Defiant Khupe plans Extra-Ordinary Congress

ACTING PRESIDENT BULAWAYO RALLY SPEECH SUNDAY 18 MARCH 2018 Salutations Today I stand in front of you as a proud legitimate and constitutionally elected Acting President of the MDC, because of the unconditional love you continue giving to me. We gather here one month and four days after the sad passing on of our founding President Dr Richard Morgan Tsvangirai, a colleague and a brother …

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Introduce educational qualifications for MPs

By Wisdom Mumera Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has called for the setting up of minimum educational qualification for prospective Members of Parliament, adding that the current Parliament is lacking in capacity because of unschooled legislators. According to Section 125(1)(a) and (b), a person is qualified for election as a Member of the National Assembly if he or she is a registered voter and is at least 21 …

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Wetlands depletion: Parliament castigates EMA

By Daniel Chigundu Zaka Central legislator Paradzai Chakona has accused the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) of concentrating on collecting fines while neglecting their role of protecting the environment. EMA was created through the EMA Act of 2002 to provide for the sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment; the prevention of pollution and environmental degradation. However, despite the existence of EMA, environmental …

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Wetlands depletion: Parliament castigates EMA

By Daniel Chigundu Zaka Central legislator Paradzai Chakona has accused the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) of concentrating on collecting fines while neglecting their role of protecting the environment. EMA was created through the EMA Act of 2002 to provide for the sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment; the prevention of pollution and environmental degradation. However, despite the existence of EMA, environmental …

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First lady gives up Chirumhanzu -Zibagwe Constituency

By Pretty Chavango First lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has stepped down as Chirumhanzu-Zibagwe legislator to concentrate on her new role as a mother of the nation, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced. Auxillia Mnangagwa became a legislator in March 2015 taking over the seat from her husband who had been elevated to become Vice President of the country. In the election, she garnered 16 092 while Dewah …

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Jumbo Mine residents angry with Dinha

By Wisdom Mumera Jumbo Mine (Mazowe North) residents are angry with their legislator Martin Dinha whom they accuse of focusing on politics while ignoring their water challenges. The area is experiencing acute water shortages to the extent that the installed borehole is failing to cope with demand for water from the residents. In an interview, Annabelle Sithole a resident in the area said what angers …

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We don’t report to George Charamba: Mliswa

By Daniel Chigundu  Mines and Energy Portfolio Committee Chairperson Temba Mliswa says Presidential spokesperson George Charamba should shut up on the missing US$15 billion and let Parliament do its work. Former President Robert Mugabe revealed that Zimbabwe had lost about US$15 billion worth of diamond revenue due to illicit dealings but no report was ever done on the matter. Parliament intends to summon all the …

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We don’t report to George Charamba: Mliswa

By Daniel Chigundu  Mines and Energy Portfolio Committee Chairperson Temba Mliswa says Presidential spokesperson George Charamba should shut up on the missing US$15 billion and let Parliament do its work. Former President Robert Mugabe revealed that Zimbabwe had lost about US$15 billion worth of diamond revenue due to illicit dealings but no report was ever done on the matter. Parliament intends to summon all the …

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Voter registration slips: Saruwaka wants chiefs arrested

By Watmore Makokoba Mutasa Central legislator Trevor Saruwaka has called on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) and human rights organisation to investigate and cause the arrest of chiefs who are violating electoral laws. Traditional leaders under Chief Mukahanana in Mutasa Central are reportedly forcing people to submit voter registration slips after registering and Honourable Saruwaka said this development is unacceptable as it violates the country’s …

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Computerise VID to curb corruption

By Pretty Chavango  Chegutu West legislator Dexter Nduna has called on the government to consider digitalizing the Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) to help curb corruption that is depriving the country of millions in potential revenue. So rampant is corruption at VID that one is not able to get the certificate of competence if they don’t pay a bribe no matter how good they are able …

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