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Safeguarding the vanguard principles

Reason Wafawarova on Monday Since independence we have had a number of people-oriented policies like mass education, health for all, rural growth points, land reclamation and indigenisation. Some of these policies were coloured in dramatic political radicalism, and they not only gave our country an image of revolutionarism, but also …

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Will Kagame’s last push on AU reform bear fruit?

Mohamed M. Diatta Correspondent Decisions at this weekend’s African Union summit could see the body become better managed and financed. This weekend, African leaders met and made important decisions on the future of the African Union (AU), its relationship with regional and international bodies, and how to strengthen peace and …

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An angry young poet’s bars

Tanaka Chidora Literature Today The first time I came across Tinashe Trymore Munengwa was when he was in my third year class, African Literature and Development Theories, at the University of Zimbabwe in 2016. He appeared to me like someone I could have an argument with at a place where …

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Zim in perspective – 12 months on

SEEING things in perspective has never been more important in Zimbabwe. If we fail to do so, our view of the current problems we are encountering will be distorted and we may all make decisions we later regret. When people went out and paid 6 or 7 to 1 for …

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Till prison do us part

Samantha Chipoyera Features Correspondent When couples exchange vows, there is the usual traditional promise “till death do us part” bit which underpins a pledge of commitment. The vow signifies that the married couple intends to spend the remainder of their lives together and only death will separate them. But, there …

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Don’t let criticism get in your way

Bishop B. Manjoro Dunamis Criticism is a tool that can either bring you down or lift you to the next level. It is how you handle it that matters the most. Every living human being at one point or the other will face criticism. Unless you are dead, criticism will …

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Mzansi land reform: The problem with title deeds

Simon Hull Correspondent The land reform debate in South Africa has become increasingly polarised since Parliament resolved to consider amending the country’s Constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. But the slow pace of land reform – a process that aims to address the dispossession of the …

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Public must support New Dispensation sequels

Stephen Mpofu Correspondent The carnal world in which we live appears to have reached a milestone on a journey to its end where its ruler, Satan, sensing his impending demise in the lake of fire — or where the Almighty God will finish him off — has become panicky and …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: ZADHR shaming medical profession

THERE is a Shona adage that goes, ‘‘kuvhunduka chati kwata hunge une katurikwa’’, which loosely translated means he who easily panics has something to hide. We were reminded of this adage after an organisation calling itself the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights released a lengthy statement warning its …

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