Zvorwadza is back, says ED’s Ministers are empty heads

National Association of Vendors Unions of Zimbabwe (NAVUZ) chairman Sten Zvorwadza says after giving President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government a chance, he has discovered that the country will not go anywhere as his ministers are a joke and empty heads with no capacity to manage the country. Zvorwadza who was well known for leading vendors demonstrations …

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Cyber Bill: Government’s way of punching back at perceived enemies

By Wisdom Mumera The gazetted Cyber Bill is the culmination of frantic efforts by the government to get a good grasp of the slippery social media angle in a country in which they already have an iron hold on the mainstream media. Just like the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) and …

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SADC should repel Mozambique terrorist groups: Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said the regional bloc Southern African Development Community (SADC) should play a role in restoring political stability in neighbouring Mozambique. Mnangagwa who is the outgoing chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security said terrorist attacks in Mozambique require a firm response from the region. Conflict broke out in …

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Suspending elections is suspending democracy, Chigumba warned

By Staff Writer The suspension of local elections due to the outbreak of COVID-19 could be an affront to democracy, analysts have said. On March 25, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced the suspension of electoral activities but law experts and political scientist said the move was in violation of the country’s supreme laws. ZEC …

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Suspending elections is suspending democracy, Chigumba warned

By Staff Writer The suspension of local elections due to the outbreak of COVID-19 could be an affront to democracy, analysts have said. On March 25, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced the suspension of electoral activities but law experts and political scientist said the move was in violation of the country’s supreme laws. ZEC …

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Cyber Security And Data Protection Bill Entrenches Surveillance: An Analysis

By MISA Zimbabwe Introduction The advent of the Internet and related technological developments have been celebrated for providing platforms for widespread and ‘unrestricted’ exercise of freedom of expression and access to information rights and conducting of transactions online among other aspects. Indeed, Africa in general, and in Zimbabwe in particular, has witnessed growth in internet …

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Cyber Security And Data Protection Bill Entrenches Surveillance: An Analysis

By MISA Zimbabwe Introduction The advent of the Internet and related technological developments have been celebrated for providing platforms for widespread and ‘unrestricted’ exercise of freedom of expression and access to information rights and conducting of transactions online among other aspects. Indeed, Africa in general, and in Zimbabwe in particular, has witnessed growth in internet …

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SADC Troika meets to consider security situation in Mozambique

By Pearl Matibe The Troika — of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) is meeting in Harare as confirmed by official announcements made by Botswana, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. 3-days ago on 16 May, the Ministry of International Trade and Cooperation of Botswana, officially announced that President Mokgweetsi Masisi was set to travel to Zimbabwe to …

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Parliament’s adjournment stalls law-making process

By Lovemore Chazingwa/ James Sakala The decision by Parliament to adjourn its main sittings due to fears of the COVID-19 pandemic will likely affect the country’s law-making process. President Emmerson Mnangagwa in September last year tabled about 28 Bills that are supposed to be tackled in this Second Session of the 9th Parliament of Zimbabwe. …

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