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Let’s dream big for our country

“Let us think big about our country, for the Bible says, “As a man thinks in his heart, so he is. Let us also speak and confess well and the very best over our country, for the Bible again says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue …

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The ‘turnaround’ people want

By Munyaradzi Mugowo AROUND the country, people wish “things” could get better before long. If fact, many expected a “turnaround” soon after Robert Mugabe’s abdication as president in November last year. The word “turnaround” has become a buzzword in Zimbabwe, as “things” have been bad for decades, and its meaning …

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ED Must Deal With Graft First

The proposed parastatal reforms unveiled by the government on Friday were yet another bold step by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration in cleaning up the economic mess created by Zanu PF over the years, but their success hinges on the elimination of corruption. Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa announced that Zesa Holdings …

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Where is our black elite to balance our politics?

By Tapiwa Gomo In Western countries, as systems of governance became empowered and people’s incomes grew, so did the balance of power between business, government and the people. Everyone is now accountable to someone with the SDtate playing the mediation role on behalf of the people. The government is accountable …

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Love of children: No longer our culture?

By Fr Oskar Wermter SJ Again and again pro-choice lobbies demand that “pregnancies” may be more easily “terminated”. We do not celebrate life so much as the power we have to destroy it. (NewsDay, Monday April 9, 2018, page 3, Abortion Laws). In ancient Rome, the “pater familias” (father of …

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Parastatal reforms, much ado about nothing

THE pronouncement by President Emmerson Mnangagwa regarding the reform of parastatals comes short of expectations, with the new structure basically exposing the State to continued looting as well as financial haemorrhage. Mnangagwa’s announcement through Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa, while exciting in theory, shows the usual gimmick of just pushing the …

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Zimbabwe: How Grace Mugabe Poaching Claims Benefit Mnangagwa

By Lovejoy Mutongwiza The headline on the Zimbabwe Herald could not have made it clearer: “Police tighten the noose on Grace Mugabe.” The newspaper, for 37 years the mouthpiece of Robert Mugabe’s government, is now the voice of the new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. He replaced Mugabe when the long-time leader …

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Chamisa, the Curse of Youthful Exuberance

By Gibson Nyikadzino The parable of our time might well be: “Mind your young, or they will trouble you in your old age.” During the Cold War, Chinese Premier Chou Enlai once observed: “One of the delightful things about Americans is that they have absolutely no historical memory.” Over fifty …

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SA faces bleak future if IPP plan goes ahead

THE National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (Numsa) recently went to the North Gauteng High Court to stop Eskom signing the 27 remaining independent power producer (IPP) agreements. It would appear that the legal issues surrounding these agreements have now been settled. It is a great pity that economic issues …

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