2016 Review: Moments of Madness in Parliament of Zimbabwe

By Portia Sigauke More than half of the 292 legislators in the eighth Parliament have not made any meaningful contribution to the legislative agenda before the august House, raising questions about the caliber of individuals sent to represent the interests of the people in the legislative assembly. While some MPs featured prominently on both the impromptu questions time and the questions with notices, the majority … Continue reading 2016 Review: Moments of Madness in Parliament of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s 2016 year in review: Hashtags, protests & bond notes

By Daniel Chigundu  Some said 2016 was the year of exams since we were coming from 2015 which was dubbed the year of learning (gore rezvidzidzo), others however said it was the year of hunger in reference to the climate change induced drought that was reported by government. The creative ones used Zex Manatsa’s gore renzara video in trying to justify their case. However, in … Continue reading Zimbabwe’s 2016 year in review: Hashtags, protests & bond notes

President Mugabe is either ignorant of realities on the ground or has ceased to care | #SONAZW

By Daniel Chigundu Economist Vince Musewe says President Robert Mugabe’s failure to tackle the country’s economic challenges in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) is an indication that the country no longer has a leader. Expectations were high in the build up to SONA that the President will take advantage of the address to make important economic turnaround pronouncements, especially on the liquidity challenges … Continue reading President Mugabe is either ignorant of realities on the ground or has ceased to care | #SONAZW

Acting Harare Town Clerk Josephine Ncube in hot soup

By Nyasha N Mukapiko Harare City Council (HCC) Acting Town Clerk Josephine Ncube is in hot soup after she defied council orders which prohibited her not to interfere with council business while on suspension; it was revealed last week Thursday during full-council meeting. Ncube’s suspension letter which was also copied to the Minister of Local Government Saviour Kasukuwere prohibited her to visit Town House. HCC … Continue reading Acting Harare Town Clerk Josephine Ncube in hot soup

State of the Nation Address by President Mugabe – 2015 | #SONAZW

State of the Nation Address By His Excellency The President of the Republic Of Zimbabwe Comrade R.G. Mugabe, Parliament Building 25th August , 2015. As a Nation, we occasionally find time to reflect on our achievements and the challenges we face in our quest to improve people’s quality of life. Madame President, Mr. Speaker, Sir, We have been able to do so in an environment … Continue reading State of the Nation Address by President Mugabe – 2015 | #SONAZW

13 Zimbabwean Political Parties forming a coalition ahead of 2018 elections

By Nyasha Mukapiko 13 opposition political parties drawn from the National Electoral Reform Agenda (NERA) and the Coalition of Democrats (CODE) are eyeing for a coalition ahead of the 2018 general election to challenge the Zanu-PF party led by President Robert Mugabe that has been in rule for 36 years. The opposition political parties met in Cape Town South Africa for four days beginning on the 28th … Continue reading 13 Zimbabwean Political Parties forming a coalition ahead of 2018 elections

Only 35 people attended #Bondnotes Bill public hearing in Harare

by Daniel Chigundu National Vendors Unions of Zimbabwe (NAVUZ) board chairperson Sten Zvorwadza says the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economic Development should take the blame for low turnout at the Bond Notes Bill public hearing in Harare. About 35 people including Parliament personnel attended the meeting despite the fact that Bond Notes issues have generated a lot of interest in the country and … Continue reading Only 35 people attended #Bondnotes Bill public hearing in Harare

#ZimHangman: The job vacancy that no one wants to fill

by Chamu Norwa You would think in a country like Zimbabwe where so many are unemployed, that a job opening would be quickly filled with many eager and keen hopefuls. A permanent job that comes with pension; a job that is not physically demanding; one that is very difficult to get fired from. But this particular job has been vacant since 2005! After the executions … Continue reading #ZimHangman: The job vacancy that no one wants to fill

80 prisoners on death row in Zimbabwe… but no hangman

By Daniel Chigundu Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has revealed that the country has failed to find a hangman to execute about 80 prisoners who are on death row since 2005. The last know criminals to be hanged in the country are the notorious and dreaded duo of Edmore Masendeke and Stephen Chidumo. Capital punishment has become a very topical issue worldwide, with many nations and human … Continue reading 80 prisoners on death row in Zimbabwe… but no hangman