts …

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