Monthly Archives: November 2012

Who is the little man now Cde Kunonga?

The Independent 30 November 2012 There has been much controversy of late over the source of funds President Robert Mugabe uses when distributing farm inputs worth US$20 million. Mugabe recently launched the Presidential Well-Wishers Special Agricultural Inputs Scheme with maize and fertilisers being distributed through Zanu PF structures, according to newspaper reports. The campaign, however, is becoming a […]

Mtshingwe, Magwegwe victorious in schools cricket tournament

The Chronicle 28 November 2012 MTSHINGWE Primary School and Magwegwe Primary School were the winners of the Lobels Bread sponsored Matabeleland Tuskers Champion of Champions schools cricket tournament in their respective finals played at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo yesterday. In the boys’ section, Mtshingwe clobbered Milton Junior by 10 wickets while Magwegwe were crowned […]

Coltart slams Moyo over Selous Scouts ‘slur’

New Zimbabwe 24 November 2012 EDUCATION Minister David Coltart has angrily rejected claims by Zanu PF politburo member Jonathan Moyo that he is a former member of the Selous Scouts. Moyo, a former Information Minister, has referred to Coltart repeatedly as an ex-member of the Rhodesian special forces unit responsible for unspeakable atrocities during the 1970s independence war. It […]

2013 budget: Disbursements the real test

Zimbabwe Independent 23 November 2012 Marginal salary increases for civil servants and a raised tax-free bonus threshold of US$1 000 for all employees announced by Finance minister Tendai Biti in his 2013 budget proposals may provide some relief to workers, but overall, the US$3,8 billion budget could struggle to meet the country’s public service delivery, particularly […]

Children raped at Kunonga churches

Daily News By Fungai Kwaramba 22 November 2012 HARARE – Shocking details have emerged of widespread abuse of orphans at an orphanage and schools which were run by disgraced and dethroned Anglican bishop Nolbert Kunonga, prompting human rights organisations to demand an investigation. Yesterday, the Anglican Church Harare diocese convened a press briefing where the dastardly endeavours which happened […]

Children raped at Kunonga’s Church Institutions

Zim Eye 22 November 2012 The Minister of Education, Art, Sport and Culture, David Coltart is moving in to investigate sexual abuses reported to have taken place at schools and other child institutions that disgraced Bishop Nolbert Kunonga seized from the Anglican church. Shocking details have emerged of widespread abuse of children at an orphanage […]

Zimbabwe’s Indigenous Languages Face Extinction

Voice of America – Zimbabwe By Mark Peter Nthambe 21 November 2012 HARARE — Zimbabwe’s indigenous languages face extinction due to lack of incentives for growth, says international development scientist, Dr. Charlton Tsodzo. Speaking at a conference organized by the U.S Embassy’s Public Affairs Section in Harare on Tuesday, Dr. Tsodzo, who comes from the famous Tsodzo family of Shona […]

Release Money for Grade Seven exams urgently

The Chronicle 21 November 2012 The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) early this year received accolades from parents, pupils and other stakeholders for releasing the 2011 O-level and A-level results in a record time. The A-level results were out on 19 January while the O-level results were out on 31 January. This good record which […]

It’s the ideas, stupid!

New Zimbabwe By Prof Jonathan Moyo 21 November 2012 IF THERE is one thing that Zimbabweans can reiterate and reiterate until the cows come home without twisting their tongues like Elizabeth Macheka over the pronouncement of the word, it would be not only to reiterate that the two MDC formations are ideologically bankrupt and policy-incompetent […]

Investment in indigenous languages crucial – Coltart

Zim Eye By Walter Sebele 21 November 2012 Education, Arts, Sports and Culture Minister, Senator  David Coltart has called for Zimbabwean writers and educationists to invest in indigenous languages as it is key to the development of a nation. In an interview, the Education Minister said for Zimbabwe to be an education powerhouse, there was […]