Social media abuse: Tsvangirai distances himself

 By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai has distanced himself from social media groups that are reportedly abusing and bullying out-spoken legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga. Mushonga who ravaged Tsvangirai a few weeks ago over his handling of Thokozani Khupe has been a victim of cyber abuse and has even engaged the police and embassies to deal with the matter. The outspoken legislator, who is sometimes accused …

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Is Shumba extorting companies?

By Daniel Chigundu OUTSPOKEN Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has told the National Assembly that Mines and Energy Committee chairperson Daniel Shumba is demanding money from companies so that they won’t appear before his portfolio committee. Raising a point of order in the National Assembly, Honourable Mliswa said he has evidence to show that Honourable Shumba has extortionist tendencies and must be reigned on. “…He (Shumba) …

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Parliament refuses to approve Ndudzo …as MPs plead for Chiri to stay

By Daniel Chigundu LEGISLATORS from across the country political divided have rejected government’s choice Mike Ndudzo for Auditor General’s post, claiming he has a bad track record. According to the country’s laws, the President appoints the Auditor General with approval from Parliament. Speaking in the National Assembly during a motion to approve the appointment of Mike Ndudzo as Auditor General, Zvishavane Ngezi legislator John Holder …

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Why MDC-T wanted secret voting

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T had hoped to use secret voting to enable unsettled Zanu PF legislators to vote against Constitution Amendment No1, in what would have been a repeat of a 2011 Parliamentary drama. In 2011 MDC-T legislator Lovemore Moyo was re-elected Speaker of Parliament after two Zanu PF legislators voted for him by way of a secret vote in the re-ordered election. Moyo was …

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Only credible elections can bring jobs: Khupe

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T Vice president and arguably one of the leading female opposition politicians in the country Thokozani Khupe says jobs can only come after the holding of undisputed elections. Zimbabwe is set to hold general elections in 2018, but there have been disputes between opposition parties and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) over certain issues. Opposition parties are of the view that ZEC …

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Gender parity in danger …situation to get worse in 2023: Mudenda

By Daniel Chigundu SPEAKER of the National Assembly, Jacob Mudenda has warned that female representation in Parliament is on the verge of falling if political parties do not align their constitutions with the country’s constitution on 50-50 representation. Women representation is currently at 35 percent (124) out of the current 350 legislators in the Zimbabwean Parliament. The 35 percent is inclusive of the extra women …

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Wipe your dirty panties on Mugabe’s picture, women urged

By Tariro Senderayi MDC-N legislator and women’s rights advocate Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga has urged women to take off their panties and wipe them on President Robert Mugabe’s face on the ballot papers in 2018, as a way of waving him goodbye. Opposition parties blame President Mugabe for the untold suffering that is currently being experienced in the country, fronted by 89 percent unemployment rate and the …

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Majome queries omission of GNU photos from Parly Exhibition

By Staff Reporter. ZIMBABWEANS will for the first time have an opportunity to mix and mingle with their legislators during the Parliament Open Day scheduled from the 8th to 9th of June 2017 this year. The Parliament Open Day will be running under the theme, “Parliament of Zimbabwe celebrating 37 years of independence and democracy”. During the Open Day, citizens will have time to understand and …

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Majome queries omission of GNU photos from Parly Exhibition

By Staff Reporter. ZIMBABWEANS will for the first time have an opportunity to mix and mingle with their legislators during the Parliament Open Day scheduled from the 8th to 9th of June 2017 this year. The Parliament Open Day will be running under the theme, “Parliament of Zimbabwe celebrating 37 years of independence and democracy”. During the Open Day, citizens will have time to understand and …

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Parties must demand performance from MPs

By Daniel Chigundu SPEAKER of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda says political parties in the country have the responsibility to ensure their Members of Parliament (MPs) are performing to expectation. Most MPs from the current 8th Parliament of Zimbabwe have been founding wanting when it comes to their performance in both the house and in their constituencies. The National Assembly has about 270 legislators, but …

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