Lapsed Bills to be restored on Order Paper

By Staff Reporter  Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Ziyambi Ziyambi is expected to seek the approval of the National Assembly to restore on the Order Paper Bills that lapsed at the end of the First Session of the 9th Parliament. According to Veritas Zimbabwe, the move to restore the lapsed Bills is in …

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Marriages Bill: the reality on child brides and small houses

By Tinatswe Mhaka The Marriages Bill seeks among other things to consolidate all marriage laws in the country by repealing the current Customary Marriages Act (Chapter 5:07) and the Marriage Act (Chapter 5:11). However, a lot of murmurs have suggested that the Bill is about relationships before marriage and the empowerment of extramarital affairs, and …

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Marriages Bill: the reality on child brides and small houses

By Tinatswe Mhaka The Marriages Bill seeks among other things to consolidate all marriage laws in the country by repealing the current Customary Marriages Act (Chapter 5:07) and the Marriage Act (Chapter 5:11). However, a lot of murmurs have suggested that the Bill is about relationships before marriage and the empowerment of extramarital affairs, and …

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Why young people snub Parly public hearings

By James Martin Young people say they don’t attend Parliamentary public hearings because their voices are not heard as their contributions are not considered most of the times. Parliament through its legislative role usually go around the country seeking people’s views to various Bills that would have been tabled in Parliament, but young people have …

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Marriages Bill: A personal perspective

OPINION By Tariro Senderayi The lobbying stage for the Marriages Bill has not been an easy one due to gross misinformation and mob thinking that has superseded reason. This misinformation has set tongues wagging all for the wrong reasons making a case for the need for clarity which will go a long way in bringing …

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Gvt Strips Civil Partnerships Clause from Marriage Bill

Cabinet has been pressured to scrap the controversial and unpopular Clause 5 from the recently gazetted Marriages Bill. This emerged  during the 27th  Cabinet Decision matrix where Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa told members of the media that a presentation by Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi had necessitated  Section 40 of the Marriage Bill be removed. “Cabinet …

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MDC blocks Zanu PF from rushing Marriages Bill

By Daniel Chigundu MDC legislators on Wednesday blocked a move by Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi to rush the Marriages Bill into Parliament before its set time. According to Zimbabwe laws, when Bills are gazetted they must at least take about 14 days before they are introduced in Parliament. However, Minister Ziyambi …

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Things you need to understand about Marriages Bill

The Marriages Bill The Government’s long-awaited Marriages Bill, which is intended to consolidate our marriage law and bring it into line with the Constitution, was published in the Gazette on the 19th July.  It can be viewed and downloaded on the Veritas website. Background to the Bill Ever since the 1980s the Government has wanted …

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Marriages Bill: Does Section 40 promote small houses?

By Daniel Chigundu The government last week gazetted the much-awaited Marriages Bill and people have already begun talking about its possible implications. Section 40 appears to have attracted a lot of public attention and debate due to alleged views that it is seeking to undermine marriages by allegedly promoting extramarital affairs (small houses). Mbizo legislator …

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Marriages Bill: Does Section 40 promote small houses?

By Daniel Chigundu The government last week gazetted the much-awaited Marriages Bill and people have already begun talking about its possible implications. Section 40 appears to have attracted a lot of public attention and debate due to alleged views that it is seeking to undermine marriages by allegedly promoting extramarital affairs (small houses). Mbizo legislator …

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