Why MDC-T MPs are against coalition

By Daniel Chigundu MORGAN TSVANGIRAI has revealed that some selfish MDC-T legislators are against coalition because they are afraid their seats might be allocated to alliance partners. MDC-T formed an alliance with such opposition parties as MDC-N, PDP, Zanu Ndonga, Transform Zimbabwe, Multi Christian Democratic Party and Zim People First ahead of 2018 elections. Under the alliance agreement, the other parties agreed to support Tsvangirai’s …

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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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Call to expedite Cyber Bill gets louder …as unsophisticated Zim fails to locate “Hitman”

By Daniel Chigundu THERE are fears that the Parliamentary Privileges Committee report on death threat messages to MDC-T Members of Parliament (MPs) might be abused to introduce the Cyber Crime Bill. After failing to locate the origin of the messages, The Privileges Committee recommended that there is need to expedite the process of bringing into the operation of the Cyber-crimes Bill, which should establish a Cyber …

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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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ZESN speaks on Chiwundura by-election….queries strange voters roll anomalies

By Nkanyiso Ncube ZIMBABWE Election Support Network (ZESN) has called on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to speed up the biometric voter registration exercise to avoid continued use of the controversial 2013 voters roll in future polls. In its preliminary report for the just ended Chiwundura by-election, the elections watchdog said a lot of strange anomalies were unearthed with regards to the 2013 voters roll currently …

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Reasons why MDC-T legislators are objecting Constitutional Amendment Bill No. 1

By Staff Reporter MDC-T legislators yesterday threw everything in and outside law books in a heated attempt to pursued Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to reconsider adoption of the topical Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill No.1. So intense was the debate in the National Assembly that the House ended up adjourning debate around 7 pm. If passed into law, the Constitutional Amendment Bill No. 1 will …

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Only credible elections can bring jobs: Khupe

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T Vice president and arguably one of the leading female opposition politicians in the country Thokozani Khupe says jobs can only come after the holding of undisputed elections. Zimbabwe is set to hold general elections in 2018, but there have been disputes between opposition parties and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) over certain issues. Opposition parties are of the view that ZEC …

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Citizens on 2018 election.

By Tariro Daphne Senderayi I conducted both a survey and a listening survey in the now tired streets of Harare to gauge the mood towards the elections that are beckoning Zimbabwe in 2018.  It is a public secret that with the economic meltdown and blatant corruption spree that has been undertaken by many high profile public officials, Zimbabweans have had it up to there. But …

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Saruwaka petitions Minister Gumbo over Mutasa Central roads

By Staff Reporter MUTASA Central legislator Trevor Saruwaka has petitioned Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Joram Gumbo over the poor state of roads in his constituency. In the petition, Saruwaka says roads in his constituency have been neglected for a long time and deteriorated to an extent of becoming impassable. “The worst affected roads are Jombe (Bvuma-Mbito-Shamu-Watsomba), Sherukuru (Watsomba-Gandanzara) and Bonda (Nhodo Section). The terrible …

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