Articles tagged 'jacob mudenda'

Speaker apologises to Sikhala 15 October 2018 HARARE - Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda has apologised to MDC Member of Parliament for Zengeza West Job Sikhala after he wrongly ejected him from the august House last Wednesday for making noise, it has emerged. Sikhala along with MDC MP for Highfield Eric Murai were forced out...
MP calls for ED impeachment 11 October 2018 HARARE - An opposition MDC MP has called for the impeachment of President Emmerson Mnangagwa over the deteriorating economic situation in the country saying the environment has become untenable. Contributing to questions without notice session in the National Assembly yesterday MDC's Chitungwi...
New ministers anger MPs 28 September 2018 HARARE - The Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda will soon write to President Emmerson Mnangagwa seeking him to reprimand Cabinet ministers who are skipping the question time, scheduled for every Wednesday. Only a few ministers pitched up for the gruelling session on Wednesday, leav...
Mudenda offended by nickname 28 September 2018 HARARE - The Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda had to call two lawmakers to order on Wednesday after they called him by his nickname. This was after MDC chief whip Prosper Mutseyami and independent Norton legislator Temba Mliswa had referred to Mudenda as “the headmaster”— a sobri...
Mudenda to meet Parly chief whips 17 September 2018 HARARE - Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda, will today meet with chief whips from both Zanu PF and the opposition MDC ahead of tomorrow's official opening of Parliament. While Mudenda told the Daily News that this would be an “internal administrative meeting,” sources said he coul...
Malaba humiliated in Parliament 12 September 2018 HARARE - Chief Justice Luke Malaba had a torrid time in Parliament yesterday after the opposition legislators tried to stop him from swearing-in speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda and his deputy Tsitsi Gezi. Malaba was embarrassed when he entered the National Assembly chambers as t...
Politburo settles for Mudenda 11 September 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF has decided to keep Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda in his position following a politburo resolution at the party's headquarters yesterday, the Daily News can reveal. Speculation had been rife that Mudenda could face a challenge for the job to preside over the n...
Mudenda, Savage discuss reforms 21 May 2018 HARARE - Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda recently meet with Jennifer Savage, the charge d' affairs of the United States embassy in Harare. The meeting was part of the US efforts to understand and hear from key stakeholders about progress towards electoral reforms. Addressing ...
Parly to hold joint sitting over welfare issues 9 March 2018 HARARE - Parliament will hold a joint sitting next week to discuss legislators' welfare just before the term of the 8th Parliament  runs out. MDC MP for Musikavanhu Prosper Mutseyami raised the welfare issue in the National Assembly and demanded a joint sitting to put the issue to rest. “I ...
MPs warned against unruly behaviour 27 January 2018 HARARE - National Assembly deputy speaker Mabel Chinomona has warned legislators against absenteeism and unruly behaviour during debates. She gave a stern warning this week after Norton’s independent legislator Temba Mliswa complained that there were some MPs who just come and register their n...
Fast-track Mines Bill: Mudenda 25 January 2018 HARARE - National Assembly Speaker Jacob Mudenda wants Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill — which seeks to repeal the principal Act crafted in 1961 — passed within two months. Mudenda told a Parliament workshop in Vumba: “Firstly, on the 8th (of) January 2018 when I addressed the post-Budget s...
'Zanu PF MPs, chiefs instil fear in rural voters' 24 January 2018 HARARE - National Assembly Speaker Jacob Mudenda has urged opposition legislators to grill Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi today over allegations that Zanu PF was intimidating voters by demanding serial numbers of their voter registration slips. Mudenda was responding to a point of order rais...
Parliament needs to be trimmed 15 January 2018 HARARE - The Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda recently called on government to increase budget allocations for the ministry of Health and Child Care and Parliament to avoid crippling their operations. In the case of the ministry of Health, it was allocated $400 million — represen...
MPs' failure to submit paperwork delays CDF 13 January 2018 HARARE - Legislators’ failure to submit the necessary paperwork is stalling the disbursement of Constituency Development Funds (CDF). In a circular to Members of Parliament, Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda encouraged legislators to “attend to the matter urgently.” He said onl...
Outrage over mooted constitutional amendment 11 January 2018 HARARE - The country's main opposition parties have reacted angrily to plans by the ruling Zanu PF to use its majority in Parliament to scrap a constitutional provision that devolves powers to provinces. Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda, let the cat out of the bag when he beseeched lawmaker...
Parly approves Chiri re-appointment 10 January 2018 HARARE - The National Assembly yesterday approved the re-appointment of Mildred Chiri as the auditor-general. Chiri was unceremoniously dismissed from her job in July last year. National Assembly Speaker Jacob Mudenda announced that “this House resolves and approves that  ...Chiri be appoin...
MPs abandon the people 5 November 2017 HARARE - The culture of greed, entitlement and self-indulgence still maintains its grip on the eighth Parliament of Zimbabwe. Despite public outrage over the spectacular expenses of President Robert Mugabe’s government, on the other hand, legislators from across the political divide continue t...
Parly summons bunking ministers 25 September 2017 HARARE - Parliament is at long last moving to rein in government ministers who bunk Parliament sessions, targeting those who did not attend the august House's business on Wednesday without giving apologies. Those found guilty face contempt charges. This comes on back of numerous complaints,...
Mugabe slams ministers bunking Parliament 13 September 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe received a rare round of applause from all legislators during the State Opening of Parliament yesterday after he sharply rebuked ministers for their frequent absence from Parliament sessions. This comes as it has become a trait of the Fourth Parliament that rog...
You overlooked us, MPs tell Speaker 11 August 2017 HARARE - Female National Assembly members have accused Speaker Jacob Mudenda of “overlooking” them during heated debate on the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 1) Bill which, if signed by President Robert Mugabe, would restore powers to him to appoint the chief justice and judges. Alrea...
No political will to punish Parly bunking ministers 10 July 2017 HARARE - Cabinet ministers who have gained notoriety for absconding Parliament will not be punished despite Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda's threats. In February Mudenda read the riot act in the National Assembly threatening to write to President Robert Mugabe urging him to rep...
Leaders must not overstay their welcome — Mudenda 30 June 2017 VICTORIA FALLS - Spending too much time in leadership turns people evil, National Assembly speaker Jacob Mudenda has said. Mudenda told delegates at the on-going Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) congress here that leaders who consolidate power become very evil. Without naming an...
Bunking ministers stir Parly fury 26 June 2017 HARARE - Questions on the House of Assembly's Order Paper had to be deferred last week after several Cabinet ministers bunked the Question and Answer session, stirring opposition fury. The ministers were said to be tied up at the explosive politburo meeting to decide the fate of Local Governme...
Kasukuwere saga: Mugabe to play balancing act 14 June 2017 HARARE - The ruling Zanu PF party's supreme decision-making organ in between congresses, the politburo, meets in Harare today for another crunch meeting that could end the uncertainty surrounding Saviour Kasukuwere's future as the revolutionary party's national political commissar. The 47-year...
MDC roasts Kasukuwere 29 April 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC yesterday waded into Zanu PF's ugly factional and succession wars, accusing embattled Local Government minister, Saviour Kasukuwere, of vindictively suspending Chitungwiza town councillors to divert attention from his political woes. MDC spoke...