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THE abuse of the so­cial me­dia is an ever present vice. There are some peo­ple who en­joy caus­ing panic and they have found a per­fect plat­form in the so­cial me­dia. One of the most dam­ag­ing abuses of the so­cial me­dia is a let­ter sup­pos­edly writ­ten by the Min­is­ter of Pri­mary and Sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion, “in­form­ing” the na­tion that three ex­am­i­na­tion pa­pers have leaked. Firstly the let­ter served to de­stroy the con­fi­dence the na­tion had in­vested in the lo­cal ex­am­i­na­tion board. Some peo­ple are bound to be­lieve the lie, even though ZIMSEC has dis­missed the story about the leak­age. Se­condly this kind of mis­chief dis­turbs the can­di­dates.

The fear of the likely con­se­quences of a leaked ex­am­i­na­tion does not leave some can­di­dates eas­ily even though the ex­am­i­na­tion board has dis­missed the story. Mem­bers of the pub­lic need more dis­cern­ment when they ex­plore the so­cial me­dia. The mo­ment I had fin­ished read­ing the let­ter I trashed its con­tents, firstly be­cause I could never imag­ine the Min­is­ter us­ing the ZIMSEC let­ter head or logo.

Se­condly, why would the Min­is­ter rush into mak­ing a very im­por­tant de­ci­sion, a re­write, with­out giv­ing ZIMSEC an op­por­tu­nity to in­ves­ti­gate?

There are some peo­ple who post lies that tar­nish the im­age of our na­tional in­sti­tu­tions, just for fun. Noth­ing can stop these peo­ple and the only ar­mour against their machi­na­tions is dis­cern­ment — Nhamo Much­agu­misa, Pen­ha­longa.

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The au­di­ence should not fear to tell the ac­tors where they lose the plot than to say how bad the acts were off-stage — Richard Mahuhushe Chauke.

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We are told ZIFA has no money. Why do we have peo­ple fight­ing to take charge of an empty barn? —

RMC.

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Dur­ing rainy sea­son Macheke Growth Point al­ways ex­pe­ri­ence elec­tric­ity faults. I am ap­peal­ing to the re­spon­si­ble au­thor­ity to take ap­pro­pri­ate mea­sures to solve this predica­ment — Davey Zind, Macheke.

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Par­ents let us na­ture and teach our teenage boys. I was shocked to read that a 17 year old was in­volved with sex work­ers. Let’s dis­ci­pline and guide our kids to avoid this kind of life. It’s dis­heart­en­ing to say the least, not with STIs around — Lib­erty Ma­hoso, Mutare.

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Rit­ual killings are a NO. Our peo­ple should know that busi­ness needs cap­i­tal and good man­age­ment to grow. Hu­man blood and hu­man parts can­not en­hance prof­its — Lib­erty Ma­hoso, Mutare.

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It is a pity that fac­tion­al­ism has crept into churches. It is used to be the main talk in po­lit­i­cal do­main — Wit­ness.

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If I were Winky D, I would stick to creat­ing mu­sic that every­one can lis­ten to and steer away from po­lit­i­cally charged works. Tempt­ing as it might be, ven­tur­ing into the po­lit­i­cal arena as a mu­si­cian might as well be shoot­ing one­self in the foot. His lat­est re­lease, Ka­song keJecha, is laden with po­lit­i­cal con­no­ta­tions, some­thing that might prove to be grave mis­take in the long run — Mu­sic Lover.

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Just like mu­si­cians such as Tam­baoga, Si­mon Chim­betu or Born Free Crew that openly de­clared their sup­port for Zanu PF or Ray­mond Ma­jongwe and Paul Mad­zore whose links with op­po­si­tion pol­i­tics is known, Winky D should or de­clare where he stands — Pa­triot.

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I am sure many artistes are in panic mode as they are try­ing to de­throne the man of the mo­ment, Enzo Ishall, but pol­i­tics is not the way to go about it.

There are many mu­sic fans out here who want noth­ing to do with pol­i­tics. I love Winky D’s artistry, but when it takes a charge at pol­i­tics, I am be­gin­ning to have goose bumps. Maybe the youth­ful mu­si­cian knows what he is do­ing, but I say to him “be­ware the Ides of March” — Wise Words.

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Pub­lic trans­port own­ers who em­ploy un­li­censed driv­ers should also be pun­ished. The use of breathalysers by the po­lice is also ad­vis­able as most peo­ple drive un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol — Ne­sanango.

**** Zim­babwe web­sites are once again a tar­get of hack­ers, but lack abil­ity to pro­tect them­selves. I have been ad­vis­ing the Gov­ern­ment, through the Min­istry of ICT and Cy­ber Se­cu­rity and the Of­fice of the Pres­i­dent and Cab­i­net. Let us not ig­nore this cy­ber se­cu­rity threat. This is the be­gin­ning — En­gi­neer Ja­cob Kudzayi Mutisi.

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May the re­spon­si­ble min­istry help curb school girls mar­riages in our beau­ti­ful Mu­tasa district, which seems to be on the in­crease.

The girls are fall­ing prey to man over 18 and it seems there is no one keen to help. Mar­ry­ing un­der-age girls is a crim­i­nal of­fence, yet some do it openly. Let­ting the cul­prits go­ing scot-free is send­ing wrong sig­nals to com­mu­nity. It would ap­pear at if it is law­ful and per­mis­si­ble — Mu­tasa.

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