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I FAIL to un­der­stand why heavy ve­hi­cles and buses still by-pass the VID De­pot junc­tion and route. They are sup­posed to turn right at the Mu­nic­i­pal Fire Sta­tion, but sur­pris­ingly, they go as tray into the CBD right un­der the nose of traf­fic of­fi­cers. It is hu­man er­ror to for­get yes­ter­year tragedies through overnight sleep. Le st we for­get that a bus had brake fail­ure and only came to a halt at Mu tare Mar tow­ing to up­ward steep ter­rain. Sim­i­larly, a haulage truck ram med into a mo­tor­cy­clist, ve­hi­cles, killing and wound­ing all in its way. It later over­turned at for­mer Paint Cen­tre. Must we wait for a tanker to over­turn to en­force route ad­her­ence?- CTM.

***** Gov­ern­ment should in­ten­sify ef­forts to re­move de­fec­tive ve­hi­cles from our roads. The main prob­lem lies with the po­lice man­ning road­blocks every day. Corruption is very rife within this po­lice de­part­ment. Ve­hi­cles that are in very bad state are al­lowed to ferry peo­ple at the ex­pense of their lives. Strict mea­sures must be put in place or else we will con­tinue los­ing our loved ones on the roads. De­fec­tive ve­hi­cles must be taken to dump­ing sites. All un­li­censed driv­ers should also stay off our roads.- Zondi, NHB, Sakubva.

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Satanism has no place in the so­ci­ety. If you are not with us on God’s side, then you are against us on Satan’s side. The devil is evil. Those who prac­tice Satanism must be sen­tenced to ex­tinc­tion. Those who cher­ish ever last­ing life, eter­nity must draw close to God and He will re­cip­ro­cate.- Masenhu.

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Econet’s data sys­tems need a ma­jor up­grade as a mat­ter of ur­gency be­fore we mi­grate to other net­works.- Mwedzi.

***** In N ya maj ur a area, the rate of child mar­riages is get­ting high, most of them are 14 to 16 years old. On top of that they are stu­dents, so they are los­ing the root of knowl­edge which is ed­u­ca­tion. Sex ed­u­ca­tion should be taught to th­ese young girls. To win the temp­ta­tion is to know where the temp­ta­tion starts. I want to urge all those be­low 18 to wait un­til the time for mar­riage comes. Ed­u­ca­tion is the root of knowl­edge. You should be ed­u­cated be­cause you don’ t know what to­mor­row will bring to you.-Pa­trick Chan di wan a, Os­borne Dam.

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The Chevrons might have lost their Test match against Sri Lanka, but I think they had a re­mark­able and im­proved cricket tour in­deed!- Love­more Kashawo, Harare.

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Why does Zim­babwe im­port fish when we have dam sand lakes across the coun­try? Why is the lo­cal fish in­dus­try los­ing the bat­tle to poach­ers? The ab­nor­mal should not be made nor­mal if we are to talk about eco­nomic growth.- Richard Chauke.

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The Vice Pres­i­dent is right when call­ing on pub­lic of­fi­cials to de­clare their as­sets. All those who un­scrupu­lously ac­quired their prop­erty should be stripped of th­ese as­sets and sent to prison. This should bed one pro­fes­sion­ally with­out fear or favour. By do­ing so we will see progress.- Ob­server.

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In Man­i­ca­land, dur­ing the 2016/17 agri­cul­tural sea­son, un­der re­sourced com­mu­nal farm­ers fared well bet­ter than farm­ers un­der some farm­ers who were con­tracted un­der the Com­mand Agri­cul­ture pro­gramme. Let us be guided by facts and fig­ures and not emo­tions. Re­sources should be chan­nelled to com­mu­nal farm­ers, the real farm­ers. Com­par­a­tively, we get the hy­poth­e­sis that de­spite weight from their num­bers, cost wise com­mu­nal farm­ers used lesser in­puts com­pared to farm­ers who were spon­sored un­der Com­mand Agri­cul­ture. A lot of money was used to ben­e­fit a few peo­ple. Their ex­pected har­vest does not mea­sure up to the high in­put costs. As a re­sult, one can­not rule out the di­vert­ing of fuel and other in­puts for other pur­poses or abuse of the Com­mand Agri­cul­ture scheme in gen­eral. Over­all, where we had a good rain­fall sea­son, a bumper har­vest was in­evitable. It is ideal to pro­duce our own food.-Ma huh us he.

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Mea­sures against health im­pli­ca­tions of us­ing the much hyped en­ergy saver light bulbs, there is no such thing like en­ergy saver. Re­search on dirty elec­tric­ity to un­der­stand what I am talk­ing about. Per­son­ally, I find it dif­fi­cult to read dur­ing the night us­ing LED lamps.Be care­ful of tech­nol­ogy in as much it is in­evitably help­ful.- 0777361034.

***** Please driv­ers be care­ful on the roads. We are so tired of see­ing in­no­cent peo­ple be­ing killed. Other na­tions have more cars and worse roads, but road ac­ci­dents are rare.- Tawanda Mh­langa.

***** By re­mov­ing vendors who were trad­ing on su­per­mar­kets pave­ments, Mu tare City Coun­cil de­serve san Os­car. Vendors were sell­ing the same good sat ridicu­lous ly low prices. The com­pe­ti­tion was just un­fair. Big shops have a lot of over heads to pay. Vendors should only be al­lowed to trade ba­sic com­modi­ties away from es­tab­lished re­tail shops. In my ob­ser­va­tion, the vendors’ goods are cheap be­cause they are smug­gled into the coun­try.- 0777696915.

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The is­sue of rapist pas­tors rap­ing women is bad. Are churches now broth­els where sex can be done any­time? Most past ors are now in­volved with mar­ried women, mak­ing mar­riage a con­demned in­sti­tu­tion. Past ors are meant to tend the flock, but they are busy ab us­ing the sheep. The im­age of the Chris­tian min­istry is now in tat­ters.- Ob­server.

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This week I wit­nessed a num­ber of ac­ci­dents in town. Most of our driv­ers are just rough. They do not re­spect oth­ers. They do not stop at Give Way and Stop signs, hence the many head-on col­li­sions. Our kombi driv­ers like to race re­sult­ing in some of them over­turn­ing. Dan­ger­ous park­ing and stop­ping on the mid­dle of the road has re­sulted in se­ri­ous in­juries. I think our driv­ers need re train­ing on ba­sic road safety rules. Aware­ness is needed so that our driv­ers prac­tice cau­tion every time. Our roads are and should not be death traps.- Tawanda Ma­hoso, Mutare.

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It is clear that most peo­ple are be­ing em­ployed be­cause of their con­nec­tions, not their qual­i­fi­ca­tions. That is the rea­son why we do not move for­ward as a coun­try.-Truth.

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