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A weird “prodigal son” called Welshman

SO great was his need that he would have been glad to take the pigs’ food, and no one gave him anything. But when he came back to his senses, he said, “What numbers of my father’s servants have bread enough, and more, while I am near to death here …

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President’s speech at the burial of Cde Ntuliki

Amai Ntuliki and the bereaved Ntuliki family; Vice-President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa and Amai; The President of the Senate, Amai Edna Madzongwe; Speaker of National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda; Our Chief Justice Honourable Luke Malaba; The Minister of Harare Metropolitan Province, Mai Honourable Miriam Chikukwa; Honourable Ministers here present; Commander of …

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Doma people: when permanent settling becomes inevitable

Freedom Mupanedemo FOR centuries, the Doma people in yonder north of Zimbabwe hunted and gathered along the mighty Zambezi and Mwanzamutanda Mountains, east of Chapoto communal lands in Kanyemba on the border with Zambia. It’s their lifestyle and despite them now being pressed in one corner, with the dwindling space …

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Mbalula’s big mouth is devil’s postbag

The issue of criminality in South Africa is historical just as the issue of poverty. Black South Africans are poor in a country of plenty and that is the source of criminality not the Zimbabwean army. DEAR congregants, allow me to skip all the pleasantries and get straight to the …

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Ntuliki a disciplined hero — President

President Mugabe’s speech at the burial of national hero Cde Zenzo Ntuliki yesterday. *** Amai Ntuliki and the bereaved Ntuliki family; Vice-President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa and Amai; The President of the Senate, Amai Edna Madzongwe; Speaker of National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda; Our Chief Justice Honourable Luke Malaba; The Minister …

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Nothing primitive about totems

Just as totems are used as gestures of respect among people as they seek to resolve their differences, they are also used to pay respect for a job well done. THE invoking of totems has the therapeutic effect of inducing a return to nobility and honour irrespective of whether the …

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Revise fixed wage system

The biggest challenge facing organisations in Zimbabwe today is managing wages and salaries. This is the time for the country, industry and individual organisations to rethink their remuneration systems.The major problem is that wages and salaries are based on grade (all jobs) – national employment council-negotiated; market-related – and are …

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Bright future for workers

Tomorrow, Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in celebrating Workers’ Day. The social partners together with Government are inviting Zimbabwean workers to this year’s commemorations being held under the theme “Improved working conditions in a growing economy”. Government recognises the sacrifice, discipline, perseverance, commitment and, most importantly, patriotism and …

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