2018 budget: Why female MPs must stand up

By Daniel Chigundu As Parliament resume sitting on December 19, mainly to pass the 2018 National Budget, female legislators have the burden to stand up for social services. Poor social services provision in Africa, affects women and girls more than men owing to their biological make-up and societal expectations. Zimbabwe is currently facing various social service challenges chiefly in the area of health care provision, … Continue reading 2018 budget: Why female MPs must stand up

Why Govt will favour tight internet control

By Watmore Makokoba Although a new political order has dawned which has apparently ignited hope for reforms in both Zanu PF and government, the regime however seems to be keen to maintain a firm grip on suppressive internet governance measures to thwart the descending voice, recent research findings have reported. The research paper (The State of Internet Governance in Zimbabwe) launched this week by Zimbabwe … Continue reading Why Govt will favour tight internet control

Parly urged to abolish 50% plus 1 vote requirement

By Daniel Chigundu Harare residents have called on Parliament to abolish the electoral law that requires a winner in Presidential elections to get at least 50% plus 1 vote to become President of Zimbabwe. According to the country’s electoral laws, if there is no candidate with 50% plus 1 vote in Presidential elections, the leading two candidates in that election go for a run-off. This … Continue reading Parly urged to abolish 50% plus 1 vote requirement

Women’s representation in Parliament: where to after 2023?

By Buhle Tshavango. Women’s representation in Parliament has recorded a slight increase in recent years owing to 60 reserved seats in the National Assembly, however there is not enough time to celebrate the impact as this quota system clause is nearing its 2023 pegged sunset. According to the Research and Advocacy Unit  (RAU), since the  1995 Beijing Declaration, the number of women in  National Assembly … Continue reading Women’s representation in Parliament: where to after 2023?

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

ZEC fails to pay US$768K for car hire

By Daniel Chigundu Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has been identified as one of the leading factors that have been weighing down the smooth operation of the Central Mechanical and Equipment Department (CMED). CMED is one of the state-owned enterprises which were created to be self- financing cash cows for the government under the Commercialisation Act of 2000 but has been dismally failing raise revenue for … Continue reading ZEC fails to pay US$768K for car hire

Mnangagwa to be sworn-in as President

By Daniel Chigundu Swearing in ceremony for Zanu PF Presidential nominee Emmerson Mnangagwa has been scheduled for Friday (24 November 2017), the Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda has revealed. Addressing the media, Mudenda said preparations for the ceremony are already underway with Mnangagwa expected to arrive in the country later today from exile. “….Comrade Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa was appointed Zanu PF nominee to … Continue reading Mnangagwa to be sworn-in as President

Cornered Mugabe resigns in shame

By Daniel Chigundu President Robert Mugabe who was facing mounting pressure since last week Wednesday has finally resigned putting an end to a 37-year uninterrupted reign. Mugabe who took the reins at independence in 1980 has been accused of running down the country owing to unpopular policies which chased away the much-needed investors. Under his rule, the country has gone through some of its worst … Continue reading Cornered Mugabe resigns in shame

Breaking!!!!Mnangagwa was not officially fired

By Daniel Chigundu Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) chairperson Christopher Mutsvangwa has said Emmerson Mnangagwa is still Vice President of Zimbabwe as he was never fired officially. Addressing the media, Mutsvangwa said Mnangagwa was never served with the letter of his sacking by both the government and party and therefore can take over as soon as Mugabe is impeached. “For your own information … Continue reading Breaking!!!!Mnangagwa was not officially fired