Non-Performing MDC MPs Face Axe

Opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Nelson Chamisa has threatened to weed out non-performing Members of Parliament in a bid to groom leaders that are pro-people. This emerged at a meeting in Mbare where scores of party supporters gathered to listen to Chamisa’s State of the Nation (SONA) and 2020 Agenda address. “We are …

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Command Agriculture: Parliament should keep eyes on the ball

By Joel Mandaza One of the biggest victories for Parliament last year was how it exposed the government`s Command Agriculture as an opaque resource looting scheme thinly veiled as a food security strategy. The fact that as much as US$3billion was looted through the scheme came to public knowledge when the Tendai Biti led Public Accounts Committee conducted …

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Mashurugwi a terror group that started small but was ignored

By Takunda Mandura Criminal gangs often start small and spread like veld fire. Both Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria and Joaquin Archivaldo Guzma`n Loera (El Chapo) started as small drug traffickers and ended up being international drug lords who caused havoc in Colombia, Mexico and other parts of the world. Hardly a week would pass by …

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Zimbabwe-China currency swap deal worse than colonisation says Mashakada

By Chris Martin Hatfield legislator and economist Tapiwa Mashakada has castigated the proposed currency swap deal between Zimbabwe and China adding that the move will only serve to give the Asian country more power. The deal was announced by Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube a few days ago. However, in an interview, Mashakada …

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DOWNLOAD: National Prosecuting Authority Amendment Bill

This National Prosecuting Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2019 is designed to improve the governance structure of the National Prosecuting Authority. The Bill also takes account of the accounting status of the Authority. The Bill provides for the appointment of Deputy Prosecutors-General to assist the Prosecutor-General in the discharge of his or her constitutional mandate DOWNLOAD: National Prosecuting Authority (Amendment) …

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Open Parly 2020-01-09 07:20:05

By Takunda Mandura The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has resolved to set up an inquiry into the current wave of mining gangs popularly known as Mashurugwi who are terrorising small scale miners. Speaking on Wednesday after an emergency sitting in Harare Committee Chairperson Edmond Mkaratigwa said they had resolved that an inquiry …

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You are not an arm of government, Ziyambi tells POLAD

By Staff Reporter Justice, legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi says political parties that are taking part in the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) should not think they are an arm of government that deserves to be consulted on policy issues. The statement comes on the back of complaints by some members of POLAD who …

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Zanu PF bigwigs behind machete gangs: Chinyanganya

By Sibusiso Ncube Kadoma Central legislator Muchineripi Chinyanganya says some top officials in Zanu PF are behind the machete-wielding gangs (mashurugwi) who are terrorising artisanal miners around the country. Currently, the effects of the machete-wielding gangs have been felt in such areas as Shurugwi, Kadoma, Kwekwe and some parts of Matabeleland. In an interview, Honourable …

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Zanu PF bigwigs behind machete gangs: Chinyanganya

By Sibusiso Ncube Kadoma Central legislator Muchineripi Chinyanganya says some top officials in Zanu PF are behind the machete-wielding gangs (mashurugwi) who are terrorising artisanal miners around the country. Currently, the effects of the machete-wielding gangs have been felt in such areas as Shurugwi, Kadoma, Kwekwe and some parts of Matabeleland. In an interview, Honourable …

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Chief Charumbira must respect the judiciary

By Joel Mandaza Part of what is wrong with this country is the disrespect for institutions of democracy by those in leadership positions. This diminishes the element of checks and balances which are the hallmark of any well meaning system of governance in modern civilisation. When an institution entrusted by the constitution to act in …

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