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Bulawayo enraged

Bulawayo enraged

BULAWAYO residents enraged over┬ápassing of the Electoral Amendment Bill without any major reforms that would bring it in line with the new Constitution. The Electoral Amendment Bill sailed through the National Assembly without public input on May 28, after Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister ... Read More »

CSOs challenged to read constitution

CSOs challenged to read constitution

THE Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) has challenged civic society organisations (CSOs) to familiarise and arm themselves with the new constitution before lobbing government to fulfill its obligations underlined in the charter. Speaking at a youth conference in Bulawayo recently Misa director Nhlanhla Ngwenya ... Read More »

Public hearings on Trafficking in Persons Bill to start soon

Public hearings on Trafficking in Persons Bill to start soon

PARLIAMENT is set to hold a series of nationwide public hearings on the Trafficking in Persons Bill, which seeks to domesticate the protocol to prevent suppress and punish trafficking in persons especially of women and children. The law comes as human trafficking has become the ... Read More »

BCC staff have a hostile attitude: Chombo

BCC staff have a hostile attitude: Chombo

BULAWAYO City Council staff have a hostile attitude and have not participated fully in programmes coordinated by the Ministry of Local Government, accused minister Ignatius Chombo. The minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing said he was concerned by this behaviour typified by ... Read More »

Grade 7 pupils to sit for Xichangana examinations

Grade 7 pupils to sit for Xichangana examinations

The Xichangana language will this year be written for the first time under the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC) administered Grade Seven examinations. For a long time, the examinations body has limited indigenous language examinations to only Shona and Ndebele. Only recently have pupils sat ... Read More »

Shadow cabinet nonsensical:MDC

Shadow cabinet nonsensical:MDC

THE MDC led by Professor Welshman Ncube, has shot down MDC-‘s shadow cabinet concept saying the party was copying a British constitutional system they do not understand. In an interview, MDC secretary general, Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga said MDC-T was clueless on how to replicate the concept. ... Read More »

Constitution now in full operation

Constitution now in full operation

THE constitution is now in effect and sections that deal with citizenship, the impartial conduct of public officers and members of the security services are now in operation. This is likely to bring relief for the citizens, as the constitution is a source of reference ... Read More »

Zimbabwe approves of new constitution

Zimbabwe approves of new constitution

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has revealed that Zimbabweans have approved of a new constitution subjected to a referendum last Saturday. According the electoral body, nearly 95 percent of the voters in the referendum approved of the new constitution. 3 079 966 voted Yes, while ... Read More »

COPAC draft awareness meetings flop in Bulawayo

Public awareness on the proposed constitutional draft had a false start in Bulawayo after two of the initial meetings with residents failed to kick-off. Copac officials failed to turn up for meetings at Killarney Hall and Lockview Primary School meant to raise awareness on the ... Read More »

MISA Zimbabwe approves of media clauses in draft constitution

A media advocacy organisation, Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has welcomed the new media reforms enshrined in the new draft constitution. Speaking at the Bulawayo Press Club on Tuesday, MISA senior programmes officer Nyasha Nyakunu said they were happy with the proposed provisions in ... Read More »