Columnist / Patrick guramatunhu
Of all the feeble excuses for imposing Z$ Minister Ncube's takes the biscuit - sanctions, very original tooOf all the feeble excuses proffered by this Zanu PF regime for ending the use of the multi-currency basket in favour of the local currency as the only legal tender; Minister of Finance, Professor Mthu...
Published: 18 Jul 2019 at 09:43hrs | 4060 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
We rewarded Zanu-PF with absolute power for rigging elections, sowing the wind to reap whirlwind - have we finally learned the l"Zimbabwe is burning. The country is in the throes of a serious political and socio-economic crisis. The resolution of this crisis has become a matter of extreme urgency. It is clear that soft-landing...
Published: 17 Jul 2019 at 20:42hrs | 276 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
We rewarded Zanu PF with absolute power for rigging elections, sowing the wind to reap whirlwind – Have we finally learned the"Zimbabwe is burning. The country is in the throes of a serious political and socio-economic crisis. The resolution of this crisis has become a matter of extreme urgency. It is clear that soft-landing...
Published: 17 Jul 2019 at 00:09hrs | 1442 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 14 Jul 2019 at 22:41hrs | 2510 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Having Zanu-PF and MDC for leaders is like having parents who are not a full shilling - life is hell-on-earthIn the rural village where I grew up lived an odd couple, both the husband and wife were "not a full shilling", people said. As luck would have it, the two were blessed with a child. The two would not...
Published: 12 Jul 2019 at 19:57hrs | 838 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Civil servants get 40% pay rise (30% cut given 100% inflation), thin end of very thick hyperinflation wedge"CIVIL servants yesterday started receiving a cushioning allowance while the National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC) convened a meeting to discuss an increment and other conditions of service for Go...
Published: 11 Jul 2019 at 06:39hrs | 5238 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
'MDC will overthrow Zanu-PF before 2023' - irony of irony, ones foolishly keeping illegitimate regime in powerThe country is in serious trouble with unemployment a nauseating 90%; basic services such sheath and education all but collapse; facing fuel, cash and medicine shortages; 19-hour power cuts; 5.7 milli...
Published: 09 Jul 2019 at 10:00hrs | 1375 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 04 Jul 2019 at 15:18hrs | 1526 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Minister Ncube you are printing Z$ 400 m to pay for increased expenditure = financial indiscipline. Simple!"ZIMBABWE will print ZWL$400 million bond notes which it says will be drip-fed into the economy to cover the gap left after government banned the use of multi-currencies in local transactions," report...
Published: 03 Jul 2019 at 07:37hrs | 2104 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 01 Jul 2019 at 07:37hrs | 7278 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
'We are not USA must use Z$' argue Professor Chakravarti - no common sense nor integrity, must shut up"Ever since we dollarised, everybody has been benchmarking against the US dollars," said Zimbabwe economics lecturer Professor Ashok Chakravarti."We are not the United States of America, we ar...
Published: 27 Jun 2019 at 21:31hrs | 2307 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 27 Jun 2019 at 13:54hrs | 3748 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Scrapping US$ as legal tender will 'cushion' against US$ pricing – imposing rotten Z$ will stifle tradeZimbabwe scrapped the Z$ in November 2008 and introduced the basket of multi-foreign currency for one very good reason - it had become impossible to do business in Z$. Because of the hyperinflation, t...
Published: 25 Jun 2019 at 16:14hrs | 2867 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
'Prices have dropped 19% in US$ terms but soared in RTGS$' says Ncube - scrap RTGS$ then, cowardly lion pulling his own tailFINANCE Minister Mthuli Ncube says prices of basic goods in terms of RTGS$ were "grossly inflated" adding that Treasury calculations indicate prices were in fact going down. "Prices for b...
Published: 23 Jun 2019 at 17:12hrs | 2566 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 19 Jun 2019 at 15:05hrs | 2359 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 18 Jun 2019 at 07:33hrs | 6615 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 16 Jun 2019 at 19:11hrs | 552 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
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Published: 15 Jun 2019 at 09:13hrs | 615 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 12 Jun 2019 at 17:58hrs | 3139 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
'To keep questioning legitimacy is undemocratic' - insane not to, especially after 39 years of rigged electionsA true friend will give you sound advice even if that is not what you want to hear. Indeed, a true friend would rather risk souring the friendship by giving the sound advice then give misleading infor...
Published: 09 Jun 2019 at 19:41hrs | 1073 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 07 Jun 2019 at 08:55hrs | 2301 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
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Published: 29 May 2019 at 09:49hrs | 2630 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
'Con Court Malaba let us down,' says Chief Ndiweni – true, but so too did you, Chamisa and we the peopleChief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni torched a storm when he graced and addressed the MDC congress in Gweru on Saturday. The chief criticised the Zanu-PF government and Judiciary for failing the nation whic...
Published: 27 May 2019 at 16:53hrs | 4788 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
'My politics is about masses living decent lives' says Gutu - they don't, proof it is about selling-out"I can never, ever be happy when the majority of Zimbabweans continue to live in penury and deprivation. My politics is all about ensuring that ordinary people in the village and townships live a dece...
Published: 25 May 2019 at 16:13hrs | 874 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 22 May 2019 at 07:19hrs | 1712 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 19 May 2019 at 12:40hrs | 1850 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 18 May 2019 at 20:25hrs | 3114 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Zanu PF to review wages again as prices double every 21 days - back on hyperinflation roller-coaster"Government says it will award its workers another pay increase in June as prices of basic commodities continue to sky rocket, eroding the purchasing power of disposable incomes," reported Bulawayo24....
Published: 16 May 2019 at 17:17hrs | 1679 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 14 May 2019 at 07:26hrs | 2117 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 11 May 2019 at 08:31hrs | 5399 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 08 May 2019 at 00:11hrs | 2580 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 06 May 2019 at 20:45hrs | 829 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
MDC-A will still be corrupt and incompetent after congress - it is undemocratic and thus incapable self-renewalIn 2016 Professor Jonathan Moyo, then Zanu PF Minister and chief strategist and propagandist, said "Zanu PF will never reform itself out of office!" It was one of those rare moments in the spin-doctor...
Published: 06 May 2019 at 13:33hrs | 1223 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 03 May 2019 at 17:02hrs | 3583 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 30 Apr 2019 at 19:49hrs | 1594 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 29 Apr 2019 at 07:43hrs | 3060 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
'No elections for 10 years whilst focus on reconstruction' - what if leaders focus on corruption, what then"Elections have become a problem that has sunk us into vicious violence, unreformed state institutions, political and economic strife.Let us do away with them for 10 years and focus on reconst...
Published: 26 Apr 2019 at 06:36hrs | 601 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 23 Apr 2019 at 07:56hrs | 973 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
'Be proud of freedoms espouse by 2nd Republic' said navel gazing ED - luxury nation can now ill afford"Our freedom, independence and the proud heritage left for us by our departed heroes and heroines who paid the supreme sacrifice for the freedom we enjoy today. We have within our blood, the traits of...
Published: 20 Apr 2019 at 08:23hrs | 842 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 18 Apr 2019 at 18:23hrs | 1915 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 18 Apr 2019 at 18:20hrs | 532 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 18 Apr 2019 at 07:38hrs | 243 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 14 Apr 2019 at 19:24hrs | 1543 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 11 Apr 2019 at 20:49hrs | 2188 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
'Regional trade will cure Zim fragile economy' WB proscribed - this is false medicine, I hate false medicine"The increases in prices that we have witnessed since October last year will affect the growth rate for 2019. For 2018, in the first quarter the growth was real, but it was then disturbed by the last ...
Published: 10 Apr 2019 at 19:30hrs | 939 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
Published: 08 Apr 2019 at 09:07hrs | 1711 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
'Zimbabwe is an amazing place to live' boasted Cross - not for the millions living in abject povertyWhen Zimbabwe gained her independence in 1980, the country had the potential to become a prosperous nation, the South Korea of Africa. The last 38 years of corrupt and tyrannical Zanu-PF dictatorship ...
Published: 04 Apr 2019 at 08:13hrs | 1075 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
MDC A lost by-election because it 'failed to rekindle 1999 ideology' - as alien to MDC as a wing is to a pigThe MDC Alliance's sheer incompetence is breath-taking; they cannot even admit that the rigged Cowdray Park Council by-elections were rigged!"As flawed as our electoral system is this loss can...
Published: 01 Apr 2019 at 15:02hrs | 1325 | by Patrick Guramatunhu
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