Why Govt will favour tight internet control

By Watmore Makokoba Although a new political order has dawned which has apparently ignited hope for reforms in both Zanu PF and government, the regime however seems to be keen to maintain a firm grip on suppressive internet governance measures to thwart the descending voice, recent research findings have reported. The research paper (The State of Internet Governance in Zimbabwe) launched this week by Zimbabwe … Continue reading Why Govt will favour tight internet control

Attend A Parliament Portfolio Commitee Meeting This Week

SCHEDULE OF PORTFOLIO AND THEMATIC COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THE WEEK ENDING FRIDAY, 01 DECEMBER 2017. Open sessions can be attended by the public. Please ensure you have an ID in order to enter the Parliament building.   NAME OF PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE DATE TIME VENUE ACTIVITY Transport and Infrastructural Development Monday 27 Nov 2017 1000hrs Committee Room No. 1 Deliberations on the oral evidence received from … Continue reading Attend A Parliament Portfolio Commitee Meeting This Week

Here Are 2 Ways You Can Participate In Shaping The Electoral Amendment Bill & The Insolvency Bill

  Parliament has made another change to the programme of Public Hearings on the Electoral Amendment Bill and the Insolvency Bill.  The Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs will now be split into two teams to enable it to hold hearings in eleven centres, five more than previously scheduled.  Here is how you can participate> Attend A Public Consultation  Programme for Public Consultations … Continue reading Here Are 2 Ways You Can Participate In Shaping The Electoral Amendment Bill & The Insolvency Bill

Why Mugabe cant save himself from impeachment

By Daniel Chigundu While under-fire President Robert Mugabe might still remain leader of the country owing to various constitutional provisions, he is however unable to save himself from impeachment. According to analysts, Mugabe is seriously running out of options as Parliament is likely to impeach him on Tuesday if Zanu PF and the army generals fail to remove him through current negotiations. Mugabe is said … Continue reading Why Mugabe cant save himself from impeachment

Electoral Bill: Ziyambi promises peaceful public hearings

By Daniel Chigundu Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs chairperson Ziyambi Ziyambi says people who will attend the Insolvency Bill and Electoral Amendment Bill public hearings are assured of a non-violent meeting. Contentious Bills such as Local Government Amendment Bill, Peace and Reconciliation Bill and the Electoral Law Reforms Bill have previously drawn vicious violence. And former committee chairperson Honourable Jessie Majome was … Continue reading Electoral Bill: Ziyambi promises peaceful public hearings

Chikurubi Prison: why we must feel for female prisoners

By Daniel Chigundu Chikurubi Female Maximum Prison is one of the worst places that you would not even wish your enemies to be detained at for whatever reasons. The prison is well known for not having running water, coupled with defunct squat toilets and dilapidated showers. Access to water and toilets is critical especially for women’s health whether free or incarcerated owing to their biological … Continue reading Chikurubi Prison: why we must feel for female prisoners

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