Category: Opinion

MDC-T must learn from ED’s visit

By John Sigauke President Emmerson Mnangagwa made an impromptu visit to MDC-T leader, Mr Morgan Tsvangirai last week to check on his health. Mr Tsvangirai has been hitherto battling cancer of the colon which has taken a toll on his health. The visit was hailed by opposition members including Mr Tsvangirai himself who said the call presaged the advent of politics of engagement. The spirit of oneness exhibited by President Mnangagwa despite differences in political orientation must be emulated by every political creature. We are Zimbabweans first and all other political, religious and social classifications come secondary. Mr Tsvangirai...

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Malema should mind his EFF business

By Nobleman Runyanga The South African opposition leader, Julius Malema has started the year on a very bad note. On Monday this week, he tweeted an unsolicited comment on his party’s Tweeter handle, @EFFSouth Africa:  “Zimbabwe is going to be great again; (Former President Robert) Mugabe had to leave because a good dancer knows when to leave the stage. Even if (former First Lady) Grace (Mugabe) took over it was still going to be good,” tweeted Malema. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader seems to mistake the support that he gets from some disadvantaged South Africans because of his...

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Economic turnaround on track

By Tapiwanashe Mutonhodzi Zimbabwe’s economic turnaround should be on track following massive intervention by government to re-align the economic sectors towards a productive economy. Quite a number of economic interventions intended to straighten the Zimbabwean economy such as the much popularised Command Agriculture has been a success leading to a first ever bumper harvest the country had longed to achieve after the land reform programme. In this light, interventions that have been considered and can be seen to aid in revamping the economy include foreign direct investment (FDI), increase of export earnings, stable pricing system of goods and services and parastatals reform among others. Partnerships with other countries should see an improvement on FDI. FDI refers to business investments done by a company or an individual in a certain country to another country. This can be done through establishing business operations or acquiring business assets in other countries. It entails ownership of the whole or controlling shares in a foreign company. The President of Zimbabwe during his inauguration clearly stated that the country was ready to partner with other countries towards improving its domestic economic growth. This gave the country a new political dispensation. Countries that have now shown keen interest to work with Harare are China, Botswana, Australia and Britain among others. In recent years, China gave Harare City Council a whopping $144 million loan to improve on...

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Biti, Chamisa perennial traitors

By Elijah Chihota When the then MDC failed to defeat Zanu PF at the polls in 2000, they hatched a plan to ask for imposition of sanctions on the country in a bid to force the revolutionary party into surrendering power. This resulted in MDC members including Professor Welshman Ncube and Tendai Biti gathering in the Eastern Highlands, in Nyanga to be precise and coined the draft document that culminated into the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act (ZIDERA) which was later passed in the United States of America (USA). Following the transfer of power in Zimbabwe on 24...

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Upholding human rights key for a better Zim

By Georges Van Montfort Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world in celebrating the International Human Rights Day last weekend at Takashinga Cricket Club under the global theme, “Stand up for Human Rights”. The theme aims to raise awareness of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration is a milestone in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, it has become a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. The power of the Universal Declaration is the...

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