First lady gives up Chirumhanzu -Zibagwe Constituency

By Pretty Chavango First lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has stepped down as Chirumhanzu-Zibagwe legislator to concentrate on her new role as a mother of the nation, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced. Auxillia Mnangagwa became a legislator in March 2015 taking over the seat from her husband who had been elevated to become Vice President of the country. In the election, she garnered 16 092 while Dewah …

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Zim dragging to implement anti fuel smuggling policies

By Nyasha N Mukapiko There are chances that duty-free fuel being imported by Sakunda Holdings intended for the Dema Diesel Power Plant could be finding its way to the black market, as the country is yet to put a fuel marking system in place. The Dema Power Plant which was built at a cost of above US$250 million, was meant to help ease electricity shortages …

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Zanu PF youths get green light to contest bigwigs

 By Daniel Chigundu  Zanu PF youths have been given the go-ahead to contest the party’s bigwigs for Parliamentary and council seats in the impending general elections. Although there is no written rule, but generally Parliamentary and council seats are usually a preserve of the party’s bigwigs who use every means in and outside the book to wrestle youths out. Youths and women have always been …

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We don’t report to George Charamba: Mliswa

By Daniel Chigundu  Mines and Energy Portfolio Committee Chairperson Temba Mliswa says Presidential spokesperson George Charamba should shut up on the missing US$15 billion and let Parliament do its work. Former President Robert Mugabe revealed that Zimbabwe had lost about US$15 billion worth of diamond revenue due to illicit dealings but no report was ever done on the matter. Parliament intends to summon all the …

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We don’t report to George Charamba: Mliswa

By Daniel Chigundu  Mines and Energy Portfolio Committee Chairperson Temba Mliswa says Presidential spokesperson George Charamba should shut up on the missing US$15 billion and let Parliament do its work. Former President Robert Mugabe revealed that Zimbabwe had lost about US$15 billion worth of diamond revenue due to illicit dealings but no report was ever done on the matter. Parliament intends to summon all the …

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Chinamasa rejects “eat what you kill” concept

By Daniel Chigundu Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa says he is against the concept of “eat what you kill” because the country is not killing enough for itself. The concept of eat what you kill was popularised by former Finance Minister Tendai Biti during the time of the inclusive government. According to Biti, the concept was about living within the country’s means as …

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G40 MPs expelled from Parliament

 By Daniel Chigundu Zanu PF has expelled about 10 legislators allegedly aligned to the G40 faction from Parliament with effect from 10 January 2018. The legislators who had already been fired from the party during the Special Congress held in December last year had continued coming to Parliament because Zanu PF had not notified the Speaker of their expulsion as required by Section 129 (1) …

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Cornered Chinamasa awards Parliament US$80m

By Daniel Chigundu Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa finally agreed to increase budget allocation to Parliament of Zimbabwe from the initial US$57 million to about US$80 million. Parliamentarians had wanted about US$98 million which they say is required to help effectively discharge their oversight and legislative roles. In 2017 and the previous years, Parliamentary committees had to rely on development partners for them …

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Mpofu must answer for missing US$15billion

By Daniel Chigundu Mabvuku-Tafara legislator James Maridadi says Home Affairs Minister Obert Mpofu must first go through due process on the missing US$15 billion diamond revenue before he can be allowed to hold a cabinet post. Former President Robert Mugabe revealed that Zimbabwe had lost about US$15 billion due to illicit deals in the diamond mining sector. The alleged illicit deals occurred during the time …

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2018 national budget is tribalistic: Hon Sibanda

By Pretty Chavango Binga North legislator Prince Dubeko Sibanda says some Parliamentarians who have never said anything in Parliament are victims of language barrier as they do not speak such languages as Shona, Ndebele or English which are mostly used during debates. Speaking during the 2018 Finance Bill debate in the National Assembly, Honourable Sibanda said the issue can only be solved by awarding Parliament …

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