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Appreciating our own people when they excel

Winky D David Mungoshi Shelling The Nuts THE old adage about not abandoning a home because it has become infested with vermin (rats and/or snakes) is instructive in a number of ways. When that predicament befalls you, you fix it. You disinfect your home and go on living in it. In …

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Zuma Deluxe: Playing the survivor’s game

Jacob Zuma Tichaona Zindoga Political Editor SOUTH African President Jacob Zuma has been in the eye of the storm last week as he, one midnight, reshuffled his cabinet and sent a handful of ministers and deputy ministers packing. The biggest talking point was, of course, the sacking of Finance Minister Pravin …

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Poor nutrition hindering TB treatment

A child receives tuberculosis medicine. – (Picture: Brian Sokol) Sharleen Mohammed Features Correspondent At Simona farm in Bindura, Mashonaland Central, a dark corridor leads to Thandi Mangwiro’s one-roomed home, where she lives with her family of four. The mud walled building, reinforced with rusty iron sheets, has one window and the …

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Leonard Cheshire residents cry foul

People living with disabilities will be affected by the closure of Leonard Cheshire. (Photo: teamzimbabwe.org) Jeffrey Gogo Features  Correspondent Leonard Cheshire Home, a haven for people living with disability (PWDs) in central Harare, is the only place Tapfumaneyi Majecha has known as home for the past 35 years. But the 60-year …

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Wealth is an act of creation

If money is what you value most, then you are poor because there are so many things that are more valuable than money We have many questions in life and it is not every question that is answered. The reason why we do not seem to get answers to most …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Time Zanu-PF closed ranks, stopped bickering

YESTERDAY Zanu-PF supporters held a demonstration in Bindura against the party’s national commissar, Comrade Saviour Kasukuwere. He is accused of trying to undermine and frustrate a similar demonstration by members of the Women’s League against the organ’s deputy, Eunice Nomthandazo Moyo and finance secretary Sarah Mahoka. Also on the charge …

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Mberengwa pupils stranded after tropical storm Dineo

Uprooted trees at the Jeka bridge in Mberengwa district Patrick Chitumba IT is now over a month since tropical cyclone Dineo that was downgraded to a tropical storm hit the country on February 22 causing widespread destruction in Matabeleland and Midlands provinces leaving one person dead, hundreds homeless and a …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: HIV+ diagnosis is not a death sentence

CONSIDERABLE progress has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS with medical advances ensuring a better life for people diagnosed with the disease. HIV is really now a chronic disease alongside diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure and if managed well, is actually not life threatening. Antiretroviral therapy — or …

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President Zuma’s survival deluxe

President Jacob Zuma Tichaona Zindoga, Harare Bureau SOUTH African President Jacob Zuma was in the eye of a storm last week as he one midnight reshuffled his cabinet and sent a handful of ministers and deputy ministers packing. The biggest talking point was, of course, the sacking of Finance Minister …

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Indigenous Marriages Under Threat

OPINIONBy Godwills Masimirembwa In my article titled “Traditional leaders should be designated marriage officers” published in The Herald of March 27, 2017, I submitted that the provisions of the law make it difficult for indigenous marriages to be solemnised. Concurrent with making it difficult to register indigenous marriages, the law …

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