Cash-strapped government in dilemma to dispose US$9.6billion worth of ivory

By Nyasha N Mukapiko Zimbabwe has a stockpile of 96 tonnes of ivory which can translate to revenue of US$9.6billion if sold. Minister of Environment, Water and Climate Oppah Muchinguri told parliamentarians this during the question and answer session on Wednesday. Zimbabwe and other countries are currently under a moratorium spanning for nine years, prohibiting them to trade the valuable ivory on the international market. … Continue reading Cash-strapped government in dilemma to dispose US$9.6billion worth of ivory

Mp of the week: Prof Jonathan Moyo, the king of twitter shade

By Portia Sigauke Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education and Tsholotsho North legislator Prof Jonathan Moyo has been one of the few Government officials and legislators who have maintained their presence on social media particularly twitter and this high profile “twimbo”  takes time to tweet  everyday about politics, social and economic issues. Since creating his twitter account February 2015@ProfJNMoyo the super vocal twimbo has garnered 80 … Continue reading Mp of the week: Prof Jonathan Moyo, the king of twitter shade

Chimene accuses VP Mnangagwa of dividing ZANU PF

By Nkanyiso Ncube Manicaland Provincial Minister Mandi Chimene yesterday accused Vice President Emerson Mnangangwa of fanning factionalism in Zanu Pf alleging that he was the leader of the supposedly ‘Team Lacoste’. Speaking at the war veterans’ meeting at Zanu-PF Headquarters in Harare Chimene said that Lacoste Faction exists and that it was created by Mnangagwa during the  Tsholotsho showdown in 2008. “What was known as … Continue reading Chimene accuses VP Mnangagwa of dividing ZANU PF

Free Download: Schedule of Parliament Portfolio committees

Click here to download Committees Schedule for Week Ending 29 july 2016 Committees of Parliament undertake such specialized functions which the House as a whole sitting in session may not be able to undertake and execute. Executive oversight, principally the review and monitoring of operations and activities of government programs and policies, takes a variety of forms and utilizes various techniques, of which committee enquiries is … Continue reading Free Download: Schedule of Parliament Portfolio committees

Banning flags is unconstitutional: Gonese

By Daniel Chigundu Mutare Central legislator Innocent Gonese says barring Members of Parliament (MPs) from draping the national flag in the august house is unconstitutional, as the flag is a symbol of patriotism. Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda and his deputies have had to deal with the issue of MDC legislators Trevor Saruwaka (Mutasa Central), Godfrey Sithole (Chitungwiza North), Gift Chimanikire (Southerton), Erick Murai … Continue reading Banning flags is unconstitutional: Gonese

Did the First Lady pay ZBC for live coverage of meet the people tours?

By Daniel Chigundu BINGA NORTH legislator Prince Dubeko Sibanda has asked the Deputy Minister of Media Information and Broadcasting Service Thokozile Mathuthu to inquire and report to Parliament whether the First Lady Grace Mugabe paid ZBC for the live coverage she got for her various rallies across the country. The resource constrained state broadcaster  gave live coverage to all of the First Lady’s political rallies … Continue reading Did the First Lady pay ZBC for live coverage of meet the people tours?

Minister Zhuwao appears before Parly intoxicated

By Nyasha N Mukapiko The Portfolio Committee on Youth yesterday failed to ascertain and probe Minister Patrick Zhuwao on how his Ministry engaged a company called Triple Bottom Line Consultancy (3BL) to do work for the ministry without an engagement contract after the Minister appeared before the committee while drunk. Progress was hindered as Minister Zhuwao took the committee into a circus as he kept … Continue reading Minister Zhuwao appears before Parly intoxicated

MP Chasi, Dr Tawanda in music collaboration

 By Portia Sigauke Former Deputy Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and Mazowe South legislator Advocate Fortune Chasi has roped in Botswana based urban groove musician Dr Tawanda (Tawanda Kasaira) in his six track remix album dedicated to the Salvation Army church. The album is a remix of the Salvation hymn songs, dedicated to the church’s followers and features songs such as Tendai Chete, … Continue reading MP Chasi, Dr Tawanda in music collaboration

MDC MPs take #Thisflag to Parliament

By Nkanyiso Ncube MDC legislators yesterday took #Thisflag concerns to Parliament a move which did not go down well with the Zanu Pf MPs accusing the #Thisflag crusader Pastor Evan Mawarire of inciting violence seeking to destabilise the country. This followed after two MDC MPs came to Parliament with their national flags wrapped around their necks in solidarity of the concerns raised by the man … Continue reading MDC MPs take #Thisflag to Parliament

MP of The Week | Up-close with Mr AWOL – David Chapfika

by Pretty Chavango We know him best for his usual late Parliament entrances, on the days he decides to attend he naps a few minutes after arrival into the sitting and when he eventually wakes up he is usually on his phone and before sitting is over he takes his leave. Member of Parliament for Mutoko South Honourable David Chapfika has this time around made … Continue reading MP of The Week | Up-close with Mr AWOL – David Chapfika