Articles tagged 'mps'

UK MPs regret endorsing ED 1 February 2019 HARARE – British MPs say they regret that their government took a quick stance to cosy up to the Zimbabwean administration soon after President Emmerson Mnangagwa took over power from former president Robert Mugabe in the November 2017 coup. Kate Hoey, a Labour Party MP, moved a motion in Parl...
MPs want liquid in water cannons probed 2 November 2018 HARARE - Parliament has been urged to institute an investigation into the chemical composition of the liquid in water cannons used by police to disperse crowds amid fears that the liquid could contain harmful substances. This came out in the National Assembly on Tuesday during a debate on a re...
Angry ED hunts Zanu PF rebels 12 August 2018 HARARE - An angry President Emmerson Mnangagwa has joined war veterans in accusing some senior Zanu PF officials of trying to engineer his downfall during the July 30 polls by encouraging party followers to vote for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa. This comes after Mnangagwa came perilously c...
Haritatos calls time on politics 4 April 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF Member of Parliament for Muzvezve Peter Haritatos said he will not contest for the parliamentary seat in the coming elections. Haritatos said he is passing the opportunity to give a chance to the younger generation. “I have worked hard for our great nation, and it has been ...
MPs overrule Senators on Bill 2 January 2018 HARARE – After several months of haggling, the Land Commission Bill is now being submitted to the President for assent and gazetting after the National Assembly ignored amendments proposed by the Senate. While the Bill was passed by the National Assembly in January last year, it suffered a ser...
2017's best and worst MPs 30 December 2017 HARARE - The eighth Parliament of Zimbabwe has come to a close with the advent of harmonised elections next year yet, more than half of the 292 legislators' only contribution to the National Assembly debates has been a deafening silence. Our reporter, Blessings Mashaya, carried out a snap surv...
Legislators renew their demands 2 December 2017 HARARE – Members of Parliament (MPs)have urged the new government led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to honour most of the undertakings made by the previous government. Buhera South MP Joseph Chinotimba said they want the new president to make sure that all legislators get diplomatic passport...
MPs grill minister over steep prices 21 October 2017 HARARE - Members of Parliament (MPs) have questioned government's commitment to end the current economic crisis which has seen shops sharply increasing prices of basic consumer goods on the back of foreign currency shortages and rising fuel prices. On Wednesday, Industry minister Mike Bimha to...
Parliamentarians owed $15m in allowances 19 October 2017 HARARE - Members of the National Assembly and Senators are demanding $15 million in amounts owed to them for sitting allowances that have not been paid since the commencement of the present 8th Parliament in 2013.  There are 275 National Assembly legislators and 80 senators. Each parliamentari...
MPs threaten to sink 2018 budget 19 October 2017 HARARE - Legislators across the political divide have threatened the sink the 2018 National budget if they don't get a five-fold increase in their allowances. They said they will hold assent to the two Money Bills that be tabled by Finance minister Ignatius Chombo until their sitting allowance...
Deputy ministers fail to answer questions 1 October 2017 HARARE - Deputy ministers are up in arms with Members of Parliament as they are failing to answer questions pertaining to their ministries in the absence of their principals who most times would be attending Cabinet meetings. Currently, President Robert Mugabe's government has 20 deputy minist...
Parly probes forests plunder 30 September 2017 HARARE - The parliamentary portfolio committee on Environment, Water and Climate has set out to investigate the plunder of commercial timber and protected indigenous forests following a massive public outcry from environmentalists and the timber industry. Settlers and illegal miners have besie...
Zanu PF MPs slam govt over land barons 30 September 2017 HARARE - Government is sponsoring cartels that are in the business of grabbing farms whose owners would have died and selling them for a fee, Parliament heard this week. Zanu PF legislators complained in the National Assembly during Wednesday's question without notice session that the cartels ...
Headman shames Zanu PF MPs 11 August 2017 HARARE - A Zvishavane headman has shamed Zanu PF legislators in his area for abandoning their constituencies after winning elections. Speaking at the launch of a school feeding initiative by government and aid agencies, headman Blessed Matenda said the legislators vanish immediately after elec...
Biti to meet prospective MPs 11 July 2017 HARARE - Opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) president Tendai Biti will today address a seminar of prospective parliamentary candidates at a closed door venue in Harare. The meeting — organised by the elections directorate headed by the national chairperson Lucia Matibenga — will gather...
Kenyan MPs to get 15% pay cut 11 July 2017 NAIROBI - Kenyan MPs, who are some of the best paid lawmakers in the world, are to get a pay cut intended to reduce the public wage bill. The MPs' $7,200 (£5,500) monthly pay will be cut by 15% and they will lose some generous allowances. The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) said ...
France's Macron to cut MPs by a third 3 July 2017 PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed a radical overhaul of the country's government. Speaking at the historic Palace of Versailles, he said he planned to cut the number of lawmakers by a third. Doing so would produce a more efficient government and put France on a "radicall...
'MPs neglect people's plight' 1 July 2017 HARARE - Outspoken lawyer Fadzayi Mahere has said she is going to contest to become an MP after realising that legislators were not representing the plight of long-suffering ordinary Zimbabweans. In a live video on Facebook this week, Mahere — who is eyeing the Mt Pleaseant seat — said her int...
Female MPs demand more Parly seats 24 June 2017 HARARE - Women legislators across the political divide are demanding that the male-dominated Parliament approve a bill giving women a stronger political voice in this patriarchal country. The women are pushing for amendments to the Electoral Act so that it provides for half of the seats in Nat...
Huge Parly burdens fiscus: Mudenda 22 June 2017 HARARE – National Assembly Speaker Jacob Mudenda has slammed an “elephant size” team of 350 legislators that he said was a burden to the fiscus. It is the largest legislature since the southern African country attained independence from British colonial rule in 1980. Legislators receive mon...
Parly snubs burial of MPs 6 May 2017 HARARE - Opposition MPs have raised concern against Parliament saying it is snubbing the burial of deceased House of Assembly members. Speaking in the House of Assembly this week, Norton Independent MP Temba Mliswa said the august House had snubbed the burial of Zanu PF MP for Chiwundura Kizit...
ZBC defends Parly 'censorship' 6 May 2017 HARARE - State-controlled Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings (ZBH) — managers of ZTV — has defended its censorship of live parliamentary debates, arguing it was their editorial policy, targeted at making the channel family friendly. This comes after opposition political parties yesterday slammed t...
I don't stand for MPs' salary hike - Chamisa 26 March 2017 HARARE - Our news editor Gift Phiri talks to chairperson of Parliament's Legal and Procedural Affairs Committee, Kuwadzana East MP and opposition MDC vice president Nelson Chamisa. Below are excerpts of the interview. Q: You have stirred controversy by reportedly demanding a hike in MP salarie...
Broke govt offers MPs stands 18 March 2017 HARARE - Government has offered MPs and senators residential stands in lieu of their outstanding allowances. Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere (pictured) confirmed the deal in Senate on Thursday, saying the ruling Zanu PF and opposition MDC chief whips had already been advised. T...
MPs desert xenophobia debate 12 March 2017 HARARE - Parliament had to be adjourned last week during a crucial debate on xenophobic attacks on Zimbabweans in South Africa because Members of Parliament, who were present, could not constitute a quorum for the debate to proceed, the Daily News on Sunday can report. On March 1, Mabvuku-Tafa...