Category: Opinion

Towards achieving universal health coverage in Zim

By Dr David Okello Recently Zimbabwe hosted the 67th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa in majestic Victoria Falls.  It was an uplifting experience to see all health leaders from governments in the continent and partners united. The leaders placed health of the people at the centre of development endeavours not just in words, but showed that they care. Opening the Session and welcoming delegates, the President of Zimbabwe, His Excellency R.G. Mugabe stated, “Let us therefore push health to take its deserved prominence on our agendas in our sub-regional groups, at the African Union level and...

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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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