Can we still pay school fees using goats?

By Daniel Chigundu Proportional Representation legislator Joyce Makonya left the National Assembly in stitches when she asked Primary and Secondary Education Minister whether it was still feasible for poor parents to pay school fees using livestock. With most companies having closed shop in the country especially in the past decade most parents are struggling to …

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Can we still pay school fees using goats?

By Daniel Chigundu Proportional Representation legislator Joyce Makonya left the National Assembly in stitches when she asked Primary and Secondary Education Minister whether it was still feasible for poor parents to pay school fees using livestock. With most companies having closed shop in the country especially in the past decade most parents are struggling to …

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Parly to summon Minister over wetlands invasions

By Tendai Guvamombe Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Portfolio Committee chairperson Consilia Chinanzvavana says her committee will soon exercise its legislative powers in an effort to protect wetlands from further invasions. Most wetlands mainly in Harare and Chitungwiza have been invaded by property developers and land barons who have gone to parcel them to unsuspecting …

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Time to punish those who call for sanctions

By Daniel Chigundu Proportional Representation legislator Tatenda Mavetera has called on Parliament to enact laws that will punish Zimbabweans who call for sanctions on the country. Zimbabwe is currently under sanctions owing to alleged violation of human rights emanating from violent acts that occurred during the land reform exercise and the 2000 Parliamentary elections. Many …

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Another call for national dialogue

By Daniel Chigundu Progressive Political Parties (PPP) which is composed of Coalition of Democrats (CODE), Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have joined the bandwagon of parties that are calling for a national dialogue in Zimbabwe. National dialogue has been identified as one of the most practical ways of ending the …

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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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MP sued for peddling “falsehoods”

By Daniel Chigundu ZANU PF legislator for Gutu West Honourable John Paradza is being sued for a yet to be disclosed amount of money for allegedly peddling falsehoods that some legislators had been bribed in the Hwange Colliery probe. The youthful legislator is alleged to have said Mines Committee chairperson Temba Mliswa, Mbizo legislator Settlement …

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Extend Proportional Representation

By Daniel Chigundu Zanu PF legislator for Chegutu West Dexter Nduna has called on his party to consider using its 2/3 majority in Parliament to change the constitution to extend the Proportional Representation term limit to infinity. Proportional Representation which was brought about as a way of capacitating women to be able to stand on …

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Who is New in Parliament: Mary Thandiwe Mliswa| Hurungwe West| Zanu PF|

By Wisdom Mumera Hurungwe West legislator Mary Thandiwe Mliswa is more famous as Temba Mliswa’s sister than as her own person. Politically she has perennially been in the shadow of the Norton legislator who has been in the trade longer. Mary who is also Minister of State for Mashonaland West, however, draws her political inspiration …

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