We want our salaries pegged at interbank rate, says MPs

Legislators have asked the government to consider paying their salaries pegged at the interbank rate, arguing that what they are currently getting is accounting to nothing as it is not enough to pay school fees for their children. With this request, the legislators have joined the rest of civil servants who have been asking for …

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Lack of quorum forces Parly to adjourn again

Lack of quorum forced the National Assembly to adjourn again this week on Wednesday as legislators left the House before the business could be concluded. According to Standing Order number 56 (1), the quorum of the House must be 70 members and if there are less than 70 members the chair must cause bells to …

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Tsvangirai finally speaks in Parliament

Glenview South legislator Vincent Tsvangirai has finally broken his five-months silence in the National Assembly. VIDEO: FULL INTERVIEW WITH VINCENT TSVANGIRAI Tsvangirai who won the Glenview South seat through a by-election in September last year is one of the sons of the late MDC founding president Morgan Tsvangirai and is currently the youngest legislator in …

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Biti, Chikwinya escape Parly punishment due to poor audio system

Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda said Harare East legislator Tendai Biti and Mbizo legislator Settlement Chikwinya will not be punished for allegedly making inflammatory statements in the House due to poor audio evidence. Honourable Biti is alleged to have insulted Umzingwane legislator Levi Mayihlome while Honourable Chikwinya was accused of saying that Vice …

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Stop travelling to China, stop shopping, stay in your country, MPs told

Health and Child Care Minister Obadiah Moyo has urged legislators to stop travelling to China for business or shopping until such a time when coronavirus has been contained. Legislators and politicians in Zimbabwe are fond of going to China for both shopping medical reasons, with Vice President Constantino Chiwenga having spent many months there. Speaking …

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Parliament is a tough place for uneducated women, say Hon. Chikuni

By Michelle Muchina Proportional Representation legislator Esther Chikuni says most women in Parliament have bright ideas but fail to bring them out due to lack of education. Women legislators have been accused of underperforming in Parliament to the extent that questions have been raised as to whether it is still justified to extend the term of …

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MPs demand allowances for visiting their constituencies

Legislators have accused Parliament of failing to honour an agreement which was made in Victoria Falls during a lavish pre-budget seminar which would see them being paid an allowance for visiting their constituencies when Parliament is on break. The pre-budget seminar has literally become a platform for legislators to put their demands forward to the …

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Women are too poor to effectively participate in politics: Chinanzvavana

By Michelle Muchina Zimbabwe Women Parliamentary Caucus secretary-general Honourable Concillia Chinanzvavana says even though women constitute the majority, and are ambitious, they are however prevented from effectively participating in politics by poverty, adding that politics requires a lot of resources. Politics in Zimbabwe normally requires people with a lot of money due to prevalent cases …

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A list of laws that must be changed for media to thrive in Zimbabwe

Mbizo legislator Settlement Chikwinya has listed laws that need to be changed for Zimbabwe to have progressive media laws. Zimbabwe has been known since independence to be opposed to a more open media space with a few newspapers having been closed down, journalists arrested and tortured among many other issues. The state has also not …

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