Category: Opinion

Nothing tangible from MDC Alliance

By Peacemaker Zano The journey to election victory is not as easy as what the principals of the MDC Alliance would have the people believe. The MDC Alliance has been holding rallies around the country, with a view to winning hearts and souls of the electorate ahead of this year’s election. Their rallies are being criticised by many people, as most of them are said to be packed with nothing meaningful save for the exaggerated speeches by that coalition’s presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa. Most people who are following how the events are unfolding in that alliance can openly reveal...

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 “Them bones shall rise!”

By Bernard Yombayomba The Catholic Bell at Silveira Mission pounded heavily informing all villagers to come to church as this was the norm. This would entail that all those who have had enough the fancy chance to be the wartime black African middle-class working in a white colonial administration were going to come, the nurses, the mission school teachers, welders, millers, caretakers and gardeners who were by that time rendered as ‘boys’ by some unapologetic masters whose shame was lost about a century and a half ago; racism. Therefore I know the old bell at Silveira Mission whose deafening...

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The scourge of substance abuse

By Brian Mutembedza Since the beginning of recorded history many people have had serious problems with drug and substance abuse, the trend seems to persist up to the present day and the prospects of it surpassing the past and the present is high in the near future. The most common addictive drug of all has been alcohol, its acceptability to many societies and it being readily available makes it top the scores. When any society experiences hardships the likelihood of its people, especially the young, opting to engage in abuse of drugs is high. Stress is a major stimulus...

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Unlocking the potential of youth through innovation

By Bishow Parajuli Zimbabwe is a nation of young people, and it makes the case for being its most vibrant, most innovative and more exciting. It’s young and resilient professionals and business acumen have smashed stereotypes and put their mark in the world. Its lawyers, human rights advocates, writers and poets are inspiring the world with their beauty of prose and strength of soul. Its actors, to just mention the elegant, intelligent and smart Danai Jekesai Gurira – Army General of Wakanda in the record breaking Black Panther film, are pushing new boundaries and conquering hearts. Young women and...

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Spare a thought for street children

By Patson Gumbo As one drives along Samora Machel Avenue from Eastlea right up to the Showgrounds it has become a daily trend that at robots he/she will be greeted by young children asking for help. As if it’s not enough, driving towards the Western suburbs as you reach Marimba robots in Belvedere again the situation is synonymous with that of the Central Business District; young boys, street children perhaps, asking for as little as 10 cents, one wonders if it is to buy food. Over the past few months Zimbabwe has seen a rise of children, we can’t...

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