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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Is Hon. Markham communicating effectively with his constituency?

By Loreen Tadzingwa Legislators through their representative function are expected among other things to keep in touch with people in their constituencies through feedback and consultation meetings as well as through other means. Feedback meetings are important in that they afford the legislator an opportunity to inform his or her constituency about debates and issues …

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We only voted for Dickson Tarusenga because he supports Chamisa, says St Mary’s residents

By Tanyaradzwa Timbatimba Some people in St Mary’s Constituency say they only voted for their under-performing legislator Dickson Tarusenga because he is MDC and also that he supported MDC president Nelson Chamisa. Tarusenga is one of the many legislators in the National Assembly who hardly speak during debates or during Portfolio Committee meetings. The legislator …

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Understanding Parliament|| How MPs Dress, Speak and Conduct themselves in the House

DRESSING Every member of the House must appear in an attire that is befitting the dignity of the House. Members are required to dress decently thus showing respect of the House. For males, the suitable attires for the House are, (a) suit, (b) jacket and tie and (c) safari suits and for females, the proper …

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Non-Performing MDC MPs Face Axe

Opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Nelson Chamisa has threatened to weed out non-performing Members of Parliament in a bid to groom leaders that are pro-people. This emerged at a meeting in Mbare where scores of party supporters gathered to listen to Chamisa’s State of the Nation (SONA) and 2020 Agenda address. “We are …

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Mliswa urges Parliament to punish MDC for boycotting budget

By Staff Reporter Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has called on Parliament to take drastic action against MDC legislators who did not attend the 2020 Budget Presentation in the National Assembly today. Although MDC legislators have in the past been boycotting President Emmerson Mnangagwa over what they call legitimacy issues, the party spokesperson Daniel Molokele said …

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Meet the MP| Miriam Mushayi| Kuwadzana| MDC

By Michelle Chifamba Kuwadzana Constituency legislator Miriam Mushayi (MDC- Alliance) is a champion for the rights of women, children and people living with disabilities. Mushayi says she hopes to use her role as a legislator to empower as many young women as possible. “I want to be able to look back and see women who …

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MDC Alliance Dismisses $5 million Pre-Budget Extravagance

By Leopold Munhende and Marshall Bwanya The opposition MDC Alliance, recently ridiculed for being part of the alleged extravagant pre-budget seminar in the resort town of Victoria Falls which gobbled an estimated US$5 million has dismissed the allegations saying they actually got very little. Social media could not contain the uproar by citizens after the …

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Mliswa accuses Mudenda of sitting on investigation report

By Own Correspondent Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has accused the Speaker of National Assembly Jacob Mudenda of deliberately delaying in releasing the investigation report on legislators who were accused of asking for a facilitation bribe from an investor. The legislators, Temba Mliswa (Norton), Leonard Chikomba (Gokwe-Kabuyuni), Anele Ndebele (Magwegwe) and Prince Dubeko Sibanda (Binga North) …

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We miss Tongesayi Mudambo: Harare North

By Loreen Tadzingwa Residents of Harare North say they miss their former legislator Tongesayi Mudambo whom they say brought a lot of development to the constituency compared to the current legislator Allan Norman Markham. Most of the residents who spoke to OpenParlyZW said they are yet to see any sign of development in their constituency …

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