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

Mudenda disappointed by slow law reforms

By Daniel Chigundu SPEAKER of National Assembly Jacob Mudenda says he is disappointed by the lack of seriousness by Members of Parliament (MPs) when it comes to reforming of laws. The delays in reforming laws have seen the country continue using laws that were made during the colonial era, some of which are not cognisant of the prevailing situation. Addressing MPs and delegates during a … Continue reading Mudenda disappointed by slow law reforms

Mnangagwa defends constitution amendment

By Buhle Tshavango DESPITE reservations by some Members of Parliament (MPs) regarding the amendment of the new constitution, arguing that it was too early, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said four years is enough time and the first constitutional amendment will carry on. Mnangagwa who is also Minister responsible for Justice, Legal and Parliamentary affairs yesterday responded to issues raised by MPs during the second … Continue reading Mnangagwa defends constitution amendment

Six universities partner Parly to translate constitution

By Staff Reporter PARLIAMENT will soon have the constitution translated in eight vernacular local languages in a bid to foster understanding of the country’s supreme law which was passed in 2013. Addressing delegates last week on the sidelines of the Parliament Open Day, Speaker of National Assembly Jacob Mudenda revealed that over six institutions of higher learning have come aboard to help with the constitution … Continue reading Six universities partner Parly to translate constitution

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

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

We created 2 million jobs already: Zanu PF

By Daniel Chigundu LABOUR and Social Welfare Deputy Minister Tapiwa Matangaidze told Parliament that Zanu PF has already created the promised 2 million jobs. Zanu PF in its 2013 election manifesto, promised to create about 2.2 million to help reduce the country’s unemployment rate which is said to be around 89 percent. Lack of employment opportunities has affected the youths mostly as they constitute about … Continue reading We created 2 million jobs already: Zanu PF

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

MPs should be peace ambassadors for 2018 elections: Chasi

By Nkanyiso Ncube MAZOWE SOUTH legislator Advocate Fortune Chasi has called on fellow Members of Parliament (MPs) to be exemplary and speak out against any forms of violence as the country gears for 2018 general elections. Election period in Zimbabwe is usually characterised by violence largely perpetrated by political activists as a reaction to reckless public pronouncements made by their political leaders. Political violence has … Continue reading MPs should be peace ambassadors for 2018 elections: Chasi