Legislators Not Conversant to Debate Cyber Bill

by Wisdom Mumera The majority of the current crop of legislators lack the necessary knowledge and skills to provide the much needed input into the Cyber Crime Bill according to various internet governance experts. The Cyber Crime and Cyber Security Bill is set to come before Parliament within the next two weeks according Parliamentary Portfolio …

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Extend Proportional Representation

By Daniel Chigundu Zanu PF legislator for Chegutu West Dexter Nduna has called on his party to consider using its 2/3 majority in Parliament to change the constitution to extend the Proportional Representation term limit to infinity. Proportional Representation which was brought about as a way of capacitating women to be able to stand on …

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What to expect in Parliament this week

By Daniel Chigundu The drama continues this week in the Parliament of Zimbabwe in both House sittings and Portfolio Committees as has become the norm these days. Parliament is sitting from 19th to the 22nd of November with an interesting lineup of committees that will be capped with the 2019 national budget presentation by Finance …

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All eyes on the Mines Committee

By Daniel Chigundu As Parliamentary Portfolio Committee and Thematic meetings begin this week, all eyes will be on the Mines and Mining Development Committee which stole the limelight in the 8th Parliament. The committee which was arguably the best performing by any stretch or standard of measure already has the Mines Bill on its plate. …

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All eyes on the Mines Committee

By Daniel Chigundu As Parliamentary Portfolio Committee and Thematic meetings begin this week, all eyes will be on the Mines and Mining Development Committee which stole the limelight in the 8th Parliament. The committee which was arguably the best performing by any stretch or standard of measure already has the Mines Bill on its plate. …

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Zanu PF, MDC-T refuses to commit to gender equality

By Daniel Chigundu Proportional Representation legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga says the country’s leading political parties Zanu PF and MDC-T have refused to commit to gender equality and 50-50 representation. Women in Zimbabwe are demanding 50-50 representation in the coming election and also that government fully implement the SADC Gender Protocol. The number of women in Parliament has been on a downward spiral and it had to …

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Chiefs demand political rights

By Daniel Chigundu Traditional leaders have demanded that they are allowed to publicly declare their political affiliations just like everybody else in the country. According to the Zimbabwean constitution, traditional leaders are not supposed to actively participate in politics or declare their political affiliation although they are allowed to vote during elections. However, some chiefs including Chief’s Council president Fortune Charumbira and Chief Musarurwa have …

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Reduce Presidential powers, end dictatorship then we join alliance :Mangoma

Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) leader Elton Mangoma who is also the Presidential candidate for the Coalition of Democrats (CODE) says they are willing to join hands with others coalitions including the MDC Alliance provided dictatorship issues and presidential powers are dealt with first. Addressing over a hundred people who attended the CODE coalition launch at Freedom Square, Mangoma said the party was being accused …

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Out-numbered Zanu PF block elections Bill

By Daniel Chigundu Zanu PF legislators forced the adjournment of the House sitting in a bid to block debate on the Electoral Amendment Bill as they feared being out-numbered by the opposition. Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi on Tuesday moved a motion to suspend the provision of the Standing Orders relating to automatic adjournment, private members Bills and motions taking precedence over …

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Chamisa makes electoral reform demands

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 President Chamisa’s speech at the launch of the Plan and Environment for A Credible Election (PEACE) Introduction Zimbabwe stands on the cusp of a watershed election in 2018. a crucial election that should mark a complete and irreversible path towards legitimacy, democracy and prosperity in the country. It is in that context that it becomes imperative to hold a truly free, …

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