Monthly Archives: February 2014

Early marriage robs girls of their future

The Zimbabwean 26th February 2014 By Thomas Madhuku Sixteen-year-old Mariah Myambo had always dreamt of getting a degree, finding a good job and then marrying someone she loved. THOMAS MADHUKU hears how many young girls are being denied the future they so desperately wanted. The death of Mariah’s parents in 2011 changed everything for the young […]

Local education system in doldrums

Zimbabwe Independent 21st February 2014 By Wongai Zhangazha Ordinary ‘O’ Level results have always generated a lot of interest and inevitably debate over the pass rates which largely reflect the health of the sector. In the current results the top 10 schools were mostly mission ones with Monte Cassino Secondary school (100%) leading the pack, […]

Maintaining the Mugabe lifestyle

The Mercury By Peta Thornycroft 20th February 2014 As he turns 90, Zimbabwe’s plundering president is still adept at feathering his family nest, writes Peta Thornycroft. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who turns 90 on Friday is busy with two matters close to his heart: his daughter’s wedding, and the game he has played all his […]

Goals Coming Out Of The Net After Elections

Financial Gazette 20th February 2014 By Maggie Mzumara  CIVIL servants are finding that the ball did not find the net in their quest for salary increments. For now the promised poverty datum line (PDL)-adjusted salaries remain a mirage. In the heat of the moment, at the very height of political desperation, precariously riding on the […]

Robert Mugabe’s lavish 90th birthday plans decried as Zimbabwe struggles

The Guardian 19th February 2014 By David Smith, Africa Correspondent A costly celebration, criticised as cultism and hero worship, comes at a time of heavy job losses and slowing economic growth. Plans for a lavish $1m (£600,000) celebration of Zimbabwean presidentRobert Mugabe‘s 90th birthday have been condemned as the country lurches towards another financial crisis. […]

Zanu PF spin doctor suffers backlash over ‘O’ Level results

Southern Eye 14th February 2014 By Ndudzo Tshuma, Staff Reporter ZANU PF deputy director of information and publicity Psychology Maziwisa yesterday attracted the ire of ordinary Zimbabweans on social media when he blamed former Education minister David Coltart for the poor Ordinary Level results. Writing on his Facebook page, Maziwisa lambasted Coltart for the 2% […]

Zimbabwe: The politics of ‘salary-gate’

Mail and Guardian 14th February 2014  By Takudzwa Munyaka Expectations that government would act on corruption are fast fading as the matter has become part of Zanu-PF’s divisive succession battle. Ongoing media exposures of the massive salaries drawn by parastatal bosses may have been welcomed by the public, but expectations that the government would act […]

Blog – The Zimbabwean public have a right to know about the situation at Tokwe-Mukorsi Dam

Blog By David Coltart 11th February 2014 A top South African based specialist dam engineer has studied the photographs of Tokwe Mukorsi and has made these remarks. They are very technical but do convey the seriousness of the situation: “Tokwe-Mukorsi Dam is a concrete faced rockfill, or “CFRD”. This dam type comprises a rockfill embankment, […]

Fears over possible Tokwe Mukosi dam breach

New 9th February 2014 THE dam being built on the Tokwe River in Masvingo is close to bursting as water from heavy rains is finding its way through gaps in the uncompleted dam wall. Tokwe Mukorsi dam was due to be completed at the end of last year but the deadline has passed with […]

Blog – What is Zimbabwe Cricket’s stance regarding the ICC plans to concentrate power in the so called big 3 of Cricket?

Blog By Senator David Coltart 7th February 2014 I am very concerned about what is happening in the ICC and the vote which will take place tomorrow in Singapore which may affect the future of Zimbabwe Cricket. The big 3 (finance wise that is) in world cricket India, Australia and England have proposed a new system […]