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

CSOs want Mnangagwa to observe human rights

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Following the resignation of President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday human rights organisations have welcomed the move and urged the new leader to respect human rights. In a statement Amnesty International secretary general Salil Shetty said   Mugabe had an atrocious record of human rights abuse, adding that the incoming leader should bring a fresh impetus to the respect of human rights. “During 37 … Continue reading CSOs want Mnangagwa to observe human rights

CHRA backs Manyenyeni in budget stalemate

 By Wisdom Mumera The Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) has come out in support of Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni for refusing to endorse the 2018 budget. Manyenyeni wants non-service delivery-related expenses slashed before he can give the budget a green light. The residents association said an analysis of the budget showed that the city faces serious financial management challenges that require urgent attention and … Continue reading CHRA backs Manyenyeni in budget stalemate

2018 Presidential candidates: Chiefs caught offside

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Civic society organisations have condemned traditional leaders for deliberately violating Section 281 of the Constitution by declaring their support for President Robert Mugabe’s candidature for the impending 2018 elections. During the National Annual Chiefs Conference held in Bulawayo last week, Zimbabwe’s Chiefs Council (ZCC) president Fortune Charumbira announced that the chiefs were fully behind the candidature of the 93-year-old leader. The endorsement also … Continue reading 2018 Presidential candidates: Chiefs caught offside

Why Africa won’t uphold Human Rights

Watmore Makokoba Human rights organisations say it is difficult to expect Africa to adopt a positive paradigm shift towards upholding of human rights. Amnesty International regional director for Southern Africa Deprose Muchena said failure by Parliamentarians, particularly in Zimbabwe, sets a very bad example why it is difficult to create an Africa where fundamental human rights are upheld. “The Zimbabwean Parliament has failed to realign laws … Continue reading Why Africa won’t uphold Human Rights

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

ZHRC intervenes in Masvingo police brutality case

By Watmore Makokoba A case of police brutality which happened in Masvingo where Anna Masuka of Ngundu Village, Ward 11 in Gutu District was handcuffed to a fence for about seven hours is now being investigated by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). ZHRC was alerted of the story which went viral on social media by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights who are representing … Continue reading ZHRC intervenes in Masvingo police brutality case

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

Is there media capture in Zimbabwe?

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ) this week held a media conference with a view to find out if there is indeed media capture in the country as is alleged by some sections of society. There has been concern over the state of affairs of the media in Zimbabwe and the situation was further worsened by the licencing of radio stations. A few … Continue reading Is there media capture in Zimbabwe?