Is Shumba extorting companies?

By Daniel Chigundu OUTSPOKEN Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has told the National Assembly that Mines and Energy Committee chairperson Daniel Shumba is demanding money from companies so that they won’t appear before his portfolio committee. Raising a point of order in the National Assembly, Honourable Mliswa said he has evidence to show that Honourable Shumba has extortionist tendencies and must be reigned on. “…He (Shumba) …

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Parliament refuses to approve Ndudzo …as MPs plead for Chiri to stay

By Daniel Chigundu LEGISLATORS from across the country political divided have rejected government’s choice Mike Ndudzo for Auditor General’s post, claiming he has a bad track record. According to the country’s laws, the President appoints the Auditor General with approval from Parliament. Speaking in the National Assembly during a motion to approve the appointment of Mike Ndudzo as Auditor General, Zvishavane Ngezi legislator John Holder …

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Why MDC-T wanted secret voting

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T had hoped to use secret voting to enable unsettled Zanu PF legislators to vote against Constitution Amendment No1, in what would have been a repeat of a 2011 Parliamentary drama. In 2011 MDC-T legislator Lovemore Moyo was re-elected Speaker of Parliament after two Zanu PF legislators voted for him by way of a secret vote in the re-ordered election. Moyo was …

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Majome queries omission of GNU photos from Parly Exhibition

By Staff Reporter. ZIMBABWEANS will for the first time have an opportunity to mix and mingle with their legislators during the Parliament Open Day scheduled from the 8th to 9th of June 2017 this year. The Parliament Open Day will be running under the theme, “Parliament of Zimbabwe celebrating 37 years of independence and democracy”. During the Open Day, citizens will have time to understand and …

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Majome queries omission of GNU photos from Parly Exhibition

By Staff Reporter. ZIMBABWEANS will for the first time have an opportunity to mix and mingle with their legislators during the Parliament Open Day scheduled from the 8th to 9th of June 2017 this year. The Parliament Open Day will be running under the theme, “Parliament of Zimbabwe celebrating 37 years of independence and democracy”. During the Open Day, citizens will have time to understand and …

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Women disown bloated Zim Parliament …says political parties are to blame

By Daniel Chigundu WOMEN say the idea to introduce Proportional representation system in the constitution did not come from them but was a creation of the country’s unrepentant political parties. The Proportional representation system which came into effect during the July 2013 general elections resulted in the number of Parliamentarians swelling to about 350. The idea to increase the number of Parliamentarians drew heavy criticism …

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Parliament holds Open Day …MPs to mix and mingle with the public

By Nkanyiso Ncube PARLIAMENT of Zimbabwe is set to hold its inaugural Open Day next week to give an opportunity to members of the public to tour the Parliament building and to mix and mingle with their legislators. The Open Day will be held under the theme “Parliament Open Day: Celebrating 37 years of independence and parliamentary democracy.” The two day event will run from …

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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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