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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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War time rebels will constitute ZPF war vets body

Opinion by John Sigauke Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) leader, Joice Mujuru urged youths during the weekend in her independence speech to shun the million men march being organized by the Zanu PF youths in solidarity with President Robert Mugabe. Mujuru is labouring under the delusion that the historic march is a product of coercion by President Mugabe. No, that million ...

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Manyadza speaks for himself

Story by Rufaro Mufundirwa The headline in the Dailynews issue of 13 April was quite misleading. If it were the 1st of April, it was going to be the first article to be identified as the traditional prank usually associated with the fool’s day. “War vets want Mugabe to go,” screamed the front page headline. Going through the whole story, ...

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‘Happy’ Freedom Day South Africa!!

Story by Constance van NieKerk Happy Freedom Day South Africa, I can’t help but ask, are you really free? Or are you just under a different dictator? I’m not talking politics, I’m talking about emancipation from mental slavery as Bob Marley rightly put it. It tears my heart when I see the effects of service delivery protests. How xenophobia attacks ...

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Zim Government thins the “Teachers” wage bill signalling austerity measures

The Zimbabwean cabinet has approved the civil service audit, heralding a new chapter in the public sector through the implementation of measures such as reduction of student teachers and trainees’ allowances, termination of any salaries still paid for teachers at trust and private schools and resuscitation of pension contributions by civil servants. Some of the changes, meant to reduce the ...

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Our President: For a 91yr old, he is fit

Press and Social Media have in the past hours trended heavily on the careful walk of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as he made way to meet host Turkey President at the welcome ceremony for the G-20 summit earlier in the week captured by the New China TV posted on youtube. While many critics find it worth an incident to jibe ...

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Zimbabwean journalist Robert Mukondiwa unleashes his book; The Judas Files

Zimbabwean literature has this year-end seen the entry of a fresh name in the world of its authors with the new debut novel by writer Robert Mukondiwa whose book, the Judas Files hitshelves in November to critical acclaim from his peers. Not an entirely new name in the world of writing, Robert has always been known as a journalist and ...

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Kereke Prosecution – The heat just got turned UP!

Just hours ago, the Public Prosecutor General Mr Johannes Tomana who in the past had stood aground against paving way for the prosecution of Dr Jane Mutasa, Dr Munyaradzi Kereke and Vivek Solanki on various fraud and miscellaneous cases has just issued certificated allowing the prosecutions. The trio who in the past shown cushy comfort and protection from the power ...

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Steel cold Tony Blair begins to crack, “apologies” for Iraqi invasion

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says he’s sorry for “mistakes” made in the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, but he doesn’t regret bringing down dictator Saddam Hussein. “I can say that I apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong because, even though he had used chemical weapons extensively against his own people, against others, ...

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