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

Electoral Act Amendment: The Implications

By Tariro Senderayi President Robert Mugabe unilaterally amended the Electoral Act using the Presidential Temporary Measures Act recently; however, this move has raised an uproar considering that elections are around the corner. Section 24 of the Electoral Act has been amended to facilitate the shortening of time taken to register those who are able to complete their own claim forms by ZEC. Section 25 now … Continue reading Electoral Act Amendment: The Implications

Social media abuse: Tsvangirai distances himself

 By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai has distanced himself from social media groups that are reportedly abusing and bullying out-spoken legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga. Mushonga who ravaged Tsvangirai a few weeks ago over his handling of Thokozani Khupe has been a victim of cyber abuse and has even engaged the police and embassies to deal with the matter. The outspoken legislator, who is sometimes accused … Continue reading Social media abuse: Tsvangirai distances himself

Cyber Bill now at AG’s office

By Daniel Chigundu The much awaited Cyber Crimes and Cyber Security Bill which is meant among other things to regulate the use of internet and protect users is reportedly being finalised at the Attorney-General’s Office (AG) before being sent to Cabinet for approval. The proposed Bill, whose draft was circulated last year, is widely seen by many as government’s measure to close the country’s cyber … Continue reading Cyber Bill now at AG’s office

Call to expedite Cyber Bill gets louder

By Daniel Chigundu THERE are fears that the Parliamentary Privileges Committee report on death threat messages to MDC-T Members of Parliament (MPs) might be abused to introduce the Cyber Crime Bill. After failing to locate the origin of the messages, The Privileges Committee recommended that there is need to expedite the process of bringing into the operation of the Cyber-crimes Bill, which should establish a Cyber … Continue reading Call to expedite Cyber Bill gets louder

Reasons why MDC-T legislators are objecting Constitutional Amendment Bill No. 1

By Staff Reporter MDC-T legislators yesterday threw everything in and outside law books in a heated attempt to persuade Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to reconsider adoption of the topical Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill No.1. So intense was the debate in the National Assembly that the House ended up adjourning debate around 7 pm. If passed into law, the Constitutional Amendment Bill No. 1 will … Continue reading Reasons why MDC-T legislators are objecting Constitutional Amendment Bill No. 1

Mudenda disappointed by slow law reforms

By Daniel Chigundu SPEAKER of National Assembly Jacob Mudenda says he is disappointed by the lack of seriousness by Members of Parliament (MPs) when it comes to reforming of laws. The delays in reforming laws have seen the country continue using laws that were made during the colonial era, some of which are not cognisant of the prevailing situation. Addressing MPs and delegates during a … Continue reading Mudenda disappointed by slow law reforms

Morton Jaffray refurbishment completion set for December

By Staff Reporter. UPON completion, City of Harare’s (CoH) Morton Jaffray Water Treatment Plant will be pumping 620 mega-litres of water per day which is 80 percent of the 800 mega-litres required. City of Harare is currently doing 520 mega-liters. Director of Water, engineer Hosea Chisango on Tuesday told journalists during a site visit to the treatment plant that soon after completion the city will … Continue reading Morton Jaffray refurbishment completion set for December

Public Hearings Schedule | National Peace & Reconciliation​ Bill H.B. 2, 2017

  The Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, the Thematic Committee on Human Rights and the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security will hold Public Hearings on the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill H.B.2, 2017 from the 13th to the 18th of March 2017. The Committees will be divided into two (2) groups and will cover various areas as follows: Team A Date  Place … Continue reading Public Hearings Schedule | National Peace & Reconciliation​ Bill H.B. 2, 2017