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 A Letter From Zimbabwe After the Rand Fell

The rand was in free-fall after the axing of Nhlanhla Nene, former finance minister, and although it’s now in recovery the impact is still being felt in neighbouring Zimbabwe. TENDAI MARIMA reports.On the streets of Zimbabwe, the rand is falling. Thanks to South African President Jacob Zuma’s surprise firing of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene last week the rand has tumbled ... Read More »

Succession heatwave grips Zim and Zanu PF

ZIMBABWE’s party-state conflation and its attendant dangers have never been as evident as it is now. Over the years, Zanu PF have done a good job making sure that their party Zanu PF is synonymous with and conflated to the state. It is trite that politburo decisions supersede cabinet decisions. In other terms, Zanu PF and its s leadership have ... Read More »

The value of Diasporans to the Zim economy

By Ken Mufuka BROTHER  Minister Patrick Zhuwao made a statement that in seeking for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), we should look first to our own Zimbabweans in the diaspora. He was merely stating an obvious fact. While his proposal is worth looking into, there is a lot of house cleaning that needs to be done. I shall refer to that ... Read More »

Zuma third term or a female president: What’s the “premier league’s” game plan?

By RanjeniMunusamy Comments recently  by the new ANC Youth League president Collen Maine have reintroduced the idea of a third term for President Jacob Zuma as leader of the ruling party. Talk about Zuma staying on for another term had subsided after the ANC Women’s League, backed by a powerful lobby known as the “premier league”, indicated it would campaign ... Read More »

Zim’s mineral wealth- From Purse to Curse

by MDC President Welshman Ncube FOR  those of you, like me, with a deep interest in the subject of political economy, will remember the phrase ‘resource curse’. A quick reference to Wikipedia will tell you that the term “was first used by Richard Auty in 1993 to describe how countries rich in natural resources were unable to use that wealth ... Read More »

SA focuses on Nkandla as Mzansi burns

Zuma promises jobs and economic growth for 2017

PRESIDENT  Jacob Zuma should certainly be challenged on the Nkandla “security upgrading” but we should not let that issue occlude the economic chaos and degeneration we have seen under his leadership. Under normal circumstances, Zuma and his cabinet team would have long been recalled and replaced by able and competent leaders. The sorry state of our economy is not receiving ... Read More »

Zim media’s ongoing dilemma after Moyo’s ‘Carrot and Stick’ tenure.

By Takura Zhangazha Zimbabwe’s media, though not publicly stating it, is smarting from the recent cabinet reshuffle. Not least because the previous minister responsible for information, Professor Jonathan Moyo, was a rather larger than life character, but also because he had taken great control of the media reform agenda or a lack of it. From his now muted Information and ... Read More »

A Letter to my beloved relatives beyond the borders

Dear Uncle, Mothers, Aunts, Sisters, Brothers, Sisters-in-law, Brothers-in-law and friends I hope this letter finds you well. I miss you so much and I would be happy to see you back home. I know you will be coming soon, maybe this month or the next or maybe later this year, or the years to come. I just thought I should ... Read More »

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