I am the right person for Harare West: Mamombe

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Aspiring candidate for Harare West Constituency Joana Mamombe says she is the right person to stand on an MDC-T ticket for the Parliamentary elections despite facing seasoned legislator and political heavy-weight Jessie Majome in the primary elections. Mamombe who is only 24 years-old and holds a BSc in Biotechnology from Chinhoyi University says the coming polls present youths with opportunities to take …

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Out-numbered Zanu PF block elections Bill

By Daniel Chigundu Zanu PF legislators forced the adjournment of the House sitting in a bid to block debate on the Electoral Amendment Bill as they feared being out-numbered by the opposition. Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi on Tuesday moved a motion to suspend the provision of the Standing Orders relating to automatic adjournment, private members Bills and motions taking precedence over …

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Missing US$15 billion: Parly summons Mohadi

By Daniel Chigundu Mines and Energy Parliamentary Portfolio Committee has summoned Vice President Kembo Mohadi to appear before it on the 9th of April to give evidence on the alleged missing US$15 billion diamond revenue. According to former President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe lost about US$15 billion in diamond revenue through illicit deals and smuggling at Chiadzwa in Marange. Vice President Mohadi was Minister of Home …

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Aspiring Zaka West MP banks on young voters

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa. Aspiring legislator Elvis Mugari says he is hopeful of scooping the Zaka West Parliamentary seat from current National Assembly representative Vincent Mawere because youths now prefer younger candidates who are in touch with their needs. The youthful Mugari said he decided to stand as an independent candidate after realising that most political parties in the country are shutting youths out when it …

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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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Exposed Chivayo refusing with Intratek documents

By Daniel Chigundu Lavish self-styled businessman Wicknell Chivayo affectionately known as “Sir Wicknell” on social media platforms is reportedly refusing to surrender Intratek Zimbabwe Private Limited documents after ceding his 50% shareholding, Parliament heard. Chivayo reportedly borrowed some money on the understanding that he would cede his 50% shareholding in Intratek Zimbabwe to a company called Intermillion Investments which he did in 2014. Giving oral …

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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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Wetlands invasion: Residents want Parliament to act

By Watmore Makokoba Harare residents concerned with the continued invasion of wetlands by land barons petitioned Parliament this week to exercise its legislative powers and reign in to stop the depletion. The residents who took advantage of the World Wetlands Day Celebrations to march in Harare and hand a petition to Parliament say the legislature must review and strengthen frameworks that are used in issuing …

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