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Prepaid water in view of citizen participation

As a Harare resident, I am are totally against the move by the local authorities to impose prepaid water meters upon the citizenry of this country who are struggling to make ends meet. Our economy has been on a massive decline ever since the day the government chose to embrace neoliberal policies by the Bretton Woods institutions in the early ...

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Bring Back Itai Dzamara: 20days on……

The abduction of Itai Dzamara and subsequent mystery surrounding his whereabouts has brought me to a point where I am questioning our values as a society. I have been wondering and reflecting on whether we truly understand the meaning of the sanctity of life. I have been especially disturbed by the flippant manner in which ordinary Zimbabweans speak of his ...

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Zanu pf bootlickers or prodigal sons

President Mugabe has a lot of bootlickers. Some of them have even compared the nonagenarian leader to Jesus Christ! Webster Shamu even claimed that if he had the option to choose his parents he would have chosen to be Mugabe’s child! Interestingly most of these bootlickers happen to be ‘prodigal sons’ too! Before they became fierce defenders and beneficiaries of ...

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Why African Youth Should Participate in Politics

Africa is a unique continent with many positive indicators for growth and expansion, threateningly knocking on the doors of the Asian tigers to overrun them and become the next big phenomenon in the world .For Africans to realise this dream and not go another 100 years walking in potential, there are some fundamental issues that we have to ruthlessly deal ...

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MDC-T STOP WASTING ZIMBABWEANS TIME AND RESOURCES

I had the opportunity to be involved in a discussion with Obert Gutu and Jacob Mafume with regards their on-going battles and recalling of the Renewal MP’s. As you will hear in the audio, the MDC-T is perfectly within their legal right to recall the 21 MP’s that went in on their party ticket but have since left that party ...

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“Please stop filming us shooting Black people”, LAPD appeals

POLICE in the United States have launched an appeal to the public to try and curb the amount of recordings of black people getting shot turning up online. The plea comes after a video was posted on YouTube showing LAPD officers struggling with a homeless man in broad daylight before shooting him to death. WARNING: The video you are about ...

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Online store rocks the arts industry

Story by Robert Mukondiwa: Local mobile devices brand and main rival to G-Tel Astro has launched an online platform that will market and sell Zimbabwean brand from music, merchandise books, applications and wallpaper online. The Astro Mobi store is basically a free, Android based local digital content store modeled around the Google Play and the Apple Store where third party ...

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Our Unity is Our Victory

As Zimbabweans we are at a critical point in our journey to development. We are the most divided we have ever been, along racial, tribal, class and partisan lines. As we stand divided we forget that we are vulnerable to multiple threats to our existence, food insecurity, inadequate water and energy and a health system that cannot meet even our ...

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Mashonaland West ‘battered’ by floods

Mashonaland West province has suffered historic flooding that saw homes, livestock and people marooned and seeking shelter in higher grounds. Rivers Angwa and Ngwazani have burst banks claiming more than 15 lives, livestock and just emerging crops in fields making it one of the gloomiest beginning of the year in Zimbabwe. In Chegutu, seven people travelling in a Honda CRV ...

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Corrupt Traffic Cop shopped by colleagues

A Police constable stationed at Avondale Police Station Traffic section was arrested for unlawfully receiving US$13 at a roadblock along Lomagundi Road in Harare. The rogue cop, Robert Sithole, was challenged and apprehended by his fellow workmates who spotted him stashing some money in the grass on the roadside, a behaviour inconsistent to assigned duties and conduct and raising suspicion among ...

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