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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Chamisa assume Khupe’s role in Parliament

Chamisa assume Khupe’s role in Parliament

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T president Nelson Chamisa is now leader of the opposition in Parliament taking over from Honourable Thokozani Khupe who was recalled a few months ago. Khupe had been the leader of the opposition in the House since her elevation to the party presidency around 2005 up to recently. Reading out the announcement in the National Assembly, Speaker Jacob Mudenda said he had been informed of the new development by the Parliamentary Committee on Standing Rules and Orders. “I would like to inform this house that at its meeting…

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AGM to finalise sell of Hwange Town: Chitando

AGM to finalise sell of Hwange Town: Chitando

By Daniel Chigundu MINES and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando says he expecting that the upcoming annual general meeting (AGM) of Hwange Colliery will finalise the sale of Hwange Town and houses as has been agreed. Hwange is currently saddled by a huge debt overhang that has seen it failing to attract investment or accessing loans for capitalisation from financing institutions both inside and out of the country. The debt has been affecting production as the company has no resources to purchase the much-needed equipment to up production, leaving it…

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Parliament waits on Mugabe …as US$15 billion probe intensifies

Parliament waits on Mugabe  …as US$15 billion probe intensifies

By Daniel Chigundu MINES and Energy Parliamentary Portfolio Committee chairperson Temba Mliswa has revealed that they are waiting on former President Robert Mugabe’s confirmation to attend the committee on Wednesday. The committee is currently carrying out a probe on the alleged missing US$15 billion which Mugabe claim was lost through shoddy dealings in the diamond mining sector. Already all the companies and officials who were directly or indirectly involved in the mining of the country’s diamonds at Chiadzwa have appeared before the committee and have given their sides of the…

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