Cyber Bill should respect human rights

By Mark Matambirofa Some members of the public have called on the government to ensure that the upcoming Cyber Crime, Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill does not infringe on people’s rights adding that it should be used to promote the safe use of internet in the country. Zimbabwe is in the process of coming …

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Cyber Bill should respect human rights

By Mark Matambirofa Some members of the public have called on the government to ensure that the upcoming Cyber Crime, Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill does not infringe on people’s rights adding that it should be used to promote the safe use of internet in the country. Zimbabwe is in the process of coming …

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DOWNLOAD: Zimbabwe Media Commission Bill 2019

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 61of the Constitution. The …

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Cabinet finally approves the Cyber Bill

By Daniel Chigundu Cabinet says it has approved the much-awaited Cyber Crime, Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill which seeks among other things to regulate and promote the safe use of internet in Zimbabwe. The announcement comes just a few weeks after President Emmerson Mnangagwa included the Bill on the legislative agenda for the Second …

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ED tables 28 Bills, calls for speedy considerations

By Daniel Chigundu President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called on Parliament to speedily consider the 28 Bills that have been set as the legislative agenda for the Second Session of the 9th Parliament of Zimbabwe. The legislative agenda is composed of both new Bills and old laws which will be amended as part of the law …

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MDC MPs: Why we walked out of SONA

By James Martin MDC legislators said they walked out on President Emmerson Mnangagwa as a way of maintaining their stance that he is an illegitimate leader. The legislators did not stand when Mnangagwa and stood up when the national anthem was being sung and the walked out as soon as the President started reading his …

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Why young people snub Parly public hearings

By James Martin Young people say they don’t attend Parliamentary public hearings because their voices are not heard as their contributions are not considered most of the times. Parliament through its legislative role usually go around the country seeking people’s views to various Bills that would have been tabled in Parliament, but young people have …

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DOWNLOAD: MISA commentary on Zimbabwe MediaCommission Bill

Introduction The Zimbabwe government gazetted the Commentary on the Zimbabwe Media Commission Bill (hereinafter the Bill) on 9 August 2019. This relatively short Bill seeks to give effect to Sections 61, 248 and 249 of Zimbabwe’s 2013 Constitution. Section 61 of the Constitution is on the right to freedom of expression and freedom of the media while Sections …

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MOPA, ED’s Goodbye Act to Post-Coup Optimism

By Wisdom Mumera President Mnangagwa has always been a practical politician, majoring on clandestine machinations on the ground characterized by loud silence and, as has been happening, this contrasts against his acute inability for finesse. The politician has no sleight of hand and thrives on a heavy hidden hand preying upon your fears of silence, …

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Did Parliament capture your views on MOPA Bill?

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services together with the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security went around the country getting peoples’ view on the Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill. However, there are concerns from members of the public that their views which they give during Parliament public hearings are …

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