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Ex-President Mugabe Must Face Reality Like All of Us

Tichaona Zindoga — The private media have in the past week or so afforded us a glimpse into the life of Zimbabwe’s former First Family. The former President, Cde Robert Mugabe, is an unhappy man, according to these reports. His wife, Grace, is inconsolable, and cries every day. The family …

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How to Gauge Multi-Party Democracy in a Polity

By Sharon Hofisi After my article on the late Tsvangirai and multi-party democracy in Zimbabwe, someone asked me which party is going to win in the 2018 elections. I simply replied that it’s about people’s choices and popular governance. This is a democratic country. The people’s favourite will win. I …

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Seven Colonels Promoted to Brigadier-Generals

By Victor Maphosa Seven members of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) were yesterday promoted from the rank of Colonel to Brigadier-General, effective February 16. Addressing ZNA officers during the investiture ceremony held at Josiah Magama Tongogara Barracks, ZNA Commander Lieutenant-General Edzai Absolom Chanyuka Chimonyo commended the newly-promoted ZNA officers for …

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Populism – the MDC Leadership Albatross?

By Itayi Garande Franz Fanon, one of the 20th Century’s most revolutionary voices, wrote in “The Wretched of the Earth”, “Each generation must discover its mission, fulfil it or betray it, in relative opacity”. The 21st Century generation has faced many challenges in discovering its mission, fulfilling it or betraying …

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The First 100-Days of the New Dispensation

President Mnangagwa will soon complete his first 100 days in office. For the first time in Zimbabwe’s political history, that will be taken as a milestone. The first 100 days is a standard of excellence used by an executive to set out the right strategic priorities and stay focussed on …

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Nelson Chamisa and Political Expediency

By Reason Wafawarova Mike Staresinic is a little known author who largely writes on leadership, and he took time to write an opinion piece in anticipation of a gigantic Nelson Chamisa rise, even concluding that the 40-year-old Zimbabwean politician could turn out to be Southern Africa’s “other Nelson” — daring …

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Zimparks Board Dismissal – Is It Enough?

Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri, last Thursday sacked the eight-member Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) board of directors for misconduct, including abuse of office and poor corporate governance. Good move. Very good. But is it enough? An expert on law from Harare told The Herald Business that offences …

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Alliance Partners Slate “Barbaric” Police Over Harare Shootings

MDC Alliance partners have railed against the police for “barbaric” conduct after operatives shot and killed two civilians in central Harare last week. The tragic incident was a culmination of chaotic scenes that rocked the city centre Thursday evening when police and Harare municipal police were enforcing a commuter transport …

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When Corruption Becomes a Way of Life

A vice that has besotted humanity since time immemorial, corruption is a cancer that has the capacity to eat into the core of national ethos if allowed to persist. The Bible condemns the vice in Isaiah 1v4 where it says: “Ah, sinful nation; a people laden with iniquity, offspring of …

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Unpacking Tsvangirai’s Funeral Crowd

Now that MDC-T founder Morgan Tsvangirai’s funeral is over, the chickens have come home to roost. People are beginning to sober up and indeed reality is setting in. Those who thought the mourners who gathered for the funeral could transform into voting figures are very lost and should start rethinking. …

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