By Elliot Dambarara

The subject of the so called “targeted or smart sanctions” has been topical in the past decade or so. Bold questions must be asked and answered in the quest to address the conduct and manner in which sanctions are imposed. There have been dictatorial tendencies and unintelligible talk aiming at sugar-coating the actual evil behind the so called “smart” sanctions.

By Mapozho Saruchera

A few hours after His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa had finished delivering the State of the Nation Address (SONA), on 1 October 2019, opposition MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa, took to Twitter alleging that the President’s address  was a waste of resources and an unprovoked insult to Zimbabweans as it allegedly did not, does not address key issues facing the nation such as lack of electricity, water, fuel, non-availability of cash, poor wages, human rights abuses, terror, abductions, illegitimacy and reforms.

By Peacemaker Zano

The walkout by MDC parliamentarians during President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), is unjustified as there are no concrete reasons that clearly explain such fruitless and retrogressive behavior, when the whole world recognizes the president as the legitimate leader of the nation.

By Christopher Makaza

 

…..as CSOs plans to create a new monster ahead of 2023 election 

The beleaguered Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance`s expiry date is slowly drawing closer as its partners in crime, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Civic Society Organisations (CSOs), workers unions and some MDC family members have lost hope in the country`s oldest surviving opposition party.

By Chigumbu Warikandwa

Zimbabwe has been under American sanctions for the past 18 years. These illegal sanctions have meted untold suffering on ordinary civilians whose rights America ironically claim to be protecting. The biggest lie coming from Washington is that the punitive measures are targeted at a few individuals and businesses and the rest of the country has nothing to fear. This is far from it. The only true fact is that Government is the major protagonist which Capitol Hill intends to fight down and away. Regime change is the end being sought here.

By Claver Nyuki

 

… as that party legislators abandon its mandate in Parly

 

His Excellency, President Emmerson Mnangagwa today delivered his State of the Nation Address (SONA) and officially opened the Second Session of the Ninth Parliament in Harare.

By Bevan Musoko

The move by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to ban all cash-in, cash-out and cash back transactions on the national payments platforms is a welcome move as the system was being abused by notorious cash barons to fleece ordinary people of their hard-earned money. It is probable that these cash barons were working in cahoots with some corrupt bank employees who would give them cash for resell at the astronomically high premiums, instead of dispensing it to bank clients. It boggles the mind how these cash barons would access huge sums of cash yet banks claimed that they did not have cash to dispense to their clients. Something was amiss.

By Tendai Matunhu

The MDC party continues to show its true colours in how it handles and portrays women both at home and in the party, this follows Nelson Chamisa’s lack of respect towards his wife, Sithokozile at the party’s 20th anniversary during the weekend.

By Nobleman Runyanga

Former President Robert Mugabe was buried at his Zvimba rural home last Saturday, three weeks since his passing on 6 September in Singapore.  The former liberation icon and Zimbabwe’s founding father had been in that eastern country since April nursing cancer.