Opinion – Nehanda Radio http://nehandaradio.com Zimbabwe News and Internet Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:14:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 http://nehandaradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-Nehanda-Radio-Favicon-512-32x32.jpg Opinion – Nehanda Radio http://nehandaradio.com 32 32 Kuda Bhejana: The false prophet effect on Zimbabwe’s democracy http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/20/kuda-bhejana-the-false-prophet-effect-on-zimbabwes-democracy/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/20/kuda-bhejana-the-false-prophet-effect-on-zimbabwes-democracy/#comments Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:37:55 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=192031 Kuda Bhejana

Kuda Bhejana: "Do you remember how the British colonized Africa? With a Bible on their left hand and a gun on their right. Today, two groups of men; a permanent unelected political class and self-ordained “Men of God” as they are called on the streets, have colonized Africans - especially Zimbabweans with the use of the same tools. Bibles and Guns."

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Mnangagwa’s commission of inquiry: A crocodile looking for a goldfish image in its own mirror http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/19/mnangagwas-commission-of-inquiry-a-crocodile-looking-for-a-goldfish-image-in-its-own-mirror/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/19/mnangagwas-commission-of-inquiry-a-crocodile-looking-for-a-goldfish-image-in-its-own-mirror/#comments Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:19:48 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=191906 Tendai Chabvuta

Tendai Chabvuta: "Prof Charity Manyeruke is a known ZANU PF supporter reportedly married to a top CIO. She is minting it by getting paid sitting allowances from taxpayers money through appointments to boards and such commissions of enquiry. She struggles to articulate herself and has not brought anything new in terms of ideas to ZBC and even the political science department at the UZ."

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Eddie Cross: I am not an Elephant! http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/18/eddie-cross-i-am-not-an-elephant/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/18/eddie-cross-i-am-not-an-elephant/#comments Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:33:52 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=191762 BULAWAYO South MDC legislator, Eddie Cross

Eddie Cross: "As for all those living in those obscene houses, I want to remind them of the reaction of Julius Nyerere in Tanzania when offered a mansion after his retirement as a gift from the army. He turned to his benefactors and asked, 'why is it so big, do you think I am an Elephant?' He never lived there and lived out his retirement in his own modest home in Dar es Salaam."

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MDC response to State of the Nation address http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/18/mdc-response-to-state-of-the-nation-address/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/18/mdc-response-to-state-of-the-nation-address/#comments Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:25:22 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=191758 Dr Nkululeko Sibanda (left) seen here with opposition leader Nelson Chamisa (right)

Nkululeko Sibanda: "This economy will need some oxygen in order for it to recover. An illegitimate president and government will not be able to provide the necessary confidence."

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Blame game doesn’t solve cholera crisis http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/18/blame-game-doesnt-solve-cholera-crisis/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/18/blame-game-doesnt-solve-cholera-crisis/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:47:40 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=191742

The cholera outbreak in Harare and its devastating effects which have killed innocent lives and left thousands needing treatment, are a painful reminder to every Zimbabwean of the serious problems confronting our beautiful country.

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Conversing with Minister Kirsty Coventry on the arts http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/18/conversing-with-minister-kirsty-coventry-on-the-arts/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/18/conversing-with-minister-kirsty-coventry-on-the-arts/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 07:24:39 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=191649 HITTING THE GROUND RUNNING . . . Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Minister Kirsty Coventry is seen here welcoming Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani to her offices.

I grew up in Bulawayo at a time when “tea parties” where hardly any tea was drunk were the in-thing.

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Chamisa copies the Kenyan playbook http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/15/chamisa-copies-the-kenyan-playbook/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/15/chamisa-copies-the-kenyan-playbook/#comments Sat, 15 Sep 2018 20:40:27 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=191214 Kenyan Opposition leader Ralia Odinga, left, speaks to Zimbabwean Movement for Democtratic Change acting President, Nelson Chamisa during the burial ceremony of Morgan Tsvangirai in Buhera, Zimbabwe about 200 kilometres south east of Harare, Tuesday, Feb, 20, 2018. Zimbabwe's veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, aged 65, died Feb 14 and was laid to rest at his rural home in Buhera. (Tsvangirai Mukwazhi - AP)

When Nelson Chamisa this week announced his intention to inaugurate himself as “People’s President” of Zimbabwe, he was following in the footsteps of other African opposition leaders — specifically Uganda’s Kizza Besigye and Kenya’s Raila Odinga, both of whom rejected election results and staged their own ceremonial inauguration ceremonies.

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Robert Sigauke: Are elections only free and fair when the opposition wins? http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/15/robert-sigauke-are-elections-only-free-and-fair-when-the-opposition-wins/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/15/robert-sigauke-are-elections-only-free-and-fair-when-the-opposition-wins/#comments Sat, 15 Sep 2018 20:29:49 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=191216 Robert Sigauke

By Robert Sigauke, Political Analyst, Cape Town

There is certainly no prize for predicting the reaction of the opposition alliance to the outcome of the elections, and of course the constitutional court challenge.

After all, we have been made to believe elections will only be free and fair when the opposing side wins.

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Proof of the pudding is in the eating http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/15/proof-of-the-pudding-is-in-the-eating/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/15/proof-of-the-pudding-is-in-the-eating/#respond Sat, 15 Sep 2018 02:53:11 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=191104 President Mnangagwa congratulates the new Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube while flanked by Vice Presidents Constantino Chiwenga (left) and Kembo Mohadi at State House in Harare yesterday. — (Picture by Tawanda Mudimu)

On the whole, people’s judgment on the potential of the new Cabinet is not in doubt. What remains is whether there is going to be executive will power to let them do their work. This autonomy and space remains vital, otherwise all the excitement will be extinguished.

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Hopewell Chin’ono: Time the Zimbabwean men start thinking about investing in their villages http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/14/hopewell-chinono-time-the-zimbabwean-men-start-thinking-about-investing-in-their-villages/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/14/hopewell-chinono-time-the-zimbabwean-men-start-thinking-about-investing-in-their-villages/#comments Fri, 14 Sep 2018 07:02:55 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=190992 Hopewell Chin’ono and his goats

Hopewell Chin’ono: "We come from a culture where the village home is always in the custody of the men not women. The logic is very simple, the woman gets married and goes off to live at her new husband’s homestead. So in our culture, the measure of someone’s responsibility or lack thereof was determined on how someone’s homestead was maintained."

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Workers’ pay rise demands justified http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/12/workers-pay-rise-demands-justified/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/12/workers-pay-rise-demands-justified/#comments Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:07:10 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=190821 File picture of construction workers on a break

Ever since the start of the year, prices of basic commodities have increased significantly but at the same time salaries of most workers have remained the same.It’s no secret but generally there is a three-way pricing system currently operating in the local economy.

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Hopewell Chin’ono: Financial illiteracy is our biggest enemy in Zimbabwe http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/10/hopewell-chinono-financial-illiteracy-is-our-biggest-enemy-in-zimbabwe/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/10/hopewell-chinono-financial-illiteracy-is-our-biggest-enemy-in-zimbabwe/#comments Mon, 10 Sep 2018 21:20:39 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=190503 Hopewell Chin'ono

By Hopewell Chin’ono

I found this attached very interesting letter in one of my old books that I last read in 2004. It is a letter that I received from Barclays Bank offering me a Z$1Million overdraft facility.

Three years back in 2001, I had bought a property in Colne Valley for Z$4,5 Million which was then equivalent to US$60,000.

Two years ago in 2016, the real estate agent who sold the house to me in 2001, June Mossdorf of Mossdorf Realty, valued the same property at US$550,000.

Yes you read right, from US$60k in 2001 to US$550k in 2016, that is a value jump of US$490,000.

I am not sure how much it is worth now so I am tempted to ask her to do yet another valuation of the property.

Just before 2013, June came to see me with a Lebanese businessman who offered to rent the property for US$4500 per month, which was an annual income of US$48000.

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A response by Jonathan Moyo to Grace Mugabe http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/10/a-response-by-jonathan-moyo-to-grace-mugabe/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/10/a-response-by-jonathan-moyo-to-grace-mugabe/#comments Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:45:50 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=190460 Grace Mugabe and Jonathan Moyo

Jonathan Moyo: "It is an absurd corruption of public morality, values and ethos for Mrs Mugabe to claim that Mnangagwa’s gesture to hire a fancy private plane to fly her from Singapore and to pay for her mother’s funeral constitutes a political paradigm for the country to move on."

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Full Text: MDC statement on the appointment of cabinet ministers…. ‘lipstick on a pig’ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/09/full-text-mdc-statement-on-the-appointment-of-cabinet-ministers-lipstick-on-a-pig/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/09/full-text-mdc-statement-on-the-appointment-of-cabinet-ministers-lipstick-on-a-pig/#comments Sun, 09 Sep 2018 12:49:19 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=190346 Dr Nkululeko Sibanda (left) seen here with opposition leader Nelson Chamisa (right)

By Nkululeko Sibanda (Presidential Spokesperson) - "Zimbabwe is naturally endowed with beauty and brains. The Declared-President Mnangagwa cannot put lipstick on a pig and then declare it Miss Zimbabwe. An illegitimate President cannot put two fresh apples in a rotten basket and hope to produce clean basket."

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Hope revived as Mnangagwa swings axe http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/08/hope-revived-as-mnangagwa-swings-axe/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/09/08/hope-revived-as-mnangagwa-swings-axe/#comments Sat, 08 Sep 2018 12:54:54 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=190286 President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Cabinet appointments anywhere in the world are by their nature highly-contested and emotive affairs — because virtually all politicians think they are Cabinet material, while ordinary citizens harbour different criteria with regards to the ideal qualities for such appointments.

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