MDC Alliance Dismisses $5 million Pre-Budget Extravagance

By Leopold Munhende and Marshall Bwanya The opposition MDC Alliance, recently ridiculed for being part of the alleged extravagant pre-budget seminar in the resort town of Victoria Falls which gobbled an estimated US$5 million has dismissed the allegations saying they actually got very little. Social media could not contain the uproar by citizens after the …

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Masvingo residents refuse to discuss the Coroners Bill

By Hazvinei Mwanaka The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs was on Monday left with egg on its face following the refusal by People in Masvingo to discuss the Coroners Bill. This Coroners Bill provides for the establishment of an office responsible for investigating all deaths that come about as a result …

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Open letter to Vincent Tsvangirai

Dear Vincent I meant to write to you earlier but I was attending Robert Mugabe’s funeral so I had to defer my letter a bit, apologies. I come in peace and congratulations on winning the Glen View South by-election, that seat was yours to lose. MDC runs the city and you may want to suggest …

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ERC submits election legal framework analysis to Parliament

By James Martin Election Resource Centre (ERC) says it has submitted to Parliament its analysis of the legal framework that governs elections in Zimbabwe. The analysis which was handed over to the Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda is seeking among other things to help speed up electoral reforms in the country. Speaking recently, …

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ED tables 28 Bills, calls for speedy considerations

By Daniel Chigundu President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called on Parliament to speedily consider the 28 Bills that have been set as the legislative agenda for the Second Session of the 9th Parliament of Zimbabwe. The legislative agenda is composed of both new Bills and old laws which will be amended as part of the law …

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I am still staying in Kadoma: Hon. Chinyanganya

By Daniel Chigundu Kadoma Central legislator Muchineripi Chinyanganya has disputed claims that he is no longer staying in his constituency adding that people who do not attend feedback meetings and those who are not aware of his Parliament schedules are the ones peddling falsehoods. Most legislators are usually accused of abandoning their constituencies as soon …

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Parly to conduct public hearings on 2020 budget

The Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic Development will conduct public hearings around the country on the 2020 National Budget from Monday 23rd September to Friday 27th September 2019. Attendance at the Public Hearings Members of the public, interested groups and organisations are invited to attend these hearings, meetings and express their views to the …

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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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What young Zimbabweans think of their MPs

By Tanyaradzwa Timbatimba Youths who are touted as the leaders of tomorrow and constituted a significant number on the voters roll in the 2018 general elections have expressed disappointment in the way legislators have performed. The youths say they had hoped that the legislators would focus on social issues affecting communities such as access to …

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Why young people snub Parly public hearings

By James Martin Young people say they don’t attend Parliamentary public hearings because their voices are not heard as their contributions are not considered most of the times. Parliament through its legislative role usually go around the country seeking people’s views to various Bills that would have been tabled in Parliament, but young people have …

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