I have now matured: Honourable Prince Sibanda

By Daniel Chigundu Binga North legislator Prince Dubeko Sibanda says he has now matured and will not exhibit bad behaviour in the National Assembly. Legislators have come under fire most of the time for behaving badly through hackling, singing and making noise while in the National Assembly at a time when they are supposed 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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Mahamat leads Africa in mourning Mugabe

By James Martin The African Union (AU) chairperson Moussa Fak Mahamat has taken a lead in mourning the death of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe who passed on in Singapore. Writing on Twitter, Mahamat described Mugabe as a continental unifier and a Pan Africanist. “It is with immense sadness that I learnt of the passing …

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MPs and Qualifications |Tsitsi Gezi| Proportional Representation | Zanu PF

  Tsitsi Gezi is the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and is a Zanu PF legislator under the Proportional Representation quota. She was born on the 9th of August 1970 in Lomagundi and she is the widow of the late Zanu PF National Commissar Border Gezi. Academic Qualifications   Primary: Chigwida Primary School: Mvurwi Primary …

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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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EU-Mnangagwa tiff escalates as war veterans draw battle lines

By James Martin The tiff between the European Union (EU) and President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday took a notch higher after the war veterans declared that they are prepared to meet the West pound for pound if they want war with Zimbabwe. Last week at the official launch of the anti-corruption awareness campaign Mnangagwa dumped his diplomatic etiquette …

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ZAS blocks MDC from exhibiting at Show

By James Martin  Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) has reportedly blocked MDC from exhibiting at this year’s edition of the show which kicked off on Monday. This has left the labour backed opposition party seething with anger at President Emmerson Mnangagwa whom it accused of interfering with the exhibition host. The ZAS prohibition comes on the …

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Zanu PF self-protest with bakeries

Zanu PF recently broke the internet with images of rudimentary mud bakeries which they launched for women and youths across the country. To show intent, the party which describes as a revolutionary political organisation, mounted a few of these bakeries at its headquarters in Harare. At face value this sounds like a good idea, why …

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One Year On –MDC Still Mourn ‘Stolen Elections’

By   Tafadzwa Muranganwa MDC which is fronted by Nelson Chamisa has once again reiterated its stance that it will not recognise President Emmerson Mnangagwa a year after the opposition lost a Constitutional Court poll challenge. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, to mark the anniversary of last year’s plebiscite, MDC spokesperson Daniel Molokele said the …

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No need to extend Proportional Representation: Masarira

By Daniel Chigundu Labour, Economists and African Democrats (LEAD) president Linda Masarira says she is against the idea of extending the term of Proportional Representation (PR) legislators adding that the seats are only being used to manipulate women instead of empowering them. The Constitution of Zimbabwe created PR legislators (60 seats drawn from the country’s …

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