Is Mnangagwa still unwell?

By Daniel Chigundu VICE President Emmerson Mnangagwa who returned home last week from South Africa where he was seeking medical attention for alleged food poising, failed to turn-up for the 5th edition of the Annual National Agri-business Conference (ANAC) on Wednesday. ANAC is jointly organised by the Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) and the National Economic Consultative Forum (NECF) and its objective is to look at … Continue reading Is Mnangagwa still unwell?

Electoral Act Needs Urgent Patching To Avoid Loopholes In 2018

  By Wisdom Mumera The current electoral laws still have loopholes allowing for voting using the old voter’s roll and there is need to quickly amend the Electoral Act to avoid confusion, the Election Resource Centre (ERC) has said. Download Zimbabwe Electoral Act According to the organisation, the Electoral Act is vague on the issue of the old voter’s roll after the compilation of a … Continue reading Electoral Act Needs Urgent Patching To Avoid Loopholes In 2018

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?

Call to expedite Cyber Bill gets louder

By Daniel Chigundu THERE are fears that the Parliamentary Privileges Committee report on death threat messages to MDC-T Members of Parliament (MPs) might be abused to introduce the Cyber Crime Bill. After failing to locate the origin of the messages, The Privileges Committee recommended that there is need to expedite the process of bringing into the operation of the Cyber-crimes Bill, which should establish a Cyber … Continue reading Call to expedite Cyber Bill gets louder

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

MPs blocking relocation of disaster victims

By Staff Reporter THE principal administration officer in the Civil Protection Unit (CPU) Lameck Betera said they are facing resistance from parliamentarians when it comes to relocating disaster families for the fear of losing votes. CPU was appearing before the Portfolio Committee on Environment, Water, Tourism and Hospitality Industry to submit oral evidence on their operations. “In terms of relocation, one challenge comes from you (MPs), you … Continue reading MPs blocking relocation of disaster victims

Is Mahere’s Yellow Manifesto strategy attainable?

By Buhle Tshavango DESPITE receiving an onslaught of criticism since announcing her intentions to stand as an independent candidate for the Mount Pleasant National Assembly seat, Advocate Fadzayi Mahere seems undeterred in her quest as she has proceeded to present a manifesto as part of her campaign strategy. The 21 paged manifesto dubbed,” Mt.Pleasant Constituency Yellow Manifesto “, outlines her campaign strategy and highlights the … Continue reading Is Mahere’s Yellow Manifesto strategy attainable?

ZESN speaks on Chiwundura by-election….queries strange voters roll anomalies

By Nkanyiso Ncube ZIMBABWE Election Support Network (ZESN) has called on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to speed up the biometric voter registration exercise to avoid continued use of the controversial 2013 voters roll in future polls. In its preliminary report for the just ended Chiwundura by-election, the elections watchdog said a lot of strange anomalies were unearthed with regards to the 2013 voters roll currently … Continue reading ZESN speaks on Chiwundura by-election….queries strange voters roll anomalies

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