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

2017 Biometric Voter Registration District Centres

It is hereby notified for general information that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) shall be registering voters using the new Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system at all ZEC District offices with effect from 18 September 2017. The offices will open during normal working hours from 0800hrs to 1645hrs, Monday to Friday. Documents required for registration are: a)  National Identity Card (metal, plastic or waiting pass … Continue reading 2017 Biometric Voter Registration District Centres

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

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

Showy acquisitions: Grace drawn back into spotlight

By Wisdom Mumera First Lady Grace Mugabe has been drawn under the spotlight again after her son Russell Goreraza imported two Rolls Royce vehicles at a cost of R70 million drawing the ire of many who feel the acquisitions are corrupt benefits. Commenting on the picture of the imported Rolls Royce on social media, Gokwe Nembudziya legislator Justice Wadyejena branded the acquisitions as being a … Continue reading Showy acquisitions: Grace drawn back into spotlight

Why African countries dither on implementing cultural policies

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Cultural experts across Africa say they are riled by their governments’ hesitation to implement cultural policies. Speaking recently at the International Conference on African Cultures (ICAC2017) held at the National Art Gallery, Stephen Chifunyise bemoaned the lack of political will, adding that most cultural policies are only on paper and not being implemented. “It is regrettable that most African countries still treat … Continue reading Why African countries dither on implementing cultural policies

Why Chieftainship wrangle is sparking war in Zhombe

By Watmore Makokoba There is a fierce war of words and swords in Samambwa, Zhombe following a chieftainship wrangle between Samuel Samambwa and David Samambwa with the latter instigating violence to his brother after he had been erroneously installed and later stripped of the chieftainship. Samuel Samambwa who is younger than David is influencing villagers  to reject and denounce the newly appointed Chief whose reinstatement … Continue reading Why Chieftainship wrangle is sparking war in Zhombe

Proposed Incubation Plan for Mugabe University [Full 18-page​ Document]

Establishment   of   the Robert Gabriel Mugabe University by Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science  and  Technology  D e v e l opment : 9 August 2017   Proposed Incubation Plan     Background     The University of Zimbabwe (UZ) will lead the process of incubating a University bearing a name of an iconic and the most distinguished leader and educationist with strong values … Continue reading Proposed Incubation Plan for Mugabe University [Full 18-page​ Document]

ZEC called upon to clarify the role of observers and party agents in new S.I. 85

By Buhle Tshavango. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) recently gazetted the statutory Instrument 85 (S.I. 85) which outlines new voter registration regulations ahead of the 2018 harmonized elections, however, despite progressive provisions in the document a number of loopholes have been called out for redress. The statutory instrument which was gazetted in accordance with Section 192 of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13] provides nine fundamental … Continue reading ZEC called upon to clarify the role of observers and party agents in new S.I. 85

[Download] Mid Term Monetary Policy Statement 2017

This Monetary Policy Statement is issued in terms of Section 46 of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Act [Chapter 22:15] which requires the Bank to issue a statement containing an evaluation of the monetary policy of the last preceding six months and a description of the policy measures to be followed by the Bank during the next succeeding six months. Download Mid Term Monetary Policy … Continue reading [Download] Mid Term Monetary Policy Statement 2017