MDC Alliance to Challenge MOPA in Court

By Wisdom Mumera MDC Alliance has says it is going to challenge the Maintenance of Peace and Order Act (MOPA) in court for being an unjust law which has been replicated from the apartheid laws of pre-independence South Africa. Debating in the Senate, Honourable Lillian Timveos who is also MDC Chief Whip said that they …

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DOWNLOAD: Appropriation Supplementary Bill 2019 No.12

Consolidated Revenue Fund charged with $ 10 076 835 000 The Consolidated Revenue Fund is hereby charged with such sums of money as may be required for the service of Zimbabwe during the year ending on the 31st December 2019, not exceeding in aggregate the sum of ten billion seventy-six million eight hundred and thirty-five thousand dollars. DOWNLOAD: …

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DOWNLOAD: Zimbabwe Media Commission Bill

This Bill makes additional provisions with regard to the Zimbabwe Media Commission which is established by section 248 of the Constitution and whose functions are detailed in section 249 of the Constitution with the objective to protect the rights to the freedom of expression and the freedom of the media granted under section 61 of …

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PLC rejects Education Bill

Speaker of National Assembly Jacob Mudenda gave an update on Bills that have been under consideration from the Parliamentary Legal Committee (PLC) The Committee, however, flagged the Education Bill for contravening the Declaration of Human Rights and other provisions of the Constitution. Below are the statuses of the Bills as announced by the Speaker in …

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Why Parly legal Committee rejected MOPA Bill

Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill Adverse Report by Parliamentary Legal Committee On the 24th July, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament announced that the Parliamentary Legal Committee had issued an adverse report on the Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill, meaning that the Committee had found some provisions of the Bill to be unconstitutional.  The …

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MOPA Bill: PLC raises flag

By Staff Reporter Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Tsitsi Gezi told legislators yesterday that the Parliamentary Legal Committee (PLC) had given an adverse report on the controversial Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill (MOPA). MOPA is meant to replace the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) which has become inconsistent with the country’s new …

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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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