IPD to contest by-elections

By Staff Reporter OPPOSITION Ideas Party of Democracy (IPD) says it is geared for the upcoming elections and will field candidates in all vacant National...

With or without the people, political parties must go on

THOUGH it is already a common occurrence that the people only matter to politicians during elections, that truth has not been rightly validated as has happened over the past two months.

Biti: The story of my arrest in Mnangagwa’s tinpot Zim

A WEEK is a long time in President Emmerson Mnangangwa’s Zimbabwe.On June 5, I led a group of opposition MDC-Alliance leaders to our party headquarters in Harare. We were not armed, we were peaceful, and we had no other intention than to reclaim our offices, which had been taken over by security forces in the name of a fake “MDC” faction they control. For this, we were arrested and spent a day in prison before being charged and released on bail.

Ministry announces relief fund

THE Minister of Sports, Youth, Arts and Recreation, Kirsty Coventry announced a ZW$17 million relief fund to support youth-led businesses and associations in order to mitigate the effects of Covid-19.

Top govt officials shun Kuwaza burial

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, senior government officials and top bureaucrats in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) were conspicuous by their absence at the burial of former executive chairman of the State Procurement Board (SPB) Charles Kuwaza last Friday, highlighting how relations had deteriorated.

AMHVoices: Tsvangirai only viable candidate

As expected, some opportunistic political parties with no grassroots support were up in arms following the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC-T’s resolution to field a candidate with a real chance of winning against President Robert Mugabe.

AMHVoices: UK envoy feels the heat of stint in Zim

Harare is a tough gig for any British ambassador, but Her Majesty’s current representative is finding it harder going than most. Why is she so unpopular, and does it matter?

Lessons to be learnt from Zimbabwe’s blunt use of an import...

THE control of imported goods is a quick fix that doesn't resolve fundamental economic problems. It must be accompanied by a policy focus on macroeconomic issues, labour and agriculture. Mmatlou Kalaba, lecturer in agricultural economics at the University of Pretoria, explains.

Nkomo was a rare quality in leadership

Hero status is not accorded by anyone to anyone. It is earned. Good works speak for themselves and need no Zanu PF politburo comminique to endorse.

Zim in need of able leadership

We must know as a people that a country’s path to prosperity or ruin is often dictated by the character of its citizens and therefore the solution to our problems lie with no other than ourselves as Zimbabweans.

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