Only 5 female MPs spoke in Parliament

By Daniel Chigundu With calls to extend the life of Proportional Representation to beyond 10 years, as is being proposed by Mangwe legislator Obedingwa Mguni, female legislators appear to be failing to justify the need for more women, especially in the National Assembly. Proportional Representation was birthed with a view to capacitate women so that …

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We won’t go anywhere unless we unite: Matambanadzo

By Daniel Chigundu Kwekwe Central legislator Masango Matambanadzo (National Patriotic Front) says Zimbabwe is not going anywhere unless political parties come together in the same way they did for the Unity Accord and the GNU. Zimbabwe is facing a lot of challenges economically, socially and politically and the current government appears to be clueless on how …

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Nkosana Moyo quits national dialogue

By Pretty Chavango Dr Nkosana Moyo’s political party the Alliance for People’s Agenda (APA) says it has pulled out of the national dialogue being initiated by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, describing the process as an insincere attempt to resolve Zimbabwe’s challenges. In a statement announcing its withdrawal, APA said it was dismayed that the President bragged …

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Crackdown on opposition legislators continues

By Staff Reporter The persecution of opposition legislators continues with the recent arrest of Harare West legislator Joanah Mamombe and Godfrey Sithole (Chitungwiza North). Mamombe was arrested while in Nyanga on Parliamentary business and Sithole handed himself at Makoni Police station. The two legislators are being charged with trying to subverting a constitutionally elected government. …

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Another call for national dialogue

By Daniel Chigundu Progressive Political Parties (PPP) which is composed of Coalition of Democrats (CODE), Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have joined the bandwagon of parties that are calling for a national dialogue in Zimbabwe. National dialogue has been identified as one of the most practical ways of ending the …

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New MPs are not given the floor: Chinyanganya

By Daniel Chigundu Kadoma Central legislator Muchineripi Chinyanganya says most of the new legislators fail to make contributions to debates or deliver their maiden speeches in the National Assembly, not because of intimidation but because they are not given the floor. Zimbabwe’s National Assembly has about 270 legislators (210 directly elected and 60 for proportional …

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