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We should forever remain vigilant’

President Mugabe lights the Independence Flame at a packed National Sports Stadium in Harare yesterday as Zimbabwe marked 37 years of freedom from British colonial rule Speech by His Excellency President R.G. Mugabe at the 37th Independence Anniversary Celebrations at the National Sports Stadium, April 18 2017. Honourable Vice President, …

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Why is this house nigger still around, anyway?

Let us state from the outset that individual countries – sovereign countries – have the right to decide their policies, domestic and foreign. This also follows that the same countries send envoys to different parts of the world to represent their interests. That is basic convention. Zimbabwe does that, and …

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Bob Marley and celebration of Zim Independence in 1980

Bob Marley Sekai Nzenza On Wednesday — “Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny And in this judgment there is no partiality So arm in arms, with arms, we’ll fight this little struggle Cause that’s the only way we can overcome our little trouble Brother, you’re right, you’re …

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Elderly people’s homes in sorry state

Charity Ruzvidzo — The sombre atmosphere that welcomes you upon arrival at Bako Redonhodzo Old People’s home in Highfield, one of Harare’s oldest suburbs is unsettling. Some of the elderly people talk amongst themselves in low voices as they hide from blazing sun rays under a tree shade. Others sit …

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Writer explores abuse of girl child

Beaven Tapureta Bookshelf — New writer Tatenda Charles Munyuki has resuscitated interest in the theme of girl child abuse and neglect, a theme that seem to have long been forgotten since the death of writer Stephen Alumenda who tackled it mostly. Although there are certain novels that have subtly dealt …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Zimbabwe has come of age

Part of the crowd which attanded the Independence celebrations at White City Stadium in Bulawayo yesterday.(Picture by Eliah Saushoma) ZIMBABWEANS yesterday thronged various venues across the country to celebrate 37 years of independence at a time when the struggle for economic emancipation continues to gather steam. Since the country attained …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Fact, state and right of being independent

Many of us understand independence as freedom from outside control or support and some definitions have described independence as “the state of being independent” with others going a little further to describe it as “the fact or state of being independent”. There are crucial nuances in these meanings. It being …

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Negating Western propaganda

“Plague Wars” by Tom Mangold chronicles the crimes committed during the liberation war that lasted nearly 15 years Seewell Mashizha Correspondent YUVAL Noah Harari in his book “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” writes that for up 2,5 million years the human family consisted of Homo erectus, Homo ergaster and Neanderthal …

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Time for youths to step up to the plate

Christopher Farai Charamba Correspondent Zimbabwe today celebrates 37 years of independence. This day in 1980 was an important milestone in the history of the nation. It was when the country charted a new path in the wake of horrible colonial subjugation. Indigenous Zimbabweans reclaimed their liberty and dignity after a protracted …

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