MPs respond to Wadyajena’s salary challenge

Following a challenge by Gokwe-Nembudziya legislator Justice Mayor Wadyajena for legislators, ministers and other government officials to donate their salaries towards COVID-19 response, we asked a few legislators on their thoughts to the challenge. Zanu PF Chief Whip in the National Assembly Pupurai Togarepi (Gutu South) said he supports the challenge adding that legislators need …

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COVID-19: Speaker unsure whether to adjourn Parly or not

By Takunda Mandura Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda says he is not yet sure whether to adjourn Parliament or not on the back of a ban on public gatherings by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. President Mnangagwa banned public gatherings in the country as a precaution measure against coronavirus (COVID-19) which has ravaged many countries …

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COVID-19: Speaker unsure whether to adjourn Parly or not

By Takunda Mandura Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda says he is not yet sure whether to adjourn Parliament or not on the back of a ban on public gatherings by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. President Mnangagwa banned public gatherings in the country as a precaution measure against coronavirus (COVID-19) which has ravaged many countries …

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Mliswa bemoans pathetic coronavirus screening at borders

Norton legislator Temba Mliswa says there is no effective coronavirus screening at the country’s various border posts at a time when South Africa has confirmed one case of the deadly virus. Speaking in the National Assembly, Mliswa said visitors and travellers coming to Zimbabwe are not being scrutinised to the level required for the pandemic …

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Ministerial Statement on Coronavirus preparedness

MINISTERIAL STATEMENT STATE OF AFFAIRS REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND CHILD CARE: DR. Obadiah MOYO : Mr Speaker Sir, I hereby present before this august House the state of affairs with regards to the Coronavirus outbreak. This outbreak has become a worldwide phenomenon and I just want to give you the …

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Lets establish our own Centre for Disease Control, says Biti

Harare East legislator Tendai Biti has urged the government to consider establishing a Centre for Disease Control (CDC) to help deal with unexplained epidemics like coronavirus, Ebola and SARS. READ: EBOLA OUTBREAK Speaking in the National Assembly, the legislator said the centre which will be equivalent to the one in America will help the country …

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Stop travelling to China, stop shopping, stay in your country, MPs told

Health and Child Care Minister Obadiah Moyo has urged legislators to stop travelling to China for business or shopping until such a time when coronavirus has been contained. Legislators and politicians in Zimbabwe are fond of going to China for both shopping medical reasons, with Vice President Constantino Chiwenga having spent many months there. Speaking …

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