Is there a place for special nominations in this day?

Democracy is a remarkably blunt instrument. Hundreds of issues are bundled together at every election, yet the vote tends to swing on a few of them

The 2019 general elections can at best be summed to have swung on a fear of change. An elected government then presumes consent for its entire programme, and with a majority in parliament, for anything else it wants to introduce in its term of office.

Human rights lawyer Uyapo Ndadi teaches a lot on consent in matters that are sexual in nature. Society should not accept presumed consent in sex. Why then are we made to accept presumed consent it in politics? The barbarism of specially nominated councillors is rape. The voter’s consent is never sought. The 2019 exercise as carried out by Minister Eric Molale has left no one smelling of roses.

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Routine child vaccination imperative

The recent Vaccination Day in Motokwe, orchestrated through collaborative efforts between UNICEF, USAID, BRCS, and the Ministry of Health, underscores a commendable stride towards fortifying child health services.The painful reality as reflected by the Ministry of Health's data regarding the decline in routine immunisation coverage since the onset of the pandemic, is a cause for concern.It underscores the urgent need to address the...

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