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Leadership bridge to nowhere. . .

KEN YAMAMOTO argues that there is no foreseeable turnaround in Zimbabwe, especially with a clueless and inept leadership – incapable of dealing with 21st century challenges in a globalised environment. The trouble with a rat race is that even if you win, you remain a rat. This is exactly the …

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Rise Tsvangirai, ZANU burns!!!

The opposition should rise to the occasion ‘‘There comes a time in every sect, party, or institution when it stops growing, its arteries harden, its young men see no visions, its old men dream no dreams; it lives in the past and desperately tries to perpetuate the past. In politics …

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Beware of Mnangagwa ahead

After long years of trying, Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to become Zanu (PF)’s senior deputy secretary and, according to party tradition, President Robert Mugabe’s national vice president. That will place him in good stead to take over from Mugabe. I am convinced we are trotting in that direction and we …

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Weighing Mujuru’s few options left

EMBATTLED Vice-President Joice Mujuru has to make tough choices to either fight from within or leave Zanu PF as chances of retaining her post are getting slimmer by the day, analysts have said. BY PAIDAMOYO MUZULU Last week, the Zanu PF politburo expelled war veterans’ leader Jabulani Sibanda and suspended …

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Exclusive South Africa report: Mugabe rigged 2002 elections

The 2002 Zimbabwean elections were not “free and fair” the long-awaited Khampepe report by then Pretoria high court judge Dikgang Moseneke and Johannesburg high court judge Sisi Khampepe has determined. The 27-page document found the actual running of the three-day voting process, excluding delays in urban areas Harare and Chitungwiza, to …

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War Vet tears into Grace

Just as we all thought that Amai was going to do the logical thing and take a neutral political stance in ZANU PF’s fractious situation, and shame the divisive elements within the party, she has the most grotesque surprise in store for us. By  Retired Lt. Colonel Kudzai Mbudzi She …

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‘God spoke through Makandiwa’

I would like to share some views about the role of a prophet, in response to a letter titled Makandiwa should stick to church matters (The Standard October 5-11 2014). I am sure the writer of the letter cannot give us the job description of a prophet. Prince Moyo The …

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Much to be done to arrest decline in Zimbabwe

A YEAR after Zanu (PF)’s election victory and the formation of a new government, Zimbabwe’s politics and economy are increasingly precarious. Immediate prospects for a sustained recovery remain bleak, made worse by dire economic decline, endemic governance failures and tension over ruling-party succession. The 2008 Global Political Agreement (GPA) was …

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