(Mugabe Rambled Through A ‘Cents-less’ , Maligned Thirty Minute, Ten Point Plan)-Welshman Ncube

(Mugabe Rambled Through A  ‘Cents-less’ , Maligned Thirty  Minute, Ten Point Plan)-Welshman Ncube

“President Mugabe deliberately evaded the Eleventh Point because he resents and despises effective democracy.” EACH one of us – during our childhood or as teenagers – have at one time or another knocked our big toe against a stone (ukukhubeka, kugumbugwa), banged our heads against the corner of an open window, got a finger squeezed by a closing door or knocked an elbow against a hard surface. In all four circumstances, the result is always…

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‘Zimbabwe, From Bread Basket To Begging Basket’-Welshman Ncube

‘Zimbabwe, From Bread Basket To Begging Basket’-Welshman Ncube

THOSE of us who grew up in Rhodesia knew from an early age that the foundational pillars of the strength of the Rhodesian economy lay in agriculture, mining and manufacturing. So strong was Rhodesia’s agriculture, whatever could be said of its racist outlook in respect of land ownership and control that I, just like most middle-aged Zimbabweans, grew up on a generous diet of State ‘propaganda’ that our country ‘is the bread basket of Africa’….

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Welshman Ncube : ‘Zimbabwe, From Two Million Employed Down To Two Million Unemployed’

Welshman Ncube : ‘Zimbabwe, From Two Million Employed Down To Two Million Unemployed’

BY THE the time you read this piece, the Parliament of Zimbabwe would have passed the Labour (Amendment) Bill, 2015. It seeks to solve a labour problem for which many blame either the Supreme Court or overzealous employers said to have unscrupulously taken advantage of the Supreme Court ruling on notice termination of employment to engage in mass dismissals of employees without compensation. I have read gloatingly provocative postings online by Zanu PF mandarins calling…

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Ncube Warns ‘Allowing Parliament To Make Back-Dated Labour Laws Changes Could Backfire’

Ncube  Warns ‘Allowing Parliament To Make Back-Dated  Labour Laws Changes Could Backfire’

OPPOSITION MDC leader Welshman Ncube has warned that allowing parliament to make back-dated changes to labour laws could backfire “Once that becomes acceptable then what will stop any government of the day from willy-nilly taking away our rights retrospectively?” Ncube said in brief statement. He added “When those who are asserting the unprincipled position that there is no restriction to the making of retrospective laws become victims of such laws they will be the first…

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‘Job Cuts Will Raise Domestic Violence, Early Marriages, Prostitution,HIV &AIDS Crisis’-MDC

‘Job Cuts Will Raise Domestic Violence, Early Marriages, Prostitution,HIV &AIDS Crisis’-MDC

THE Welshman Ncube-led MDC party has warned that, if not stopped, ongoing job cuts will likely increase prostitution, child marriages and domestic violence. Over 20,000 workers have been fired across the country over the past three weeks following a Supreme Court ruling that allows employers to terminate workers’ contracts on three months’ notice and without retrenchment packages. In a statement Friday, MDC Women’s Assembly deputy chairperson, Elizabeth Chinyanga, said prostitution, child marriages and labour is going…

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‘Welshman Ncube’s MDC Behaves Like Zanu-PF’, Says ‘Iphithule Maphosa’ Of Zapu

The Dumiso Dabengwa-led Zapu yesterday accused Zimbabwe’s opposition political parties of lack of commitment in working together to challenge President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF and solve some of the country’s biggest problems. Zapu said it was dismissing the possibility of a grand coalition given the ambivalence shown by their colleagues. “The party has noted with concern the unfaithfulness and untrustworthy behaviour that is usually shown by those parties and organisations we have sought to work with…

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‘The Sour Taste Of Marginalisation’-By Welsman Ncube

‘The Sour Taste Of Marginalisation’-By  Welsman Ncube

‘Critics argue that the deindustrialization of Bulawayo, for example, is Gukurahundi by economic means rather than by the gun and the bayonet.’ THIS week I revisit one of my favourite subjects – devolution. When we as MDC fought the last election under the banner of ‘Devolution is our Revolution’, very few cared to pay attention let alone understand the essence of our message given the state of our politics which still refuses to be issue…

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Misihairabwi-Mushonga Ejected From Parliarment For Waving Used Ladies Panties

Misihairabwi-Mushonga Ejected From Parliarment For Waving Used Ladies Panties

There was drama in the National Assembly yesterday when MDC proportional representation member Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga waved used panties in the House before charging at Gokwe-Nembudziya legislator Justice Mayor Wadyajena (Zanu-PF) whom she accused of undermining her on the floor, culminating in her ejection from Parliament. This was after Wadyajena pulled Misihairabwi-Mushonga’s jacket and passed a comment that they go outside. The comment did not go down well with Misihairabwi-Mushonga who reportedly recently lodged a sexual…

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MDC-T Ignores United STates Officials Advice, And Boycotts Marondera Central By Election

MDC-T Ignores United STates Officials Advice, And Boycotts  Marondera Central By Election

THE MDC-T has stuck to its decision to boycott elections despite criticism of the decision by US officials who warned that “if you are not a part of it (election process) at all, then it is as good as there is no opposition”. Former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s party did not field a candidate for the upcoming by-election for Marondera Central constituency set for 19 September. Four candidates successfully filed nomination papers at Marondera Magistrate…

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‘Opposition Party Leaders Have Big Egos,’-Says Gorden Moyo

‘Opposition Party Leaders Have Big Egos,’-Says Gorden Moyo

Gorden Moyo, MDC Renewal international relations secretary, says the biggest problem in opposition parties is the question of egos. According to a report in the Southern Eye, the former MDC-T Makokoba legislator said this during a Bulawayo Agenda-organised political parties’ debate in Bulawayo last Thursday. “The biggest problem in opposition parties is the question of egos. These have to be set aside if real unity is to be achieved for us to work together towards…

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