Political playing field not level: Women in Politics

By Tariro Senderayi In what many may call a pleasant gatecrashing, attendants were sent into wild cheers ululating for the opposition party leaders who had unexpectedly made an appearance at a women’s election conference held in the capital recently. Running under the banner #HerVoteWins2018, the conference organised by Matabeleland South Member of Parliament, Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga (MDC-T) received an overwhelming turnout by women from opposition political …

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Tose home for the disabled celebrates silver jubilee

By Tapiwa Mutizamhepo Tose Respite Care Home (TRCH) recently celebrated their silver jubilee marking 25 years of providing speech therapy, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy among other rehabilitation services to people with disabilities. TRCH was founded in 1992 by Mrs Desi Page after having worked with children with disabilities in the United Kingdom. With the support of her late husband Tim Page, they set out to fill up …

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Command economics is insane …and is anchored on wrong foundation: Mafume

By Daniel Chigundu PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) national spokesperson Jacob Mafume says command economics being preached by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is not only insane but also an old failed economic development model. VP Mnangagwa who is currently on cloud nine following the seemingly success of his Command Agriculture model is reportedly working on the possibility of Command Economy as a new economic salvation. However …

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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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Zvimba community faces health risk

By  Watmore Makokoba Residents from Zvimba communal area have been pushed to bear the brunt of an ineffective waste management system from the neighboring Harare culminating into garbage being illegally dumped into their community causing conflicts, a threat to human life and animals. The locals in rural Rainham Ward 25, located a couple of kilometers from Dzivaresekwa extension expressed dismay on the rate at which …

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Disabled people suffer

…..as government drags to implement UNCRPD commitment By TapiwaMutizamhepo Zimbabwe is a signatory to United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Disabled people, where it pledged its commitment to undertake and fulfill various obligations intended to uplift and improve the conditions of people living with disabilities in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean government signed the document in September 2013, this meant the government would ‘promote, protect and ensure …

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ZEC fumbles to regain public trust

By Divine Dube In an interesting turn of events, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Commissioner, Dr.Qhubani Moyo temporarily left the podium when some members of the audience attending ZEC’s presentation held in Bulawayo mockingly shouted “Zanu PF” as he was talking about their preparedness to handle 2018 polls. After a few minutes, Moyo then resumed his address – which ironically, was being aired live on Skyz …

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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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Election promises and pies in the sky

By Tariro Senderayi Building up to the elections, contesting political parties make use of their manifestos as they promise new reforms that threaten to bring prosperity, peace and a lot more. As Zimbabwe is billed to have elections in 2018, the ruling Zanu Pf has their political think tanks working to entice the masses in the 2018 elections. In a bid to win the hearts …

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