We have eternal mindset

  A believer’s perspective or viewpoint in life is permanent disposition, as opposed to temporary approach. We put our all in what we’re divinely led to pursue. Our attitude, and conviction, are anchored on the reality of the finished works of Christ Jesus, which are permanent. We are moulded in the eternal heart of God, whose eternal life is our being. Our natural (supernatural) default is completion or logical conclusion. We commit and endeavour to see the good end of every assignment we undertake and every project we embark on.…

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Leadership: The new twist

    EVENTS seem to be moving at breakneck speed, not only in Zimbabwe, but the whole world. One is left with more questions than answers; how do I lead a country? How do I lead my company? How do I even lead my family? How do a grapple with change? How do I fit into this so called “new normal”, which is not normal at all? Views have become so divergent A good promise by one, might seem too overly and overtly charismatic. One’s silence might be taken for…

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Why China’s removal of term limits is a gift to African despots

    The recent sitting of the central committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) rolled out a big surprise development: a proposed removal of presidential term limits. This came among a raft of other constitutional amendments. The two-term limit had been instituted in 1982 by Deng Xiaoping after his experience with the chaotic post-Mao succession. Term limits were instituted to facilitate orderly succession and to support China’s reform era. China’s economic transformation wasn’t to be disrupted or side-tracked by unnecessary political struggles and uncertainty. Consequently, successive communist leaders have…

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Mnangagwa must apologise for 2008 violence

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s statement that the 2008 elections were free and fair cannot go unchallenged. Without doubt, the 2008 elections were one of the bloodiest Zimbabwe has ever seen and the right thing would have been for Mnangagwa to apologise and promise that such episodes belonged to a bygone era. Thus, his denial raises the spectre that there can be a recurrence of such episodes. His denial subtly tells his supporters that they can engage in violence and the leaders will deny that anything of that sort ever happened. Cases…

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Bursting the bubble: Time to temper Mnangagwa expectations

Just under a year ago, I began writing this column, where my goal was to bring about the dispassionate debate about the political and social developments in the country. At the end of November, when the military tanks rolled in, I abruptly stopped writing because of the fear that gripped me. While tens of thousands of people thronged the streets calling for and celebrating the fall of former President Robert Mugabe, I decided I will not be part of the celebrations and feared there was need for caution and a…

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Government lethargic on listeriosis outbreak

THE recent outbreak of listeriosis in neighbouring South Africa has once again exposed the lukewarm response to disease outbreaks by both the government and Health ministry. By Gerald Gwinji Although there has not been any reported case of listeriosis in Zimbabwe yet, the officials were reluctant and delayed issuing a statement on how they were going to ensure that the disease remained contained in South Africa. This is despite the glaring fact that Zimbabweans are smuggling in ready-to-eat foods such as sausages, polony, Viennas, ham, meat spread, corned meat, salami…

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100 days of Mnangagwa in the health sector

When President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government came to power in November 2017 following a military takeover, he quickly established a government and made numerous promises regarding government programmes within the first 100 days in power. By Dewa Mavhinga & Fortune Nyamande The government had, “hit the ground running” and had adopted 100-day plans, as their framework to monitor and evaluate their performance across government departments. Among the fans of the new government, there was cautious optimism that a new era had dawned, and many pressed for Mnangagwa to be given a…

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Mnangagwa breached the Constitution

    In the wake of a constitutional challenge to the legitimacy of the military operation that directly or indirectly brought President Emmerson Mnangagwa to power, this piece is focussed on examining the constitutional violations that seem to be haunting the new administration. I won’t dwell on the current Con Court application around the military operation, but I want to explore constitutional violations that have taken place since the President and his administration took over. The dissolution of Mugabe’s Cabinet Soon after his inauguration, Mnangagwa issued a statement in which…

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Govt scholarship programme crying for review

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Jessie Majome DISCLOSURES by Harare West MP Jessie Majome (MDC-T) in Parliament last week that hordes of Zimbabwean students on foreign scholarships were starving due to government’s failure to release their $3 000 yearly stipends made far disturbing and shocking reading. This should serve as a reminder to our government that it should not bite more than it can chew. What’s the point of sending hundreds of students to foreign universities on government scholarship when we don’t have adequate financial support for their upkeep? How do we, as a nation,…

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Lessons from the Reformation could help spur Africa’s linguistic revolution

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Police fired teargas and used water cannons to shoots at demonstrating protesters during a mega protest by Zimbabwean opposition parties in Harare. The city resembled a war zone as violence flared up after riot police violently interrupted an opposition political parties polling reform demonstration. Parties were set to march through the streets of the capital to push for electoral reforms, but were violently stopped by the police. There was heavy police presence by 9am with multiple roadblocks on major roads leading into the central business district (CBD) of Harare, Zimbabwe.…

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