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Corruption swaggers in analogue

IN 1996 we were conned — bigly, as Mr Trump would say.

With the benefit of hindsight, those brick-sized wheezing electronic contraptions that we were told were cellphones could not have conceivably be called such.

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Black business and superstition

SUPERSTITIOUS beliefs and practices have negative consequences and thus need to be curbed to avoid society breaking down into medieval mayhem, something which is quite easy to do as illustrated in the narrations. The kuchekeresa phenomenon, Zengeza Zombie and Sunningdale magic worm narrated in detail last week are just a few of the examples which show how detrimental superstitious beliefs can be if not regulated.

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A State in paranoia

CAN one imagine coming back to see their underwear drawer rummaged? It is unthinkable that a normal person can go through such intimate stuff without their motive being questioned.

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Navigating the treacherous Harare-Beitbridge highway

A HAULAGE truck hobnobs, huffs and puffs, swerves and suddenly drops its speed to an uncharacteristic crawl. Several other vehicles behind it screech to near halt and one-by-one, they weave past dotted potholes, with the haulage truck in the lead.

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Editorial Comment: Extend lifestyle audits across all sectors

Lifestyle audits are an important tool in fighting corruption. However, rich dividends can be realised if audits are conducted across the board. Last weekend, police appealed for leads in their ongoing lifestyle audits on officers, whose spending patterns are at variance with their known earnings. An audit assists in determining whether workers’ lifestyles can be […]

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How about a hall of fame for our artists?

THE move by stakeholders in the arts and academic sector to honour celebrated playwright the late Stephen Chifunyise through the Stephen J International Festival is indeed commendable. For too long, the memories of many of our arts and culture gurus have been allowed to perish without any continued recognition beyond their deaths.

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