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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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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Parliament returns next week

By Daniel Chigundu The First Session of the 9th Parliament of Zimbabwe resumes next week after a dramatic month-long break full of baton sticks, bullets and tear gas among many other things. Parliament adjourned its sitting on the 20th (Thursday) of December 2018 on a motion by Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi …

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DCN Africa condemns Zim’s internet shutdown

By Daniel Chigundu Digital Communication Network (DCN) Africa has condemned the recent internet shutdown in Zimbabwe adding that it is nothing short of human rights violations and a ploy to cripple journalists from effectively doing their work. The Zimbabwean government imposed a total internet shutdown as a way of preventing transmission of information on the …

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Cyber Bill: Should we be afraid?

By Daniel Chigundu The Cyber Bill which seeks among other things to regulate the use of internet in the country has reportedly been given the nod by Cabinet and is waiting to be sent to Parliament where it will go through various processes before it becomes law. The Bill has been part of the legislative …

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Contribute To The Finance (No.2) Bill, 2018

On Friday, 19 October 2018, the Clerk of Parliament gazetted the Finance (No. 2) Bill, H.B. 9, 2018. Section 141 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that Parliament must:         (a) Facilitate public involvement in its legislative and other processes of its Committees;        (b) Ensure that interested and affected parties are consulted about Bills being  considered  by Parliament, unless such consultation is inappropriate …

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