MDC blocks Zanu PF from rushing Marriages Bill

By Daniel Chigundu MDC legislators on Wednesday blocked a move by Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi to rush the Marriages Bill into Parliament before its set time. According to Zimbabwe laws, when Bills are gazetted they must at least take about 14 days before they are introduced in Parliament. However, Minister Ziyambi …

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NSSA Audit Report: Nzenza requests more time

By Daniel Chigundu Harare East legislator Tendai Biti has called on Parliament to compel Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Sekesai Nzenza to table the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) Audit Report as required by the law. Minister Nzenza who confirmed to Parliament a few weeks ago that the much-awaited NSSA Audit Report was …

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Publish our salaries in newspapers: Mliswa

By Daniel Chigundu Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has called on Parliament to publish in newspapers the level of salaries that legislators are getting adding that it will go a long way in dispelling the belief that they are being handsomely paid. Legislators have been demanding better salaries and comfortable vehicles such land cruiser V8 over …

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No need to extend Proportional Representation: Masarira

By Daniel Chigundu Labour, Economists and African Democrats (LEAD) president Linda Masarira says she is against the idea of extending the term of Proportional Representation (PR) legislators adding that the seats are only being used to manipulate women instead of empowering them. The Constitution of Zimbabwe created PR legislators (60 seats drawn from the country’s …

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Harare Advisory Board: Residents ask questions

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Harare Metropolitan Residents Forum (HAMREF) says it is worried by the recent appointment of an advisory board for Harare at a time when the government is about to disburse devolution funds. Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan Provincial Olive Chidawu recently named a 19 member board which he said would advise on …

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Vincent Tsvangirai wins Glenview South primary elections

By Daniel Chigundu Morgan Tsvangirai’s son Vincent has won the Glenview South primary election to represent MDC in the impending by-elections set for early September. Vincent who is relatively unknown in political circles will replace her late sister Vimbai Java who died due to injuries sustained from an accident a few months ago. Writing on …

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Marriages Bill: Does Section 40 promote small houses?

By Daniel Chigundu The government last week gazetted the much-awaited Marriages Bill and people have already begun talking about its possible implications. Section 40 appears to have attracted a lot of public attention and debate due to alleged views that it is seeking to undermine marriages by allegedly promoting extramarital affairs (small houses). Mbizo legislator …

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Marriages Bill: Does Section 40 promote small houses?

By Daniel Chigundu The government last week gazetted the much-awaited Marriages Bill and people have already begun talking about its possible implications. Section 40 appears to have attracted a lot of public attention and debate due to alleged views that it is seeking to undermine marriages by allegedly promoting extramarital affairs (small houses). Mbizo legislator …

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Draft Marriage Bill is discriminatory: GALZ

By Daniel Chigundu GALZ, an association that represents the interests of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) people in Zimbabwe says the current proposed Draft Marriage Bill is discriminatory to people of different sexual orientation. Zimbabwe is in the process of crafting a consolidated marriage law which will harmonise the current Customary Marriages Act …

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Draft Marriage Bill is discriminatory: GALZ

By Daniel Chigundu GALZ, an association that represents the interests of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) people in Zimbabwe says the current proposed Draft Marriage Bill is discriminatory to people of different sexual orientation. Zimbabwe is in the process of crafting a consolidated marriage law which will harmonise the current Customary Marriages Act …

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