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Editorial Comment: Reflecting on a young patriot

There is a young patriot buried at the National Heroes Acre in Harare who was born on December 17, 1964. This means at Independence, this patriot was shy of his 16th birthday. When he died on April 28, 2001, he was 36-years-old. Quite a young man he was, and one …

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This is child’s play for Msholozi

Back in 2007, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma was elected over his predecessor, Mr Thabo Mbeki, to lead the ruling African National Congress at an elective conference in Polokwane. The race to that election was one of the most contentious leadership battles in the ANC’s history. Prior to his ascendancy, …

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How Cde Tongo’s son predicted his father’s death

LAST week, Cde Emelda Musanhu (born 1954) whose Chimurenga name was Cde Suzan Rutanhire narrated how she joined the liberation struggle in November 1972 soon after her wedding to a catechist George Rutanhire. She narrated how her wedding gifts were sold by her husband and some comrades as they walked …

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No money, more problems

It is trite to say “wealth makes life more affordable”. For instance, in low-income developing countries, a daily commute of private vehicle privilege can relatively be cheaper and more income efficient than one of a public transport, or rural long distance commute. Consider the often told narrative of rural dwellers …

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Minister Hungwe outlines psychomotor role

Hon Josaya Hungwe His Excellency President R.G Mugabe appointed me to streamline psychomotor education in the education system, and I believe there are success stories if you look at the two education ministries. Our mandate is that of mobilisation of skills. In future, we will look at the effective utilisation …

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Brig-Gen Murozvi: The hard worker

Maj-Gen Douglas Nyikayaramba I first met Brigadier-General James Murozvi during the liberation struggle. It was around 1976/77 when our group was heading to Tanzania for military training. We went via Mozambique, and I trained at Tengwe Base 2 while he was at Chibawawa and Chimoio.  We were then brought together …

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‘God will come through for you’

Tendai Manzvanzvike Divine Appointments Repentance is differently understood, depending on a church’s doctrine. Last week, pastors (Dr) Matthew and Priscilla Wazara of Threshing Floor Prayer Ministries hosted a three-day convention dubbed “2017 National Repentance Conference” at Borrowdale Community Church, Harare. Tendai Manzvanzvike caught up with Pr Priscilla to get an …

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The Five Pillars of Obligation in Islam

Umari Stambuli Holy Qur’aan Speaks IN the previous instalment we introduced you to the three of the five pillars of obligation in Islam. These are oneness with God, daily prayer and giving zakaah that is to charity. We continue with the rest of the pillars, with focus on fasting and …

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