Carnival is not about Zim culture or Zodwa

Carnival is not about Zim culture or Zodwa

By Staff Reporter THERE seems to be a misunderstanding that the Harare International Carnival is a Zimbabwean culture show and that the 2017 street party scheduled for the 9th of September is all about South Africa’s Zodwa Wabantu. For starters, the carnival is not a celebration of Zimbabwe culture but an international celebration of cultures, Zimbabwean and other countries included. It is a celebration of diversity, where people will be celebrating being different and not judging each other’s culture or acts. Carnival is not about morals or lack of them…

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It’s that time again …as Chinamasa reviews his budget and 2017 economic outlook

It’s that time again …as Chinamasa reviews his budget and 2017 economic outlook

By Daniel Chigundu FINANCE and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa tomorrow (July 20, 2017) comes face to face with the nation in Parliament to explain the performance of his US$4.1 billion budget, amid a worsening liquidity crisis. Zimbabwe is going through tough times economically as can be evidenced by company closures, massive informalisation of the economy and unending long queues at banks across the country. So dire is the situation in the country that people have had to sleep at banks in the hope of getting an opportunity to withdraw…

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Roadblocks reduction welcome but…

Roadblocks reduction welcome but…

By Daniel Chigundu THE decision to reduce the number of roadblocks in our roads across the country is a welcome move that was long overdue as it had become an avenue of corruption by the police. These roadblocks had surprisingly converted every police officer into a Traffic Cop, leaving no one to attend to other crimes around the country as they were not lucrative as compared to being at roadblocks. Surprisingly even though these roadblocks were being mounted almost every 10 kilometres that did not help in reducing road carnages…

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Govt. please speak with one voice

Govt. please speak with one voice

By Ndafadza Madanha WHOEVER said  “If a house is divided against itself, it cannot stand.” surely had the ruling Zanu-PF government in mind. The double speak and contradictory policy pronouncement by government officials’ in particular Cabinet ministers is now a serious cause for concern. Recently the minister of Industry and Commerce Mike Bimha was quoted saying that SI64 which restricted the importation of certain goods will be scrapped only for him to somersault a few days later and indicate the SI was here to stay. Bimha’s case is not an isolated case but they are many…

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In defense of a patriot

In defense of a patriot

By Ndafadza Madanha AS news trickled in of the demise of former Chief Justice (CJ) Godfrey Chidyausiku, the predictable analysis on his lengthy judicial career took centre stage with many taking to social media to rubbish his long judicial career. Among those who led the onslaught on the late CJ was Chris Greenland a retired Zimbabwean High court judge who asserted that, “Godfrey veered off the path set by his erstwhile predecessors, being unable to maintain the sacred requirement that all are equal under the law, as epitomized by Lady…

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Why compensate white farmers?

Why compensate white farmers?

By Ndafadza Madanha SEVENTEEN years ago the government undertook the land reform exercise that reconfigured decade long structure in the agricultural sector. The structure had always favored the minority white settlers who disposed blacks from their land when they invaded the country under the Pioneer Column. Through various pieces of legislation prior to independence the settler regime consolidated power and restricted Africans to semi arable and infertile land. Some of the legislation used by the settlers to legalize the theft and displacement of our forefathers include The Land Commission of…

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Take It Easy Jah Prayzah

Take It Easy Jah Prayzah

By Michael Gwarisa TODAY marks exactly three days after Jah Prayzah’s (JP) single and an accompanying video for Sendekera which features high flying South African outfit Mafikizolo was released. Emotions and reactions from JP’s fan base have been quite a mixed bag as varying sentiments and opinions are still being thrown around with some  suggesting it was a rushed job while others maintain the work done was above board. Well, as JP rightfully said it, everyone is entitled to their opinion and he cant please everyone. As an avid fan…

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Ministers are fair game

Ministers are fair game

By Ndafadza Madanha  LAST week Local government, Public works and National housing minister Saviour Kasukuwere made headlines for the wrong reasons when he launched a diatribe against the state media for carrying negative stories about him. In his moment of madness aptly captured on video and distributed on social media, Kasukuwere launched a tirade against specific characters from the state media using unprintable words not worth publishing but suffice to say, they are not expected from a supposedly “Honorable” figure. Kasukuwere like any citizen is entailed to express displeasure when…

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Mangudya runs out of options

Mangudya runs out of options

By Michael Gwarisa IT’S barely three months after the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) introduced the surrogate currency, or funny money as many might want to call it in the form of bond notes. Although the money has been hugely accepted as a medium of exchange across the economy, the sight at most financial institutions is one that clearly tells  a tale of a currency that has failed to solve the woes that bedeviled depositors before the introduction of bond notes. Long winding queues and hungry depositors sleeping in banking…

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Open Letter to Minister Walter Mzembi

Open Letter to Minister Walter Mzembi

Greetings Honorable minister, Eng Walter Mzembi and hope wherever you are,  you are doing fine. You have been quite a rare individual to come by of late, i guess it is the pressure associated with the campaign ahead of the UNWTO election which is scheduled for May 2017. It is by no doubt that the rest of Zimbabwe and some other African countries are rallying behind your candidature as the UNWTO Secretary General hopeful. We believe in you and indeed you have what it takes to be UNWTO SG. It…

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