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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Why mine shafts at Battlefields mine were flooded

By Daniel Chigundu Environmental Management Agency (EMA) says the flooding at Cricket Mines and Silvermoon Mine in Battlefields occurred because the mines are located along a waterway. The flooding occurred about 15 kilometres off the Harare-Bulawayo highway near Battlefields and claimed the lives of over 24 artisanal miners some of whom are still unaccounted for. …

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What Temba Mliswa said in Parliament [Full text]

HON. T. MLISWA:  I rise on a point of privilege Madam Speaker.  Madam Speaker, a very good afternoon to you. HON. DEPUTY SPEAKER:  Good afternoon. HON. MLISWA:  Madam Speaker, I rise to register my displeasure and to equally seek guidance from you as the Chair on how far Members of Parliament can go in enjoying …

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Legislators nearly exchanged blows in Parliament

By Wisdom Mumera Efforts by the Mines and Mining Development Portfolio Committee to hear oral evidence on the mining of gold and chrome in the country from the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) went up in smoke as legislators started attacking each other. The fracas in the committee began after Chiredzi North legislator Royi Bhilah …

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Parliament to investigate MPs for corruption

By Daniel Chigundu Parliament is set to appoint a Privileges Committee to investigate legislators Temba Mliswa (Norton), Prince Dubeko Sibanda (Binga North), Anele Ndebele (Magwegwe) and Leonard Chikomba (Gokwe-Kabuyuni) on $400 000 bribery allegation. The four legislators who are all members of the Mines and Mining Development Committee are alleged to have demanded about $400 …

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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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Govt stake in Hwange is my donation: Van Hoogstraten

By Daniel Chigundu Diversified business tycoon Nicholas Van Hoogstraten says he is surprised at how government ended up owning 40 percent shares in Hwange Colliery yet he had donated the shares to the people of Zimbabwe. The government of Zimbabwe is reportedly the current biggest shareholder in the troubled mining company (Hwange) at 40 percent …

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Hwange Colliery captured by a cartel

By Daniel Chigundu Hwange Colliery Company board has told Parliament that the mine is being run by a cartel which involves management, suppliers and some stakeholders who have defrauded it big time. Despite producing coal and its by-products Hwange has been failing to sustain its operations and has failed to pay its workers for more …

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All eyes on the Mines Committee

By Daniel Chigundu As Parliamentary Portfolio Committee and Thematic meetings begin this week, all eyes will be on the Mines and Mining Development Committee which stole the limelight in the 8th Parliament. The committee which was arguably the best performing by any stretch or standard of measure already has the Mines Bill on its plate. …

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