Category: Opinion

Madamombe is an attention seeker

By John Sigauke While speaking to VOA Studio 7 last night, the coordinator of the demonstrations against President Mugabe at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Savana Madamombe, revealed unwittingly the real reason why they were protesting. In that interview, Madamombe said her group was demanding to meet the President. They have watched with admiration, the Zambians meeting their leaders in a peaceful manner. That assignation with their leader was very fruitful and such engagements are symbiotic. This is the opportunity that Zimbabweans in the Diaspora fail to seize. They have only realised now that they need such engagements...

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RG Mugabe Int. Airport: Zimbabweans have spoken

By Tafara Shumba While a few rouge protestors, not exceeding 20 to be precise, are demonstrating against President Mugabe at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, US, the generality of Zimbabweans have agreed to profoundly show their veneration for the same President through renaming the country’s biggest airport after his name. Thus, with effect from 9 November 2017, Harare International Airport will be called R.G Mugabe International Airport. The Americans, who are the host of UNGA, know what it means to name an airport after a person’s name, for they have over eight airports that they...

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Diasporans cannot chart Zim’s destiny

By Tafara Shumba While growing up in the mountainous area of Manicaland, the Shona elders would school youngsters on social propriety. That was great, and products that came out of such schooling would be socially perfect.  Gone are such days when youngsters would be told that, no matter what, family issues are not to be exposed to the world. In Shona, they say haufukuri hapwa panevanhu. In light of that, there are Zimbabweans domiciled in the US, most of them enslaving themselves in menial jobs, who seem to have skipped such schooling. This unschooled gang is demonstrating against President...

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“Material weddings are vanity”

By Staff Reporter The extroverts love the glitz of expensive rings, the huge wedding cake, the make-up and the loud music that certainly announces their union but for the Vadzidzi VaJesu members all that is vanity and the celebrations of a wedding must be sacredly upheld inside one’s heart. The exchange of rings, the kiss and the cutting of cake are gestures that the modern world qualifies as important in a perfect wedding. A breathtaking décor, expensive make-up, a bountiful feast and the serenade of love songs must accompany the story of holy matrimony for it to earn its...

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UN high level political forum nudges SDGs forward

Bishow Parajuli and Amarakoon Bandara Zimbabwe presented its progress report on the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) from 10 to 19 July 2017 at the UN headquarters in New York. Under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the HLPF is the central, all-member states’ follow-up and review platform of the Agenda 2030 and its 17 SDGs. Zimbabwe’s delegation led by the Minister of Macroeconomic Planning and Investment Promotion, Dr Obert Mpofu was comprised of Permanent Secretary to the Ministry, Dr Judith Kateera and other government officials, representatives...

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