I AM surprised that no one has said that Temba Mliswa’s victory in the Norton election was rigged. Why is it that when Zanu-PF wins, the election is said to have been rigged but if the opposition wins, it is free and fair? Let us have standards please. If you believe that Zanu-PF rigs elections, then no election is fair. The opposition is clearly just a bunch of cry- babies and sore losers who don’t want to accept that there are some people who support Zanu-PF and vote for them religiously. — Franco Tendayi
THE cholera and typhoid alert issued by the Government last week calls for action. People should ensure that they try as much as possible to use clean water for washing and drinking. A cholera outbreak would be devastating. I understand that sometimes it’s difficult to access clean water but people should exercise extreme caution to protect their health. People should also ensure that they keep their water sources clean and protected to avoid contaminating their water. — Yvette Banda
THE rains are on their way. Some areas got a drizzle over the weekend which means that people can begin to expect more rains in the coming days. This is definitely welcome particularly with the heat we have been experiencing. It is also great for the farmers who can now start to prepare their fields for planting. I hope that we have a good rainy season this year and we are able to yield a good crop in the harvest next year. — Gerry Chitema
CONGRATULATIONS to Khama Billiat and his team Mamelodi Sundowns for winning the Caf Champions League in tough conditions. The team put on a spirited performance to hold their nerve against a team and fans who did everything they could to frustrate the players and ensure they would lose. I wish Khama all the success and hope that he will be raring to go come Afcon in Gabon next year. — Tawanda Gwenzi
FACTIONALISM in Zanu-PF needs to come to an end. It is clear that this is causing fissures not just at the top level but also among voters. The recent election in Norton in which Zanu-PF lost to Temba Mliswa was in part marred by factionalism and we cannot afford to go to another election with these problems. Can the leadership not just pay lip service to this issue but also fix it. — Danai.