If there is no dialogue, then we can forget about 2023 elections, says Chamisa

By Sibusiso Ncube MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has said if there is no proper dialogue and reforms, then Zimbabwe should forget about holding credible elections that will bring about the much needed political and economic change in 2023. Chamisa is hoping for dialogue with President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a bid to rescue the current challenges …

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Marriages Bill: Child brides to share property with perpetrators

The government says the Marriages Bill which is currently before Parliament will see victims of child marriages having the same rights to division of property at annulment. Download | Draft Marriages Bill [Replaces Marriages Act] The Bill, which is seeking to consolidate all marriages in Zimbabwe is also seeking to effect a ban on child …

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“Small House Clause” was done in good faith says Minister

Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi has told Parliament that there was nothing sinister in coming up with the Civil Partnership Clause in the Marriages Bill, adding that the provision was actually meant to help women. The Civil Partnership Clause was a topical issue when the Bill was gazetted with some churches and …

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Labour Minister taken to task over domestic workers’ salaries

Parliament has asked Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Paul Mavima to come to the House and explain the rationale behind the recently gazetted salaries for domestic workers in the country. According to Statutory Instrument 37 of 2020, Labour (Domestic Workers) Employment (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (no.19) a gardener (Grade 1) will now be …

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Women are too poor to effectively participate in politics: Chinanzvavana

By Michelle Muchina Zimbabwe Women Parliamentary Caucus secretary-general Honourable Concillia Chinanzvavana says even though women constitute the majority, and are ambitious, they are however prevented from effectively participating in politics by poverty, adding that politics requires a lot of resources. Politics in Zimbabwe normally requires people with a lot of money due to prevalent cases …

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A list of laws that must be changed for media to thrive in Zimbabwe

Mbizo legislator Settlement Chikwinya has listed laws that need to be changed for Zimbabwe to have progressive media laws. Zimbabwe has been known since independence to be opposed to a more open media space with a few newspapers having been closed down, journalists arrested and tortured among many other issues. The state has also not …

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New Research Examines Mnangagwa’s Promises ahead 2023 elections

Op-Ed by Pearl Matibe Rand Corporation has published a report from a research conducted by Alexander Noyes which is assessing Zimbabwe after the former late President Robert Mugabe. The report which was published on the 6th of February this year titled A New Zimbabwe? Assessing Continuity and Change After Mugabe has a pivotal finding in …

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Is Hon. Markham communicating effectively with his constituency?

By Loreen Tadzingwa Legislators through their representative function are expected among other things to keep in touch with people in their constituencies through feedback and consultation meetings as well as through other means. Feedback meetings are important in that they afford the legislator an opportunity to inform his or her constituency about debates and issues …

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