Zanu-PF MPs push for the dismissal of the National Peace & Reconciliation Commission bill

By Staff Reporter Vice president Phelekezela Mphoko who also doubles as the minister of Peace and Reconciliation Commission on Tuesday last week proposed for the adjournment of debate on the second reading motion of National Peace and Reconciliation Bill after debate in parliament became heated. Download the Bill here: National_Peace__Reconciliation_Bill_2017 The call came after Zanu-PF legislators’ started behaving in a rowdy way towards the acting speaker Melody …

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Govt too broke to give students grants …but will give them loans instead: Gandawa

By Daniel Chigundu GOVERNMENT says it is not able to give students in institutions of higher learning students-grants, but is working on modalities of giving them loans instead. Students through their representative bodies such as Zinasu and Zicosu have been lobbying government for some time to consider restoring students-grants to help poor students pay their school fees and to meet their living expenses while learning. …

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Zanu PF gears up for 2018 elections

By Nkanyiso Ncube Zimbabwe’s cash crisis has not stopped President Robert Mugabe and his ruling party Zanu Pf from spending millions on a fleet of cars. A move that critics have viewed as a distasteful as the ordinary person in the country is currently struggling to get hold of cash. Reports that circulated on social media show that Zanu Pf had purchased Ford Fiestas, Ford …

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Parliamentarians protest the NPRC Bill

By Nkanyiso Ncube The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) Bill finally returned to Parliament this week after it was rejected on its initial reading early last year following complaints by the public that the bill gave National Peace and Reconciliation minister too much room to interfere in the commission’s activities. Legislators across the political divide said the contents of the NPRC bill are vague …

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Mudenda urges media to analyse Bills and motions

By Daniel Chigundu SPEAKER of National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda has urged reporters to analyse Parliamentary bills, motions and debates to see if they make sense. Addressing delegates, Speaker Mudenda who was guest of honour at the official launch of the Zimbabwe Parliamentary Journalists Forum (ZPJF) said he expects the media to do more in its watchdog role over Parliament. “I want the forum (ZPJF) …

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Scrap MPs vehicle loan repayment: Chinotimba

By Nkanyiso Ncube BUHERA South legislator, Joseph Chinotimba (Zanu PF),  says government should consider scrapping outstanding loan payment of vehicles that were purchased by government on their behalf under the Parliament’s Vehicle Loan Scheme. Raising a point of order in Parliament, Chinotimba said there was no need for legislators to pay for the vehicles as there will be doing government duties. “My request is for …

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Prospective Parliamentarians suggested on Social Media

By Tariro Senderayi The just ended independence celebrations have been met with mixed feelings. While 37 years of freedom is a genuine milestone to celebrate as a nation, some countrymen couldn’t help but feel the sacrifice leading to Zimbabwe’s independence from White minority rule in 1980 has gone in vain. Independence in 1980 meant education for all, equal opportunities, low cost of living, one man …

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In Zimbabwe, we have become experts of the blame game

By Daniel Chigundu PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) economic affairs secretary Vince Musewe has called on Zimbabweans especially those in the opposition parties to stop blaming others for their failures and focus finding solutions. The ruling party Zanu PF and the main opposition party MDC-T have a long history of always blamed each other for the current problems bedeviling the country. According to Zanu PF, Zimbabwe …

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134 224 cases & 194 deaths caused by malaria in 2017 already | Ministry of Health

By Staff Reporter Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare retired brigadier general Gerald Gwinji has revealed that there was an increase in the number of malaria outbreaks recorded this year compared to last year. Dr. Gwinji on Tuesday, appeared before the portfolio committee on Health and Child Care to brief the committee on the ministry preparedness in response to the emergence …

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134 224 cases & 194 deaths caused by malaria in 2017 already | Ministry of Health

By Staff Reporter Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare retired brigadier general Gerald Gwinji has revealed that there was an increase in the number of malaria outbreaks recorded this year compared to last year. Dr. Gwinji on Tuesday, appeared before the portfolio committee on Health and Child Care to brief the committee on the ministry preparedness in response to the emergence …

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