Twelve years of Zimbabwe’s independence have witnessed the progressive marginalisation and domination of the Ndebele people by the majority dominant Shona groups.
The current drought could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for the peasant farming sector, which has been milked left, right and centre both by the commercial sector and the government, if the anomalies that have so far been unravelled are addressed at last.
The proposed bill to enable the government to fund political parties should be widely debated, particularly in such forums as television programmes like Insight, Tonight or Issues and Views before it is debated in Parliament because there it is likely to go one way.
Bulawayo’s flat dwellers, mostly middle income earners and the elderly, are paying for the intransigence of the government to meet the city’s water needs as they have been slapped with hefty water surcharge bills that may force some to abandon the flats.
The human race uses more water in washing away what it has consumed than on anything else, according to results of studies released to The Insider by a leading estate agent.
The intransigence of the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company which insists on running empty buses instead of lowering fares is clearly proving what proponents of privatisation have always argued for – no one really seems to care about the viability of the company as long as they get their fat cheques, bonuses and perks.