Battlefield mine disaster: Govt blames artisanal miners

By Nyasha N. Mukapiko More than 40 artisanal miners are feared dead following the flooding of an abandoned mine in Battlefields near Kadoma on Wednesday. The flooding was caused by heavy rains which led to the collapse of a dam wall. On Thursday, during the question and answer session in the Senate, Justice, Legal and …

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Battlefield mine disaster: Govt blames artisanal miners

By Nyasha N. Mukapiko More than 40 artisanal miners are feared dead following the flooding of an abandoned mine in Battlefields near Kadoma on Wednesday. The flooding was caused by heavy rains which led to the collapse of a dam wall. On Thursday, during the question and answer session in the Senate, Justice, Legal and …

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Petition demands educational qualifications for MPs

By Daniel Chigundu Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Tsitsi Gezi says Parliament has received a petition calling for the enactment of minimum educational qualifications for the post of President as well as for legislators. Currently, there is no educational qualification needed for one to contest to be President or to be a legislator in …

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Can we still pay school fees using goats?

By Daniel Chigundu Proportional Representation legislator Joyce Makonya left the National Assembly in stitches when she asked Primary and Secondary Education Minister whether it was still feasible for poor parents to pay school fees using livestock. With most companies having closed shop in the country especially in the past decade most parents are struggling to …

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Can we still pay school fees using goats?

By Daniel Chigundu Proportional Representation legislator Joyce Makonya left the National Assembly in stitches when she asked Primary and Secondary Education Minister whether it was still feasible for poor parents to pay school fees using livestock. With most companies having closed shop in the country especially in the past decade most parents are struggling to …

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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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Parliament to investigate MPs for corruption

By Daniel Chigundu Parliament is set to appoint a Privileges Committee to investigate legislators Temba Mliswa (Norton), Prince Dubeko Sibanda (Binga North), Anele Ndebele (Magwegwe) and Leonard Chikomba (Gokwe-Kabuyuni) on $400 000 bribery allegation. The four legislators who are all members of the Mines and Mining Development Committee are alleged to have demanded about $400 …

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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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Fundamentals that must be addressed in Zimbabwe

By Daniel Chigundu Zimbabwe is facing a complicated currency challenge to the extent that some have suggested the reintroduction of the discarded Zimdollar as a solution. The currency crisis has reportedly affected the pricing of goods on the local market and has made it even difficult for locally manufactured goods to compete outside the borders …

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Parly hears how land reform destroyed milk industry

By Daniel Chigundu Dairibord Holdings Limited Zimbabwe chief executive officer Anthony Mandiwanza has told the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Industry and Commerce that the land reform program is to blame for milk shortages in the country. Zimbabwe is currently producing about 70 million litres of milk against a current demand of 120 million. Before the …

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