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

Dokora quizzed over Agric teachers

By Buhle Tshavango PRIMARY and Second Education Minister Lazarus Dokora has been castigated by the National Assembly for introducing agriculture subject at primary school level without making provisions for teachers. According to the new primary and secondary education curriculum which came into effect in January of this year, agriculture is now an examinable subject from primary school level. Despite introducing the subject, Minister Dokora has … Continue reading Dokora quizzed over Agric teachers

UN committed to help Zim achieve its SDGs

By Nkanyiso Ncube UNITED Nations (UN) says it is committed to help Parliament of Zimbabwe achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by engaging legislators on various initiatives. The SDGs, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new … Continue reading UN committed to help Zim achieve its SDGs

Gender parity in danger …situation to get worse in 2023: Mudenda

By Daniel Chigundu SPEAKER of the National Assembly, Jacob Mudenda has warned that female representation in Parliament is on the verge of falling if political parties do not align their constitutions with the country’s constitution on 50-50 representation. Women representation is currently at 35 percent (124) out of the current 350 legislators in the Zimbabwean Parliament. The 35 percent is inclusive of the extra women … Continue reading Gender parity in danger …situation to get worse in 2023: Mudenda

Heal Zimbabwe launches “National Peace Campaign” in Masvingo

By Nkanyiso Ncube HEAL Zimbabwe Trust (HZT) launched its national peace campaign dubbed “million voices for peace” through a sports tournament held at Zaka High School in Masvingo Province on Saturday. The objective of the campaign is to ensure that every citizen no matter their age or sex promotes peace and participate in the 2018 elections peacefully In a statement HZT said the campaign seeks … Continue reading Heal Zimbabwe launches “National Peace Campaign” in Masvingo

You are not too young to run in the 2018 general elections | #NotTooYoungToRun

By Ashton Bumhira  Zimbabwean youth constitute the largest constituency of over 60% of the population but continue to be socially, politically, and economically marginalized.  It is worrisome how the youth have been schemed out and marginalized from governance. The present administration has been insensiitive to youth being included in governance. This is a point we should all be worried about needs urgent attention.  Some people have argued that … Continue reading You are not too young to run in the 2018 general elections | #NotTooYoungToRun