‘Is Zim govt pro-poor or Queen B?’

‘Is Zim govt pro-poor or Queen B?’ 1

MDC legislators on Wednesday grilled Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs minister, Ziyambi Ziyambi over the effects of government’s austerity measures while bigwigs are living an extravagant life. President Mnangagwa consoles Mr Kudakwashe Tagwirei while flanked by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga before the burial of the businessman’s father, Sekuru Phineas Tagwirei, in Shurugwi yesterday. – (Picture by John Manzongo) MDC MP for Glen Norah, Wellington Chikombo set the ball rolling after he asked Ziyambi if the government is pro-poor or not. “I want to know the ideology of your government. I…

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MDC in fix over MPs luxury cars

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By Blessings Mashaya As Treasury prepares to splurge millions of scarce United States dollars on luxury utility vehicles (SUVs) for legislators serving in the ninth Parliament, MDC representatives and their leader Nelson Chamisa, are in a quandary as to what to do — after their Zanu PF counterparts recently decided not to take up the vehicles. Opposition MDC Alliance MPs outside parliament following the chaos that marked police units forcibly evicting them from the House after they refused to stand up for President Emmerson Mnangagwa The surprising move by Zanu PF…

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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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Mliswa defends MPs demands

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By Blessings Mashaya Norton independent legislator Temba Mliswa yesterday defended the demands made by Members of Parliament saying they must be given enough resources because the other two arms of the State; the Executive and the Judiciary are having the same benefits. Temba Mliswa This comes after President Emmerson Mnangagwa and many other people blasted the legislators saying they are greedy. Mliswa said legislators are required to do their work effectively and they must be given enough resources. “My view is that people representation should not be equated to destitution neither should…

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MPs demand increase in allowances

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Members of Parliament in Zimbabwe have demanded an increase in their allowances, saying they play an important role in the running of the country. Temba Mliswa Led by Norton independent MP Mr Temba Mliswa, the MPs across the political divide have demanded that their allowances be reviewed upwards because they work hard representing their constituencies and the country at various platforms. “Our allowances mean absolutely nothing. The committee that I chair can sit from 8am to 8pm working for this country but what they get is a paltry $75, not…

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Scuffle as opposition MPs removed from parliament after they refused to stand up for Mnangagwa

Scuffle as opposition MPs removed from parliament after they refused to stand up for Mnangagwa 6

On Nov 22, 2018 25,460 0 Police in Zimbabwe have forcibly removed some opposition members of parliament after they refused to stand up for President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Scuffle as opposition MPs removed from Zimbabwe’s parliament Parliamentary speaker Jacob Mudenda on Thursday asked the opposition members to leave the chamber, accusing them of disrespect. When they refused, he called in the police and scuffles ensued. Opposition MDC party spokesman Jacob Mafume says two female members of parliament were injured and taken to a hospital. The opposition accuses Zimbabwe’s electoral commission of…

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MPs slam Parly’s ‘inadequate arrangements’

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By Nokuthaba Nkomo Legislators have slammed the Parliament of Zimbabwe for lacking proper facilities for handicapped people after a visually impaired Zanu PF proportional representative MP, Rossy Mpofu, almost fell while going to the podium to present her motion. Speaker of Parliament Advocate Jacob Mudenda and his deputy Tsitsi Gezi (right) take their oath of office before Chief Justice Luke Malaba (left and wearing judicial robe) in Parliament. — Picture by Tawanda Mudimu Mpofu almost fell as she was going to the podium before Independent Norton MP Temba Mliswa, came…

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