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

US$4m in the bag: MPs now want duty free Certificates

By Buhle Tshavango Legislators who managed to arm-twist the financially broke government this week to release US$4 million towards their outstanding sitting allowances say the now want duty free-certificates to import cars. According to a circular from the treasury, legislators should have received at least half of their outstanding allowances by next week Wednesday (6th of November) while logistics for the remainder are being worked. … Continue reading US$4m in the bag: MPs now want duty free Certificates

Sitting allowances: MPs sold a dummy again

By Daniel Chigundu Parliament of Zimbabwe has failed to honour its promises made to legislators two weeks ago with regards to payment of outstanding sitting allowances and Ipads. Speaker of National Assembly Jacob Mudenda had promised that the legislators would have received their outstanding dues by the 31st of October this year, however, the allowances are yet to be paid. Asked about the issues in … Continue reading Sitting allowances: MPs sold a dummy again

Parliament resolves allowances, Ipads saga

By Daniel Chigundu SPEAKER of National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda says Parliament is going to resolve all issues to do with the welfare of parliamentarians’ by end of the month (October) following a heated 1hour 30 minutes side meeting at Padhari Lodge. MPs in the 8th Parliament of Zimbabwe got into office in August 2013 but have never been given sitting allowances from that date … Continue reading Parliament resolves allowances, Ipads saga

Is Shumba extorting companies?

By Daniel Chigundu OUTSPOKEN Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has told the National Assembly that Mines and Energy Committee chairperson Daniel Shumba is demanding money from companies so that they won’t appear before his portfolio committee. Raising a point of order in the National Assembly, Honourable Mliswa said he has evidence to show that Honourable Shumba has extortionist tendencies and must be reigned on. “…He (Shumba) … Continue reading Is Shumba extorting companies?

Parliament refuses to approve Ndudzo …as MPs plead for Chiri to stay

By Daniel Chigundu LEGISLATORS from across the country political divided have rejected government’s choice Mike Ndudzo for Auditor General’s post, claiming he has a bad track record. According to the country’s laws, the President appoints the Auditor General with approval from Parliament. Speaking in the National Assembly during a motion to approve the appointment of Mike Ndudzo as Auditor General, Zvishavane Ngezi legislator John Holder … Continue reading Parliament refuses to approve Ndudzo …as MPs plead for Chiri to stay

Why MDC-T wanted secret voting

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T had hoped to use secret voting to enable unsettled Zanu PF legislators to vote against Constitution Amendment No1, in what would have been a repeat of a 2011 Parliamentary drama. In 2011 MDC-T legislator Lovemore Moyo was re-elected Speaker of Parliament after two Zanu PF legislators voted for him by way of a secret vote in the re-ordered election. Moyo was … Continue reading Why MDC-T wanted secret voting

Too early to amend the constitution – Hon. Ndebele

By Buhle Tshavango MAGWEGWE legislator Anele Ndebele says criticizing provisions of the new constitution and calling for its amendment just three years into its lifespan is too early. Zimbabwe dumped the Lancaster House Constitution which had been in use since 1980 and adopted a new one in 2013, but the new constitution is already going through amendments on the provisions that deal with the appointment … Continue reading Too early to amend the constitution – Hon. Ndebele

Majome queries omission of GNU photos from Parly Exhibition

By Staff Reporter. ZIMBABWEANS will for the first time have an opportunity to mix and mingle with their legislators during the Parliament Open Day scheduled from the 8th to 9th of June 2017 this year. The Parliament Open Day will be running under the theme, “Parliament of Zimbabwe celebrating 37 years of independence and democracy”. During the Open Day, citizens will have time to understand and … Continue reading Majome queries omission of GNU photos from Parly Exhibition

Women disown bloated Zim Parliament …says political parties are to blame

By Daniel Chigundu WOMEN say the idea to introduce Proportional representation system in the constitution did not come from them but was a creation of the country’s unrepentant political parties. The Proportional representation system which came into effect during the July 2013 general elections resulted in the number of Parliamentarians swelling to about 350. The idea to increase the number of Parliamentarians drew heavy criticism … Continue reading Women disown bloated Zim Parliament …says political parties are to blame