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Zimbos fear for the worst

There are growing fears among long-suffering Zimbabweans that the country is on the verge of a complete implosion — after it was confirmed earlier this week that the country is failing to pay its external electricity suppliers.

Alarm as govt mulls Z$ return

There is widespread panic among both businesses and ordinary Zimbabweans alike, after President Robert Mugabe’s ever-floundering government ill-advisedly announced last Tuesday that it was working on “a plan” to use gold reserves to anchor…

Reform or perish, experts tell govt

By Ndakaziva Majaka Amid the embarrassing news that Zimbabwe has now been officially ranked as the poorest country in Africa, economic experts say the government has no choice but to introduce much-needed policy reforms to resuscitate the…

Mugabe fails to address cash shortages

By Helen Kadirire President Robert Mugabe yesterday skirted addressing the shortages of cash and policy inconsistencies within his government when he delivered a dour independence speech to spark fierce criticism from opposition parties who…

Arnold Farm evictions deplorable

By Maxwell Sibanda The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has been condemned for its continued harassment of families at Arnold Farm in Mazowe in Mashonaland Central, whose homes are being callously destroyed in a bid to evict them without…

‘Nera demo crowd appalling’

The smaller than expected crowd that turned up at National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera)’s Wednesday rally indicates the alliance will face difficulties in acting as a bloc in 2018’s elections, political observers said yesterday. They said…

Mugabe’s ‘chair’ gift draws scorn

By Gift Phiri Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe received a special chair as a belated 93rd birthday gift from his Cabinet, a present which the main opposition quickly used to question whether Africa’s oldest leader was still…

Malaba set to become new CJ

By Gift Phiri President Robert Mugabe, wily as ever, has once again run rings around brawling Zanu PF factions over the appointment of the country’s new chief justice — after he apparently picked the highly-regarded jurist, Luke Malaba, to…

2013 promises haunt Zanu PF

By Tendai Kamhungira and Blessings Mashaya As the watershed 2018 national polls beckon, President Robert Mugabe’s warring ruling Zanu PF is in a big quandary about what to say on account of its dismal failure to deliver on any of its 2013…