Price controls, tinkering with the deck when the titanic is sinking

Price controls, tinkering with the deck when the titanic is sinking

By Jacob Mafume AN unrelenting inflationary environment has characterised our economy for over three months, the surge of prices has become one of the biggest challenges in the lives of Zimbabweans. Any attempt to mitigate the effects of the scourge or combat inflation must normally be applauded; ZANUPF however brings a new twist to the whole matrix. The ZANUPF politburo resolution on inflation is rather scary than it can be reason for celebration. In lightning speed fear takes the citizen back to 2007 when the effects of price controls almost…

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POST BUDGET SEMINAR: What Jacob Mudenda said

POST BUDGET SEMINAR: What Jacob Mudenda said

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY THE SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY HON. ADV. J. F. MUDENDA AT THE POST-BUDGET SEMINAR 8 JANUARY 2018 The President of the Senate, Hon E.G. Madzongwe; The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon M. M. Chinomona; The Deputy President of the Senate, Hon C.C.C. Chimutengwende; Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Dr T. Khupe; The President of the National Council of Chiefs, Hon. Senator Chief F.Z. Charumbira; Honourable Chief Whips; Honourable Committee Chairpersons here present; Honourable Members of Parliament here present; The Acting Clerk of Parliament, Ms….

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Diaspora vote key for economic turnaround: Mugano

Diaspora vote key for economic turnaround: Mugano

By Daniel Chigundu ECONOMIST Gift Mugano says allowing millions of Zimbabweans living and working in the diaspora to participate in elections is key for the country’s economic turnaround. It is widely believed that there are about three million Zimbabweans living in the diaspora for various reasons that range from political persecution, economic challenges and academic among many other reasons. These Zimbabweans have calling on the government to allow them to exercise their voting while in the diaspora but their call has been falling on deaf ears since 2000 when the…

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Is Joice Mujuru destined for the bin?

Is Joice Mujuru destined for the bin?

By Daniel Chigundu JOICE Mujuru is one politician in the country who would like to quickly forget the month of November and December owing to developments that saw several of her party supporters resigning in numbers at a time when others are consolidating. The veteran liberator who was sacked from Zanu PF a few years ago on allegations of trying to usurp power, has not had it easy since the death of her powerful and cunning husband general Solomon Mujuru who is believed to have been the force behind her…

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Chamisa demands Cabinet announcement date

Chamisa demands Cabinet announcement date

Extracted from Parliamentary Hansard 29/11/2017 HON. ADV.CHAMISA: Madam Speaker, I wish to draw your attention to Section 62 of the Constitution of the Republic of Zimbabwe in particular (1). Are you there Madam Speaker because I want to walk with you. It reads as follows:- THE HON. DEPUTY SPEAKER: Order Hon. Member, you keep on talking and you are not even looking at the section which is being mentioned. HON.  ADV. CHAMISA: Thank you Madam Speaker. “Every Zimbabwean citizen or permanent resident including juristic persons in the Zimbabwean media has the right…

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The burden that Auxillia Mnangagwa has

The burden that Auxillia Mnangagwa has

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE for the first time since independence in 1980 has a First-lady who is also an elected legislator, Auxillia Mnangagwa representing Chirumanzu-Zibagwe Constituency in the National Assembly. Mnangagwa’s first-lady role comes at a time when women are facing a lot of challenges which they are trying to address using Parliament but have been let down by delays from the executive and other arms of government. The current topical issue is that of access to sanitary pads whose prices shot-up a few weeks ago owing to various challenges…

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Mnangagwa makes a constitutional blunder

Mnangagwa makes a constitutional blunder

By Daniel Chigundu PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s decision to dissolve Cabinet today could be contrary to what the country’s constitution says. In a press statement sent out today 27 November 2017, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda announced that the President has dissolved Cabinet. “In terms of Section 108 (1c) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (number 20) His Excellency, the President of Zimbabwe Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa has dissolved Cabinet, and is in the process of putting together a new team of Cabinet Ministers…,” said the…

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Mugabe resigns to avoid impeachment shame

Mugabe resigns to avoid impeachment shame

By Daniel Chigundu President Robert Mugabe who has fallen out of favour with his Zanu PF members has tendered his resignation letter to the Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda in accordance with the country’s constitution to stop a humiliating impeachment process. Zanu PF had initiated the impeachment process following alleged refusal to step down by the 93-year-old veteran politician who lost control of both party and government leadership on Tuesday to the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF). All indications were clear that the impeachment process would go through as Zanu PF…

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Follow the will of people, Mugabe told …as 37 year reign nears end

Follow the will of people, Mugabe told …as 37 year reign nears end

By Ndafadza Madanha DEPOSED Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa says President Robert Mugabe should follow the will of the people and resign. In a statement, the former VP who fled into exile after his expulsion from both government and ruling party said he had spoken to the President as indicated by Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) commander General Constantine Chiwenga last night. “In my contact with President Mugabe, I told the President that the current political and constitutional crisis in the country is not a matter between him and me but between…

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Cornered Mugabe agrees to meet Mnangagwa

Cornered Mugabe agrees to meet Mnangagwa

By Daniel Chigundu ISOLATED President Robert Mugabe is set to meet ousted Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a few days, Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) General Constantine Chiwenga has revealed. Mugabe who is currently under pressure to quit and is facing possible impeachment in Parliament this Tuesday where both MDC and Zanu PF have agreed to gang up against him has reportedly been refusing to resign arguing that what the military did was unconstitutional. Addressing the media, General Chiwenga said the two rivals have made contact and will be meeting soon…

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