It is almost impossible to encounter a Zimbabwean who cannot read or write, even in the most backward rural outposts. Wherever one goes — day and night — you encounter a Zimbabwean carrying books or “going to school or college”. Most urban schools in the country practice “hot seating” in order to cater for large numbers of students.
Up until the late 1970s, our grandparents and parents tended to calibrate historical eras with “landmarks” of years when hunger and famine were at their worst. Massive national food deficits especially in vulnerable regions like Matabeleland, the Midlands, Masvingo and some parts of Mashonaland West were a common phenomenon. Yet, it was very rare to hear of anyone dying of starvation.
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s mini-Cabinet reshuffle is an entrenchment of the ruling party’s patronage system that will not benefit ordinary Zimbabweans, the MDC led by Welshman Ncube said yesterday.
THE cash-strapped opposition MDC led by Welshman Ncube has directed its members to start paying monthly and yearly subscriptions ranging from $1 to $72 to “foster a spirit of party ownership”.
A few weeks ago, we woke up to a ‘research’ whose results showed a list of 50 wealthiest Zimbabweans.
I am a lawyer by profession and a politician by choice, but this week I want to delve into a familiar, but treacherous issue of human behaviour – happiness.
Soon after the harmonised general elections in July 2013, the MDC recognised the futility of participating in by-elections before the full implementation of the electoral reforms that had been agreed to by the three political parties which were part of the inclusive government.
MDC president, Welshman Ncube on Thursday said the government is clueless on turning around the economy, but what is even sadder was that people continued to vote for the ruling Zanu PF party.
ZIMBABWE Ex-Combatants (Zexcom) Foundation Investment Fund’s judicial manager Barbra Lunga, accused of stealing property and cash worth over Z$15,3 million from the war veterans’ company, has filed an application for leave to appeal to the Constitutional Court (Concourt) citing violations of her rights.
Soon after the harmonised July 2013 general elections, the MDC recognised the futility of participating in by -elections before the full implementation of the electoral reforms that had been agreed to by the three political parties, which were part of the inclusive government.