Why Zimbabwe MPs don’t think straight

By Daniel Chigundu Nkayi South legislator Abednico Bhebhe says Parliament of Zimbabwe has been failing to make quality laws because legislators are not thinking straight due to poverty. Despite being poorly remunerated legislators in Zimbabwe have gone for many months without receiving their sitting allowances and fuel allocation. Speaking in the National Assembly during a debate on the adoption of a Code of Conduct and … Continue reading Why Zimbabwe MPs don’t think straight

Gender equality: Mahoka hits out at male MPs

By Daniel Chigundu Hurungwe East legislator Sarah Mahoka has taken a sharp swipe at male legislators accusing them of using their riches to shut women out of top positions. Women in the country have complained that they cannot compete with men at the same levels adding that they do not have matching resources. Although Zimbabwe has made some commendable progress in trying to bring equality … Continue reading Gender equality: Mahoka hits out at male MPs

Why Shona speakers cannot teach Ndebele in Matabeleland

By Daniel Chigundu Pelandaba-Mpopoma legislator Joseph Tshuma says the government must immediately stop Shona people who are teaching Ndebele in Matabeleland because they are not properly qualified and are distorting the language. Debating on the President’s speech in the National Assembly, Honourable Tshuma said he was not being tribalistic or regionalistic, but people in the region are not happy with Shona people teaching Ndebele. “There … Continue reading Why Shona speakers cannot teach Ndebele in Matabeleland

BVR shortcomings: ZimRights fear Zimbos might fail to register

 By Tafadzwa Muranganwa ZimRights says it is concerned that challenges observed during the biometric voter registration (BVR) pilot exercise might result in voter apathy as some people will fail to register. As Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) prepares for the voter registration blitz exercise scheduled to start on the 10th of October, the rights watchdog says it is worried that the slow pace of registration might … Continue reading BVR shortcomings: ZimRights fear Zimbos might fail to register

How coalition confusion plays in the way of Zanu PF

 By Watmore Makokoba The convergence of opposition parties towards bolstering prospects of political change in the 2018 elections was seen as a noble idea; however, the move has brought more internal skirmishes and further splits than the expected unity. According to a poll survey by the Afro-barometer, 45 percent of Zimbabweans support an opposition coalition; however, there are still many sticking points which are threatening … Continue reading How coalition confusion plays in the way of Zanu PF

Human trafficking: U.S. engages Zim

By Daniel Chigundu US officials who were in the country a few weeks ago have revealed that their country is pushing for more partnership with Zimbabwe to combat trafficking in persons (TIP) issues. The two officials, Torrie Higgins who is Program Advisor at the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State and Haley Wright a Foreign Service Officer … Continue reading Human trafficking: U.S. engages Zim

Why respite may come from the oppressor

 By Wisdom Mumera News that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has filed a US$3 million defamation lawsuit against Professor Jonathan Moyo has heightened the likelihood that any kind of political and economic respite Zimbabwe may experience in 2018 may have a strong Zanu PF hand. The frictions in the party are reaching the kind of heights and type of tussles from which something has to break … Continue reading Why respite may come from the oppressor

PDP General Council resolution on Biti expulsion

We, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) General Council seating in HARARE  on this the 29th of September 2017. Party development and Coalitions In the furtherance of the Congress resolution to enter into coalitions with like-minded parties, the PDP restates that the party is part of the MDC Alliance; negotiations will only work to broaden this coalition and make it more inclusive. The party notes with concern … Continue reading PDP General Council resolution on Biti expulsion

Is Chamisa president Wabantu?

By Daniel Chigundu Nelson Chamisa has long been associated with one of the three factions in MDC-T that seeks to succeed party president Morgan Tsvangirai. Although Chamisa (39 years old) himself has not declared his interests and has denied the claims a couple of times, many people in and outside the party have still thrown his name in the highly contentious hat. With Tsvangirai’s health … Continue reading Is Chamisa president Wabantu?

Girl-child abuse: Govt urged to do more

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Zimbabwe National Council for Welfare of Children (ZNCWC) director Reverend Taylor Nyanhete says while the government has done a remarkable thing by providing safe houses for abused girls, there is need to do more to cater for those who need extra help. Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has spearheaded a program where about 56 young girls have already been … Continue reading Girl-child abuse: Govt urged to do more