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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Govt committed to child-centred policies: Kagonye

By Wisdom Mumera Labour and Social Welfare Minister Petronella Kagonye say government is committed to put in place legislations that will help prevent all forms of harm against children. Zimbabwe is currently struggling with issues of child abuse in its various forms owing to conflicting legislations that exist in the country. Despite adopting a new constitution in 2013, Zimbabwe has taken long to align some …

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Cornered Chinamasa awards Parliament US$80m

By Daniel Chigundu Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa finally agreed to increase budget allocation to Parliament of Zimbabwe from the initial US$57 million to about US$80 million. Parliamentarians had wanted about US$98 million which they say is required to help effectively discharge their oversight and legislative roles. In 2017 and the previous years, Parliamentary committees had to rely on development partners for them …

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Govt wants Harare to be a model city

By Daniel Chigundu The government has urged Harare City Council to ensure restoration of service provision and a return to law and order so that it becomes a model city in the country. Harare City Council has been struggling with service provision since dollarisation in February 2009 and the subsequent writing off about US$335 million outstanding water bills by the government towards 2013 elections. Water …

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Why Govt will favour tight internet control

By Watmore Makokoba Although a new political order has dawned which has apparently ignited hope for reforms in both Zanu PF and government, the regime however seems to be keen to maintain a firm grip on suppressive internet governance measures to thwart the descending voice, recent research findings have reported. The research paper (The State of Internet Governance in Zimbabwe) launched this week by Zimbabwe …

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Attend A Parliament Portfolio Commitee Meeting This Week

SCHEDULE OF PORTFOLIO AND THEMATIC COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THE WEEK ENDING FRIDAY, 01 DECEMBER 2017. Open sessions can be attened by the public. Please ensure you have an ID in order to enter the Parliament building.   NAME OF PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE DATE TIME VENUE ACTIVITY Transport and Infrastructural Development Monday 27 Nov 2017 1000hrs Committee Room No. 1 Deliberations on the oral evidence received from …

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Here Are 2 Ways You Can Participate In Shaping The Electoral Amendment Bill & The Insolvency Bill

  Parliament has made another change to the programme of Public Hearings on the Electoral Amendment Bill and the Insolvency Bill.  The Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs will now be split into two teams to enable it to hold hearings in eleven centres, five more than previously scheduled.  Here is how you can participate> Attend A Public Consultation  Programme for Public Consultations …

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