By Daniel Chigundu Mines and Energy Parliamentary Portfolio Committee has summoned Vice President Kembo Mohadi to appear before it on the 9th of April to give evidence on the alleged missing US$15 billion diamond revenue. According to former President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe lost about US$15 billion in diamond revenue through illicit deals and smuggling at Chiadzwa in Marange. Vice President Mohadi was Minister of Home … Continue reading Missing US$15 billion: Parly summons Mohadi
By Tafadzwa Muranganwa The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) says it is not able to effectively carry out its anti-corruption mandate due to weak and inconsistent laws. Since its formation in 2013, ZACC has not done anything meaningful despite being funded through public funds every year, a development which has seen it being unpopular with many Zimbabweans who are pissed by went-away corruption which has eroded … Continue reading Fighting Corruption: ZACC attributes ineffectiveness to weak laws
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?
By Watmore Makokoba Worsening economic conditions culminating into high levels of poverty, unemployment and stiff competition for resources are the main causes of the recent deadly clashes that have claimed lives at Sabi gold mining community in Zvishavane, a human rights and community watch organisation warned. The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has urged the Ministry of Mines and mining Development to look into the issue … Continue reading Unemployment blamed for the deadly Sabi gold War
By Daniel Chigundu PRAYER Network Zimbabwe (PNZ) says there are no resources to be proud of in the country as is being advocated through the widely condemned National Pledge. Speaking against the recently introduced National School Pledge and banning of the Lord’s Prayer in schools, PNZ founder and Transform Zimbabwe President Jacob Ngarivhume said the country’s resources were looted and there is no justifiable reason … Continue reading No resources to be proud of: Prayer Network Zimbabwe
by Pretty Chavango Public hearings on the draft Mines and Minerals Bill are in the pipeline aimed at replacing the archaic Mines and Minerals Act of 1963. Hopes are high that amendments to this outdated piece of legislature will be passed in Parliament to provide realignment of laws with new mining developments . While a new Act in its entirety would have been more ideal … Continue reading Archaic Mines and Mineral act to be amended