Petition demands educational qualifications for MPs

By Daniel Chigundu Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Tsitsi Gezi says Parliament has received a petition calling for the enactment of minimum educational qualifications for the post of President as well as for legislators. Currently, there is no educational qualification needed for one to contest to be President or to be a legislator in …

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Can we still pay school fees using goats?

By Daniel Chigundu Proportional Representation legislator Joyce Makonya left the National Assembly in stitches when she asked Primary and Secondary Education Minister whether it was still feasible for poor parents to pay school fees using livestock. With most companies having closed shop in the country especially in the past decade most parents are struggling to …

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Can we still pay school fees using goats?

By Daniel Chigundu Proportional Representation legislator Joyce Makonya left the National Assembly in stitches when she asked Primary and Secondary Education Minister whether it was still feasible for poor parents to pay school fees using livestock. With most companies having closed shop in the country especially in the past decade most parents are struggling to …

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What Temba Mliswa said in Parliament [Full text]

HON. T. MLISWA:  I rise on a point of privilege Madam Speaker.  Madam Speaker, a very good afternoon to you. HON. DEPUTY SPEAKER:  Good afternoon. HON. MLISWA:  Madam Speaker, I rise to register my displeasure and to equally seek guidance from you as the Chair on how far Members of Parliament can go in enjoying …

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Nduna wants US$10 Million for defamation

By Wisdom Mumera Chegutu West legislator Dexter Nduna has approached the High Court of Zimbabwe seeking US$10million as compensation for defamation suffered when Norton legislator Temba Mliswa called him a thief in Parliament on Monday. The two legislators clashed during a Mines and Mining Development Committee meeting where Mliswa ended up calling Nduna a double …

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Parly to summon Minister over wetlands invasions

By Tendai Guvamombe Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Portfolio Committee chairperson Consilia Chinanzvavana says her committee will soon exercise its legislative powers in an effort to protect wetlands from further invasions. Most wetlands mainly in Harare and Chitungwiza have been invaded by property developers and land barons who have gone to parcel them to unsuspecting …

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Legislators nearly exchanged blows in Parliament

By Wisdom Mumera Efforts by the Mines and Mining Development Portfolio Committee to hear oral evidence on the mining of gold and chrome in the country from the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) went up in smoke as legislators started attacking each other. The fracas in the committee began after Chiredzi North legislator Royi Bhilah …

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Time to punish those who call for sanctions

By Daniel Chigundu Proportional Representation legislator Tatenda Mavetera has called on Parliament to enact laws that will punish Zimbabweans who call for sanctions on the country. Zimbabwe is currently under sanctions owing to alleged violation of human rights emanating from violent acts that occurred during the land reform exercise and the 2000 Parliamentary elections. Many …

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Fundamentals that must be addressed in Zimbabwe

By Daniel Chigundu Zimbabwe is facing a complicated currency challenge to the extent that some have suggested the reintroduction of the discarded Zimdollar as a solution. The currency crisis has reportedly affected the pricing of goods on the local market and has made it even difficult for locally manufactured goods to compete outside the borders …

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