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Striking junior doctors overplayed their card

The year opened to a frenzy of negotiations between Government and its workers, some of which began last year. Yesterday, the Government and representatives of labour in the civil service met to discuss conditions of service. As we report elsewhere in this issue, Government says it has a package it …

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‘Upsurge in use of lethal weapons worrying’

Snr Asst Comm Charity Charamba Police DeskThe Zimbabwe Republic Police has noted with concern the upsurge in the use of lethal weapons to commit murder in various parts of the country in the last two weeks. An analysis of the record murder cases has revealed that most are occurring at …

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Cry the besieged profession!

David Mungoshi Shelling the NutsMy college principal loved these words: “Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren” (James 3: 1). Good advice, when we consider the many in it for the wrong reasons. True teachers teach for life and as a calling. In days gone by, most schools, …

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The placement of the poor in the clean energy matrix

Although clean energy is sufficiently sustainable, user-friendly, people-centred and context-specific, it is, however, not that cheap as we are made to believe. Guest column: Peter Makwanya When the discourse of clean energy is propagated, the position and the overall concerns of the poor have never been clearly and effectively factored. …

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Dancing with ‘Philtrum’

Tanaka Chidora Literature TodayI met Philani Nyoni sometime in November at a literary function that lasted a whole weekend. Prior to my face-to-face, weekend-long meeting with Philani, I had encountered “Philtrum”, his collection of poems, in December 2017. Eleven months later, I saw him perform at that weekend-long literary function …

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ED: Building the Zim we want

Nick Mangwana Special CorrespondentA few were wondering whether President Mnangagwa was aware of the current challenges and the accompanying hardships experienced by the people. Right on cue, he answered the question and left those who listened to his New Year address in no doubt that he has his finger on …

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The need for fidelity, excellence in leadership

Reason Wafawarova on MondayWe often make the mistake that the land we live in is an inheritance from our ancestors, and it is from this logic that we did not take kindly to colonial conquest. While our ancestry truly gives us entitlement to the land of Zimbabwe, the truth about …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT : Dynamos must embrace professionalism

ACCUSATIONS of financial mismanagement currently playing in the latest round of the endless in-house fighting at Harare giants Dynamos make sad reading, if they are true. One of the country’s biggest and oldest community clubs was back in the headlines last week following the dismissal of their president, Solomon Sanyamandwe. Fair …

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Kwanzaa Networks Fighting Sanctions

By Obi Egbuna Jnr Simunye At every phase of the African liberation struggle, our genuine quest for unity, has magnified both the immeasurable value of diplomacy and clarity. Each and every time we peacefully assemble to resolve whatever differences we have, and face our contradictions with the attentive detail we …

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