How MOPA Bill was debated in Parliment

SECOND READING MAINTENANCE OF PEACE AND ORDER BILL [H. B. 3, 2019] Second Order read:  Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill [H. B. 3, 2019]. Question again proposed.  HON. MASENDA: Thank you Mr. Speaker Sir for giving me the opportunity to contribute towards the Maintenance of Peace …

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Why Parly legal Committee rejected MOPA Bill

Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill Adverse Report by Parliamentary Legal Committee On the 24th July, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament announced that the Parliamentary Legal Committee had issued an adverse report on the Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill, meaning that the Committee had found some provisions of the Bill to be unconstitutional.  The …

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MOPA Bill: PLC raises flag

By Staff Reporter Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Tsitsi Gezi told legislators yesterday that the Parliamentary Legal Committee (PLC) had given an adverse report on the controversial Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill (MOPA). MOPA is meant to replace the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) which has become inconsistent with the country’s new …

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Freedom of Information Bill Fails to Lay the Mark for Reform: Expectations vs. Reality

By Wisdom Mumera The make-up of the Freedom of Information Bill, repealing the Access to Information Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) whilst more positive, as compared with the Maintenance of Peace and Order (MOPO), fails to break any new ground entrenching the suspicion that real reforms won’t happen under Zanu PF. Since the advent of …

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MOPO Bill set for public hearings

By Daniel Chigundu Maintenance of Peace and Order (MOPO) Bill which is set to replace the unpopular Public Order and Security Act (POSA) is set for public hearings starting on the 3rd of June. MOPO Bill has received wide condemnation from various legal watchdogs and political commentators who are of the view that it is …

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Mnangagwa’s desperate search for a middle ground

By Wisdom Mumera President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been hungry for international acceptance since day one of 14 November 2017 and has since become a politician of no fixed ideological abode, constantly winging it and indulging in abrasive real-politick. Equally true is the point that he is afraid of reforming himself out of support from the …

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MOPO is a scarfed POSA

By Wisdom Mumera The recently gazetted Maintenance of Peace and Order (MOPO) Bill aptly captures President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s now-usual cosmetic and PR-heavy approach to issues whilst seriously lacking the much-needed change traction to effectively entrench the supposed Second Republic dispensation. The final product as with many of his false dawns is the celebration of a …

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Narrative of State Violence and Missed Promises in MISA Media Report

By Staff Reporter The media report by MISA aptly captures the dire state of the country; an unbalanced scenario of high hopes against a reality of perpetual crisis. From the political challenges to the media problems continuing to weigh down the sector. Below are captured some of the highlights from the report. -In 2018 they …

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