Public Protector: New dawn or jobs for the boys?

By Joel Mandaza If proposed constitutionals amendments sail, Zimbabwe will have a Public Protector. This is an office meant to ensure government respects the constitution and acts within the law. In other countries, they are known as the ombudsman. This office, proposed in Section 243 of the Zimbabwean Constitution will be like an Ombudsman, creating …

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Army should be part of the dialogue says Chamisa

By Marshall Bwanya MDC leader Nelson Chamisa says the country’s military must be included in the political dialogue as a way of addressing concerns and allaying their fears. The military which ousted former President Robert Mugabe through Operation Restore Legacy in November 2017 is believed to be holding the most important key to the country’s …

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Zimbabwe-China currency swap deal worse than colonisation says Mashakada

By Chris Martin Hatfield legislator and economist Tapiwa Mashakada has castigated the proposed currency swap deal between Zimbabwe and China adding that the move will only serve to give the Asian country more power. The deal was announced by Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube a few days ago. However, in an interview, Mashakada …

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Open Parly 2020-01-09 07:20:05

By Takunda Mandura The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has resolved to set up an inquiry into the current wave of mining gangs popularly known as Mashurugwi who are terrorising small scale miners. Speaking on Wednesday after an emergency sitting in Harare Committee Chairperson Edmond Mkaratigwa said they had resolved that an inquiry …

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You are not an arm of government, Ziyambi tells POLAD

By Staff Reporter Justice, legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi says political parties that are taking part in the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) should not think they are an arm of government that deserves to be consulted on policy issues. The statement comes on the back of complaints by some members of POLAD who …

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Zanu PF bigwigs behind machete gangs: Chinyanganya

By Sibusiso Ncube Kadoma Central legislator Muchineripi Chinyanganya says some top officials in Zanu PF are behind the machete-wielding gangs (mashurugwi) who are terrorising artisanal miners around the country. Currently, the effects of the machete-wielding gangs have been felt in such areas as Shurugwi, Kadoma, Kwekwe and some parts of Matabeleland. In an interview, Honourable …

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Zanu PF bigwigs behind machete gangs: Chinyanganya

By Sibusiso Ncube Kadoma Central legislator Muchineripi Chinyanganya says some top officials in Zanu PF are behind the machete-wielding gangs (mashurugwi) who are terrorising artisanal miners around the country. Currently, the effects of the machete-wielding gangs have been felt in such areas as Shurugwi, Kadoma, Kwekwe and some parts of Matabeleland. In an interview, Honourable …

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Chief Charumbira must respect the judiciary

By Joel Mandaza Part of what is wrong with this country is the disrespect for institutions of democracy by those in leadership positions. This diminishes the element of checks and balances which are the hallmark of any well meaning system of governance in modern civilisation. When an institution entrusted by the constitution to act in …

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Chief Charumbira must respect the judiciary

By Joel Mandaza Part of what is wrong with this country is the disrespect for institutions of democracy by those in leadership positions. This diminishes the element of checks and balances which are the hallmark of any well meaning system of governance in modern civilisation. When an institution entrusted by the constitution to act in …

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It’s time to enforce climate related laws

By Joel Mandaza 2019 gave Zimbabwe a stern reminder of how climate change is now a reality. Cyclone Idai displaced more than a thousand and killed hundreds in Chimanimani. One of the most devastating occurrences in the country’s history, Cyclone Idai remains a headache to the country, nine months later. People are still living in …

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