COVID-19: Zim to record double digit GDP contraction

By Staff Writer Imara Capital, one of the country’s leading investment firms has advised President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration to push for political negotiations with Nelson Chamisa, as well as to adopt sound economic reforms after warning that the country’s economy could this year shrink by double-digit figures. Zimbabwe and the world are currently battling the …

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COVID-19: Zimbos forced to look up to a Govt they have known to be ineffectual

By Joel Mandaza Present-day Zimbabwe will be studied in history books in the not so distant future. It will be remembered as a country that could not voluntarily do what is right for its citizens. Among examples that future historians will look at, the state’s response to COVID-19 will be prominent. Over the years, the …

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Chamisa is no picking my calls since Supreme Court judgement, says Mwonzora

By James Martin MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora says his efforts to get in touch with Nelson Chamisa to discuss the Supreme Court judgement have been fruitless as the MDC Alliance leader has not been picking his calls. Mwonzora said there are some MDC Alliance members who are trying to influence Chamisa not to accept the …

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Linda Masarira, Khupe, Komichi must have had prior knowledge of the judgement, says Coltart

MDC Alliance treasure general David Coltart says circumstances surrounding the delivery of the Supreme Court judgement indicate that some people including Thokozani Khupe, Morgan Komichi and Linda Masarira knew the contents of the judgement well before it was delivered. In his commentary following the judgement which declared Khupe as the legitimate acting president of MDC-T, …

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Non-Performing MDC MPs Face Axe

Opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Nelson Chamisa has threatened to weed out non-performing Members of Parliament in a bid to groom leaders that are pro-people. This emerged at a meeting in Mbare where scores of party supporters gathered to listen to Chamisa’s State of the Nation (SONA) and 2020 Agenda address. “We are …

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You are not an arm of government, Ziyambi tells POLAD

By Staff Reporter Justice, legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi says political parties that are taking part in the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) should not think they are an arm of government that deserves to be consulted on policy issues. The statement comes on the back of complaints by some members of POLAD who …

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Government Hosts POLAD Members in Anti-Sanctions Workshop

By Wisdom Mumera The Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) has found itself at the centre of controversy following revelations that this week it is being hosted in Nyanga in a workshop focusing on the US’ Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act (ZIDERA) and sanctions. The event was co-convened by the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) and …

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Gutu supports stringent requirements for Presidential aspirants

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T vice president Obert Gutu says he supports the move to review the qualifications and conditions needed for one to contest for the office of the President in Zimbabwe. Government is reportedly trying to increase the number of people who will nominate a candidate to contest in the Presidential election as well …

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We will not join POLAD says Masarira-Kaingidza

By Daniel Chigundu Labour Economists and Afrikan Democrats (LEAD) president Linda Masarira-Kaingidza says her political party will not join the on-going Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) arguing that it is not addressing the challenges faced in the country. POLAD which is composed of Zanu PF and a few other political parties that contested in the Presidential …

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I have now matured: Honourable Prince Sibanda

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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