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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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Of Political Activists and attention seekers

By Peacemaker Zano It is disheartening that a number of political activists protesting under the banner Tajamuka/Sesjikile have been nonsensically making noise in Africa Unit Square in Harare and Large City Hall in Bulawayo. The protestors have been imprudently claiming that government has failed to arrest the economic challenges that the country is currently facing. Surely, every Zimbabwean is quite ...

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President Mugabe`s intervention on no confidence votes welcome

By Mukachana Hanyani The ruling party, ZANU PF should take seriously President Robert Gabriel Mugabe`s statement   outlining how the no confidence  votes can be carried out as to make sure that the exercise is no longer carried out haphazardly but should be professionally carried out for the benefit of creating unity in this party. While others would think that suspending ...

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Tsvangirai’s unacademic economic guesses inept

Gwinyai Mutongi MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, was once described by one political observer as someone who often opens his mouth while his mind is tightly shut. To his supporters, this sounded rather like a harsh and unwarranted assessment yet, interestingly, Tsvangirai continues to expose himself in similar fashion as someone who has a narrow appreciation of important national issues. When ...

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Fighting Corruption must be a combined effort

Story by Mukachana Hanyani Zimbabweans have been made to believe that the scourge of sanctions imposed in the country by the western countries more than a decade ago were behind the demise of the Zimbabwean economy yet corruption was silently abetting them. Corruption which was hitherto not talked about with only bigwigs in government talking about sanctions as behind causing ...

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Decentralization of justice delivery system commendable

Story by Rufaro Mufundirwa The opening of a permanent High Court in Zimbabwe’s oldest city of Masvingo by the Judiciary Service Commission (JSC) is a long overdue move, which is nevertheless creditable. The High Court was opened last week, making it the first post-independence superior court in Zimbabwe. The last time such a court was opened was in 1894, 122 ...

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Inept state: Public pay the price of incompetence

Rufaro Mufundirwa It is unfortunate that the ordinary citizens bear the brunt of every bungling made in this country. The rampant corruption in this country is having a bearing on the poor citizens. Let us look at Zesa Holdings for instance. After wasting public funds in profligacy, they want to resort to hiking electricity tariffs. This hike will increase the ...

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Coltart’s Book a figment of his fictitious illusions

Story by Gwinyai Mutongi The book written by David Coltart titled, The Struggle Continues: 50 years of tyranny, is revealing itself to be a work of a spiteful politician who has failed to have his way in the jungle of politics. From the reviews so far published about the book, Coltart is surely seeking to denigrate his political nemesis by ...

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