Sanctions are real but… (Part 1)

By Prosper Chitambara The major highlight of the past week was the anti-sanctions march on Friday 25 October; a day designated as the anti-sanctions day by SADC and declared a public holiday by the government of Zimbabwe. While external sanctions are real and have had some negative implications on the economy, the worst form of …

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FSG boss in trouble for skipping Parly probe

By James Martin The Public Accounts Portfolio Committee (PAC) says it will be directing the Clerk of Parliament Kennedy Chokuda to issue a warrant of arrest for Fertilizers Seed Grain (FSG) managing director Steve Morland for absconding Parliament. Morland had been invited together with officials from the Ministry of Finance to come and give oral …

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Cyber Bill should respect human rights

By Mark Matambirofa Some members of the public have called on the government to ensure that the upcoming Cyber Crime, Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill does not infringe on people’s rights adding that it should be used to promote the safe use of internet in the country. Zimbabwe is in the process of coming …

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Cyber Bill should respect human rights

By Mark Matambirofa Some members of the public have called on the government to ensure that the upcoming Cyber Crime, Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill does not infringe on people’s rights adding that it should be used to promote the safe use of internet in the country. Zimbabwe is in the process of coming …

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ZACC to sit in Public Accounts Committee

By Staff Reporter Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) will now sit in the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in a move meant to help them identify looters who will be giving oral evidence. The PAC which is chaired by Harare East legislator Tendai Biti is already sitting with the Auditor General in its portfolio meetings. Portfolio …

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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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Zanu PF’s Parliamentary crudity is winning battles but losing the war

OPINION By Wisdom Mumera In July Tendai Biti (Harare East-MDC Alliance) delivered a vintage debate speech in Parliament, hitting out at the Finance Ministry over multiple infractions noted in the Auditor General’s Report, revealing how the spider-web of poor governance was spreading from there to everywhere else in the country’s sordid mess of state and …

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Biti shreds supplementary budget [Full text]

Harare East legislator Tendai Biti says the midterm budget review and supplementary budget presented by Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube is a fraud and a statement of misrepresentation of the state of the economic situation in Zimbabwe. Biti said the budget is not equal to the challenges that Zimbabwe is facing arguing that the Minister is …

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