Masvingo residents refuse to discuss the Coroners Bill

By Hazvinei Mwanaka The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs was on Monday left with egg on its face following the refusal by People in Masvingo to discuss the Coroners Bill. This Coroners Bill provides for the establishment of an office responsible for investigating all deaths that come about as a result …

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Remove multiple accreditations for journalists: Mhike

By James Martin Seasoned lawyer Chris Mhike has told the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information and Broadcasting Services that they should use the Zimbabwe Media Commission Bill to do away with the issues of multiple accreditations for media practitioners in the country. Despite being duly accredited to practice journalism in the country by the Zimbabwe …

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We miss Tongesayi Mudambo: Harare North

By Loreen Tadzingwa Residents of Harare North say they miss their former legislator Tongesayi Mudambo whom they say brought a lot of development to the constituency compared to the current legislator Allan Norman Markham. Most of the residents who spoke to OpenParlyZW said they are yet to see any sign of development in their constituency …

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“You don’t just appear,” hospital boss tells Chamisa

By Marshall Bwanya Harare Central Hospital chief executive officer Tinashe Dobbie yesterday told MDC president Nelson Chamisa that his decision to appear at the hospital unannounced is not appropriate. Chamisa was on an assessment tour of the health facilities in Harare in light of the current doctors’ strike when Dobbie muscled his way through the …

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2020 budget must give free medical care to domestic violence survivors

By Hazvinei Mwanaka Stakeholders in Masvingo have called on the government to ensure that they have set up a fund in the 2020 national budget which will enable the provision of free medical services to survivors of domestic violence. Victims of domestic violence who are mostly women are reportedly struggling to access medical services due …

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2020 budget must give free medical care to domestic violence survivors

By Hazvinei Mwanaka Stakeholders in Masvingo have called on the government to ensure that they have set up a fund in the 2020 national budget which will enable the provision of free medical services to survivors of domestic violence. Victims of domestic violence who are mostly women are reportedly struggling to access medical services due …

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ZACC to sit in Public Accounts Committee

By Staff Reporter Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) will now sit in the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in a move meant to help them identify looters who will be giving oral evidence. The PAC which is chaired by Harare East legislator Tendai Biti is already sitting with the Auditor General in its portfolio meetings. Portfolio …

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Church gets backlash for suggesting poll sabbath

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Calls by the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD) to suspend elections for about 7 years to enable healing as well as resetting of national politics has attracted a backlash from Zimbabweans across the political divide. Zimbabweans interviewed are of the view that the church is off-side, in suggesting the sabbath adding …

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Cabinet finally approves the Cyber Bill

By Daniel Chigundu Cabinet says it has approved the much-awaited Cyber Crime, Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill which seeks among other things to regulate and promote the safe use of internet in Zimbabwe. The announcement comes just a few weeks after President Emmerson Mnangagwa included the Bill on the legislative agenda for the Second …

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Channel CDF to all sectors- Masvingo residents

By Hazvinei Mwanaka MASVINGO– Some residents in Masvingo Urban have expressed concern over the use of the Constitutional Development Fund (CDF) and have called on their legislator Jacob Nyokanhete to also channel the money towards different sectors for the benefit of the whole community. The legislator said he channelled the CDF (ZW$50 000) towards the …

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