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

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

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

MDC-T fumes over Mudarikwa’s “thuggish remarks”

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T has castigated Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe (UMP) legislator Simbaneuta Mudarikwa for declaring that there was no space for the opposition in his constituency. On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the self-styled legislator declared that there is no space for the opposition in UMP and also that Zanu PF is guaranteed of getting 80 000 votes in this particular constituency in the impending 2018 … Continue reading MDC-T fumes over Mudarikwa’s “thuggish remarks”