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Don’t be a fool, prepare!

Pastor Tinashe Zinyemba The Christian YouthAPRIL 1 was always an interesting day, particularly for junior students at mission schools. The seniors would perform “initiation rites” as a way of officially welcoming you to the “real” world. It got me thinking about graduating from immaturity into being a responsible individual. No …

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The goats must be crazy!

Clemence Machadu Insight In the village courts, mambo usually fines those who have been found guilty of various offences in the currency of cattle, goats or chickens, depending on the nature of the crime.Howdy folks! A Danish proverb says that if a beard were all, the goat would be the …

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All on course for 2018 elections

So, basically, everyone will know where they are supposed to vote. We are encouraging people to register and familiarise themselves with their respective polling stations. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has drafted regulations regarding voter registration. We intend to start voter registration as soon as we acquire Biometric Voter Registration kits, …

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Everybody’s looking at the yuan

America’s main stock indexes are already showing early signs of fatigue and the markets could soon be on a collision course with a reality check that Trump’s “America First” policy is never going to fully live up to the hype. The yuan might have made only a modest entry on …

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Coalitions: Misery loves company

The Sharp Shooter Vukani Madoda Surely, if any voter is under the illusion that Zanu-PF will not win the 2018 election they must revisit what these alternative parties are offering. Listen Morgan, we do not have the bandwidth for your flirtations with Joice and Welshman. I mean, with everything that …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT:Kipling is smiling in his grave

Back in February 2007, our sister newspaper The Southern Times ran a piece on Victoria Falls titled “Legend of the Great White Water”. Needless to say, the article was about the thrills of one of the world’s most extreme leisure activities, white water rafting. While the article said the first …

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Opposition coalition lacks critical mass appeal

Morgan Tsvangirai The opposition has been making noise in recent months about a possible coalition to challenge Zanu-PF in next year’s elections.   This week, three of them signed memoranda of understanding, what they deem their first concrete step towards the electoral alliance.  On Wednesday, Mr Morgan Tsvangirai, the MDC-T …

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A chat with the lone centenarian •Long life all God’s will: Man (103) •Ready to soldier on despite loss of wife, kids •counsels moral rectitude

Sekuru Kutama Thomas Chibikira Obert Chifamba Syndication Writer Wrinkles on his face speak of the most incredible life journey. The crow’s feet on the edge of his eyes, a testament to laughter, warm smiles and affection. His forehead silently speaks of worries withered in the past and acceptance of the …

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This is just how low Mapfumo has sunk

Thomas Mapfumo In the 1990s, a story was told of how Chumurenga music guru Thomas Mapfumo , refused to be compared with other, less eminent musicians. He described them in derogatory, obscene terms. According to this story, the superstar blurted expletives on air, much to the mortification of the interviewer …

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