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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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We cherish our hard-won freedom’

Child president Tinaye Mbavari gives her speech yesterday Tinaye Mbavari Child President ON behalf of the children here, those at home and all of us, I am most delighted Your Excellency our President of the Republic of Zimbabwe for the opportunity you have given us to spend quality time with you. …

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Children are the inheritors of our land

President Mugabe addresses children from the country’s 10 provinces and invited guests during the 37th Independence Anniversary Children’s Party at the City Sports Centre yesterday The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Comrade Lazarus Dokora, Honourable Ministers here present, Senior Government Officials, Ladies and Gentlemen, Teachers and Parents, Our Dear …

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Assembly Points: Untold episode of the liberation struggle

Lovemore Ranga Mataire Senior Writer The closing chapter of Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle was decided at the Lancaster House Constitutional Conference between September 10 and December 15, 1979. Described by many historians as the “Last Funeral Parlour” of the British Empire, it was at Lancaster House Conference that a decision was reached …

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