Suspected Mvurwi MDC protesters denied bail

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SEVEN Mvurwi MDC activists, who were arrested on Tuesday following this week’s violent protests against the fuel price increases, have been denied bail by a Bindura provincial magistrate. BY SIMBARASHE SITHOLE The seven are Tonderai Samhu, who is MDC Mashonaland Central provincial youth chairman, Elisha Benjamin, Thulani Mcumillan Ndlovu, Wonder Zuze, Blessing Kamudyariwa and Dominic Gide. They were not asked to plead to obstructing or endangering the movement of persons or traffic charge before magistrate Vongai Guriro, who remanded them in custody to January 25. Prosecutor Clement Kuwanda alleged that…

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Ex-MDC MP fights eviction

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Former MDC legislator for Mpopoma–Pelandaba constituency, Samuel Sandla Khumalo has filed an application for rescission of judgment in a case in which he was served with an eviction order from his late mother’s house. By SILAS NKALA Bulawayo resident Nozizwe Ncube in 2017 filed summons at the High Court claiming to have bought the Pelandaba house from Joyce Khumalo in 2000, before she died years later. Ncube was seeking an eviction order against Khumalo and payment of $1 419, 58 for accrued water bills. The High Court granted a default…

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Only protests can remove Zanu PF

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On Jan 9, 2019 49,020 3 By Jeffrey Muvundusi Former national healing minister Moses Mzila-Ndlovu has said only widespread protests against the President Emmerson Mnangagwa government was the only way to save the country from total collapse. Former Minister in the Organ of National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration, Moses Mzila Ndlovu (Picture by Southern Eye) The call by Mzila-Ndlovu comes at a time separate mass protests have been organised by the MDC and the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) as public disenchantment against the Mnangagwa-led administration continues to grow.…

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MDC, police showdown looms

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By Tendai Kamhungira A showdown is looming between the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC and the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) after the youth wing of the country’s biggest opposition political party resolved to conduct massive protests against government without first notifying the police. File picture of riot police in Zimbabwe The notorious Public Order and Security Act (Posa) makes it a requirement for the ZRP to be notified by parties that wish to stage protests or public gatherings. It also gives police unfettered powers to suspend public gatherings. Related Articles But in…

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Of mute MPs and their mute brigade

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By Blessings Mashaya Parliament offers its members many platforms to speak on diverse issues.A member can rise on the floor to table a petition, a private members’ Bill, raise a matter of national importance, ask a question or provide information on a pertinent matter. Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda Parliamentarians may also stand on the floor to raise a point of procedure or point of order in addition to contributing to the debate on the floor. Despite all these platforms available to members of Parliament, some legislators have not uttered…

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Zim judiciary independence questioned

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By Shamiso Dzingire When MDC deputy national chairperson Tendai Biti was arrested on August 10 as he fled into neighbouring Zambia for announcing false presidential results, he was brought to the Harare Magistrates’ Court where he was granted bail. Chief Justice Luke Malaba The State did not oppose bail despite the fact Biti was arrested on the other side of the border. The decision not to oppose bail shocked many who were used to seeing the State being harsh to opposition leaders. Related Articles It, however, didn’t take long before…

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“Zimbabweans in Jeopardy” – MDC Spokesperon

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Expired leadership exposing citizens to expired drugs The ZANUPF government seems not run out of shockers,the expired drugs scandal is yet another bizzare episode of a cruel leadership which lacks care and prepared to do anything just for the optics. The issue of expired drugs is just but a manifestation of expired leadership. It boggles the mind to even imagine a government delighting in procurement of expired consignments of medicine placing the lives millions at risk. Expired drugs may cause new infections,maybe be toxic and can cause death. No one…

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Mthuli, Ziyambi grilled over 2 percent tax

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By Blessings Mashaya MDC legislators last week grilled Finance minister Mthuli Ncube and Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi over the legality of the two percent tax which was introduced in October this year. Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube Speaking in the National Assembly, opposition MPs argued that the minister did not follow proper legal procedures when he introduced Statutory Instrument 205 of 2018 which gave effect to the two percent tax. “The problem with the Statutory Instrument is that it seeks to amend a substantive provision of the Income Tax Act. The…

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“Chiwenga not Sober” – Jacob Mafume

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Sober people must handle the Doctors’ impasse The ongoing strike of medical practitioners which is now on day 28 is a serious matter, it is lives of Zimbabweans at stake and it requires delicate handling. So far, madness has been displayed from the Zanu PF government side, they are playing politics and using a strategy which is clearly not working. The first opportunity to deal with this issue was lost during the budget process when the minister could have simply ensured appropriation is passed in respect of the issues tabled…

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Chamisa ramps up Mnangagwa pressure

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By Blessings Mashaya Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is ratcheting up the pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a bid to energise the frustratingly slow tempo of the much-talked about national dialogue meant to end the country’s deepening economic crisis. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and President Emmerson Mnangagwa This comes as long-suffering citizens are enduring one of the worst festive seasons in the history of post-independent Zimbabwe — marked by debilitating shortages of fuel and basic goods such as cooking oil and soft drinks, among a myriad other challenges. It also…

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