Parliamentarians protest the NPRC Bill

By Nkanyiso Ncube The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) Bill finally returned to Parliament this week after it was rejected on its initial reading early last year following complaints by the public that the bill gave National Peace and Reconciliation minister too much room to interfere in the commission’s activities. Legislators across the political divide said the contents of the NPRC bill are vague …

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Mudenda urges media to analyse Bills and motions

By Daniel Chigundu SPEAKER of National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda has urged reporters to analyse Parliamentary bills, motions and debates to see if they make sense. Addressing delegates, Speaker Mudenda who was guest of honour at the official launch of the Zimbabwe Parliamentary Journalists Forum (ZPJF) said he expects the media to do more in its watchdog role over Parliament. “I want the forum (ZPJF) …

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Scrap MPs vehicle loan repayment: Chinotimba

By Nkanyiso Ncube BUHERA South legislator, Joseph Chinotimba (Zanu PF),  says government should consider scrapping outstanding loan payment of vehicles that were purchased by government on their behalf under the Parliament’s Vehicle Loan Scheme. Raising a point of order in Parliament, Chinotimba said there was no need for legislators to pay for the vehicles as there will be doing government duties. “My request is for …

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Govt doesn’t create jobs: Chinamasa

By Daniel Chigundu FINANCE and Economic Development minister Patrick Chinamasa has urged unemployed Zimbabweans to create jobs for themselves and not expect government to do it for them. Unemployment rate in Zimbabwe is said to be in the region of 90 percent owing to massive company closures, retrenchments and economic decay that has rendered the economy more informal. However, in its 2013 election manifesto, Zanu …

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Lumumba: Chamisa should lead MDC …Tsvangirai is the same as Mugabe

By Daniel Chigundu VIVA Zimbabwe chairman Acie Lumumba says Kuwadzana East legislator Nelson Chamisa should be given the reins to lead MDC-T as other party leaders including Morgan Tsvangirai are nothing more than a joke. MDC-T is reportedly fractured by many factions that hoping to take over from ailing Tsvangirai who has been the leader since the inaugural party congress in 2000. Party vice presidents Thokozani Khupe, …

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