Articles tagged 'parliament'

Sikhala stirs Zanu PF anger in Parly 8 October 2018 HARARE - Opposition Zengeza West MP Job “Wiwa” Sikhala has become well known in the National Assembly for his provocative and controversial statements. Wiwa, who is MP on the MDC Alliance ticket, sees politics as a bloodsport, and dedicates his time to wheeling out pure political aggression ag...
Ninth Parly bound to fail says Biti 6 September 2018 HARARE - Members of the Ninth Parliament were sworn in yesterday with former Finance minister Tendai Biti painting a gloomy picture of its prospects of success owing to what he termed a “crisis of legitimacy”. Speaking to the Daily News soon after taking oath yesterday, Biti insisted that Pres...
Zanu PF, MDC Alliance celebrate together 6 September 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF and MDC Alliance supporters yesterday demonstrated a rare sign of political maturity when they gathered at Africa Unity Square to celebrate the swearing-in of their Members of Parliament (MPs). The two sets of supporters are traditionally sworn enemies especially during electi...
Parly exposes senior minister 21 June 2018 HARARE - Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu has suffered the indignity of having the land which he was leasing from the government being withdrawn because of non-production and the neglect of farm equipment. In its findings on the land utilisation and management of estates investigation, the pa...
Mugabe faces arrest 29 May 2018 HARARE - Ousted former president Robert Mugabe risks going to jail for continuing to ignore directives by Parliament to give evidence on the disappearance of $15 billion diamond revenue, with the august body yesterday issuing him with a final ultimatum failure of which he will face the consequenc...
Tycoon causes govt shutdown 18 May 2018 HARARE – The death of businessman Kudakwashe Tagwirei's father dealt a major blow on government business this week as virtually all ministers abandoned their workstations to attend his burial — in a development that also paralysed Parliament's business. There was a virtual government business ...
Losing Zanu PF MPs rebel 15 May 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF legislators who lost in the recently-held primary polls are becoming rebellious in their attitude in the National Assembly which could force the ruling party to rely on the whip system to push through its legislative agenda, the Daily News can report. The party primaries, held...
ED dragged into Chivayo's mess 24 April 2018 HARARE - Angry  members of Parliament plan to summon President Emmerson Mnangagwa (pictured right) to explain his government's contentious decision to retain controversial “tenderpreneur” Wicknell Chivayo on the $200 million Gwanda solar project — all this despite damning allegations of corruptio...
Trouble brews for Mugabe, Mnangagwa 14 April 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwe's costly military adventure in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) two decades ago continues to haunt the country, with a group of retired soldiers now accusing ousted former president Robert Mugabe and top military chiefs of looting rich diamond mines that were allegedly giv...
Biti left only $217 in coffers: Govt 14 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government is blaming former Finance minister Tendai Biti for the deepening cash shortages, saying he left only $217 in government coffers. Biti became Finance minister in 2009 when a unity government was formed by bitter adversaries former president Rob...
Chamisa 'drowns' Khupe 13 April 2018 HARARE – Long-serving  MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe's association with the party is effectively and officially over, after she was recalled from Parliament yesterday. Khupe and two other former top MDC officials, national  spokesperson Obert Gutu and organising secretary Abednigo Bhebhe,...
'Chihuri looted diamonds worth millions of dollars' 10 April 2018 HARARE - Former police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri allegedly seized a vault containing diamonds worth millions of dollars belonging to a company that was in partnership with the cops before he forcibly took its claim in the gem rich Chiadzwa fields, Parliament heard yesterday. Chihu...
Mohadi faces grilling over diamonds 7 April 2018 HARARE - Vice President Kembo Mohadi will on Monday lead a team of serving and retired Cabinet ministers and security chiefs, respectively, in giving evidence on how police and the military were awarded licences to mine diamonds in the gem-rich Marange area. The other high-profile officials in...
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 ...
Zimdef forensic audit underway 2 April 2018 HARARE - A forensic audit of Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) is underway, Higher Education, Science and Technology Development minister Amon Murwira has told Parliament. At least six top managers have been sent on forced leave to allow the probe being conducted by PricewaterhouseCo...
Caaz board incompetent - Parly 27 March 2018 HARARE - Parliament's Transport and Infrastructural Development portfolio committee has slammed the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (Caaz) board, saying it comprises people without aviation knowledge and experience. In a report on the Civil Aviation Amendment Bill, the committee's chairpe...
Mpofu opens up on his wealth 23 March 2018 HARARE - Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu yesterday opened up for the first time on the source of his wealth, claiming he earned all that he has through hard work. Read full story in today's paper. [Adz]
MPs grill minister over Hwange demo 8 March 2018 HARARE - Legislators yesterday grilled Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs minister Ziyambi Ziyambi over  government’s silence on the salary impasse at the Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL). HCCL, in which Zimbabwe’s government is the biggest shareholder with 37 percent shares, is th...
Immigration bosses face contempt of Parly charges 7 March 2018 HARARE - Top Immigration Department directors are set to be admonished by legislators after being accused of being in contempt of Parliament for refusing to give oral evidence around allegations of deep-rooted corruption, sexual harassment and abuse of office. MP Magna Mudyiwa, who leads the p...
MPs debate Electoral Amendment Bill 7 March 2018 HARARE - Legislators across the political divide yesterday said more needs to be done for the country to have credible elections. Debate the Electoral Amendment Bill, MPs said the Bill is very shallow as it is not addressing the controversial issues on elections. It was the Second Reading d...
The case of a toothless Legislature 5 March 2018 HARARE - Many people might have been left outraged and appalled by the contemptuous behaviour of Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu in Parliament last week. But to any keen follower of local politics, the bulky minister was just striding in very familiar territory. While appearing before the...
Arda bosses face contempt of Parly 5 March 2018 HARARE - Parliament is set to initiate proceedings to charge Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (Arda) bosses Basil Nyabadza, pictured, and Willard Mbona with contempt of Parliament for allegedly not taking the business of the Legislature seriously. On two occasions last month, Nyaba...
Wicknell defends scandal-ridden project 2 March 2018 HARARE - Controversial businessman  Wicknell Chivayo has explained the lethargy in his multi-million-dollar power deals which are now under investigation by government. This comes after members of the Mines and Energy parliamentary portfolio committee on Wednesday expressed shock at the lack o...
Mpofu's behaviour erodes trust in ED's govt 28 February 2018 HARARE - People talking without speaking, People hearing without listening! I found the above, which I read from the weekly e-mail bulletin shared with thousands of people by Kubatana.net. The statement is full of irony but very rich when deducted from a non-emotional point of view. I ha...
Mpofu Parly probe over missing $15bn postponed 20 February 2018 HARARE - Parliament has postponed the hearing of Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu summoned to answer to the controversy surrounding the missing diamond revenue estimated at a staggering $15 billion. Parliamentary portfolio committee on Mines and Energy chairperson Temba Mliswa said Mpofu, who...