Zimbabwe’s Founding President Mugabe Dies

Zimbabwe’s Founding President Mugabe Dies

By Tendai Sahondo   Zimbabwe’s first President and African icon, Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95. Announcing the passing on of Mugabe on his twitter account, current president, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa hailed Mugabe as a liberation icon. “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe. “Cde Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people. His contribution to the history of our…

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Chamisa still receiving ZINARA salary, benefits, a year after suspension

Chamisa still receiving ZINARA salary, benefits, a year after suspension

By Tendai Sahondo Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eng Nancy Masiyiwa-Chamisa is still receiving her salary and full benefits a year after being suspended, ZINARA board chair Michael Madanha has confirmed. Speaking before a public accounts committee, Madanha said Chamisa resisted a handsome payout which had been offered to her as a way of bringing the matter to conclusion. He was responding to a question by committee chair, Harare East Member of Parliament, Tendai Biti on the rampant corporate governance flaws within ZINARA. “Chamisa is still receiving…

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We have an electricity crisis: Misihairabwi

We have an electricity crisis: Misihairabwi

By Daniel Chigundu Parliament says Energy and Power Development Minister Fortune Chasi must come back to the House and indicate to the legislators whether the country still has electricity or not, in light of the crippling load shedding which is also affecting production. Most Zimbabweans are enduring about 15 hours of load shedding on a daily basis as party of Zesa’s phase 2 strategy of balancing power demand and supply in the country. What has been frustrating a lot of people is that the Phase 2 Strategy has no known…

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We are sorry says, Mliswa, Nduna

We are sorry says, Mliswa, Nduna

By Staff Reporter NORTON legislator Temba Mliswa and Dexter Nduna (Chegutu West) have apologised to the National Assembly for causing havoc in the Mines and Mining Development Committee a few ago. The two legislators exchanged harsh words and even threatened to deal with each other outside Parliament premises. Their conduct has however led to the dissolution of the committee with a new-look Mines Committee set to be announced in due course. Below is what Honourable Mliswa and Honourable Nduna said in the National Assembly while offering their apologies. HON. Temba MLISWA:…

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Parliament in near blows

Parliament in near blows

By Staff Reporter CORRUPTION allegations almost saw the Mines and Mining Development Portfolio Committee turned into a boxing ring as Norton legislator Temba Mliswa and Dexter Nduna (Chegutu West) almost exchanged blows in full view of the media. This resulted in the postponement of the oral evidence on gold and chrome mine which was supposed to be given by the Ministry of Mines and the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC). Hackling started when Chiredzi North legislator Royi Bhilah (Zanu PF) proposed that Norton legislator Temba Mliswa, Leonard Chikomba (Gokwe-Kabuyuni), Anele…

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Parliament question and answers

Parliament question and answers

Extract from Parliament Hansard ORAL ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE HON. NDUNA:  My question is prefaced by that there are teachers in private institutions who are paid by Government.  My question to the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education is – what is Government policy relating to teachers who are teaching in institutions that are not Government institutions, that is council and private institutions who are paid by Government? THE MINISTER OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION (HON. PROF. MAVIMA):  Thank you Mr. Speaker Sir, let me thank the Hon. Member…

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People destroying forests looking for mice

People destroying forests looking for mice

Extracted from Parliamentary Hansard: MOTION PROTECTION OF TIMBER PLANTATIONS HON. MUCHIMWE:  I move the motion standing in my name that this House; CONCERNED with the rampant destruction of timber plantations by surrounding communities who indiscriminately set veld fires while poaching animals in these plantations; DESIROUS to see an end to this unwarranted environmental destruction which has seen large timber plantations depleted; NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon Government to enforce relevant legislation to ensure protection of timber plantations. *HON. CHINOTIMBA:  I second. HON. MUCHIMWE:  Thank you Mr Speaker.  I rise to move my motion because as from…

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MPs had initially agreed to a Hilux Twin Cab: Mthuli

MPs had initially agreed to a Hilux Twin Cab: Mthuli

Extracted from Parliament Hansard:   Committee of Supply Main estimates of expenditure First Order read: Committee of Supply 2019: Main Estimates of Expenditure. House in Committee Vote 1 – Office of the President and Cabinet – US$294 700 000 put and agreed to On Vote 2 – Parliament of Zimbabwe – US$101 013 000: HON. CHIKWINYA: Thank you, Chairperson. I rise to make submissions on Vote 2 – Parliament. The first critical issue is that this Vote does not support the capacitation of Parliament in the first manner that number…

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Van Hoogstraten sees hope in ED

Van Hoogstraten sees hope in ED

By Daniel Chigundu BUSINESS tycoon Nicholas Van Hoogstraten says he supports the new dispensation policy on opening the country for business. Since his inception in November 2017, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has made it clear that Zimbabwe is open for business and is willing to engage with investors from any country. Speaking on the sidelines of the Parliamentary Portfolio on Mines, Van Hoog said change cannot take place in a month but needs time and that the new dispensation has good intentions. “I believe and support that Zimbabwe is open for…

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No money for fuel marking: ZERA

No money for fuel marking: ZERA

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) says the country has not yet started implementing fuel marking owing to lack of funds for the project. Fuel marking which has been on the cards for a long time now is one of the ways in which government can flush out issues of rampant fuel smuggling which are reportedly depriving the country of import duty and other fuel related taxes. It is reported that some companies are smuggling fuel into the country and avoiding paying of duty purporting that it is…

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