‘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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State withdraws charges for posting ‘subversive statement on Baba Jukwa’s account’

State withdraws charges for posting ‘subversive statement on  Baba Jukwa’s account’

A University of Zimbabwe , Economics student, who was arrested  in June 2014 and charged   with attempting to subvert a constitutional government , can now fully celebrate freedom after the state , yesterday, withdrew charges against him. Romeo Musemburi was accused of allegedly writing and posting  a subversive statement on the phantom Facebook Baba Jukwa’s account, a statement which  was conveniently interpreted by Mugabe’s Zanu PF regime to mean that the accused   was , infact…

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Tsvangirai to deliver state of the nation address

Tsvangirai to deliver state of the nation address

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai will tomorrow deliver his state of the nation address at the Exhibition Park in Harare to commemorate seven years after the bloody 2008 Presidential election run – off he boycotted due to widespread violence and intimidation of opposition supporters.The address would be preceded by an exhibition in the Home industries Hall at the violence of June 27, 2008 in which innocent Zimbabweans were killed in a senseless act of State sponsored…

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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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‘Zimbabwe will not tolerate elements who want division along tribal lines’-Mnangagwa

‘Zimbabwe will not tolerate elements who want  division along tribal lines’-Mnangagwa

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is also the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs says Zimbabwe is a unitary state and will not tolerate elements who want to divide the country along tribal lines. Addressing a public gathering during the fourth leg of the constitutional advocacy meeting which was held at Masvingo Polytechnic College, Vice President Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe is a democracy guided by the constitution and as such citizens should unite and work…

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David Coltart blames Philip Chiyangwa for closure of most Bulawayo companies

David Coltart  blames Philip Chiyangwa for  closure of most Bulawayo companies

Former Education Minister David Coltart has accused flamboyant businessman Philip Chiyangwa of enriching himself at the expense of Zimbabwe’s working class. In a recent interview with The Zimbabwean, Coltart said Chiyangwa, who has developed a taste for expensive cars and clothes, was behind the closure of most Bulawayo companies that he had taken over. There is a new league of millionaires in Zimbabwe, most of whom have made their wealth through corruption and looting. Bulawayo,…

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After farm invasions, now Mugabe’s Zanu PF war veterans threaten mines grab

After farm invasions, now Mugabe’s Zanu PF  war veterans threaten mines grab

Ex-freedom fighters will soon launch a crack-down on “unproductive” mines across the country with a view to taking them over, War Veterans Minister Christopher Mutsvangwa has threatenedAnalysts say this exercise is likely to target opponents of Zanu-PF including former VP Joice Mujuru who owns diamond mining claims in Mutare and members of her cabal who are heavily involved in the sector. The country has wrapped up dealing “with political problems and now focus should be…

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‘Gershem Pasi’ blasts vendor economy, announces plans to tax super rich churches

‘Gershem Pasi’  blasts vendor economy, announces plans to tax super rich churches

“We are creating a generation that might never know formal employment and that would be wasted investment given the resources we have spent in their education.” ZIMBABWE’S tax collector has hit out at the country’s vendor economy as he announced plans to tax churches and their fabulously rich ‘prophets’ in an increasingly desperate bid to raise money for the government. Zimra boss Commissioner-General, Gershem Pasi, criticised the government’s “laid back” attitude in addressing the country’s…

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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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