UK donates 40 million pounds to Zimbabwe in response to El-Nino drought

By Nyasha N Mukapiko The United Kingdom (UK) government through the Department for International Development (DFID) announced an additional forty million pounds (US$42.5m) aid in response to the El-Niño induced drought during a press briefing in the capital. DFID Head of Mission in Zimbabwe Annabel Gery said the UK government was committed to support the people of Zimbabwe through collective drought response but in a … Continue reading UK donates 40 million pounds to Zimbabwe in response to El-Nino drought

Public hearings set for RBZ Amendment Bill [the Bond Notes Bill]

By Daniel Chigundu Harare West legislator Jessie Majome has urged Zimbabweans to restrain themselves from violence when they attend the Bond Notes Bill public hearings across the country. The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economic Development will be conducting public hearings on the RBZ Amendment Bill [the Bond Notes Bill] and the Public Procurement & Disposal of Public Assets Bill across the country. The … Continue reading Public hearings set for RBZ Amendment Bill [the Bond Notes Bill]

Why did Zimbabwe use the Presidential Powers to introduce #bondnotes?

By Tariro Daphne Senderayi Zimbabwe witnessed the President utilising the Presidential Measures Act to gazette the introduction of #bondnotes. Legal watch dogs including Veritas have argued that the Act does not respect the spirit and letter of the supreme law of the land. The Presidential_Powers_Temporary_Measures_Act_070424 has a title that is self-explanatory. This is to say that that any measures that comes as a result of the … Continue reading Why did Zimbabwe use the Presidential Powers to introduce #bondnotes?

A coalition is difficult but possible: Vince Musewe

By Daniel Chigundu  Economist Vince Musewe says while coalition of opposition political parties has been overshadowed by differing interests, it is still possible to find a common goal to focus on. There has been talk of a possible grand coalition of opposition political parties in the country to face President Robert Mugabe in the impending 2018 general elections. Leading opposition parties such as MDC-T and … Continue reading A coalition is difficult but possible: Vince Musewe

Hon. Joseph Made is regarded as the worst Minister of Agriculture ever!

By Nyasha N Mukapiko The chaotic land reform program that was characterized by black farmers grabbing white owned commercial farms back in the year 2 000 affected seed producing companies as  most farmers lacked the knowledge then, DuPont Pioneer Zimbabwe country manager revealed on Tuesday. DuPont Pioneer Zimbabwe Country Manager Temba Robert Nkatazo was briefing the Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation during a … Continue reading Hon. Joseph Made is regarded as the worst Minister of Agriculture ever!

Here is what you need to know about the proposed NTA (National Transition Authority)

by Daniel Chigundu Constitutional lawyer and politician Tendai Biti has warned opposition parties in the country against being fooled by Zanu PF factional fights into believing they will win the impending 2018 general elections. Zanu PF is currently at war with itself over succession issues with such prominent factions as Lacoste (believed to be fronted by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa) and G40 (reportedly fronted by … Continue reading Here is what you need to know about the proposed NTA (National Transition Authority)

Beans from my farm helped me win the Norton by election – Mliswa

By Nyasha N Mukapiko Recently crowned Norton legislator Hon Temba Mliswa who beat rival Zanu-PF candidate Ronald Chindedza last week on Tuesday revealed that proceeds from his 800 hectares Spring farm located in Karoi had helped him cling to victory in the last month by-election. Mliswa was contributing to the Land Commission Bill, tabled by the Lands Minister Douglas Mombeshora which went through second reading. … Continue reading Beans from my farm helped me win the Norton by election – Mliswa

What’s up with the Mliswa & Kasukuwere bromance?

By Sindiso Dube After a heated war of words between the two vibrant politicians, Norton Member of Parliament Themba Mliswa and Minister Saviour Kasukuwere, one would have been left thinking that the two politicians would never see eye to eye nor share a roof except the August house’s roof. The run up to the Norton by elections saw Mliswa and Kasukuwere engaging in  war of words … Continue reading What’s up with the Mliswa & Kasukuwere bromance?

PDP warns AfDB over Zimbabwe

By Daniel Chigundu THE People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the African Development Bank (AfDB) against helping Zimbabwe before it implements the necessary economical, social and political reforms. AfDB Board is expected to meet on December 7 to consider the rollover of Zimbabwe’s debt from Pillar 11 funds. In this meeting, the AfDB will seek authority from its shareholders who are the African governments and regional shareholders. … Continue reading PDP warns AfDB over Zimbabwe