Command economics is insane …and is anchored on wrong foundation: Mafume

By Daniel Chigundu PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) national spokesperson Jacob Mafume says command economics being preached by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is not only insane but also an old failed economic development model. VP Mnangagwa who is currently on cloud nine following the seemingly success of his Command Agriculture model is reportedly working on the possibility of Command Economy as a new economic salvation. However … Continue reading Command economics is insane …and is anchored on wrong foundation: Mafume

Parliamentarians protest the NPRC Bill

By Nkanyiso Ncube The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) Bill finally returned to Parliament this week after it was rejected on its initial reading early last year following complaints by the public that the bill gave National Peace and Reconciliation minister too much room to interfere in the commission’s activities. Legislators across the political divide said the contents of the NPRC bill are vague … Continue reading Parliamentarians protest the NPRC Bill

Zvimba community faces health risk

By  Watmore Makokoba Residents from Zvimba communal area have been pushed to bear the brunt of an ineffective waste management system from the neighboring Harare culminating into garbage being illegally dumped into their community causing conflicts, a threat to human life and animals. The locals in rural Rainham Ward 25, located a couple of kilometers from Dzivaresekwa extension expressed dismay on the rate at which … Continue reading Zvimba community faces health risk

Disabled people suffer ….. as government drags to implement UNCRPD commitment

By TapiwaMutizamhepo Zimbabwe is a signatory to United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Disabled people, where it pledged its commitment to undertake and fulfill various obligations intended to uplift and improve the conditions of people living with disabilities in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean government signed the document in September 2013, this meant the government would ‘promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all … Continue reading Disabled people suffer ….. as government drags to implement UNCRPD commitment

ZEC fumbles to regain public trust

By Divine Dube In an interesting turn of events, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Commissioner, Dr.Qhubani Moyo temporarily left the podium when some members of the audience attending ZEC’s presentation held in Bulawayo mockingly shouted “Zanu PF” as he was talking about their preparedness to handle 2018 polls. After a few minutes, Moyo then resumed his address – which ironically, was being aired live on Skyz … Continue reading ZEC fumbles to regain public trust

Mudenda urges media to analyse Bills and motions

By Daniel Chigundu SPEAKER of National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda has urged reporters to analyse Parliamentary bills, motions and debates to see if they make sense. Addressing delegates, Speaker Mudenda who was guest of honour at the official launch of the Zimbabwe Parliamentary Journalists Forum (ZPJF) said he expects the media to do more in its watchdog role over Parliament. “I want the forum (ZPJF) … Continue reading Mudenda urges media to analyse Bills and motions

Election promises and pies in the sky

By Tariro Senderayi Building up to the elections, contesting political parties make use of their manifestos as they promise new reforms that threaten to bring prosperity, peace and a lot more. As Zimbabwe is billed to have elections in 2018, the ruling Zanu Pf has their political think tanks working to entice the masses in the 2018 elections. In a bid to win the hearts … Continue reading Election promises and pies in the sky

Scrap MPs vehicle loan repayment: Chinotimba

By Nkanyiso Ncube BUHERA South legislator, Joseph Chinotimba (Zanu PF),  says government should consider scrapping outstanding loan payment of vehicles that were purchased by government on their behalf under the Parliament’s Vehicle Loan Scheme. Raising a point of order in Parliament, Chinotimba said there was no need for legislators to pay for the vehicles as there will be doing government duties. “My request is for … Continue reading Scrap MPs vehicle loan repayment: Chinotimba

Tsvangirai must go it alone in 2018: Mliswa

By Staff Reporter NORTON Legislator Temba Mliswa says MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai is wrong in joining hands with National Peoples Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru, adding that it makes more sense for him to stand alone in 2018 elections. Opposition political parties in the country are reportedly mulling to unite against the ruling Zanu-PF in the impending 2018 watershed elections. MDC-T which is arguably the … Continue reading Tsvangirai must go it alone in 2018: Mliswa

Violence against journalists increases by 71%

By Staff Reporter. ABOUT 23 journalists were unlawfully arrested or detained while 12 were assaulted by either police or unruly political activists while carrying out their journalistic duties last year, Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has revealed in its State of the Media Report. Speaking on behalf of media stakeholders at a press conference, ahead of the World Press Freedom Day which is commemorated … Continue reading Violence against journalists increases by 71%