FINANCE minister ‘Patrick Chinamasa’, blames MDC-T for US$5m by-election bill

FINANCE minister ‘Patrick Chinamasa’, blames MDC-T for US$5m by-election bill

FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa has accused the opposition MDC-T party of causing the country to incur “unnecessary costs” though by-elections. The government is struggling with a serious financial crisis as revenue streams dry up due to the collapse of hundreds of companies in a worsening economic environment. Chinamasa last week told the Senate that the move by the MDC-T to expel rebel MPs who crossed the floor to MDC Renewal forced the country to incur…

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A grand opposition coalition could be announced “soon”, says Morgan Tsvangirai

A grand opposition coalition could be announced “soon”, says Morgan Tsvangirai

A GRAND opposition coalition could be announced “soon”, MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai revealed Saturday, adding that Zimbabweans “are on the brink of an exciting political moment”. However, other opposition stalwarts and former colleagues in the MDC, Welshman Ncube and Tendai Biti, have emphatically ruled out working with Tsvangirai who already has  some relationship with the likes of Simba Makoni of Mavambo Kusile. An alliance with Lovemore Madhuku’s NCA which was routed by Zanu PF in…

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‘Mudenda has no mandate to declare any vacant seats’. :-Chief Justice Chidyausiku

THE Speaker of the National Assembly has no mandate to announce or declare any vacant seats when political parties withdraw their legislators in terms of Section 129(1) (k) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku has said. Chief Justice Chidyausiku made the observation in the case in which fired Mwenezi East National Assembly member Mr Kudakwashe Bhasikiti was seeking to stop a by-election in the constituency. He said the Speaker’s duty was simply…

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Speed and stealth, that Mugabe delt with Moyo shows, the Zanu PF centre of power

Speed and stealth,   that Mugabe  delt with Moyo shows, the Zanu PF  centre of power

There were strong suggestions yesterday that Tuesday’s surprising freezing of voluble Zanu-PF politburo member Jonathan Moyo from Cabinet could be a precursor to the long-mooted major executive reshuffle – a prospect that has put many ministers on tenterhooks.Well-placed sources told the Daily News yesterday that the “speed and stealth” with which Mugabe had dealt with Moyo not only suggested that “there is one centre of power in Zanu-PF” but also that a major Cabinet reshuffle…

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Mugabe better off with Moyo inside the tent pissing out than outside pissing in!

Mugabe better off with Moyo inside the tent pissing out than outside pissing in!

“Moyo’s victory was seen as spiting President Mugabe who had appointed him a non-constituency Member of Parliament before he proceeded to appoint him a minister in his bloated government,” commented Bulawayo24 Staff Reporter. I can well believe that! Professor Moyo is already a heavy weight in Zanu PF and government but when he lost his parliamentary seat in the July 2013 elections and had to depend on Mugabe’s generosity to pluck him out of political…

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Bhasikiti, through ConCourt, bars Mugabe from declaring Mwenezi East Costituency vacant.

Bhasikiti,  through ConCourt, bars Mugabe from declaring Mwenezi East Costituency vacant.

THE Constitutional Court, is of late passing judgements that can be viewed as democratic, with the latest, being a full people’s victory against oppressive authority.Zimbabweans have for a long time been confronted by a solid wall when in need of challenging the President’s dictatorial tendencies but now the tide seems to be turning fully in favour of the people. Recently, MP Kudakwashe Bhasikiti , the former Masvingo provincial state minister was expelled from Zanu PF…

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Burundi’s second Vice President ‘Gervais Rufyikiri’, has fled to Belgium

Burundi’s second Vice President ‘Gervais Rufyikiri’,  has fled to Belgium

Burundi has once again come to the media spotlight as one of Burundi’s National  Vice Presidents, Gervais Rufyikiri the second Vice President, has skipped the border and fled to Belgium, claiming that he was in real  fear for his security after personally being threatened for  speaking out against or denouncing  President Pierre Nkurunziza’s volatile bid for a third term in office, a move considered to be unconstitutional. Following  President Pierre Nkurunziza there were subsequent protests against the president since…

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About Jonathan Moyo: ‘Mugabe has the power to appoint or dismiss Ministers’

About Jonathan Moyo: ‘Mugabe has the power to appoint or dismiss Ministers’

THIS is a quick note to provide a legal explanation around the current situation of Prof Jonathan Moyo whom reports say has been relieved of his Governmental functions. Details of what has transpired are not clear at present. One view is that he has been sacked. The other perspective is that what has happened is merely procedural and that he will bounce back into cabinet.The purpose of this note is to explain the law around…

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‘ZEC, CIOs rig polls for Zanu PF’ says the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI)

‘ZEC,  CIOs rig polls for Zanu PF’ says the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI)

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is complicit in the continued rigging of polls by the ruling Zanu PF party, a local think-tank has said. Following the Hurungwe-West by-election fiasco in which ZEC has admitted to allowing MP elect Keith Guzah of Zanu PF to contest and claim victory even though he was registered in another constituency, the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI) says the admission exposed the extent of poll manipulation in the country. “The administrative…

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‘ZEC Chief Elections Officer, Constance Chigwamba is CIO, ex-perm sec , Presidents Office’

‘ZEC Chief Elections Officer, Constance Chigwamba is CIO,  ex-perm sec , Presidents Office’

Political analyst Pedzisai Ruhanya has exposed that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s Chief Elections Officer Constance Chigwamba is a central Intelligence Organization Officer whose interests are likely to be associated with the ruling Zanu PF hence the bias revelations associated with the Hurungwe West by elections. Ruhanya said: “So Zimbabweans tell me that only people from the President’s Office, that houses the CIO can lead ZEC as chief elections officers.” He said they recently appointed ZEC…

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