Bill Overview: Amendment No. 2 aims to increase Mnangagwa’s executive powers

By Veritas Zimbabwe In previous Constitution Watches [see below for links to these bulletins] we analysed specific provisions of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Bill, which ‒ coronavirus permitting ‒ is likely to be presented in Parliament soon after the 17th April. In this Constitution Watch we shall look at the Bill in …

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Mliswa sets task force to fight COVID-19 in Norton

Norton legislator, Temba Mliswa, has become the first Member of Parliament to set up a COVID-19 taskforce at constituency level. The 14 member task force would be responsible for observing the situation and handling the response to the COVID-19 outbreak and identifying gaps for counteractive action. READ: WHAT IS COVID-19 “Pursuant to my earlier communication …

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Increase pensions the same way with salaries, govt told

Mkoba legislator Amos Chibaya has called on the government to consider increasing monthly pensions, in the same manner, it has done with civil servants salaries adding that the current levels have been eroded by inflation. Chibaya took Public Service Minister Paul Mavima to task last week over the low pension pay-outs. “Civil servants pension is …

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You cant just take land without amending laws, Govt. told

Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has told the government that it cannot just decide to take land without first amending the country’s constitution. Government is reportedly trying to repossess some farms which were protected under the Bilateral Investment Promotion Protection Agreement (BIPPA) so that it can give them back to the owners in a bid to …

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Lack of convictions in corruption cases worrying, says Misihairabwi-Mushonga

Proportional Representation legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga has asked government inform Parliament and the nation on why there have been no convictions in high profile cases of corruption in the country. Several high profile officials have been brought before the courts of law facing corruption charges and well as abuse of office. While there have been no …

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ZIMSEC should not be a profit making entity, says Misihairabwi-Mushonga

Proportional Representation legislator, Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga says the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC) should not be a profit-making entity adding that such an arrangement will result will in a lot of school dropouts dues to exorbitant examination fees. ZIMSEC had set high examination fees for Grade seven, Ordinary level and Advanced level pupils before the government …

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We have no fuel to go home, says MPs, as Parly adjourns over COVID-19

Legislators have said they have no fuel to go home following Parliament’s forced adjournment due to coronavirus (COVID-19) fears. The legislature has been adjourned to the 5th of May. The adjournment follows a decision by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to ban all gatherings of 100 people and above as a measure to curb a possible spread …

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Parly adjourned due to COVID-19 fears

Parliament of Zimbabwe has finally adjourned on the back of ban on public gatherings by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). President Mnangagwa yesterday announced that he has banned all gatherings of 100 people and above by yesterday night it was not clear if the Parliament would remain …

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Disrupting committee meetings goes against ED’s Parly agenda says Speaker

Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda has told Parliament that those legislators who are disrupting committee meetings are going against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Parliament agenda. Zanu PF legislators have been disrupting various meetings of Portfolio Committees which are chaired by MDC legislators as a counter to the decision by the opposition’s to boycott Mnangagwa …

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