2018 budget offers a gleam of hope

Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa today presented the 2018 national budget which if implemented offers various positive changes aimed at boosting the economy through cost-cutting measures and the doing away of policies that had been draining funds whilst at the same time reigniting investor confidence. Presenting next year’s budget in Parliament today Hon Chinamasa introduced new measures to curb financial expenditures some of which have been … Continue reading 2018 budget offers a gleam of hope

Chombo, Chipanga freed on bail

By Buhle Tshavango. Former minister of Finance Ignatius Chombo who was arrested during the operation restore legacy on the accusation of corruption and fraud has been released today on a $USD5000 bail. Chombo who had previously applied unsuccessfully to be released on bail was today released on condition he surrenders his passport, reports thrice a day to Marlborough police station, not interfere with witnesses,  and … Continue reading Chombo, Chipanga freed on bail

Chombo caught in another land scandal

By Wisdom Mumera Embattled former Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo has found himself in the middle of another land scandal involving New Parkland where he is accused of unlawfully evicting residents who had built their houses from as far back as 2005 in favour of new ones who have bought stands from his alleged company. The evictions in New Parkland are in direct opposition to an … Continue reading Chombo caught in another land scandal

2018 elections: most aspiring women candidates lack confidence

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Young Voters Platform coordinator Desmond Sharukai says political parties in the country need to do mentoring workshops as most aspiring women candidates still lack confidence needed for elected office. Speaking on the sidelines of a mentoring workshop for prospective women candidates organised by FreeZim Congress recently, Sharukai said a lot needs to be done for women candidates to prepare them for 2018 elections. … Continue reading 2018 elections: most aspiring women candidates lack confidence

Grace Mugabe chose politics over cancer fight: Parly

By Daniel Chigundu Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care says former first-lady Grace Mugabe was reluctant to join other African First Ladies in the fight against the menacing cancer. Cancer has reportedly surpassed HIV/Aids as the number one killer-disease in the country and African continent owing to the cost of its treatment and equipment needed. Zimbabwe with an estimated 14 million has only … Continue reading Grace Mugabe chose politics over cancer fight: Parly

Mnangagwa’s legal missteps: AG needs to step up advisory role

By Daniel Chigundu Prominent constitutional lawyer Alex Magaisa says the Attorney General’s (AG) Office needs to step up its advisory role to President Emmerson Mnangagwa to avoid continuous legal missteps. Since taking the oath of office on 24th of November 2017, President Mnangagwa has made several legal missteps which have left many wondering if he is getting enough advice or has competent advisors. Among the … Continue reading Mnangagwa’s legal missteps: AG needs to step up advisory role

Recycled cabinet short-changes female politicians

By Buhle Tshavango Only 3 female ministers have made it to the latest 22 member cabinet under President Mnangagwa , a move that has trashed work done in the past years to improve women’s participation in governance issues. The new cabinet which is also devoid of any young blood has been described as a ‘swop and top’ ploy that has seen some ministers being dropped … Continue reading Recycled cabinet short-changes female politicians

Mnangagwa Appoints New Cabinet | Full List

The Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda has announced the following categories of Ministerial appointments by His Excellency the President, Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, in terms of Section 104, subsection (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe. Cabinet Ministers Cde Patrick Chinamasa, as the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning; Cde Obert Mpofu, as the Minister of Home Affairs and Culture; Air … Continue reading Mnangagwa Appoints New Cabinet | Full List

Moyo Feels the Fury of Zimbos from Political Exile

By Wisdom Mumera In the aftermath of his banishment from Zanu PF, exiled former Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Professor Jonathan Moyo has sought to air out his pains on social media but the ploy has been met with staggering derision and anger by many #Twimbos. Moyo has slowly increased his visibility on Twitter after an unusual period of silence in the aftermath of … Continue reading Moyo Feels the Fury of Zimbos from Political Exile