Govt not committed to fighting malnutrition

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Zimbabwe Civil Society Organisations Scaling Up Nutrition (ZCOSUNA) says the country’s national budget allocations is evidence enough that government is not committed to fighting malnutrition. Malnutrition is generally the lack of proper nutrition caused by not having adequate food, not eating right foods or unable to use the food that one eats. According to health experts, malnutrition can lead to stunted growth, … Continue reading Govt not committed to fighting malnutrition

Tsvangirai succession: What does the MDC-T Constitution say  

By Watmore Makokoba Current factional squabbles are slowly pushing MDC-T towards the possibility of another split, as the party’s three vice presidents (Thokozani Khupe, Nelson Chamisa Elias Mudzuri) are fiercely battling each other to replace the late veteran opposition politician (Morgan Tsvangirai) who died on Wednesday. Although the MDC-T constitution which was amended during the party’s 2014 Congress talks about one vice president, Tsvangirai used … Continue reading Tsvangirai succession: What does the MDC-T Constitution say  

Biti Dismisses 2018 elections, renews call for NTA

By Wisdom Mumera People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti says the 2018 general elections are irrelevant as they will not be able to bring the transformation that Zimbabwe requires. The general elections expected in less than six months are being viewed by others as the vehicle through which the country can transform itself politically, socially and economically. However, according to Biti, Zimbabwe is in … Continue reading Biti Dismisses 2018 elections, renews call for NTA

Nullified English exam: Majongwe plans demo against ZIMSEC

By Staff Reporter Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) Secretary General Raymond Majongwe says they are planning to demonstrate against the Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC) over the continued leaking of exams that have resulted in the nullification of the November 2017 English paper 2. This is not the first time that exams have leaked in Zimbabwe since ZIMSEC took over the running of examination … Continue reading Nullified English exam: Majongwe plans demo against ZIMSEC

Wetlands invasion: Residents want Parliament to act

By Watmore Makokoba Harare residents concerned with the continued invasion of wetlands by land barons petitioned Parliament this week to exercise its legislative powers and reign in to stop the depletion. The residents who took advantage of the World Wetlands Day Celebrations to march in Harare and hand a petition to Parliament say the legislature must review and strengthen frameworks that are used in issuing … Continue reading Wetlands invasion: Residents want Parliament to act

Why did Rita Makarau resign?

By Wisdom Mumera The Professor Welshman Ncube led MDC has called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to reveal details behind Justice Rita Makarau’s resignation from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). Makarau who was regarded a Robert Mugabe loyalist, resigned just a few weeks after Mnangagwa took over as President of the country through the military initiated a coup. The Justice left at a time when the country … Continue reading Why did Rita Makarau resign?

Zim dragging to implement anti fuel smuggling policies

By Nyasha N Mukapiko There are chances that duty-free fuel being imported by Sakunda Holdings intended for the Dema Diesel Power Plant could be finding its way to the black market, as the country is yet to put a fuel marking system in place. The Dema Power Plant which was built at a cost of above US$250 million, was meant to help ease electricity shortages … Continue reading Zim dragging to implement anti fuel smuggling policies

MPs, councillors sleeping on duty:Manyenyeni

By Wisdom Mumera Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni says the poor service delivery being experienced in the cities is a result of failure by legislators and councillors to fufill their oversight duties. Cities and towns across the country are failing to provide clean and safe water, collect refuse regularly, maintain roads and street lights among many other services under the jurisdiction of local authories. Speaking … Continue reading MPs, councillors sleeping on duty:Manyenyeni

Activists Honour Itai Dzamara

By Julia Thomas Handwritten signs carried by individuals lined the edges of a circle, formed on the grass of Africa Unity Square where Itai Dzamara and fellow activists occupied demanding Robert Mugabe’s resignation almost three years ago. They formed the collective chants led by rotating speakers honouring the work and spirit of Itai Dzamara. “Dzamara’s legacy lives on,” “Bring back our Itai Dzamara dead or … Continue reading Activists Honour Itai Dzamara

Gumbo fumes, threatens to retire corrupt VID officials

By Watmore Makokoba Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Joram Gumbo has warned corrupt Vehicle Inspection  Department (VID) officials that he will not hesitate to fire them if they do not stop their corrupt tendencies with regards to issuance of driver’s licences. In Zimbabwe it has become impossible for one to obtain a certificate of competency or provisional dirvers licence without paying bribes nomatter who good … Continue reading Gumbo fumes, threatens to retire corrupt VID officials