Why Shona speakers cannot teach Ndebele in Matabeleland

By Daniel Chigundu Pelandaba-Mpopoma legislator Joseph Tshuma says the government must immediately stop Shona people who are teaching Ndebele in Matabeleland because they are not properly qualified and are distorting the language. Debating on the President’s speech in the National Assembly, Honourable Tshuma said he was not being tribalistic or regionalistic, but people in the region are not happy with Shona people teaching Ndebele. “There … Continue reading Why Shona speakers cannot teach Ndebele in Matabeleland

Metal IDs: ZEC rubbishes Mudede

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) commissioner Netsai Mushonga has dismissed Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede’s statement with regards to metal IDs and voter registration. Registrar Mudede last week issued a statement saying that people with metal IDs will not be allowed to register and vote in the 2018 elections because their IDs are not machine-readable. Mudede added that people should take advantage of the … Continue reading Metal IDs: ZEC rubbishes Mudede

Why MDC-T wants ZEC to monitor mobile registration exercise

By Nkanyiso Ncube MDC-T has said plans by the Registrar General to roll out the three-month mobile registration exercise in an effort to phase out metal Identity cards should be designed in a manner that no eligible person would fail to obtain the new machine readable national ID. Addressing a media briefing on Tuesday, Registrar General (RG), Tobaiwa Mudede said the exercise entails the issuing … Continue reading Why MDC-T wants ZEC to monitor mobile registration exercise

Why ZEC alone should speak on elections

By Daniel Chigundu THE Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) says the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) should be the only authority that issues official statements related to elections in order to minimise confusion. The Registrar General (RG) announced that it was embarking on a mobile registration of Zimbabwean citizens starting Monday 4 September 2017 and that old metal identification cards are no longer valid for voting. … Continue reading Why ZEC alone should speak on elections

Is it Govt policy for Zanu PF to use school buses?

By Staff Reporter BUDIRIRO legislator Costa Machingauta on Wednesday took the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to task by demanding to know if it was a government policy for political parties to use school vehicles to ferry people to their rallies and meetings. Machingauta’s question comes on the back of reports from civic society organisation that the ruling party Zanu PF is not only … Continue reading Is it Govt policy for Zanu PF to use school buses?

Mugabe warns young people….says don’t take this freedom for granted

By Nkanyiso Ncube PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has warned young people against taking the freedom and rights they enjoy today for granted adding that they are the fruits of a hard won independence. Addressing young people drawn from around the country for the official opening of the 25th Session of the Junior Parliament of Zimbabwe (JPZ) last Friday, Mugabe said as the country reflects on the … Continue reading Mugabe warns young people….says don’t take this freedom for granted

Shun violence, political parties urged

By Buhle Tshavango. THE Election Resource Council (ERC) has called upon political parties in Zimbabwe to respect and enforce the Electoral Code of Conduct for Political Parties and Candidates. As the country gears up for the  2018 harmonised elections ERC has reiterated that the Electoral code of conduct must be upheld as it paves the way for a smooth electoral process that is devoid of … Continue reading Shun violence, political parties urged

All set for Junior Parliament official opening

By Portia Sigauke PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, First lady Grace Mugabe and Cabinet ministers are expected to grace the official opening of the 25th Junior Parliament at the City Sports Centre in Harare today (17 June 2017). This year’s celebration will be held under the theme “Appreciatively discovering Zimcheer entrepreneurs as a way of accelerating protection, empowerment and equal opportunities towards fulfilling the 2030 agenda for … Continue reading All set for Junior Parliament official opening

WCoZ calls for end to child marriages….as Africa commemorate Day of the African Child

By Buhle Tshavango PARLIAMENTARIANS who signed the declaration on protection of the girl child have been urged to walk the talk and fulfill their commitments as Zimbabwe joined other African countries in commemorating the Day of the African Child. In a statement, the Women Coalition of Zimbabwe, called for the acceleration of interventions to end child marriages which have continued to negatively affect the lives … Continue reading WCoZ calls for end to child marriages….as Africa commemorate Day of the African Child

PDP blasts Mnangagwa, Chikwinya …as nation commemorate Day of the African Child

By Daniel Chigundu PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) has castigated Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Woman Affairs Minister Nyasha Chikwinya for failing to push legislation that bans child marriages despite Constitutional Court (Con Court) pronouncements. In the case of Loveness Mudzuru and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi versus State, the Con Court ruled that marriage for people under the age of 18 years is illegal and also went on … Continue reading PDP blasts Mnangagwa, Chikwinya …as nation commemorate Day of the African Child