The Sunday News of 12 May 2013 carries a story “Rethink your loyalty to MDC-T written by Lawson Mabhena having interviewed Jonathan Moyo who echoed these sentiments. It is his opinion and as a democratic party we support freedom of speech.
The desire of power over others is weakness disguised as strength. I remain curious to understand why; ZANU (PF) wants to continue to hold onto power even when it is overwhelmingly evident that they have failed to manage the affairs of our country.
In one of his recent opinion pieces, MDC-Ncube’s Youth Secretary-General, Discent Collins Bajila writes about my “hatred for MDC President Welshman Ncube”. In a response to one of my recent opinion pieces, Ncube also thought I had “an obsession” with him.
It is unacceptable in a democracy to politicise the military, as it is to militarise political and civilian affairs and institutions. While the political leadership of the military is overtly partisan towards ZANU-PF, many soldiers in the rank and file are professional.
Three days after MDC-T youth leader Solomon Madzore was arrested for allegedly likening President Mugabe to a ‘limping donkey’ Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander General Constantine Chiwenga called Prime Minister Tsvangirai a ‘psychiatric patient’.
I have vivid memories of high school. I remember one Ghanaian teacher who was a Mathematics genius. Each lesson began with him placing emphasis on the importance of origins. He would say, “Mathematics originated from a real need to solve life’s problems.
Five years after the government’s takeover of the diamond fields, many questions remain unanswered. The true identity of the companies mining in Marange remains a mystery and the Finance Minister remains in the dark as to where the diamond revenues are going.
Joe Hanlon is a distinguished author and commentator on Southern African politics and economics, notably on Mozambique. However, his book, “Zimbabwe Takes Back The Land,” published earlier this year, makes assertions that are so wide of the truth.
In a phenomenon that has been variously labelled ‘prosperity gospel’ or ‘prosperity religion’, modern churches are openly discarding the traditional doctrines of faith pertaining to meekness and primitive wealth accumulation in favour of the doctrine of success.
If there is any nation which suffers from amnesia, it is certainly not Zimbabwe. While the timing for the next harmonised elections has become a mantra in both private and public media, the fact remains that there won’t be elections for as long as “toxic issues” remain.
“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” and so said Mark Twain many years ago. This is so true in Zimbabwe where, nearly every analyst is anticipating and actually talking up violence before the next elections.