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Social media and Zimbabwe’s 2018 election

As is increasingly the case across the world, social media is now a permanent fixture of Zimbabwe’s political battleground. And again as is the case in every country that lays claim to being democratic, its use for political mobilisation processes escalates during election campaigns. By Takura Zhangazha Given the fact …

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Zanu PF must desist from violence

THE alleged abduction and murder of a two-year-old child by suspected Zanu PF activists following his father Rambai Lumbe’s defection to the opposition National People’s Party (NPP) where he is the Mazowe North parliamentary candidate provides an opportunity for stakeholders in the forthcoming elections to walk the talk regarding their …

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Mugabe: Factor or bogeyman on July 30?

At a bar somewhere a guy – possibly some political party panjandrum or activist – was shouting knowingly and betting his last dollar that in the few weeks to come we were going to see former president of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, address the opposition MDC Alliance rally …

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China’s commitment to invest in Zim crucial

Elliot Ziwira Senior Features Writer One thing that is of importance to a people, Africans included, and pertinently Zimbabweans, of course, is the essence of reciprocity. We believe that a good turn deserves another, and that a good friend is one that visits you, as much as you visit them. In …

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Mobile gadgets a tricky maze for schools

Leroy Dzenga Features Writer Two independent schools were last week forced to issue public statements distancing themselves from unruly behaviour exhibited by their students in internet videos that went viral. Chisipite Senior School had to apologise after six of its students were captured on video singing an obscene song made …

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Christianity and democratic panoply in Zim

Sharon Hofisi Legal Letters Everybody (Christians included) has a duty to give the world a reason to commit to the tenets of democracy: the rule of law (not rule by law); fundamental human rights and freedoms (whether perceived as African, Asian, Inter-American rights or Eurocentric rights); supremacy of the constitution; …

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Murewa councillor braces to retain seat

WLSA Zimbabwe Murewa Rural District Council Ward 1 Councillor, Resta Dzvinyangomba (44) is an embodiment of the fighting spirit inherent in women. Despite dropping out of school at the age of 17, working as a maid, and marrying a man 14 years her senior, she never lost the will-power to …

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When will justice be done?

Stephen Mpofu Correspondent “Justice delayed is justice denied,” so goes the saying which has stood the test of time. Apply the above wise adage to the almost palpable obscurity surrounding the journey – its vicissitudes and all -in the making of Zimbabwe from 1890 to 1980 when independence and freedom …

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Can Libya break its vicious cycle?

David Wood Correspondent On the final day of April, Cairo hosted a crucial meeting between the African Union, Arab League, European Union and United Nations. The topic: Libya. After the summit, the delegates announced their recommendation – the embattled nation should hold presidential and parliamentary elections before the year’s end. …

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