Speaker acts on forced adjournment, MPs to lose allowances

Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda has ruled that legislators who are forcing Parliament to adjourn early due to lack of quorum will start losing their sitting allowances going forward. Some legislators only come into the house for a few minutes so that their names can be marked in the attendance register then they …

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Tsvangirai finally speaks in Parliament

Glenview South legislator Vincent Tsvangirai has finally broken his five-months silence in the National Assembly. VIDEO: FULL INTERVIEW WITH VINCENT TSVANGIRAI Tsvangirai who won the Glenview South seat through a by-election in September last year is one of the sons of the late MDC founding president Morgan Tsvangirai and is currently the youngest legislator in …

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Biti, Chikwinya escape Parly punishment due to poor audio system

Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda said Harare East legislator Tendai Biti and Mbizo legislator Settlement Chikwinya will not be punished for allegedly making inflammatory statements in the House due to poor audio evidence. Honourable Biti is alleged to have insulted Umzingwane legislator Levi Mayihlome while Honourable Chikwinya was accused of saying that Vice …

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Our tablets have no sim-card slots, how do we use them: MP

Kadoma Central legislator Muchineripi Chinyanganya has asked Parliament to explain how they are supposed to use their new Samsung tablets adding that they have no sim-card slots. Legislators received (Samsung) ICT-tablets a few weeks ago in a move meant to reduce printing costs for Parliament, however, the legislators appear to be having a torrid time …

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Parliament questions Zupco buses fitness

By Loreen Tadzingwa Parliament has raised concern over the fitness of new Zupco buses that have been involved in back to back accidents in the past days. About three Zupco buses were in involved in accidents across the country killing many people while injuring many others. READ: ZUPCO BUS ACCIDENT IN KWEKWE The buses that …

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Did you consider salaries before increasing school fees, Chinotimba asks Education Minister

Buhera South legislator Joseph Chinotimba yesterday quizzed Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Amon Murwira whether he took people’s salaries into consideration before pegging school fees for government-owned universities and colleges. The government pegged tuition for humanities at $3500; engineering and sciences at $4000 and life sciences which is veterinary science as well as medical sciences …

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Hunting for Money, Mthuli Gets A SMP

The country’s leaders have been running around searching for money or promises of such. This past week the Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube went to Washington DC where he was meeting with International Monetary Fund (IMF) honchos during the Spring Meetings. The aim according to state media: “Solicit for international financial support to reconstruct Cyclone Idai-ravaged …

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Zimbabwe Needs Real Leaders

By Jules Winnfield After us all watching the delirious RTGS versus US dollar video, the consensus should be unanimous: Zimbabwe lacks and needs leadership. Simple and straight forward. Leadership that has a vision of where we are going and how we are going to get there. Man and women who walk above the primitive and …

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Shady Company Gets US$33 million from ZINARA Without Tender

By Wisdom Mumera A private company that got over 6 contracts to supply an odd assortment of services and goods to ZINARA without going to tender has received over US$33 million to date since 2012. This was revealed during a Public Accounts Committee oral hearing of Univern on Friday during which the company’s Group CEO …

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3 Reasons Chamisa Is The Way To Go

By Jules Winnfield The MDC Alliance Congress is upon us and many have been to traditional healers and prophets seeking for an upper hand. Mwonzora has discovered that he is the darling of ZANU PF whilst the Chamisa brigade has come out guns blazing. The victor will walk to the dais upon the rubble of …

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