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Will street vendors back down?

‘Operation Murambatsvina’ campaign that started last week in the city of Harare has barely improved sanitation in streets and pavements but the question still remains, Will this campaign last with thousands of people unemployed and cash shortages in the country? Last week President Robert Mugabe demanded all illegal settlements be demolished, all vendors be removed from the CBD  and all ...

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Mugabe’s cabinet reshuffle:Complete disaster

President Mugabe’s undisputed authority in re-assigning government ministers yesterday has clearly shown that  he has rejected democratic values  like reason, progress, tolerance, democratic argument and the drive for social development which are the cornerstone of Zimbabwe. The reshuffle cannot be questioned or declined but given the breadth of “incompetency and corruption” among his  ministers, one wonders if this is a ...

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Politics for a piece of cake

Zimbabwean youths are  getting into politics for the instant benefits they get from government and external sponsors. This has led to their political careers to become short-lived and manipulated  by the government. They are abandoning the reasons why they got engaged and their purpose of serving the country. Political corruption has endangered the morals of all Zimbabwean youths and people ...

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Bond Notes: Complete collapse in confidence!

In an attempt to solve the cash crisis  in Zimbabwe a group of Zim-students at University of Pretoria held a discussion with Dr John Mangudya, the governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Interestingly, Zimbabweans are diplomatically keen and determined in seeing Zimbabwe pass through this economic phase and the government need to acknowledge  the flaws in its  policies and ...

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Zimbabwe’s dramas must change to survive!

Zimbabwe drama industry is in a crisis and is failing to attract the market locally and internationally. The industry is facing a lots of problems like a more selective audience, competition from Hollywood, the internet, low quality DVD’s, low resolution downloads and financial concerns. What has Zimbabwe done to solve these challenges? It is quite interesting that the government has ...

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Slogan chanting politics won’t built Zimbabwe!

Societies cannot progress if certain sections of people are left-out simply because they happen to be from the “wrong”  political party or sex.  The virus of gender and political group based discrimination has undermined the cohesive political, social, and economic fabric of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe political parties lack policy driven politics and are unconscious of the importance of the public opinion ...

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Same sex violence is a crime!

Same Sex Violence – The way that women have become accustomed in nude street-harassing, flogging, burning of private parts to husband snatchers and cheats in Zimbabwean society has become justifiable and authorities are reluctant in intervening  in such domestic cases of violence. However, this is a much needed conversation on same sex violence, ‘which is abuse’ irrespective of the same ...

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Letter to my President

I write to you, my president reminding you those dark bitter days when the blood of sons and daughters of this land was shed in battle. Do you remember the passion and bravery the guerrillas and mujibas had to free their motherland from the colonial chains?They fought with hope and determination and got us our independence. Zimbabweans have been surviving ...

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My virtuous lady, better than before

“I want to do it because I want to do it, women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others” Emilia Earhart was a female aviator and author who recognized women strength and intelligence in a more male dominated and vile society than it is today. Women like, ...

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Marange, a rich land with the poorest inhabitants

Rufaro Mufundirwa For decades, Marange has been known for nothing else save for poverty until some years ago when the greatest and most spectacular find of the century was made in that area. Expectations were high that the discovery of diamonds in Marange would revolutionize first foremost, the livelihood of the residents of that arid land. The cake was just ...

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