MPs who earned their sitting allowances in March

By Daniel Chigundu Parliament is currently on a month-long break (from the 21st of March to the 7th of May), and we take this opportunity to give you a list of names of legislators who were active in the past House sittings. In our first issue of this series, we highlighted names of legislators who …

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Mliswa clashes with Norton Council over Kingsdale land

By Wisdom Mumera Norton legislator Temba Mliswa says Norton Town Council is clearly captured following its alleged decision to give Maparahwe Properties a development permit for another Kingsdale sub-division. Mliswa said NTC is corrupt, inefficient and that the councillors performance leaves a lot to be desired. “Indications are that Maparahwe Properties is set to be …

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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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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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Nduna wants US$10 Million for defamation

By Wisdom Mumera Chegutu West legislator Dexter Nduna has approached the High Court of Zimbabwe seeking US$10million as compensation for defamation suffered when Norton legislator Temba Mliswa called him a thief in Parliament on Monday. The two legislators clashed during a Mines and Mining Development Committee meeting where Mliswa ended up calling Nduna a double …

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Time to punish those who call for sanctions

By Daniel Chigundu Proportional Representation legislator Tatenda Mavetera has called on Parliament to enact laws that will punish Zimbabweans who call for sanctions on the country. Zimbabwe is currently under sanctions owing to alleged violation of human rights emanating from violent acts that occurred during the land reform exercise and the 2000 Parliamentary elections. Many …

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New MPs are not given the floor: Chinyanganya

By Daniel Chigundu Kadoma Central legislator Muchineripi Chinyanganya says most of the new legislators fail to make contributions to debates or deliver their maiden speeches in the National Assembly, not because of intimidation but because they are not given the floor. Zimbabwe’s National Assembly has about 270 legislators (210 directly elected and 60 for proportional …

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New MPs are not given the floor: Chinyanganya

By Daniel Chigundu Kadoma Central legislator Muchineripi Chinyanganya says most of the new legislators fail to make contributions to debates or deliver their maiden speeches in the National Assembly, not because of intimidation but because they are not given the floor. Zimbabwe’s National Assembly has about 270 legislators (210 directly elected and 60 for proportional …

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