MOPO Bill set for public hearings
Parliament bills hearing in pictures
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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Member of Parliament debate on several bills
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MPs at it again, waste time, taxpayers’ money
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Call to change Proportional Representation selection criteria
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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Mnangagwa’s desperate search for a middle ground
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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MOPO is a scarfed POSA
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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Download | Public Order & Security Amendment Bill
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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Live Streaming: Ease of Doing Business Reform Meeting
This Bill will amend the Public Order and Security Act [Chapter 11:17] to ensure that public gatherings are regulated in a manner that will allow Zimbabweans to exercise to the fullest extent their fundamental democratic rights of freedom of assembly a…
Petition demands educational qualifications for MPs
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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 …