By Gerald Mamombe

The violent demonstrations that rocked Zimbabwe from the 14th to the 16th of January 2019 and their aftermath underline the importance of the security establishment in the nation’s development. This is in view of the damage to property, loss of lives and business during the riots.

Rudo Saungweme

As stated by Minister of Finance and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube soon the austerity for prosperity mantra is going to bear fruit and every Zimbabwean will see where the economy is heading to. We are in the right direction. The intervention by Government on making life easier for everyone in terms of transport costs has shown that our Government is doing the best it can to make life tolerable for every citizen.

by Claver Nyuki

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) organised National Shutdown from 14 January to 17 January 2019, disguised as demonstration against the rise in fuel and growing hardships, only managed to expose the various players on the political scene who are advancing their own selfish agendas of regime change in Zimbabwe.

by Gift Mashoko

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) has diverted from its mandate of promoting and safeguarding the economic, social and constitutional freedoms of workers by securing legal, political, democratic and good governance framework in Zimbabwe through strengthening its capacity and independence and those of its affiliates, according to their mission statement. In short, it seems the labour union is now being used by the opposition political parties to fulfil their regime change agenda.

by Mapozho Saruchera

The violent protests that took place in Zimbabwe between 14 and 15 January 2019 reminded me of a story about two people who were tied to opposite ends of a room with a bowl of food in the center and given very long chopsticks which made self-feeding impossible. However, instead of feeding one another – they starved to death.

by Chrispen Chebundo

The recent shutdown which was called for by Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and its partners has put the private media into overdrive of painting a gloomy picture of Zimbabwe locally, regionally and internationally.

by Elijah Chihota

The orgy of violence which rocked Harare, Chitungwiza and Bulawayo among other centres this week was meant to put a damper on revamping the economy. The MDC and its surrogates of Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) together with the labour body, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) were determined to bring anarchy in the country.