Aspiring MPs should have 5 Os – Parly speaker


By Blessings Chidakwa

Speaker of the National Assembly, Jacob Mudenda says there was need to amend the country’s Constitution and set the minimum qualification for one to become a legislator at five Ordinary Level passes.

Zanu-PF Buhera South legislator Joseph Chinotimba weighed in saying the banning of second hand clothing was not a good idea especially in the face of current job losses.
Zanu-PF Buhera South legislator Joseph Chinotimba

Mudenda, an advocate, was speaking in Gweru recently where he said the country should emulate Zambia whose aspiring councillors and MPs need at least a Grade 12 certificate, equivalent to Zimbabwe’s O’ Level to qualify.

In Zimbabwe currently, one only needs to be a Zimbabwean who is 18 and above and also be a registered voter in order to qualify for the legislature.

“Vanotatarika (they struggle) and if the trend carries on, we might have to amend the Constitution and make it mandatory that for one to contest as a councillor or MP, one must have a minimum of an Ordinary Level certificate,” Mudenda said.

“You know if a professor is in charge of a portfolio committee, his academic or professional background makes it easy for us in Parliament.”

He also urged academics to express interest in politics so that the country has capable individuals to make laws.

“Intellectuals, professors we are going into 2018 and we want you in Parliament so that you make an intellectual difference. Our Constitution is bambazonke; it’s a problem in terms of comprehension of Parliament business. 2018 is coming so come and join us and inject new blood into our Parliament business,” he said.

Zimbabwe’s parliament currently has some MPs who can hardly express themselves in the English language, let alone comprehend complex issues to do with laws and how the country is governed.

MPs such as Zanu PF representative for Buhera South, Joseph Chinotimba and Hurungwe West MP, Sarah Mahoka, who once claimed to be a Grade 2 drop out, are some who have been ridiculed for lack of basic education. Radio VOP

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  • Nonsense show us your certificate.

  • so for Chinos it means going back to school.

    • mastadon

      It means going to school where he will Flunk English and Maths Classes and still get his FAKE A levels Certified by Zanu PF.

  • Ko icho chitofu hwfa

  • My butt
    Just because wakapinda machena
    Napoleon had none but he made things happen
    Ivovakafunda masurira nyika
    Tibvirei kumhepo

  • This is quite sensible

  • We have a lot of educated legislators who are fools Mudhenda including yourself.To lead u must have Wisdom from God.

  • as long as it’s a weak and captured legislature having 5 o’s or not won’t make a difference

  • just 5 Os?

  • A good leader is a wise leader not an educated one.
    #wisdom

  • saka sei mabva maisa pic ya Chinoz??? lol kwaaa!!

  • He is right. I support the idea.

  • Mr mudenda pamhata penyu from today n forever nxa.chinotimba anotaura zvinemusoro kudarika mose. Duzvi

  • Education is not measure intelligence

  • kkkkk sekuru chinotimba vachatoita zvekutenga certificate ..minimum qualification inongodiwavo..but again mugabe is educated but full of shit..I don’t know if that can help at all

  • Just o level?

  • Just o level?

  • Just o level?

  • Just o level?

  • Ask Hitler the fuhrer if that can work

  • Ask Hitler the fuhrer if that can work

  • Ask Hitler the fuhrer if that can work

  • Ask Hitler the fuhrer if that can work

  • in addition to 5 Zero Levels, candidates must have saved in the War of Liberation, atleast as Mujibha or Chimbwido….

  • in addition to 5 Zero Levels, candidates must have saved in the War of Liberation, atleast as Mujibha or Chimbwido….

  • in addition to 5 Zero Levels, candidates must have saved in the War of Liberation, atleast as Mujibha or Chimbwido….

  • in addition to 5 Zero Levels, candidates must have saved in the War of Liberation, atleast as Mujibha or Chimbwido….

  • we have a lot of MPs and political leaders with tonnes of degrees but full of crap,it changes nothing, he should find something meaningful to say rather than to say this O level rubbish

  • we have a lot of MPs and political leaders with tonnes of degrees but full of crap,it changes nothing, he should find something meaningful to say rather than to say this O level rubbish

  • we have a lot of MPs and political leaders with tonnes of degrees but full of crap,it changes nothing, he should find something meaningful to say rather than to say this O level rubbish

  • we have a lot of MPs and political leaders with tonnes of degrees but full of crap,it changes nothing, he should find something meaningful to say rather than to say this O level rubbish

  • Inini Chinoz kumberi haana zvake 5 olevel but zvinosarudzirwa munhu anoita kudarika vazhinji maMPs zita pundutso hapana basa kutakura maenvlope ane tuma 5o’s tuchataurwa mukati nekudrive maford ranger edu mahara chinobuda hapana

  • Inini Chinoz kumberi haana zvake 5 olevel but zvinosarudzirwa munhu anoita kudarika vazhinji maMPs zita pundutso hapana basa kutakura maenvlope ane tuma 5o’s tuchataurwa mukati nekudrive maford ranger edu mahara chinobuda hapana

  • Inini Chinoz kumberi haana zvake 5 olevel but zvinosarudzirwa munhu anoita kudarika vazhinji maMPs zita pundutso hapana basa kutakura maenvlope ane tuma 5o’s tuchataurwa mukati nekudrive maford ranger edu mahara chinobuda hapana

  • Inini Chinoz kumberi haana zvake 5 olevel but zvinosarudzirwa munhu anoita kudarika vazhinji maMPs zita pundutso hapana basa kutakura maenvlope ane tuma 5o’s tuchataurwa mukati nekudrive maford ranger edu mahara chinobuda hapana

  • maonero

    But Sarah Mahoka was at one time the Finance Director of the Women’s league in Zanu??? Correct me if im wrong

  • Nekudzidza kwaita vanhu asi moda vana tumbude vaite ma MP here

  • Nekudzidza kwaita vanhu asi moda vana tumbude vaite ma MP here

  • Nekudzidza kwaita vanhu asi moda vana tumbude vaite ma MP here

  • Nekudzidza kwaita vanhu asi moda vana tumbude vaite ma MP here

  • Chinoz anoshanda kupfura vane ma PhD ACHO WABI

  • Chinoz anoshanda kupfura vane ma PhD ACHO WABI

  • Chinoz anoshanda kupfura vane ma PhD ACHO WABI

  • Chinoz anoshanda kupfura vane ma PhD ACHO WABI

  • Tirikuda degree kwete zve o level ,o level pahu councillor inokwalifaya kwete huMP sezvo ma MPs achihoshagwa kuve ma Minister

  • Tirikuda degree kwete zve o level ,o level pahu councillor inokwalifaya kwete huMP sezvo ma MPs achihoshagwa kuve ma Minister

    • Aqua Champion

      hazvidi kudzidza kutungamira vanhu coz vakadzidza vacho ndovauraya nyika

  • Tirikuda degree kwete zve o level ,o level pahu councillor inokwalifaya kwete huMP sezvo ma MPs achihoshagwa kuve ma Minister

  • Tirikuda degree kwete zve o level ,o level pahu councillor inokwalifaya kwete huMP sezvo ma MPs achihoshagwa kuve ma Minister

  • chinos out

  • chinos out

  • chinos out

  • chinos out

  • i disagree. Let the electorate decide who they want to represent them. Chinos has done far much better than the degreed MPs

  • Chinos was voted MP of the year. Whilts those with degrees vakangoti kududu

    • Who voted him mp of the year? Kwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Chinoz haana asi basa anogona …. 5 O levels hadzina kana nebasa idzo.

  • OF All the Mps Chinoz is par excellent, go to his constituency you will no kuti 5 O levels haina dhiri,he is a hardworker.come 2018 vamwe venyu nemadegrees enyu muchatadza kupinda mu August house ,Chinoz arimo

  • Why only defining education as knowledge?? Wise is equal to a leader

  • Lithini iTonga leli?

  • with the UZ giving out Doctrates how easy would it be for Zim Sec to start handing out 5 O’levels even in the same subject…

  • To work for companies they need minimum of a Degree. To make decisions for a country they need 5 Ordinary levels. A teacher retires at 65 in Zimbabwe, a president retires at 115 . Doesn’t make Fucking sense.

  • Movharira vamwe panze

  • mudenda your own constituency is dead and people call it kumachonyonyo muti usina zita. what a shame mr speaker . from today onwards don’t talk to me.

  • ,I think the voting was done through cell phones, h Dr won a holiday to big falls and exchanged it for roofing material for a school in Buhera

  • dftg

    80% of the ministers dont have O level certificate

  • An MP need to just take his people -s issues to parliament and articulate those issues. No need for degreeeand o levels

  • 5 os inobatsira chii

  • pick

    ndabva ndafunda “Dai maisa ma bond coins vanhu chavasirikuda ma bondi notsi

  • 5 o levels mean nothing…..ndozvichapedza humbavha hwamuinahwo…Chinos is the best interms of developin endai kuconstiuency kwake

  • NO WE NEED A DEGREE

  • Biti atadza kuzadza classroom chaiyo nekuda ku applier politics dzebhuku pavanhu. Chinotimba anobata basa. Chakudiwa kuzorodza madzikuru ese , sekuru Mugabe , sekuru Mudenda, sekuru Mnangagwa, Sekuru Mpoko , sekuru Chombo, sekuru
    Sekeremayi , Sekuru Chinamasa, sekuru Chivengwa ,sekuru Chihuri , sekuru Mushowe, sekuru Shamhu, mbuya Madzongwe, Mbuya Mahofa, mbuya Chimene , mbuya Mahoka , nemamwe madzitetenguru arimo muhurumende. Honayi sekuru Chigwedere vakasiya vakanoita zvezera ravo zvekuroya vari kumusha. Zvino imi muri vana sekuru naana mbuya rudziii musina kana rusero kana vere zvarwo muchivarairwa ne ma range rover evapwere iwaya.

  • So admin why r u showing da pic of proffesor Chinoz huh? Is he over-qualified for Parliament?

  • While this sound exciting, the country is in a shambolic state, but it’s being led by a person ago has several degrees that include law and economics, its not education dummy

  • At least zvirinane kuparliament unotyisidzira ani we want at list a first degree with 3 yrs experience in the private sector

  • Why didn’t we go back there in 2008?with the scenario?

  • ndoda same nezvakaitwa kuGhana vakadzidza vakati hatiende kuhondo kunoenda vasina chikoro asi nhasi ndovauraya nyika nemadegree avo

  • My Zimbabweans note that discipline decides everything successful. If we have the ill gotten qualifications for our MPs it’s not going to work fr mother Zimbabwe . We need people of good substance who walk the talk and must have discipline as a pre requisite I think

  • Mdhara Chinoz tovada heavy wakarongeka comrade avo

  • But Chinoz is doing well than so many of them.He is a star

  • But u said u want Maths to b done in Shona….

  • Heheeede mr speaker sir. Ko vane madegree vacho vakazoitei???

  • What about voters, arent they supposed to have 5 Os as well

  • Kkkkkk Chinoz vamuvharira panze. Hazvinei anoenda hake kuAmerica sezvo akakambenera Trump plus akatotaura naye.

  • Infact we want a ban to professors and degrees the can produce desired results

  • mastadon

    Chinotimba is the most Uneducated Baboon in Zanu PF.He did not even do his Grade 7,so Zimbabwe will not have any use for him from 2018 onwards.Its time to put in useful people in Parliament and not these barely Literate Baboons like Chinoz.

  • Chinoz must stay

  • I think this is wrong the rich, poor, elite, low, educated and not educated have to be represented in Parliament. I have seen uneducated MPs doing better in some practical areas

    • Murume Mukuru

      Which MP in ZanuPf…educated or uneducated had done ‘better’.

  • Chinos is better but he has no education at all

  • KKKK AAKUDA KUTSVAGA DEMO RACHINOS MANJE KUMUDENHA NGAASIMBE ACHIDARO

  • Rubbish

  • So Chinos is out…. 😂 😂 😂 😂

  • tinoluma here Cde?

  • Is the multi degreed Mugabe improving anything?

  • If people were to vote for the existing cabinet Chinotimba could get all the votes. Zivai zve corruption ino nyadzisa kusvika paku shaikwa kwe mari muma banks muripo nema degree enyu.

  • true

  • Chinoz is the real man

  • NRZ kare was led by people with ZJC level ichienda mberi now ma 5 o level aye ,look at the state of Nrz