Articles tagged 'senate'

Govt gazettes Mpofu resignation 8 October 2018 HARARE – Government has formalised the resignation of Obert Mpofu from Parliament through publication of a notice in the latest government gazette. Mpofu resigned as Matabeleland North Senator last month to pave way for newly- appointed Home Affairs minister Cain Mathema to take up his Cabinet...
'Overlooked' chiefs cry foul 13 September 2018 HARARE - Chiefs have accused Zanu PF of sidelining them after they were overlooked for the positions of Senate president, deputy Senate president and chief whip in elections held in Parliament on Tuesday. The Zanu PF politburo met on Monday prior to the elections to deliberate on the ruling pa...
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...
Grade 7s must attend class after exams, says Dokora 8 November 2017 HARARE - Grade 7 pupils must attend class until the normal closing date, even after completing their exams during the term, Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora minister has said. Ordinarily, the students finish their exams about a month before the term ends. Dokora told ...
Dokora apologises to Senate 7 August 2017 HARARE - Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora has unreservedly apologised to the Senate for giving false evidence that he never gave schools a directive to transfer fees into a government account. MDC senator Tholakele Khumalo had recommended that senators “formally admonish...
More mass graves discovered 19 May 2017 HARARE - More mass graves have been discovered in Gokwe, where scores were allegedly killed in the post-2008 election violence, Midlands senator Morgen Komichi has said. This comes as Mashonaland East MDC Senator Jane Chifamba in February this year told Senate that government must exhume bodie...
Artistes paid $5K per month to clear debt 16 May 2017 HARARE - State-run Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) is currently paying an average of $5 000 per month to liquidate its legacy debt which stood at $478 080 as at April 31, Broadcasting Services deputy minister Thokozile Mathuthu has said. Mathuthu told the Senate last week that the mont...
Tsvangirai picks Shoko for Byo Senate seat 26 April 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has nominated Gift Shoko for a Senate position for Bulawayo Province. The nomination will now be forwarded for confirmation by the legislature, if no objections are noted by the chief elections officer within 14 days. This comes after the Zimbabwe Elect...
Police to incentivise neighbourhood members 19 April 2017 HARARE - The police service has started incentivising the neighbourhood watch committees by giving them job offers and uniforms, Home Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni has said. The neighbourhood watch scheme was introduced in 1984 by the police in a bid to involve the public in policing...
Parly goes on 3-week break 6 April 2017 HARARE - A tumultuous sitting of both houses of Parliament concludes this afternoon, when MPs will meet for one final question period before leaving town for a one-month recess. Earlier, Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda and Senate president Edna Madzongwe were all out putting a f...
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...
Govt struggles to complete CID HQ 15 February 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's stone-broke government is struggling to complete the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)'s headquarters (HQ) because of financial constraints, the Senate heard last week. The building has been under construction for more than a decade. Local Government...
Ministers attend Senate after protest 23 February 2015 HARARE - Cabinet ministers and their deputies trooped to the Senate on Thursday in the wake of a demonstration by opposition party legislators against their absence. Chen Chimutengwende, Senate deputy president, had to thank the ministers who came to the Upper House. “I would like to welcom...
Senate blasts deputy ministers for bunking parly 7 February 2015 HARARE - Senators have blasted deputy ministers for bunking Senate debates. Matabeleland North senator Sithokozile Mathuthu led the attack during a Senate session on Thursday, saying deputy ministers are taking the Upper House of Parliament for granted. “We are aware madam president that th...
Bunking damages Parly credibility 11 February 2014 HARARE - Cabinet ministers bunking  Senate’s question and answer time are weakening the chairman of Cabinet, President Robert Mugabe, exposing him to castigation, even where he is indirectly responsible. Senate president Edna Madzongwe last week complained that ministers were bunking Parliamen...
Makarau clarifies Gono's senatorial issue 7 February 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe Elections Commission (Zec) chairperson Rita Makarau yesterday clarified the confusion on former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor Gideon Gono’s ascendency to the Zanu PF senatorial seat in Buhera, saying she could not have commented on the specific issue in the absence of ...