Tsvangirai finally speaks in Parliament
Biti, Chikwinya escape Parly punishment due to poor audio system
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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MPs abscond Parliament to drink beer
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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Parly discuss Cyclone Idai Report with expired recommendations
Buhera South legislator Joseph Chinotimba has told Parliament that most legislators are absconding House business to go and drink beer in the Members Bar. Parliament has a Members Bar for legislators at its premises, where it is alleged that beer and all other types of alcoholic beverages are sold at subsidised prices to the legislators. …
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A list of laws that must be changed for media to thrive in Zimbabwe
Mbizo legislator Settlement Chikwinya expressed disappointment on Parliament’s for tabling a Committee Report on Cyclone Idai almost a year after the disaster and at a time when most of the recommendations have expired. The report has recommendations which were supposed to have been implemented by December 2019 or before the onset of the 2019/20 rain …
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Is Hon. Markham communicating effectively with his constituency?
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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We only voted for Dickson Tarusenga because he supports Chamisa, says St Mary’s residents
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 miss Tongesayi Mudambo: Harare North
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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I am still staying in Kadoma: Hon. Chinyanganya
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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I have now matured: Honourable Prince Sibanda
By Daniel Chigundu Kadoma Central legislator Muchineripi Chinyanganya has disputed claims that he is no longer staying in his constituency adding that people who do not attend feedback meetings and those who are not aware of his Parliament schedules are the ones peddling falsehoods. Most legislators are usually accused of abandoning their constituencies as soon …
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By Daniel Chigundu Binga North legislator Prince Dubeko Sibanda says he has now matured and will not exhibit bad behaviour in the National Assembly. Legislators have come under fire most of the time for behaving badly through hackling, singing and making noise while in the National Assembly at a time when they are supposed to …
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