By Nkanyiso Ncube The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) Bill finally returned to Parliament this week after it was rejected on its initial reading early last year following complaints by the public that the bill gave National Peace and Reconciliation minister too much room to interfere in the commission’s activities. Legislators across the political divide said the contents of the NPRC bill are vague … Continue reading Parliamentarians protest the NPRC Bill
By Nkanyiso Ncube BUHERA South legislator, Joseph Chinotimba (Zanu PF), says government should consider scrapping outstanding loan payment of vehicles that were purchased by government on their behalf under the Parliament’s Vehicle Loan Scheme. Raising a point of order in Parliament, Chinotimba said there was no need for legislators to pay for the vehicles as there will be doing government duties. “My request is for … Continue reading Scrap MPs vehicle loan repayment: Chinotimba
By Nkanyiso Ncube It is exactly 15 months before Zimbabwe take a step to decide its future for the next five years. The time we need to use our hands to change our destiny. Within such a short time a lot hasn’t been done and one wonders if Zimbabwe is still on course with its preparations ahead of 2018 elections. Yes, 2018 general elections present … Continue reading We are 15 months from 2018 elections | 4 Things CSOs need to do now!
By Nkanyiso Ncube Former Prime Minister and Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday wound up his Manicaland consultative meeting with MDC-T supporters skeptical of coalition talks between the party and other opposition parties. The supporters, who met MDC-T Tsvangirai in Manicaland, said the opposition leader must not abandon the leadership of his party to proponents of the grand coalition. Tsvangirai’s spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka … Continue reading MDC-T Manicaland supporters warn Tsvangirai against grand coalition | #Ivote4PeaceZW
By Nkanyiso Ncube Heal Zimbabwe Trust, an organization focused on rebuilding national cohesion through promotion of tolerance and co-existence in local communities says there are set to embark on community campaigns across the country against hooliganism and violence ahead of the 2018 elections. In a statement HZT said the peace campaign was being rolled out to conscientise rural communities on the importance of peace in … Continue reading Heal Zimbabwe Trust in peace campaigns ahead of 2018 elections |#Ivote4PeaceZW
By Nkanyiso Ncube National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) has proposed safeguards measures to be put in place to secure Diaspora votes and ensure no rigging takes place ahead of 2018 elections. In a statement, NERA said it had came up with pointers to be taken into consideration ahead of 2018 elections. “NERA supports the right to vote for the Diaspora however we must ensure that … Continue reading NERA proposes safeguard measures to secure Diaspora vote | #Ivote4PeaceZW
By Nkanyiso Ncube Women are being urged to register to vote ahead of 2018 general election. Speaking at a discussion organised by Women for Women Solidarity Zimbabwe (w4w) panelists called for more women participation in the political landscape. Tariro Senderayi a member of the stirring committee for w4w, said women were empowered by constitution which declare voting a human right. “Under section 67(3) of the Constitution, … Continue reading #SheVotes2018 campaign targets first time female voters | #Ivote4PeaceZW
By Nkanyiso Ncube Failure by the government to create employment opportunities for young people has been a major contributory factor of human trafficking, legislators have said. Contributing a motion during the question and answer session yesterday in Parliament, Shamva South MP, Joseph Mapiki (Zanu PF) asked if there was any policy that protects people from being exploited in foreign lands. In his response Minister of … Continue reading Zimbabwe’s government blamed for human trafficking