By Peacemaker Zano

In simple terms, an advisory council is a collection of individuals who bring unique knowledge and skills which augment the knowledge and skills of the formal board of directors in order to effectively guide a given organization or nation.

By Nobleman Runyanga

Following the violent and destructive protests of 14 January, which were called for by the MDC Alliance, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and some civil society organisations ostensibly to register their disquiet over the fuel increases announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa two days earlier, the opposition is making baseless claims of persecution. An examination of the involvement of the MDC Alliance’s members in the protests, lays bare the fact that the party’s claims are blatantly false.

By Rudo Saungweme

South Africa`s opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane has no tangible evidence to support his press briefing. Maimane talks about Zimbabweans exercising their democratic rights to protest but he does not know that it was the hooligans who protested in the name of peaceful demonstrations. The looters and thugs who wanted to rob people`s wealth are the ones he terms Zimbabweans demonstrating their democratic rights.

Elijah Chihota

This week, the country woke up to the news that the South African opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane intended to take President Emmerson Mnangagwa to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged human rights abuses following the opposition-instigated protests which rocked the country in mid-January. Maimane’s planned initiative is baseless and exposes his shallow understanding of how the ICC operates and his desperation for attention.

Chenai Mutasa

The success of the recently launched urban transport system authenticate one of the late music icon, Oliver Mtukudzi’s song “Handiro Dambudziko,” which loosely translate to “that is not the actual problem” and talks about the need to investigate the root causes of a  problem in order to solve it instead of trying to cure symptoms of same.

John Ndebele

Of late there has been disturbing allegations of torture on civilians by members of the security services. Equally disturbing has been allegations of harassment of vendors by the same security forces. The allegations are a cause for concern on two fronts. Firstly, the torturing of civilians can never be condoned and no person can ever defend that.

Chrispen Chebundo

The trial and conviction of some people who looted and burnt shops during violent protests that rocked the country a fortnight ago is a vindication of what government authorities have been saying all along that had it not been security forces interventions, more serious acts of violence could have happened. This exposes the unjustified and unwarranted criticism of the security forces for their intervention by certain political groups and non-governmental organizations.

John Diza

The aftermath of the violent protests of last week has seen an upsurge in the amount of attacks from some quarters of the society against the security forces of the country.

Nobleman Runyanga

Although civil servants play a critical role in the provision of essential services by Government ministries and departments and are entitled to the right to fight for the improvement of their salaries and working conditions, some of their demands appear out of season with the reality on the ground.