The Patriots Act: A Zanu PF way of trapping themselves

By Anonymous Zanu PF, the party with a two-thirds majority in Zimbabwe’s Parliament is contemplating championing a law which makes it criminal to speak against the interests of the country. One of the most vocal proponents of this Act is the Zanu PF Chief Whip Pupurai Togarepi, who happens to be the party’s youth leader. …

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Two feminists vs Chief Ndiweni, MDC & Others

OPINION By Tinatswe Mhaka Chief Felix Nhlanhlayamangwane Khayisa Ndiweni (54) has been ruling the Matabeleland South Area of Ntabazinduna for the last five (5) years after succeeding his now late father Chief Khayisa Ndiweni in 2014. Zimbabwe still maintains some semblance of monarchical rule by positioning Chiefs as leaders of rural communities and ‘Traditional leaders …

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When trifle, allowances and dessert are more important than Bills

By Anonymous It recently revealed that the Zimbabwean Parliament let the First Session of the 9th Parliament run out with six Bills still hanging. There was a bit of noise (on Twitter obviously, where else?) which fizzled out after a few hours, as has become the norm in Zimbabwe. Maybe people are tired or do …

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Life outside Parliament has been great: Majome

By Michelle Muchina Former Harare West Legislator Jessie Fungayi Majome has said she is enjoying life out of Parliament adding that she is now able to focus on other things including her law practice. Majome contested for the Harare West seat as an independent candidate in the 2018 general elections but could not get enough …

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Who says sanctions on Zimbabwe are illegal?

Courtesy of Veritas Zimbabwe [Bill Watch] Sanctions against Zimbabwe Introduction The subject of sanctions is in everyone’s mind as the government has declared today (25/10/2019) a public holiday to mark anti-sanctions day.  The SADC summit of August 2019 in Tanzania declared 25th October as the day on which “SADC Member States can collectively voice their …

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New Currency/Notes: Who should we believe, Mangudya or Mthuli?

By Staff Reporter Zimbabweans find themselves at crossroads, unsure whether to believe Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor John Mangudya or Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube on the currency issue. Mangudya had told the media at a press conference that the country will be introducing a new currency that will circulate alongside the Bond Notes, however, his …

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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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Anti-Sanctions, Zanu PF’s Attempt to Manufacture Public Consent

By Wisdom Mumera One thing President Emmerson Mnangagwa did “wrong” in his excitement at assuming power was to promise Zimbabwe the world whilst still entangled within the web of a Mafia organisation like Zanu PF. His reformist intentions, whether genuine or political rhetoric, were never going to succeed as long as he maintained the system …

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