Live Stream: Govt destroying villagers homes in Murehwa

Government is destroying homes and maize fields in Murehwa to make way for the construction of a road, the construction company opted to destroy the houses as a cheaper option as compared to blasting the rocks which are on the proposed way of the road. Freezim Congress Joseph Makamba Busha says he is going to …

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Call to change Proportional Representation selection criteria

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Women who attended the Young Women’s Political Power, Representation and Participation workshop organised by Institute of Young Women in Development (IYWD) are considering petitioning Parliament for changes to the Proportional Representation Clause. Proportional Representation which avails 60 extra seats to women in the National Assembly from 2013 to 2023 came into effect …

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Live Stream: NAYO demonstrates against shrinking civic space in Zimbabwe

About 60 youths under the National Association of Youth Organisations (NAYO-Zimbabwe) yesterday took to the streets to demonstrate over shrinking civic space in Zimbabwe and also demanded the reviewing of age eligibility for the public office so that youths can also get the opportunity to contest for Parliament, Senate and President as well. The youth …

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Remove soldiers or officially declare State of Emergency: Mtetwa

By Daniel Chigundu Prominent human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa has called on the government to remove soldiers from the streets or to officially declare the State of Emergency. A State of Emergency is a situation of national danger or disaster in which the government suspends normal constitutional procedures in order to regain control. However, since …

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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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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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Missing Dzamara: Mnangagwa must apologise

By Daniel Chigundu. Transform Zimbabwe (TZ) leader Jacob Ngarivhume says it is a shame that President Emmerson Mnangagwa has failed to explain the whereabouts of missing activist Itai Dzamara or to at least issue an apology. Dzamara, a father of two went missing on 9 March 2015 when he had reportedly gone to have a haircut and there has not been word or clue about …

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Zimbos demonstrate against Mugabe

People from across Zimbabwe have converged in Harare and Bulawayo to demand that President Robert Mugabe step down and pave way for a new leader. Zimbabweans took to the streets for the first time since independence in 1980 to collectively demonstrate against the veteran politician who is currently under house arrest from Tuesday. Mugabe who turns 94 in February next year is accused of running …

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Human trafficking: U.S. engages Zim

By Daniel Chigundu US officials who were in the country a few weeks ago have revealed that their country is pushing for more partnership with Zimbabwe to combat trafficking in persons (TIP) issues. The two officials, Torrie Higgins who is Program Advisor at the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State and Haley Wright a Foreign Service Officer …

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Cyber Bill now at AG’s office

By Daniel Chigundu The much awaited Cyber Crimes and Cyber Security Bill which is meant among other things to regulate the use of internet and protect users is reportedly being finalised at the Attorney-General’s Office (AG) before being sent to Cabinet for approval. The proposed Bill, whose draft was circulated last year, is widely seen by many as government’s measure to close the country’s cyber …

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