Parliament seeks to charge Obert Mpofu

By Daniel Chigundu Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy is expected to table a report in the National Assembly next week seeking authority to charge Minister of Home Affairs Obert Mpofu with contempt of Parliament for failing to appear before the committee. Minister Mpofu who was in charge of the mining portfolio when the country reportedly lost about US$15 billion worth of diamond revenue refused …

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Parliament seeks to charge Obert Mpofu

By Daniel Chigundu Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy is expected to table a report in the National Assembly next week seeking authority to charge Minister of Home Affairs Obert Mpofu with contempt of Parliament for failing to appear before the committee. Minister Mpofu who was in charge of the mining portfolio when the country reportedly lost about US$15 billion worth of diamond revenue refused …

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Did Mutseyami rig Chikanga-Dangamvura primary election?

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T legislator Prosper Mutseyami says he has won the Chikanga-Dangamvura Constituency primary elections fairly and will not lose sleep over vote-rigging claims. Mutseyami who dumped his current constituency Musikavanhu was fighting it out with MDC-T Women Assembly boss Lynette Karenyi. The legislator told OpenParlyZW on the sidelines of a Mines and Energy Committee meeting that as far as he is concerned he …

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Did Mutseyami rig Chikanga-Dangamvura primary election?

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T legislator Prosper Mutseyami says he has won the Chikanga-Dangamvura Constituency primary elections fairly and will not lose sleep over vote-rigging claims. Mutseyami who dumped his current constituency Musikavanhu was fighting it out with MDC-T Women Assembly boss Lynette Karenyi. The legislator told OpenParlyZW on the sidelines of a Mines and Energy Committee meeting that as far as he is concerned he …

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Soldiers must issue a guarantee: Mahiya

By Daniel Chigundu Heal Zimbabwe Trust (HZT) director Rashid Mahiya says the military must issue a public statement clearly stating that they will not interfere in elections or electoral processes in the country as a way of allaying fears that they will disregard the wishes of the people. Some of the fears emanate from statements that have been made by various military generals including the …

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MDC-T not honest about violence: Chirau

By Daniel Chigundu Zanu PF Youth League secretary for administration Tendai Chirau has accused MDC-T of not being honest in castigating political violence. Since MDC-T was formed in 2000, elections in the country have been synonymous with violence and intimidation which left many people injured or dead while property worth millions of dollars destroyed. Speaking at a 2018 election symposium, Chirau said President Emmerson Mnangagwa …

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Zanu PF cannot win 2018 elections: Mandaza

By Daniel Chigundu Sapes Trust director Ibbo Mandaza says Zanu PF will not win the impending 2018 general elections because it is fractured and has lost its mass-base. According to Mandaza, the ruling party lost its mass-base around 1996 which resulted in former President Robert Mugabe failing to fill up stadiums and had to use force to draw huge crowds. Addressing a symposium on peace …

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MDC-T (Khupe) launches BEST

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T “leader” Thokozani Khupe has launched her party’s 2018 election manifesto dubbed “Building an Economy to Support Transformation” (BEST) which she says will restore prosperity. Zimbabwe is scheduled to go for an all-important general election this year between 21 July and 21 August and these elections are reportedly important in turning around the country’s economic situation. Addressing party supporters at the launch …

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Mixed reactions to Jessie Majome’s withdrawal

By Pretty Chavango The withdrawal by Honourable Jessie Majome from the MDC-T Harare West primary elections has been met with mixed reactions, with some members from her constituency suggesting that her work and representation in Parliament cannot be replaced while others feel two terms are enough and that she should pave way for young blood. Honourable Majome announced her withdrawal from the primary elections Friday night …

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Zanu PF bigwigs a disgrace: Chamisa

By Daniel Chigundu MDC Alliance Presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa says Zanu PF bigwigs that are seeking medical attention in foreign countries have no shame and are a disgrace to both themselves and the country. The country’s health sector has largely been left in the hands of development partners and the donor community who literary finance […]

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