Is Wadyajena a blue-eyed-boy in Parliament?

Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has asked Parliament to explain why Gokwe-Nembudziya legislator Justice Mayor Wadyajena is given special treatment in Parliament adding that the youthful flamboyant legislator has never read a report from the Agriculture Committee on his own as he is always absent. Speaking in the National Assembly recently, Honourable Mliswa said it appears …

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Youths have no support to participate in politics

By Mark Matambirofa National Association of Youth Organisations (NAYO) director Misheck Gondo says even though youths constitute the majority in Zimbabwe there is however no support for them to participate fully in politics. Currently, there are only a handful of youths who have made it into Parliament despite the constitution putting very minimum requirements. Even …

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Reduce military budget says MDC youths

By Staff Reporter MDC Youth Assembly has called on Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube to consider slashing the budget allocation for the military adding that the country is not under war. Minister Ncube is expected to present the 2020 National Budget before Parliament tomorrow and indications from the pre-budget seminar held in Victoria Falls a few …

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Mnangagwa’s SONA fail to inspire youths

By Marshall Bwanya Zimbabwean youths have said they are disappointed by the State of the Nation Address (SONA) which was presented by President Emmerson Mnangagwa for failing to highlight how the government was going to remedy the current economic woes being faced in the country. Zimbabwe is facing a lot of challenges economically owing to …

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Watch Vincent Tsvangirai full interview [Video]

“There is always hope even in the worst of situations there is always light at the end of the tunnel sometimes it’s not easy to reach that tunnel but I believe there is hope. “I always say I think as Zimbabweans, as political parties and all stakeholders of the country it’s important that we must …

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What young Zimbabweans think of their MPs

By Tanyaradzwa Timbatimba Youths who are touted as the leaders of tomorrow and constituted a significant number on the voters roll in the 2018 general elections have expressed disappointment in the way legislators have performed. The youths say they had hoped that the legislators would focus on social issues affecting communities such as access to …

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Why young people snub Parly public hearings

By James Martin Young people say they don’t attend Parliamentary public hearings because their voices are not heard as their contributions are not considered most of the times. Parliament through its legislative role usually go around the country seeking people’s views to various Bills that would have been tabled in Parliament, but young people have …

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Why I joined politics: Vincent Tsvangirai

By Daniel Chigundu Vincent Tsvangirai, son to the late MDC founding president Dr Morgan Richard Tsvangirai says the desire to change the country’s political landscape and to finish what his late sister Vimbai Java had started in Glen View South is what has led him to enter mainstream politics. Aged 24 years, Vincent recently won …

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The fear curse and the disenfranchised generation: Case of Zimbabwean young people.

OPINION By James Martin Speaking during the Bastille Day Anniversary in Paris-France in July 1996, former South African President Nelson Mandela said: “Young people are capable, when aroused, of bringing down the towers of oppression and raising the banners of freedom.” Implied here is that the ball is in young people’s court to bring change …

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African leaders addicted to ancestral leadership

OPINION By Michelle Muchena Africa has been described by many analysts as “a young continent with old leaders” and this arises from the fact that most of these leaders though they are advanced in age or have become incapacitated they hardly retire. According to some statistics, over 15 African countries are currently being led by …

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