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Removing the Vice-President: A Constitutional Interpretation

Vice President Joice Mujuru
by admin - 22 November 2014

By Alex T. Magaisa I have been asked to provide an opinion on the constitutional position regarding the removal of the Vice President. What should be a simple and straight-forward issue is actually mired in some complexity, which requires a resolution. Two Contrasting Methods As this opinion demonstrates,...

Politics

Mujuru’s children flee their homes

VP Joice Mujuru with her daughters during the funeral of her husband General Mujuru two years ago

By Elias Mambo As Vice President Joice Mujuru’s woes continue to mount amid allegations of corruption and treason, her children — Nyasha del Campo, Kumbirai, Chipo and their children — left the country a fortnight ago in a move seen as a security measure after systematic vicious attacks on her from First Lady Grace Mugabe and her supporters. Sources close to the Mujuru family said since the...

Business

Waive charges, Mangudya tells struggling banks

John Mangudya

By NDAKAZIVA MAJAKA HARARE – Struggling banks must stop charging fees on depositors who are failing to access their funds, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya has said. He said the institutions should not charge “for services not rendered”. “When clients cannot access their money in the banks, it is not prudent to be charging bank charges because essentially the...

Opinion

Removing the Vice-President: A Constitutional Interpretation

Vice President Joice Mujuru

By Alex T. Magaisa I have been asked to provide an opinion on the constitutional position regarding the removal of the Vice President. What should be a simple and straight-forward issue is actually mired in some complexity, which requires a resolution. Two Contrasting Methods As this opinion demonstrates, by some errors of omission, the Constitution provides for two contrasting methods of removing...

Crimes & Courts

Trek armed robbers in court

Lucky Chipeta (right), Casper Thebe and Greeta Ngwenya as they approach the courts

By Thandeka Moyo THREE Bulawayo men who are part of a six-man gang which robbed Trek Petroleum Service on Monday at gunpoint and got away with $161,926 and R59,100, appeared in court yesterday. The trio pleaded guilty to armed robbery charges. Lucky Chipeta, 22, who was employed by Trek, his stepfather Casper Thebe, 55, and Greeta Ngwenya, 44, allegedly connived with Lobhoni Ndlovu, Thabani and Fazo...

Local

Six perish in Chipinge car crash

Six perish in Chipinge car crash

By Rex Mphisa Six people died, four of them on the spot, while another six were seriously injured after a haulage truck and a commuter omnibus collided in Chipinge along the Ngundu-Tanganda Highway on Thursday evening. The other two people died from injuries they sustained on admission at a nearby hospital after the two vehicles sideswiped at the 173-kilometre-peg along that road. It is believed...

Diaspora

Zimbabweans free to go back home: SA

SA Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba

SOUTH AFRICA – Zimbabweans who have applied for the new special dispensation permit (SDP) can go home and return to South Africa over the festive season, Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba announced. He said those with the Dispensation for Zimbabwe Project permit would be allowed in and out of the country while they waited for their SDP applications to be approved. Around 64% of the 249 000...

International

Baby tortured by maid in Uganda still alive

Baby tortured by maid in Uganda still alive

By James Scott UGANDA – Following reports that the two-year old baby seen in a video being tortured by a maid has passed on, we went down to work. And our investigations led us to the identity of the maid, her victim and her master. The two year-old is seen terribly tortured by a maid we have ably identified as Jolly Tumuhiirwe, 22, a born of Rukungiri District. We have also identified the...

Showbiz

Preps for Miss Harare Junior hot up

Miss Harare Junior beauty pageant

All is set for this year’s edition of Miss Harare Junior beauty pageant. The prestigious show is running under the theme “Beauty with a Purpose” and will see a bevy of at least 25 teenage beauties vying for the coveted crown. The girls will be drawn from different schools across Harare. Last year’s winner, Miss Harare Junior Yolanda Chimbarami, said the auditions are still ongoing but all...

Sports

Nico Rosberg beats Lewis Hamilton in Abu Dhabi practice

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

By Andrew Benson Nico Rosberg wrested back the psychological advantage at the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix by going fastest in final practice. German Rosberg beat Mercedes team-mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton by 0.369 seconds after losing out to the Briton in both sessions on Friday. Hamilton made mistakes in the final sector, where he had been strongest on Friday, on both of his fastest...