Army must stay away from demonstrations

By Daniel Chigundu  Political activist Paddington Japajapa has told Parliament that the military should not be given any role in dealing with civilian demonstrations. The last time the military was called in to help deal with demonstrations in the country was is in August 2018 and in January this year where some civilians ended up …

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MOPO Bill set for public hearings

By Daniel Chigundu Maintenance of Peace and Order (MOPO) Bill which is set to replace the unpopular Public Order and Security Act (POSA) is set for public hearings starting on the 3rd of June. MOPO Bill has received wide condemnation from various legal watchdogs and political commentators who are of the view that it is …

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MPs at it again, waste time, taxpayers’ money

By Daniel Chigundu With about three months left to complete the legislative agenda that was set for the First Session of the 9th Parliament of Zimbabwe which started on the 18th of September 2018, legislators continue to waste time through early House adjournments. According to legal watchdog Veritas Zimbabwe, the only Bills that have been …

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Call to change Proportional Representation selection criteria

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Women who attended the Young Women’s Political Power, Representation and Participation workshop organised by Institute of Young Women in Development (IYWD) are considering petitioning Parliament for changes to the Proportional Representation Clause. Proportional Representation which avails 60 extra seats to women in the National Assembly from 2013 to 2023 came into effect …

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Mnangagwa’s desperate search for a middle ground

By Wisdom Mumera President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been hungry for international acceptance since day one of 14 November 2017 and has since become a politician of no fixed ideological abode, constantly winging it and indulging in abrasive real-politick. Equally true is the point that he is afraid of reforming himself out of support from the …

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MOPO is a scarfed POSA

By Wisdom Mumera The recently gazetted Maintenance of Peace and Order (MOPO) Bill aptly captures President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s now-usual cosmetic and PR-heavy approach to issues whilst seriously lacking the much-needed change traction to effectively entrench the supposed Second Republic dispensation. The final product as with many of his false dawns is the celebration of a …

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