Who is leader of the House, Mnangagwa or Bonyongwe?

By Staff Reporter There was chaos in the National Assembly during Wednesday’s question and session as MDC-T legislators demanded that Deputy Speaker of Parliament Mable Chinomona inform the House as to who is now the leader of government business following a Cabinet reshuffle last week. Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was the leader of the house by virtue of being the Minister of Justice, legal and … Continue reading Who is leader of the House, Mnangagwa or Bonyongwe?

Why Zimbabwe MPs don’t think straight

By Daniel Chigundu Nkayi South legislator Abednico Bhebhe says Parliament of Zimbabwe has been failing to make quality laws because legislators are not thinking straight due to poverty. Despite being poorly remunerated legislators in Zimbabwe have gone for many months without receiving their sitting allowances and fuel allocation. Speaking in the National Assembly during a debate on the adoption of a Code of Conduct and … Continue reading Why Zimbabwe MPs don’t think straight

Zimbabwe’s New Ministerial Line-up

By Veritas Name of Ministry Minister after reshuffle Minister before reshuffle Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development Joseph Made Joseph Made Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation [new Ministry] Patrick Chinamasa — Defence Sidney Sekeramayi Sidney Sekeramayi  Energy and Power Development Samuel Undenge Samuel Undenge Finance and Economic Development Ignatious Chombo Patrick Chinamasa Foreign Affairs Walter Mzembi Simbarashe Mumbengegwi Health and Child Welfare David Parirenyatwa David Parirenyatwa … Continue reading Zimbabwe’s New Ministerial Line-up

Gender equality: Mahoka hits out at male MPs

By Daniel Chigundu Hurungwe East legislator Sarah Mahoka has taken a sharp swipe at male legislators accusing them of using their riches to shut women out of top positions. Women in the country have complained that they cannot compete with men at the same levels adding that they do not have matching resources. Although Zimbabwe has made some commendable progress in trying to bring equality … Continue reading Gender equality: Mahoka hits out at male MPs

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

YARD to hold youth symposiums on BVR

By Staff Reporter Norton legislator Temba Mliswa is set to hold a blitz of symposiums in the country’s 10 provinces in an effort to sensitise youth on the electoral processes and the new Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system. The symposiums will be held under the banner of Youth Advocacy for Reform and Democracy (YARD). YARD is a youth pressure group advocating for youth participation in … Continue reading YARD to hold youth symposiums on BVR

Is Chamisa president Wabantu?

By Daniel Chigundu Nelson Chamisa has long been associated with one of the three factions in MDC-T that seeks to succeed party president Morgan Tsvangirai. Although Chamisa (39 years old) himself has not declared his interests and has denied the claims a couple of times, many people in and outside the party have still thrown his name in the highly contentious hat. With Tsvangirai’s health … Continue reading Is Chamisa president Wabantu?

Girl-child abuse: Govt urged to do more

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Zimbabwe National Council for Welfare of Children (ZNCWC) director Reverend Taylor Nyanhete says while the government has done a remarkable thing by providing safe houses for abused girls, there is need to do more to cater for those who need extra help. Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has spearheaded a program where about 56 young girls have already been … Continue reading Girl-child abuse: Govt urged to do more

Electoral Act Amendment: The Implications

By Tariro Senderayi President Robert Mugabe unilaterally amended the Electoral Act using the Presidential Temporary Measures Act recently; however, this move has raised an uproar considering that elections are around the corner. Section 24 of the Electoral Act has been amended to facilitate the shortening of time taken to register those who are able to complete their own claim forms by ZEC. Section 25 now … Continue reading Electoral Act Amendment: The Implications

Why African countries dither on implementing cultural policies

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Cultural experts across Africa say they are riled by their governments’ hesitation to implement cultural policies. Speaking recently at the International Conference on African Cultures (ICAC2017) held at the National Art Gallery, Stephen Chifunyise bemoaned the lack of political will, adding that most cultural policies are only on paper and not being implemented. “It is regrettable that most African countries still treat … Continue reading Why African countries dither on implementing cultural policies