Educate us about sanctions -Newsday Zimbabwe

Anti-Sanctions march

Since I want to support those who want to end the so called illegal sanctions, can someone from Zanu PF or the government educate some of us about the impact of these sanctions so that we understand how they are affecting the normal. citizens.

Some of us believe that Zimbabwe is not under sanctions that require international attention.

The average Zanu PF supporter on the streets of Harare is failing to explain the implications of these sanctions imposed by the United States of America and the European Union on Zimbabwe.

I read about targeted sanctions that prevent some targeted Zanu PF-linked entities and individuals from doing business with some Western companies or governments and include travel restrictions for President Emmerson Mnangagwa and some Zanu PF-linked officials with the abuse of human rights in Zimbabwe.

I do not see these travel bans affecting the mobilization of food aid by international NGOs and governments.

The travel bans and targeted restrictions were a direct response to the voice of Zimbabwean citizens about the misuse of government funds and gross violations of human rights.

Due to the unjust arrest, disappearance and detention of human rights defenders we believe that punitive measures are necessary against the perpetrators or suspected architects of these abuses.

The so-called re-engagement crusade led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Frederick Shava is a wild goose chase as long as the red flag is still raised on the unjustified imprisonment of CCC MPs Job Sikhala, Godfrey Sithole and the Nyatsime 13 .

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My advice is that the new tolerance should stop State-initiated violence such as the Matobo sparks that left the opposition legislator Jasmine Toffa brutal and hospitalized.

The refusal to accredit journalists from the independent Press to cover the Zanu PF event is a serious breach of media freedom.

The attack on VOA journalist Godwin Mangudya in Kuwadzana while covering a Zanu PF event is another good example of an unrepentant political party in office.

Zanu PF must first repent before engaging in fruitless errors of re-engagement.

Camping at the US embassy without sanitary facilities will never help to remove the targeting restrictions even if we are to sing and dance the night away to all kinds of music.

Stop the corruption, abuse of human rights, abuse of office and account for the missing actors if there is any result in the redistricting effort. – Kurauone Chihwai

Impose punishment on Zimsec officials who leak exams

The release of Ordinary Level examination papers is common practice among schools affiliated to the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec).

As a citizen and parent, it is upsetting to see how invested the authorities are in punishment rather than dealing with the root of the problem. The move by Zimsec to penalize examination checks is so severe that it fails to address the problem.

This culture has been happening again for years, and it is certain that the students are not to blame, but the Zimsec system.

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The learners are at the receiving end and probably don’t know where these offices are located, so why arrest them? It is certainly a disgrace and a threat to the reputation of our education system.

The penalties imposed on students who were given or sold examination papers will not change that Zimsec must be responsible for the examination leaks.

Thorough investigations should be carried out and it is high time that punitive measures be applied to all those involved. And it’s about time Zimsec paid markers as well, because this will reduce any reason to seek funds or engage in corrupt activities.

Zimsec must stop using our children as scapegoats for its failures. -Anonymous parent

Africa endowed with minerals

AFRICA’S mining industry is the largest in the world. Africa is the second largest continent with 30 million square kilometers of land, which suggests that there are large quantities of mineral resources.

For many African countries, mineral exploration and production is a significant part of their economy and remains critical to economic growth.

Africa has rich mineral reserves and ranks first or second in the quantity of global reserves of bauxite, cobalt, industrial diamond, phosphate rock, platinum group metals, vermiculite and zirconium.

Africa has the world’s richest concentration of minerals and gems, with gold being the continent’s main mineral.

In South Africa, the Bushveld Complex, one of the largest masses of igneous rock in the world, contains large deposits of strategic metals such as platinum, chromium, and vanadium—metals that are essential in toolmaking and high-tech industrial processes.

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The Bushveld complex is about two billion years old.

Another spectacular intrusion of igneous rocks composed of olivine, augite, and hyperthene occurred in the Archean Eon over 2.5 billion years ago in Zimbabwe.

Known as the Great Dyke, it contains large deposits of chromium, asbestos and nickel.

Almost all chromium reserves in the world are found in Africa.

Chromium is used to harden alloys, to produce stainless steel, as an industrial catalyst and to provide corrosion resistance.

Unique eruptions that occurred during the cretaceous in southern and central Africa created kimberlite pipes – vertical, near-cylindrical bodies caused by deep melting in the upper mantle.

Kimberlite pipes are the main source of gems and industrial diamonds in Africa.

40% of the world’s diamond reserves are in Africa, found in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

In South Africa, uranium is found alongside gold, which will reduce production costs. Uranium deposits are also found in Niger, Gabon, DRC, and Namibia.

Half of the world’s gold reserves are in South Africa alone.

Gold deposits are also common in Zimbabwe, DRC and Ghana.

Alluvial gold (erosion from soils and rock strata by rivers) can be found in Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, and Gabon.

As for other minerals, half of the world’s cobalt is in the DRC and geological formations that carry Congolese cobalt extend into Zimbabwe.-Enock

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