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Joe Blow

Joe Blow

Yes Kunzvi seems to have been brought back to the drawing board a few times and then shelved again. It would make sense to build it but I think there are some greedy fingers in the tender process pot and nothing has moved forward. I feel it could really make a difference to the city's water woes.

02/11/2017

Joe Blow

Joe Blow

I totally agree, Mr Magaya. It seems everyone is driven by greed these days, and as a result of the shortcuts that are taken, we end up in a dire situation. If only we could all pull together as one community, share our resources and put aside our differences to make this an amazing, incredible country. How hard can that be?

02/11/2017

Wilson Magaya

Wilson Magaya

Interesting! I think the next was to be the Kunzvi, dam on the Shanhohwe river, I remember visiting the site way back in the 80s for a geography lesson. That would have been to the east. I wonder what happened to that plan.

31/10/2017

Joe Blow

Joe Blow

@moe_scyslack2:disqus Actually it all started much further back than your simplistic comment. It started with the colonial engineers who made the massive error of directing the flow of sewage from the city to the same place as the source of our drinking water. But let's go back a bit further. Cleveland Dam was built about 100 years ago as the city's first source of water. Being situated roughly north-east of the city, it was a perfect location for a water source as water generally flows in a south-westerly direction in Harare. The engineers back then worked out that the water would flow using gravity to the reservoirs that sit on top of the hill in the Botanical Gardens and from there feed the city. Very clever. However, a few decades on, foolish engineers for some reason decided to build Lake Chivero (McIlwaine) to the east of the city - the same place as Morton Jaffray was built. So you have all the rainwater, polluted storm water and sewage flowing to the source of your drinking water. This is very, very stupid. Why did the city engineers not keep and expand Cleveland Dam as the source of our drinking water? When you mix polluted sewage with your source of drinking water, this is what happens - disease.

31/10/2017

Wilson Magaya

Wilson Magaya

In response to the title of this article: YES, HARARE is now a big sewage Pond! I am not sure the total blame lies on the "city fathers" alone, it should be shared by POLICY makers (Local Government ministry and City Fathers) and ultimately the city management team and the residents. Policy directs the tone of how the city is managed, it even influences how the city hires, the team is responsible for day to day management and they are failing and the residents are responsible for the people they choose for city council........ The Bickering among Zimbabweans of different persuasions at the detriment of our beautiful sunshine city is truly tragic. We have defecated in our own house to prove that one is less effective and that is ultimately going to destroy us all. There comes a time when we need to put our heads together and deal with our common enemy as a nation. We are failing not only ourselves but our children and generations to come........We have lost the sense of being and are now totally indifferent to the fortunates of our collective

31/10/2017

Zvogwadza

Zvogwadza

Tirikutongwa nemarema hamawe. Cry the beloved Zimbabwe, cry. Infact, everytime I think of Zim, ndoita headache. How did we get here? Hatina kubatana otherwise we should have put a stop to this rot long back. Vanotitonga love to disperse us so that all we have are facebook warriors rather than warriors on the ground. Am ashamed to be a Zimbabwean at this very moment

31/10/2017

Moe_Scyslack2

Moe_Scyslack2

It all started 37yrs ago with clueless govt and leader.

31/10/2017

mpengo

mpengo

Yes

31/10/2017

Ingrid Luyt

Ingrid Luyt

A beautifully written piece with some subtle answers to questions formerly unanswered. Thank you, Richard Poplak. The ANC will of course react violently to any notion of its "premature" demise, no chance of it recognizing it is fielding one lame duck after another and that its parliamentary performance leaves much to be desired. Not to mention the fact that they have heralded a more blatantly vicious racist dispensation than ever before seen in this fair Land. Perhaps Jesus will come and the followers will recognize the "sign" writ large by Induna Zuma. Insight and introspection are not among the latter-day ANC's more noteworthy attributes. The best South Africans can hope for is a coalition government. One can only hope that this is widely enough recognized to be the only chink of light still shining bleakly upon this hollowed-out landscape. Otherwise, we're heading for Civil War. The nightmare deferred.

27/10/2017

beachcomber

beachcomber

The final paragraph sums it up nicely: "And so we wrap up, and Mkhize retreats into another overstuffed cranny, swallowed by the colonial baubles and mawkish Africana, a dark horse galloping towards an uncertain future, guided less by his own beliefs than by the contradictions and absurdities that define his milieu." If you had asked him "Do you believe in the effects of gravity?" I'm sure that he would obfuscated and twirled around a few times before saying that it's certainly possible, however after consultation with our members of the ANC branches, we should be able to give an opinion in due course.

27/10/2017

Surveyor General

Surveyor General

All South African's have to realize is that "BULLSH!T BAFFELS BRAINS". If one realistically assesses the competencies of the ANC, its leaders and those who voted for the party, the majority of government officials at all levels of governance - basically lack any intellect! For that matter, the same principle applies to every politician in this country, irrespective of which party they represent. In consequence the kids in South Africa have no esteemed role models to look up to, as those who have been elected are in effect basically rapists, citizens with criminal records, drug dealers, and the list goes on! Actually former Judge Jansen was not far off the mark with her observations!

26/10/2017

Daniel

Daniel

PL paints their own picture in their actions/non-actions, this puts Malta in a negative light. So who is being negative here, the ones trying to stop corruption, or the ones doing nothing about it? PL - you are in power, do something about it instead of trying to deflect blame to others.

01/11/2017

Peter Midler

Peter Midler

No one is saying otherwise. However what you do not understand, without excusing anyone, being such a tiny island Malta needs a much, much, much bigger effort in certain delicate matters for the simple reason that everyone knows everyone. If you do not understand that reality, you need to thin about it. Having said that, when the PN were in power they did little to improve the rule of law and dragged their feet if not stopped completely to enact the necessary statutory instruments to fight corruption and the like! On the other hand, the Labour government within a few months in power removed prescription for politicians (meaning that there will be no time barring from the authorities to take legal action against politicians, when and if evidence can be brought forward, no matter how many years have passed). Another strong legal instrument to fight corruption was the Whisteblower's Act which the PN governments were too afraid to enact. The difference between PL and PN is very obvious and it is the PL that have the political will to make the necessary changes.

31/10/2017

Clemens Hasengschwandtner

Clemens Hasengschwandtner

Law and order should be colour blind. You do the crime - you should do the time - very straight forward. Nothing to do with PN or PL - a crook is a crook - every single accusation should be followed up by an independent authority - fast, efficient, transparent and incorruptible.

30/10/2017

Clemens Hasengschwandtner

Clemens Hasengschwandtner

Law and order should be blind - stop all the PN or PL bullshit - you do the crime - you do the time - that's how simple it should be. Starting with the Maltese clock from 10 years ago to any other allegation which has come up in the meantime- every crook should get his or her deserved punishment - all leads will be followed up - an interdependent justice system is not about PN or PL - it should be in all our interest

30/10/2017

Anna Camilleri

Anna Camilleri

Lilek hadt ma ghajrek cuc. Int qed tikklasifika lilek innifsek hekk. Il-kwestjoni hi li Muscat aqlbu nghafset hafna ghal gurnalisti barranin imma mhux daqs tant ghal gurnalsita Maltija.

30/10/2017

John Borg (bkr)

John Borg (bkr)

Eh mela dhalt naqa wikipedia u sibt min kien Charles Hebdo :-) Tippruvaw tingabar (u mhux mit-tkazkiriet elettorali qed nghidlek). Jekk m'intix kapaci ssegwi l-grajjiet barra xtutna, u taqleb l-ismijiet tan-nies ma tal-gazzetti, l-ahjar haga tikkumenta biss fuq li tisqik il-propaganda tal-PN u tieqaf hemm. U tghajjru lilna cwiec!

30/10/2017

Peter Midler

Peter Midler

Well, Joe, PM Muscat can easily distinguish between fakes genuine people. He can also smell a hidden agenda from a light year away. Yet, if thyy asked for a meeting I am sure he would not have refused. What thousands of thousands of people who colossally and epically voted Labour think is that these wannabees hoped and prayed that there will be no meetings because when things are fake, it all falls like a house of cards! Simple logic.

30/10/2017

Mark Sant (Misha)

Mark Sant (Misha)

Ignoring the fact the prime minister's comment regarding a drug trafficker who got away with it because of shortcomings of a previous police commissioner and attorney general which is a logical fallacy, a good example of the type of justice currently being served is the appointment of Dr. Martin Bajada as a court expert in Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder probe. Dr. Bajada is a convicted felon with a criminal record. Last year an appeals court disqualified a report by Dr. Bajada because of his criminal record. The Chief Justice himself indicated that other judges and magistrates should be guided by the aforementioned appeals court decision when pondering whether to appoint Dr. Bajada as a court expert. Enough said.

30/10/2017

pinocchio

pinocchio

cause thy are hypocrit people

30/10/2017

pinocchio

pinocchio

you know why cause when BFA sarface they stop investigation WHY???the AG said its a boiling bowl thats why none of them brought to court

30/10/2017

pinocchio

pinocchio

PM said if AD dont go to the police someone else will dont worry

30/10/2017

M'Ghadux Kburi li Hu Malti

M'Ghadux Kburi li Hu Malti

Giddieb

30/10/2017

wenzu

wenzu

All the sheep will believe ANYTHING politicians throw at them.

30/10/2017

Camillu S.

Camillu S.

In 2013 we voted for change from the "Klikka". What we got is a worse Klikka than before! I never supported DCG but events are showing her to have been correct. The crooks have taken over.

30/10/2017

X Foater

X Foater

So you disregard it and for you it is OK. 3 judges - so there is a rule of law or not?

30/10/2017

Douglas Camilleri Borg

Douglas Camilleri Borg

You're pretending you don't now that he and his party decided to join that manifestation and urged Labourites to do the same. JM then had the sensitivity to withdraw when he noticed the negative reaction of the Nationalists who didn't want to march with him.

30/10/2017

Joe Tabone

Joe Tabone

Stop misleading - neither of the PN officials you mentioned were brought before the Law Courts. In the second case, PM Muscat ordered an Inquiry (by 3 ex-Judges), but they found NOTHING!

30/10/2017

X Foater

X Foater

When you consider that the previous PM and his colleague (BFA) where associates/directors/involved with the Ndragata and the Dutch drug cartel, the question automatically arises: Was there ever any rule of law? Did we see any protests when the investigating officers protected BFA from Interpol and set his file aside instead of co-operating and taking the necessary actions?

30/10/2017

Rahhal Malti

Rahhal Malti

And when was Charles hebdo killed exactly? Kollox jghaddi mbasta tattaka lil PL. credibility zero !

30/10/2017

Rahhal Malti

Rahhal Malti

A strong majority gave you another mandate to lead the country. A stronger majority supports you. You lead in the name of the majority and not the campers outside your front door. The PeNe will do its best to throw a wrench amongst the works, for obvious reasons. You will never please everyone, especially those with hidden agendas. Whilst you cannot discount any genuine concern coming from whatever quarter, your mission is to stir the country in its current direction, making necessary stops and corrections, en route. Good job so far. Firm hand on the rudder.

30/10/2017

donc

donc

I think our prime minister is living in la la land If he be leaves in our institutions when shall we proceed with the oil scandal and John Dalli Let me remind all, these happened during a PN Government Why are we still waiting I wonder who is involved And if we trust our institutions we should be waiting in Ernest when the FIAU recommendations to investigate ,quite a few cases start, and are put on our national priority list

29/10/2017

Joe Tabone

Joe Tabone

WHY do you think they were camping (protesting) in front of Castille? "............open your mind and allow common sense to enter in."

29/10/2017

Joe Tabone

Joe Tabone

Peter, You have a very short memory, PM Muscat stopped to talk to and invited for a meeting a single man sitting on a chair in front of Castille, WHY did he ignore these women who even camped in front of the same Castille - DOUBLE STANDARDS?!?

29/10/2017

Joe Tabone

Joe Tabone

Not even, it should be the Police who investigate, or has there been a total failure of rule of law?

29/10/2017

J.J Attard

J.J Attard

I thank you, You have to be objective. Why didn't the PN bring ths issue of the rule of law then. They were in charge. The Police commissioner and the attorney general were under their control. Please tell us where you stand on this issue. What s important is the the PL did not want to make a big issue about this and damage Malta further for political reasons. This is the main difference between the two parties. Do you see my point and if so, what is your view that Malta is being dragged for political reason and damaging our institutions Be objective now Anna. No partisan politics.

29/10/2017

Xandru.Gee

Xandru.Gee

Before you send a reply, read again what you wrote.

29/10/2017

X Foater

X Foater

The PM? Was it the PM who accused Delia of drug dealing and prostitution?

29/10/2017

Henry S Pace

Henry S Pace

joey qisu qahba f'xalata .

29/10/2017

Henry S Pace

Henry S Pace

Malta - Il-generazzjoni li imiss. Dejjem akter korrotta u minghajr valuri morali.

29/10/2017

blakantunieri

blakantunieri

To put things in there perspective, please note they requested electicity. their request was accepted and as they were astonished to see that their request was accepted they refused it. So what joke are you talking about? Mr. Tabone open your mind and allow common sense to enter in.

29/10/2017

Better Future

Better Future

This is what a leader and statesman sounds like. Listen, learn!

29/10/2017

Albert Mamo

Albert Mamo

Joseph the joker must be his middle name!!! Sounding so cool in front of the dummies that are listening to him!!! Maybe those dummies should listen to Europe and the rest of the world in there condemnation of his lack of justice and democracy!!!

29/10/2017

Joe Tabone

Joe Tabone

Hekk kien jghid KMB tal-MLP fl-80s.

29/10/2017

Joe Tabone

Joe Tabone

If PM Muscat has anything on Dr Delia he can go to the Police.

29/10/2017

Anna Camilleri

Anna Camilleri

Let me spoon feed you- the Charlie Hebdo shooting where 12 people were killed.

29/10/2017

Joe Tabone

Joe Tabone

Muscat. “I thought that seeing as they didn’t even want electricity from us they wouldn’t want to meet.” - WHY were they protesting in front of Castille, what a joke.

29/10/2017

Anna Camilleri

Anna Camilleri

My response is that we expect him to address the important issues at hand- the rule of law which has degenerated, Daphne's assassination and the protesters in front of Castille. He purposely mentioned the drug trafficker to deviate attention. As usual. He did not tell us what he intends to do to ensure that in the future no drug trafficker would escape justice.

29/10/2017

mario mifsud

mario mifsud

Do not think that Malta is an exception. Malta needs to update its institutions in a big way, including the political parties, so that what is happening now will not be repeated. Joseph is the problem and not part of the solution.

29/10/2017

Karm Farrugia

Karm Farrugia

without sense, more likely > Joseph has only updated the Party

29/10/2017

Xandru.Gee

Xandru.Gee

I'll save you the joint and the 🍌 because you'll need it sooner than you think.

29/10/2017

J.J Attard

J.J Attard

Without any doubt, when the rubber hits the road the PN party is more screwed up that we ever thought. They invented corruption and for 20 years bankrupted Malta and their party. What about the Prime minster claim on the drug trafficker.? Any input as to this claim. After all it was done while the PN party was in power and it is on point. It concerns the rule of Law and our institution which today the PN is making a lot of noise about.. What say on the Pn side?

29/10/2017

Xandru.Gee

Xandru.Gee

You said it not me

29/10/2017

Albert Mamo

Albert Mamo

Ha ha grab a joint and float away to your fantasy banana land!!!

29/10/2017

J.J Attard

J.J Attard

Anna why don't you take time and respond to his claim on the drug trafficker who escaped Scot free.. What is you response to his claim?

29/10/2017

Stefan Balzan-Attard

Stefan Balzan-Attard

No. You love the MLP.

29/10/2017

Xandru.Gee

Xandru.Gee

I ❤️ Malta more than your pathetic reasoning

29/10/2017

Stefan Balzan-Attard

Stefan Balzan-Attard

And facts remain facts. Like the fact that 5 years haven't even passed yet and we're drowning in corruption. The latest? Adrian Hillman and the MGA. U hallina, thobbha lil Malta ukoll!

29/10/2017

John Borg (bkr)

John Borg (bkr)

Tal-biki intom, Tifthu halqkhom biex taqghu ghan-nejk. Qatlu lil Charles Hebdo..... pffft

29/10/2017

Xandru.Gee

Xandru.Gee

A gossip remains a gossip.

29/10/2017

Stefan Balzan-Attard

Stefan Balzan-Attard

Ghalekk elezzjonijiet bikrija. Minhabba village gossip blog.

29/10/2017