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  1. 1. Parliamentary Monitor A Weekly eNewsletter Published by the Parliamentary Monitoring Trust of Zimbabwe -13 June, 2012. issue 31 Ordinary Voices Xtra - ordinary Impact It, (splitting ministries) is a It is not true that he was killed by way of our supporters, accommodating but fell off their moving vehicle - each other in the MP Acquilina gravy train - Katsande Ramnosy Mbayimbayi To say there was a wife who bad a husband farewell in the morning, never to see him alive In this issue again. A daughter who kissed daddy goodbye, and No to violence 2 that was the last she felt of that warm cheek. To a Village Observer 2 son, who said, see you after the rally, never to hear Social Media 3 of what happened at the rally. A community that lost Back Page 4 a soul because of political violence. Then to have the audacity not to apologise. The audacity to face other parliamentarians as if nothing had happened. The Bottomline - We say to Honourable Kachepa and Katsande, We espect more from you. We deserve more, not this People of Zimbabwe run off the mill approach. This is 2012, not 1220, are the most when barbarism ruled. When more brawn meant important stakeholders more. NO NO NO NO TO VIOLENCE. To say all who should not be happened in your presence gives weight to how used to fight each lowly you have sunk the office of an MP other. Ipalamente yethu ilizwi lethu our parliament our voice paramende yedu izwi redu
  2. 2. Page 2 Parliamentary Monitor 13June, 2012. issue 31Village Observer or when we bury our loved ones. Most of the of reference? What I amI want to write about Zuma! He has been in the news, or villagers think Msholozi is failing on realising is that we may place sosay his name was in the news after an artist at the most Zimbabwe. The genesis of his failure, some of much faith in people who mayFreudian climax defaced Lenins famous portrait, astride the villagers argue, is on his attempt to be not have much say. On the(and google on what killed the great genius) in black, to different from Mbeki. Instead of building on constitution, I think it is thecreate Zuma, astride (google how many wives he has) what Mbeki had painstakingly built, Zuma, people of Zimbabwe who shouldwith his manhood dangling. The phallic portrait, named started his own structure and this is the have a say as it is a documentThe Spear, has caused so much uproar, and discussions House that Zuma built. And these are the that will govern them not theon what constitute freedom of expression and how far it facts that reside in the house that Zuma built. region. As it stands, thegoes. Hahaha. Anyway, the debates are very informative While many see salvation in his facilitators are givingand those following them may have come out more confrontational approach to the delicate ammunition to those who mayenlightened. At least we now know the difference issue, any serious village observer would see want to throw spanner intobetween laughing with and laughing at our leaders. We that it would not yield anything. It has not works. The way the team is doingknow that advocates, when they run out of facts, or faced yielded anything in the last 14 months, after things, the clumsiness, leaves sowith a system they thought they would defeat, can also the Livingstone Troika. What Zuma need to much room for attack and theycry. Real tears. Legal tears for that matter. However, this start doing is to be hands on. He has to should tighten up or the issueimport is not on legal tears, the spear, phallic structures, engage, not use proxies. They say it is slips. The issue has been slippingLeninism or causes of deaths. It is on how the madness to continue doing something the since April last year, when allprotagonist/antagonist (mischief of binary identity) in same way expecting a change of results. The thought the team had a grip onThe Spear would do business in Zimbabwe. Would The use of proxies, if anything, has created conflict Zimbabwean issues, then thingsSpear pierce the thick skin Zimbabwean politics has than build consensus. This is a wrong way to started getting out of hand andcouched itself in. Zuma succeeded Thabo Mbeki as the start building bridges. If I were in his shoes, I they continue to do so. Finally,mediator for Zimbabwe. His greatest advantage was he would have dedicated more time to the what is wrong with SADC? Whywas coming in not to be Mbeki, meaning he could Zimbabwe issue and get through with it. I bet would they decide to shortsucceed where Mbeki stumbled. However, when one my last dollar, if it were Zuma who started change the people of Zimbabwestarts to prepare a balance sheet, there is likelihood that working with Zimbabwean political parties in in particular and the region inthe debit side will be greater than the credit side. Tally, a 2007, then we would not be talking of a GPA, I general, by issuing ambiguousbit if you think I am being partisan in my analysis. As a may be labelled a Mbeki-phille but that is the communiqués? And to thevillager, I have the luxury of observing what we do, how reality. You cannot have an entire head of state political parties, was the latestwe do things, what we feel about certain things. From sending envoys to be told that the SADC meeting a test of powertime to time, politics and politicians disturb our peace, Constitution is not yet ready, something we between political parties or itour rhythm. It is during such period that we are forced to witnessed this week. This is a sign that was a way of making sure thatlook beyond the horizon. In this case, the issue of Zuma something is rotten in the way we do things. Zimbabwe returns to its rightfulhas come to the attention of the village. We talk Zuma as Another thing, I feel as a villager should be place. Why would each claimwe are seated around fires, as we down traditional beer clear is on the mandate of the facilitation victory? Is this the way we are team. What is their role? What are the terms being run? No.No. No To ViolenceNever again should we lose a soul those things which may not only been lacking is the bringing to book of offenders.over politics! Never again should benefit us but our perceived enemies If offenders are, charged, tried and sentenced,one lose a limp in political as well. This approach, had killed the then it will definitely send signals to would beviolence. What about this being a politics of this country. And it perpetrators of violence. To date this has beenpledge by Members of Parliament continues to kill the politics to the lacking. Then another issue is for the police notin the fight against political extent that people are not free to say only to clear meetings but to attend suchviolence? Political violence is what they want or stand for. The meetings as they have a potential to be theembedded in our politics. This is recent events in Mudzi where Cephas origins of violence. Then another importantsomething that our politicians, to Magura, an MDC-T supporter died as stakeholder are political parties. They shouldvarying degrees of applications a result of political violence brings to make sure that the supporters are reigned in.have employed as a tool to the fore how we are failing as a what we have seen is that the political partiesresolve differences and souls, country to eliminate political violence. only talk violence when it is convenient. Thenlimps and confidence were lost Our take is that the issue should be the other stakeholder is the media and JOMIC,along the way. Our greatest approached from different angles. One who remembers there is JOMIC. They should goproblem is that we have this important stakeholder is the police. deep and tell us what is happening. And finally,scorched earth approach, where They should be able to work in a the People of Zimbabwe are the most important manner that issues of political violence stakeholders who should not be used to fight we are prepared to destroy are minimised and ultimately each other. eliminated. How? One thing that has
  3. 3. 13 June, 2012. issue 31 Parliamentary Monitor Page 3 Virtual Public Gallery … . Using Social Media to Monitor Parly PMTZ’’s facebook group Parliamentary Monitor is an interactive virtual public gallery where instead of being spectators, citizens raise issues and seek solutions. As part of the integration of the social media platform and this e-newsletter, we take excerpts of some of the posts on the facebook group and share with others.Taungana B. Ndoro 15. a minister of science &technology &a the state coffers‎1. Why do we have two vice minister of information technology? Sunday at 13:55 • Likepresidents? 16. a minister of youth development, Thupeyo Muleya I remember asking a2. two deputy prime ministers? indigenisation and empowerment and a question along those lines of how3. two home affairs ministers? minister of womens affairs, gender and many ministries we need as country,4. a minister of defence and a community development? 11 or 13 will do for me.minister of state for national security 17. why do we have 8 ministers of state Sunday at 15:46 • Likein the presidents office? for this and that? Martin Kadzere the arrangement is5. a minister of foreign affairs and a The time has come for elections and a not sustainable. We cant have sominister of regional integration and new Government to rule not a many ministers for a US$10 bninternational cooperation? Government of duplicity. economy like Zimbabwe. But Tendayi,6. a minister of justice and legal Like • • Follow post • 5 June at 17:29 near let us not rush for an election.affairs and a minister of Harare reforms are needed.constitutional and parliamentary Colbert Mpofu likes this. 20 hours ago • Likeaffairs? Jack Zaba True Betty Makoni eish looks like a7. a minister of finance and a 5 June at 18:04 via Mobile • Like chieftainship where everyone is aminister of economic planning and Ricky Munyaradzi Mukonza Your sabhuku...they are using an olddevelopment? questions are very important ones, the model of governance where everyone8. a minister of lands and rural problem of the current set up is that it is feared is given a position ...if you go toresettlement and a minister of a negotiated state of affair, there is little examine further the Ministers are foragriculture, mechanism and room for rationality. Going foward this window dressing ...there is anotherirrigation development? need to be addressed. whole layer of real government in9. a minister of industry and 5 June at 18:08 via Mobile • Like police and army ----commander thiscommerce and a minister of small Tendayi Larry A good number of those and that , head of this and that ,and medium enterprises and portfolios use to be integrated into one. spokerpersons for so on and so on ascooperative development? What has happened is that adjustments if they cant talk, make things10. a minister of public works and a were made under the auspices of the forward we need passionists to takeminister of water resources and GNU. over .yaa pane nyaya .varume vakurudevelopment and a minister of 5 June at 18:38 via Mobile • Like • 1 kutadza kuita zvinhu zvine musoroenvironment and natural resources? Tendayi Larry Elections must be held ....11. a minister of local government, sooner rather than later, this GPA had 13 hours ago • Like • 1urban and rural development and a outlived its shelf life. Tadias Chisango Thanks for theminister of housing and social 5 June at 18:40 via Mobile • Like observation Mr Ndoro. I also used toamenities? Oswell Jeranyama ‎@Tendayi,not so fast wonder if zim really needs a Home12. a minister of public service and a dear,reforms first so that we can get a Affairs minister when the police CGminister of labour? clear winner. and the RG reports directly to the13. a minister of education, sport, art 5 June at 19:19 • Like • 1 president and is not answerable toand culture and a minister of higher Ramnosy Mbayimbayi its a way of any minister.and tertiary education? accomodating each other in the gravy about an hour ago via Mobile • Like • 114. a minister of transport, traincommunications and infrastructure 9 June at 23:50 • Likedevelopment and a minister of Tatenda Mashanda so many ministriesinformation technology? doing absolutely nothing just draining Feedback?
  4. 4. Page 4 Parliamentary Monitor 13 Ju8ne, 2012. issue 31 Parly Monitors Speak Against ViolencePaidamoyo Muzulu Albert ChidakwaMDC-T MP Fani Munengami challenged Zanu PF MPs Whilst other MPs in the House of Assembly will be busyAquilana Katsande and Newton Kachepa in parliament contributing and debating issues in Parliament, Zanu PF MPs- cum-to absolve themselves from the allegation of being murderers Newton Kachepa (Mudzi North) and Acqualinahinvolved in the recent murder of MDC-T Mudzichairperson. The two Mps however failed to defend Katsande (Mudzi West) will be thinking of their next targets.themselves today in the house. According to a research on Parliament indexes of speeches, theseLike · · Follow post · 5 June at 16:11 two MPs are among those who have not uttered any word inRicky Munyaradzi Mukonza and 4 others like this. debates since they were elected in 2008. Basa kufunga kuurayaBetty Makoni kUURAYA MUNHU machinja chete.KWAKAOMA.VANOURAYA SEIKO?SEI VACHIGONA Like • • Follow post • 6 June at 11:10BASA RAKAOMA KUDAI.EY MWARI PINDIRAYI Ricky Munyaradzi Mukonza likes this.5 June at 16:15 · LikePrecious Shumba Did they fail because they were not Tawanda Moyo pane veMDC vakawanda on that list Cdethere or they said something not expected? How did 6 June at 12:43 via Mobile • Likethey fail to defend themselves? Debra Tangazu ‎ @ Tawanda even varipo bt havana pfungwa5 June at 17:14 · Like dzekuponda mazanu lyk kachepa naacquilina vatambudza machinjaPaidamoyo Muzulu ‎ Precious, Kachepa was in the @ kumudzihouse but did not seek recognition to respond. 6 June at 13:06 via Mobile • Like • 1katsande was not in the house.5 June at 17:41 via Mobile · Like Kaziers Mukuru Tatendatembo ivava vekwamutoko ava votosvibisaVeneranda Langa I like the fact that other Zanu PF vamwe vavo muzanu. vanofunga kuti kuponda ndihwo hugamba.MPs said those responsible should take responsibility. hokoyo nengozi ropa harideurwi nenzira iyoyo.Kachepa was even laughing as if the issue did not 6 June at 13:29 via Mobile • Like • 1touch him at all, but as the lawyers say - one is Albert Chidakwa ‎ @ Tawanda thats why i said they are " among"innocent until proven guilty meaning among other MPs. But what makes these two MPs5 June at 18:29 · Like · 1Sesel Zvidzai Shame upon Kachepa and Katsande. I exceptional is that instead of debating issues, they will be thinkingwould quarantine myself for long time if I committed of killing innocent people in their constituencies. Kudeura ropasuch a crime. resekuru vane 67 years.5 June at 20:43 via Mobile · Like · 3 6 June at 13:45 • Like • 2Tadias Chisango Please can someone tell me what the Pamella Vivian Chitimbe Kana uchidya nzungu ukatsenga ne12 MPs did which lings them to this case. In a case like yakaora dzese dzinovavathis a person can be linked either as the actualperpetrator or as a socias criminis. 6 June at 13:49 via Mobile • Like • 12 hours ago via Mobile · Like · 1 Back PageMadisnyongoro the week. They are a clear sign of the craft incompetence that has come to our governance system. Another thing to note is the initial response by the police. They were arresting motorists. Where did they get that mandate. We are told ZINARA had written Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri informing them of the June 30 deadline. When ZINARA used the press to rescind the deadline extension, it was ok for the police to start arresting, talk of being handcuffs fine book happy. Now they have shown us that apart from soliciting bribes, they also contribute to the MADISNYONGORO. PMT Zimbabwe promotes openness, active participation, debate, engagement and respects divergence of views. In viewYou may not be a motorist but reading of this, PMT Zimbabwe encourages the posting of stories, commentaries, reports, documents and links (embedded orabout ZINARA last week and the otherwise) on its site and facebook page. However, these postings do not in any way, shape or form, implied or otherwise, necessarily express or suggest endorsement or support of any of such posted material or parts therein. Inconfusion around the organisation made some extreme circumstances, our monitoring team may be compelled to pull down or delete offendingmost of us think twice about the rot at postings. / institution. This qualifies the to be the Madisnyongoro of