Mr. Elvis Mugari blasts Mawere on agreeing to be abused by Mliswa Mines Committee

Mr. Elvis Mugari, the Founder and President of the Combined Restitution Association for Zimbabwean Youths, has reacted angrily to an article published on this platform to the effect that Mr. Mawere will be attending the Hon. Mliswa-led Committee on Mines and Mining Development when it is very clear that this is an attempt by the Committee to avoid dealing with the legality and constitutionality issues that we have been raising all along. “It is regrettable that Mr. Mawere, a person we all thought was fighting for the promotion and protection…

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Former President Zuma rebuked by the SA ConCourt on the mischief in respect of the SADC Tribunal Decision

Former President Zuma was yesterday rebuked by the Constitutional Court (Concourt) for acting unlawfully, irrationally and unconstitutionally together with other leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) when they decided under pressure from the Zimbabwe government to suspend and dissolve the SADC Tribunal’s activities. The Concourt ruled in favour of a group of Zimbabwean farmers assisted by AfriForum, a non-state actor established to protect minority rights. The group of Zimbabwean farmers after exhausting domestic legal and constitutional remedies approached the SADC Tribunal who mandate at the time included the resolution…

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Mutumwa Mawere To Appear Before Portfolio Committee on Mines

South African based, Zimbabwean born business tycoon, Mutumwa Mawere is to appear before the parliamentary portfolio committee on mines. In a letter dated 5 December 2018, The Clerk of Parliament wrote to Mawere stating that, the committee had considered and resolved to invite the businessman when an inquiry on the operations on of Shabane Mashaba Mines take force. Mawere lost SMM to government in 2004, through the Reconstruction of State-Indebted Insolvent Companies Act, a law which undermines the constitution as shareholders are divested of their rights and has been spearheading…

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Mutumwa Mawere on Prof Mutambara’s Path to Power book

Mr. Mutumwa Mawere, the Chairman of the 1873 Network www.the1873network.org, attended on Monday, 3 December 2018, the launch Professor Mutambara’s book, Path to Power book, hosted by the GIBS Business School where he made his remarks about the lack of a shared understanding of the ancestry and anatomy of power as it relates to statecraft matters. “In my opinion, the premise on which this book is written is that Professor Mutambara has traversed a journey from birth to the day he assumed the post of Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) in…

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My problem with the likes of Mr. Lloyd Msipa, contends Ms. Miriam Mutizwa

Ms. Miriam Mutizwa, the founder of a group under the name Legal Eagles that seeks to provide a platform where insights, ideas, knowledge and experiences are exchanged with a view to broadening and deepening our understanding on concepts around legal and constitutional questions, contends that people like Mr. Lloyd Msipa who are generous with opinions on many things actually pose a real and systemic problem to the democratization of democracy in Zimbabwe. This is what he posted on his Facebook Wall: Mr. Msipa contends that it is important that companies…

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Mr. Elvis Mugari says age has no bearing on problem solving

Mr. Elvis Mugari, a social activist and a member of the Friends of SMM (FOSMM), in response to the plot by Zimbabwe’s War Veterans to force Zanu-PF, the ruling party, to make a constitutional amendment that will raise the age limit of presidential aspirants from 40 to 52 years that is specifically designed to block Nelson Chamisa, the 2018 MDC-Alliance Presidential candidate, from contesting against President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the 2023 general elections, says age has no bearing on problem solving. It is the case that Mr. Chamisa is 40…

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Ms. Miriam Mutizwa asks whether Hon Mliswa a villain or victim on the Hwange and SMM matters?

Ms. Miriam Mutizwa asks whether Hon Mliswa a villain or victim on the Hwange and SMM matters? Ms. Miriam Mutizwa, a Zimbabwean born UK resident who has been following closely matters related to the existence and operation of the controversial Reconstruction of State-Indebted Insolvent Companies Act (the Act), asks whether Hon Mliswa a villain or victim on the Hwange and SMM matters as his conduct seems to be inconsistent, contradictory and untenable for a Chairman of multi-party forum as the Portfolio Committee of Mines and Mining Development. “The facts and…

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Guilty by association, only in Judge Makarau’s world, says Ms. Miriam Mutizwa

The attention of Ms. Miriam Mutizwa, a member of the Friends of SMM (FOSMM) was brought to the existence of a judgment by Makarau J dated 23 March 2005 whose constitutional legitimacy and validity defies any logic. The parties to the dispute were as follows: THZ Holdings Limited (THZH), a company duly incorporated and operating in terms of the laws of the UK that was the direct and indirect holder of shares in Endurite Properties (Private) Limited (“Endurite”), and apart from holding 24.32% shares directly in Zimre Holdings Limited (Zimre), a…

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Can shareholders be lawfully divested of their rights outside the ambit of the Companies Act, asks Ms. Miriam Mutizwa

Ms. Miriam Mutizwa, a Zimbabwean-born IT professional based in the UK and a corporate literacy enthusiast under the Banking on Africa’s Future (BOAF) initiative to deepen and widen the understanding of the centrality of the rule of law in delivering the promise of an inclusive and prosperous Africa; asks: “Can shareholders be lawfully divested of their rights outside the ambit of the Companies Act.” Ms. Mutizwa asks this question because the Attorney General of Zimbabwe, Mr. Machaya, a qualified lawyer, did not see anything legally and constitutionally wrong with an…

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Secretary General Of The Friends of SMM (FOSMM) Asks A Rhetorical Question

Mr. Tapuwa Chitambo, one of the founders and the Secretary General of the Friends of SMM (FOSMM) asks a rhetorical question: “With parliamentarians like we have, who needs a parliament?” to highlight his frustration that since independence, the parliament of Zimbabwe has been reduced to a talking shop and rubber stamping institution for laws that undermine the promise of constitutionalism. Mr. Chitambo born on 8 August 1980, the year of Zimbabwe’s independence, was also the co-founder of Zimbabwe Activists Alliance and a Co-Convener of an initiative by a Churches and Civic…

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