BY JOHN KACHEMBERE:
HUNGER has taken its toll at Mzinyathini High School in Matabeleland South where students are reportedly fainting en masse after attending classes on empty stomachs coupled with walking long distances to school.
The affected students are mostly day scholars who come from places surrounding Mzinyathini as they walk long distances to school without having meals. Most of the students have been forced to drop out of school because of starvation.
Harare belongs to all, rich and poor -
My father used to tell me of his job- seeking cat-and- mouse relationship with the Rhodesia police while he stayed with a brother in the Matapi hostels in the 1950s.
He had to be hidden in all sorts of places to avoid being caught in what was generally called “spection” which I take to mean inspection by the police to weed out, arrest and “deport” out of the city, the unemployed, unregistered, especially those who had no business in the city.
BILL SAIDI – HARARE -
The apocryphal story of two Zimbabwean politicians forced to go to the moon and not return until they had formed one political party is legendary.
They came back to announce they had formed three parties.
Perhaps more than any other story, it illustrates the Zimbabwean love for political diversity.
A colleague in the media recently forwarded an electronic copy of our government’s five-year economic blueprint plan, Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (Zim Asset), Toward an Empowered Society and a Growing Economy. It has not yet been launched with as much fanfare as is usually the custom of Zanu PF. The President has, however, publicly commended it and his foreword to it has been published in local print media. [Read more...]Tweet
Civil Society Organisations (CSO), most of them struggling for relevance in the wake of Zanu PF’s electoral victory in the July 31 elections, have jumped on the band wagon of those calling for government not to destroy illegal structures that have mushroomed in urban centres across the country. [Read more...]Tweet