Reasons why MDC-T legislators are objecting Constitutional Amendment Bill No. 1

By Staff Reporter MDC-T legislators yesterday threw everything in and outside law books in a heated attempt to persuade Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to reconsider adoption of the topical Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill No.1. So intense was the debate in the National Assembly that the House ended up adjourning debate around 7 pm. If passed into law, the Constitutional Amendment Bill No. 1 will … Continue reading Reasons why MDC-T legislators are objecting Constitutional Amendment Bill No. 1

Only credible elections can bring jobs: Khupe

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T Vice president and arguably one of the leading female opposition politicians in the country Thokozani Khupe says jobs can only come after the holding of undisputed elections. Zimbabwe is set to hold general elections in 2018, but there have been disputes between opposition parties and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) over certain issues. Opposition parties are of the view that ZEC … Continue reading Only credible elections can bring jobs: Khupe

Citizens express mixed feelings ahead of 2018 elections

By Tariro Daphne Senderayi WITH close to a year before the country embarks on the crucial 2018 general elections, we conducted a random survey in the street of Harare’s Central Business District to gauge people’s mood towards the polls. Zimbabwe is currently going through its worst times since independence, with the major challenges being the unavailability of cash which has seen people spending hours in … Continue reading Citizens express mixed feelings ahead of 2018 elections

Saruwaka petitions Minister Gumbo over Mutasa Central roads

By Staff Reporter MUTASA Central legislator Trevor Saruwaka has petitioned Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Joram Gumbo over the poor state of roads in his constituency. In the petition, Saruwaka says roads in his constituency have been neglected for a long time and deteriorated to an extent of becoming impassable. “The worst affected roads are Jombe (Bvuma-Mbito-Shamu-Watsomba), Sherukuru (Watsomba-Gandanzara) and Bonda (Nhodo Section). The terrible … Continue reading Saruwaka petitions Minister Gumbo over Mutasa Central roads

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

Wipe your dirty panties on Mugabe’s picture, women urged

By Tariro Senderayi MDC-N legislator and women’s rights advocate Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga has urged women to take off their panties and wipe them on President Robert Mugabe’s face on the ballot papers in 2018, as a way of waving him goodbye. Opposition parties blame President Mugabe for the untold suffering that is currently being experienced in the country, fronted by 89 percent unemployment rate and the … Continue reading Wipe your dirty panties on Mugabe’s picture, women urged

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

Parties must demand performance from MPs

By Daniel Chigundu SPEAKER of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda says political parties in the country have the responsibility to ensure their Members of Parliament (MPs) are performing to expectation. Most MPs from the current 8th Parliament of Zimbabwe have been founding wanting when it comes to their performance in both the house and in their constituencies. The National Assembly has about 270 legislators, but … Continue reading Parties must demand performance from MPs