Zimbabwe – 26 September 2014

Parliamentary democracy should make sense in Zimbabwe
The strategy to screen live the parliamentary debates is noble and it reflects a true sense of democracy at its best. The public is afforded an opportunity to have proper insight into Members of Parliament (MPs) whom they voted to represent them in Government.

Under our system of parliamentary democracy, constituents elect a representative (MP) whose core role is to represent the constituency in parliament. In Zimbabwe MPs are mainly derived from two dominant political parties, that is, ZANU-PF and MDC-T, as well as individuals who may stand as Independent candidates that can be voted into power. ZANU-PF is the dominant party in parliament and is therefore the ruling party whilst the rest are the opposition. Bulawayo24.com


‘Zimbabwe not a basket case, has to clear debts,’ says IMF

Zimbabwe will not be able to access fresh funds from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund until it has paid its long overdue arrears.

The IMF head of mission to Zimbabwe, Domenico Fanizza, said in Harare that Zimbabwe would only be able to access new funding from the IMF and other international money lenders after clearing its existing debts.Bulawayo24.com


Zimbabweans in SA can renew stay

ZIMBABWEANS working in South Africa can begin renewing their special work permits next week, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Thursday.

“In August I announced the establishment of the Zimbabwean Special Permit [ZSP] of 2014, allowing Zimbabwean holders of this special permit to work, conduct business or study in South Africa for three years, until the end of December 2017,” he said in Pretoria. NewZimbabwe.com


CiZC welcomes new dispensation for Zimbabweans in South Africa

The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) would like to commend the South African government for introducing a new permit regime specifically targeting Zimbabwean migrants living in the country.
We welcome the Zimbabwe Special Permit (ZSP), which replaces the Dispensation for Zimbabweans Project (DZP) started in 2010, and note the significant difference it has made in the lives of many Zimbabweans who were presented with the opportunity of regularizing their stay in South Africa. Zimbabweans who will be issued with permits under the new dispensation will be able to live in South Africa until 31 December 2017. The Zimbabwean