Cyber Bill: Should we be afraid?

By Daniel Chigundu The Cyber Bill which seeks among other things to regulate the use of internet in the country has reportedly been given the nod by Cabinet and is waiting to be sent to Parliament where it will go through various processes before it becomes law. The Bill has been part of the legislative …

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FULL TEXT: Hon. Mliswa debate on Parly Budget

Courtesy of Parliament Hansard Honourable Temba Mliswa (Norton):  Thank you, Chairman.  I do not blame the Hon. Minister Ndlovu for wanting to debate the budget because she is in the Executive.  She is not a Member of Parliament.  She has two cars; she has bodyguards and many allowances I really understand. We now go back …

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MP sued for peddling “falsehoods”

By Daniel Chigundu ZANU PF legislator for Gutu West Honourable John Paradza is being sued for a yet to be disclosed amount of money for allegedly peddling falsehoods that some legislators had been bribed in the Hwange Colliery probe. The youthful legislator is alleged to have said Mines Committee chairperson Temba Mliswa, Mbizo legislator Settlement …

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Committee chaos, Mliswa says he might resign

By Daniel Chigundu Norton legislator Temba Mliswa says he might resign as the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee Chairperson on Mines following disagreements with some Zanu PF legislators on issues of the procedure with regards to the Hwange Colliery probe. Mliswa had wanted British business tycoon Nicholas Van Hoogstraten to give evidence on the Hwange Colliery issues …

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What to expect in Parliament this week

By Daniel Chigundu The drama continues this week in the Parliament of Zimbabwe in both House sittings and Portfolio Committees as has become the norm these days. Parliament is sitting from 19th to the 22nd of November with an interesting lineup of committees that will be capped with the 2019 national budget presentation by Finance …

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Gabbuza’s arrest pegs back free speech

By Wisdom Mumera The recent arrest of MDC Alliance legislator for Binga South Gabuza Joel Gabbuza has reignited the debate on the issue of free speech and President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s sincerity for change. Gabbuza who is also MDC’s national executive member and one of the long-serving legislators in the pro-labour party is being charged with …

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Vehicles for MPs on the way: Mthuli Ncube

By Daniel Chigundu Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube says the government is in the process of acquiring 350 vehicles for legislators and that what is left is to decide whether they get them for free or they have to pay for them through a loan. Zimbabwe has about 350 legislators combining the National Assembly and the …

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Vehicles for MPs on the way: Mthuli Ncube

By Daniel Chigundu Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube says the government is in the process of acquiring 350 vehicles for legislators and that what is left is to decide whether they get them for free or they have to pay for them through a loan. Zimbabwe has about 350 legislators combining the National Assembly and the …

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