Only 5 female MPs spoke in Parliament

By Daniel Chigundu With calls to extend the life of Proportional Representation to beyond 10 years, as is being proposed by Mangwe legislator Obedingwa Mguni, female legislators appear to be failing to justify the need for more women, especially in the National Assembly. Proportional Representation was birthed with a view to capacitate women so that …

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We won’t go anywhere unless we unite: Matambanadzo

By Daniel Chigundu Kwekwe Central legislator Masango Matambanadzo (National Patriotic Front) says Zimbabwe is not going anywhere unless political parties come together in the same way they did for the Unity Accord and the GNU. Zimbabwe is facing a lot of challenges economically, socially and politically and the current government appears to be clueless on how …

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Mthuli is misinformed, needs a lecture: Mangudya

By Daniel Chigundu Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor John Mangudya says Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube is misinformed and needs a whole workshop to be schooled on activities of the central bank. According to Ncube, the RBZ is engaging in too much quasi-fiscal activities and he wants them to be liquidated, however, Mangudya says there …

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How Honourable Joanah Mamombe was arrested

By Staff Report Speaker of National Assembly Jacob Mudenda says Harare West legislator Joanah Mamombe was not arrested during a Parliament meeting as is being spread around but that she was arrested after and when they were on their way to Harare. Advocate Mudenda who was with Honourable Mamombe when she was arrested said the …

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How Honourable Joanah Mamombe was arrested

By Staff Report Speaker of National Assembly Jacob Mudenda says Harare West legislator Joanah Mamombe was not arrested during a Parliament meeting as is being spread around but that she was arrested after and when they were on their way to Harare. Advocate Mudenda who was with Honourable Mamombe when she was arrested said the …

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Mliswa, Nduna apologise, as Parliament dissolves Mines Committee

By Daniel Chigundu Parliament’s Committee on Standing Rules and Orders has dissolved the Mines and Mining Development Committee following irreconcilable differences among members especially Honourable Temba Mliswa and Honourable Dexter Nduna. The two legislators were involved in a heated argument where they ended up exchanging harsh words and threats in full view of the journalists. …

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Has your MP earned their sitting allowances?

Daniel Chigundu Parliament resumed sitting this year (2019) on the 29th of January from a Christmas break and so far the National Assembly had 9 sittings excluding committee meetings and public hearings. Legislators in Zimbabwe are paid about $75 in sitting allowances outside their monthly salaries for each day they sit on Parliament business regardless …

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Battlefield mine disaster: Govt blames artisanal miners

By Nyasha N. Mukapiko More than 40 artisanal miners are feared dead following the flooding of an abandoned mine in Battlefields near Kadoma on Wednesday. The flooding was caused by heavy rains which led to the collapse of a dam wall. On Thursday, during the question and answer session in the Senate, Justice, Legal and …

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