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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
We as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have always said that the Zanu PF government is no longer fit to govern and should resign. We have also consistently and correctly maintained that Zanu PF has neither capacity nor competence to run this economy and that as long as they are in power, with Robert Mugabe as the head of state, Zimbabwe will remain in the mire.