Monthly Archives: June 2014

A coalition that may resurrect somnolent Zanu-PF By Tshepo Mabalane Mabalane 26th June 2014 The long confrontation by Zimbabwean opposition parties with the tyrannical and slimy ZANU mob has had a fundamental impact on the country’s political culture. The most dramatic example of this political culture is the repetitive mass mobilisation and fragmentation of the Zimbabwean opposition in the past 34 […]

In Zimbabwe: 300,000 Children Drop Out of School Every Year

SW Radio Africa By Nomalanga Moyo 24th June 2014 Around 300,000 children are dropping out of school each year, the ZANU PF Minister for Youth Francis Nhema revealed on Saturday. Addressing delegates and children at an event to mark the Day of the African Child, the Minister said the figures were “ghastly”. Nhema said while […]

‘Dokora causing discord among teachers’

Daily News By Mugove Tafirenyika 23rd June 2014 Education stakeholders say the raft of changes being introduced in the sector by Lazarus Dokora, minister of Primary and Secondary Education will cause disharmony and anxiety among teachers. Since taking over last year, Dokora has announced several changes to the education sector including banning teachers from complementing […]

“Entrance tests ban a welcome move”

Newsday By Phillip Chidavaenzi 23 June 2014 SCHOOLS across the country have traditionally used entrance tests that were conducted at a fee to select prospective Form One pupils for the following year. In recent years, however, controversy has shrouded the otherwise noble exercise with some schools accused of deliberately using the tests to rake in […]

“Dokora a square peg in a round hole”

The Standard Editorial From the Editor Walter Marwizi’s deak 22nd June 2014 PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe inadvertently popularised “weevils” in Zimbabwe after he launched a blistering attack on people he accused of seeking to destroy Zanu PF from within two weeks ago. Suddenly weevils, devil incarnates and other derogatory words gained currency on social media, pubs […]

Off you go, Langa tells SRC board

Newsday By Wellington Toni 20th June 2014 SPORT, Arts and Culture minister Andrew Langa yesterday dissolved the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) board, leaving Charles Nhemachena’s job as director-general (DG), of the supreme sports body hanging by a thread. Langa was addressing a football indaba at the Zifa Village in Mt Hampden outside Harare, aimed […]

Government meets Zifa, SRC

The Herald 19th June 2014 By Petros Kausiyo Deputy Sports Editor TWO years after they convened a similar meeting government, the Sport and Recreation Commission and Zifa will come together for another indaba aimed at finding solutions to the problems haunting football today.The meeting being facilitated by the Sports Commission is scheduled for the Zifa […]

Government lied to access donor funding — Majongwe

Newsday By Senior Parliamentary Reporter 18th June 2014 PROGRESSIVE Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe secretary-general Raymond Majongwe has accused government of “lying” to the international community that it had incorporated civic education and counselling into the education curriculum in order to appear democratic and access international funding. Addressing guests at a public meeting running under the […]

Tough times ahead for Zimbabwe’s civil servants

Daily News By Staff Reporter 13th June 2014 Civil servants should brace themselves for challenging times ahead as government continues to shift pay dates, piling more misery on the already hard-pressed government workers. Civil servants, who include nurses and ex-government workers, will be paid late over the next six months and will only receive their […]

Tsvangirai’s list of former lieutenants continues to grow

The Chronicle By Clemence Manyukwe 13th June 2014 MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai is counting his losses as the list of former lieutenants that are deserting him continues to grow. Since the party’s formation in 1999, he has been losing political friends at a higher rate than he could replace. The most recent pronounced blow was […]