By Tariro Senderayi The just ended independence celebrations have been met with mixed feelings. While 37 years of freedom is a genuine milestone to celebrate as a nation, some countrymen couldn’t help but feel the sacrifice leading to Zimbabwe’s independence from White minority rule in 1980 has gone in vain. Independence in 1980 meant education for all, equal opportunities, low cost of living, one man … Continue reading Prospective Parliamentarians suggested on Social Media
By Tapiwa Mutizamhepo People with Disabilities and their organizations have roundly condemned the flurry of “wheelchair” jokes and articles that recently circulated on social media and other sections of the mainstream media, calling them provocative and insensitive to the issues to do with disabilities. After the cabinet presented the President Robert Mugabe with a belated birthday present which was initially called a ‘special chair’ by … Continue reading Nothing funny about wheelchair jokes!
By Daniel Chigundu FINANCE and Economic Development minister Patrick Chinamasa has urged unemployed Zimbabweans to create jobs for themselves and not expect government to do it for them. Unemployment rate in Zimbabwe is said to be in the region of 90 percent owing to massive company closures, retrenchments and economic decay that has rendered the economy more informal. However, in its 2013 election manifesto, Zanu … Continue reading Govt doesn’t create jobs: Chinamasa
Watmore Makokoba Opposition party supporters were stopped from making their contributions during a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs hearing on the Constitutional Amendment Bill (Number 1) held in Chinhoyi last week. At the centre of the contention is the part of the Constitutional Amendment Bill, which seeks to give the President unchecked powers to appoint the Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice … Continue reading Opposition members stopped from speaking at Bill hearing
By Daniel Chigundu People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Tendai Biti has told President Robert Mugabe that he should brace up for what’s coming because the Coalition of Democrats (CODE) is coming for him. Speaking during the signing ceremony of PDP to the CODE, Biti said it is not going to be business as usual as the coalition is going to exert more pressure on the 93 … Continue reading ‘We are coming for you, your wife, your kids and your grandchild,’ Biti tells Mugabe
By Nkanyiso Ncube Heal Zimbabwe Trust, an organization focused on rebuilding national cohesion through promotion of tolerance and co-existence in local communities says there are set to embark on community campaigns across the country against hooliganism and violence ahead of the 2018 elections. In a statement HZT said the peace campaign was being rolled out to conscientise rural communities on the importance of peace in … Continue reading Heal Zimbabwe Trust in peace campaigns ahead of 2018 elections |#Ivote4PeaceZW
By Daniel Chigundu Econet Wireless Zimbabwe CEO hief Douglas Mboweni told Parliament that he is concerned by the level of unfair treatment that his company has been getting from the Post and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz). Potraz regulates the postal, telecommunication and courier services industries in the country and has been at loggerheads with Econet over a number of issues ranging from accountability and … Continue reading We are treated unfairly – Econet #DataMustFall
by Tariro Senderayi Harare West Member of Parliament, Jessie Majome during the recent debate on the Bond Note Bill, demanded that the Minister of Finance make privy to the house and the nation the terms and conditions of the loan which created the $200 million facility. “I am deeply concerned by the aura of opaqueness, mystery and lack of transparency and indeed lack of truth … Continue reading Ministry of Finance must disclose terms of the $200 million AFREXIM loan
by Munya Bloggo Here are 3 quick ways you can let your voice be heard in the corridors of Parliament. Its very simple! Step 1: Know Your Rights Section 328(4) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that; (4) Immediately after the Speaker has given notice of a Constitutional Bill in terms of subsection (3), Parliament must invite members of the public to express their views on the … Continue reading Here is a quick way you can contribute to the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment bill now!