Opposition members stopped from speaking at Bill hearing

Watmore Makokoba  Opposition party supporters were stopped from making their contributions during a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs hearing on the Constitutional Amendment Bill (Number 1) held in Chinhoyi last week. At the centre of the contention is the part of the Constitutional Amendment Bill, which seeks to give the President unchecked powers to appoint the Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice …

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Teenage farmer stuns Chirau community

by Watmore Makokoba After failing to proceed with education, a 17-year-old  from Mareverwa village ward 12 has left Chirau community in Zvimba District astounded after coming tops in conservation farming and concurrently assuming the post of the ‘leading farmer’ in a group composed of 20 farmers. Seeing an insecure future, Tonderai Chifamba, who dropped school […]

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5 Things That Saved Moto Republik

by Munya Bloggo City of Harare nearly demolished Moto Republik’s modern architectural building on March 9, 2017. Why a City Council would try and demolish a building they approved baffles me. The drama surrounding the incident has been resolved out of court but there are vital takeaways from the events for anyone who would find […]

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BULAWAYO ARTS AWARDS: THE CLICHÉ SCRIPT

by Annonymous Just after logging into twitter, I saw a retweet by one of the people I follow with #byoartsawards. The first thing that came to mind was, eeeeh what’s that? Does Bulawayo need to have its own awards, is the artistic talent from my city so desperate for awards that we have to have […]

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Transform Zimbabwe endorses National Electoral Reform Agenda demo | #Nerademo

By Staff Reporter Seventeen opposition political parties under the banner of National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) will on Wednesday the 22nd of March descend on the streets of Harare, protesting against government takeover procurement of Biometric Voters Registration Kits. Political parties have agreed to task the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) through United Nations (UN) to do the procurement process of the BVR equipment to …

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Lumumba: Chamisa should lead MDC …Tsvangirai is the same as Mugabe

By Daniel Chigundu VIVA Zimbabwe chairman Acie Lumumba says Kuwadzana East legislator Nelson Chamisa should be given the reins to lead MDC-T as other party leaders including Morgan Tsvangirai are nothing more than a joke. MDC-T is reportedly fractured by many factions that hoping to take over from ailing Tsvangirai who has been the leader since the inaugural party congress in 2000. Party vice presidents Thokozani Khupe, …

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JOC summons NERA …as BVR demo preps gather momentum | #NeraDemo

By Daniel Chigundu The Joint Operation Command (JOC) which is composed of the country’s top security officials from (CIO, ZRP and Defence Forces) sector has reportedly summoned National Electoral Reform Agenda (NERA) leadership to a meeting in a move seen as an attempt to force cancellation of a planned demonstration. NERA is planning to go into the streets on the 22nd of March 2017, to demonstrate …

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2017 Parliament of Zimbabwe Key Events

Proposed Official Opening of the Fifth Session of the Eighth Parliament 22 October 2017  Sitting Days for year 2017 87 Sittings Days     Pre-Budget Briefing 06 September 2017     State of the Nation Address [SONAzw] 23 September 2017     Pre Budget Seminar 18-22 October 2017      Budget Presentation #ZimBudget2018 30 November 2017    Post-Budget Seminar 04 December 2017    Budget Consultations by …

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Schedule for Public Hearings on the Shop Licences Amendment Bill

The Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Rural and Urban Development will conduct public hearings across the country on the Shop Licences Amendment  Bill (H.B. 10, 2016). Contributions made at the hearings will be considered by the Portfolio Committee and will be part of the Committee’s report that will be presented to the National Assembly when the Bill comes up for debate. Programme Team A DAY TIME VENUE TOWN Monday 27 …

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