Jacob Mudenda

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Jacob Mudenda expressed : “I briefed the Honourable (Speaker) about Zimbabwean nationals in China, that they are safe and we will continue to ensure their safety,” External link

herald Friday, February 21, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The applicants must be charged with contempt of court , in particular the highest court of the land, the Constitutional Court. Their walking out on the President and refusal to rise in respect of the President is contemptuous not only of the Office of the President, but also the Constitutional Court which ruled that the President was duly elected,” External link

herald Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda charged : “Order, the two honourable Mliswa and honourable Mutseyami, before I respond to your points of order please know that the nickname of the honourable Speaker can be pronounced only outside this House. If you repeat it, I shall charge you for contempt of the chair,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The chair would, therefore, like to serve notice to all honourable ministers and deputy ministers that the house will not allow this situation where some of them neglect their parliamentary duties to continue unabated,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, February 15, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Given the well documented budgetary constraints that our country is currently saddled with, it is trite to mention that a strong Parliament, which is a palpable sign of a health democracy will require all the financial and technical support that it can master to effectively fulfil it legislative, representative and oversight roles. An independent Parliament which stands for the hopes and aspirations for the people of Zimbabwe, without fear or favour must not be encumbered by the paucity of resources from the exchequer,” External link

herald Friday, January 31, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Hwange Colliery ) : “The official number that I was given is 101 families that have been affected by the recent flash floods. As one of the leaders born here in Hwange I came to find out how victims are coping with the tragedy and also how the corporate world and CPC ( District Civil Protection Committee) are responding,” External link

zimeye Friday, January 24, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “We however expect other local companies to complement these efforts by assisting the affected families as a way of ploughing back to communities they operate in,” External link

zimeye Friday, January 24, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Let me also advice the House that this has been the worst non-attendance by ministers and whatever answers we get from Chokuda, I will make sure this gets to the attention of the President,” External link

newsday Tuesday, December 31, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda responded : “Let me remind you that I and my team of presiding officers have to observe balance in this House, where the ratio is 3:1. On a more serious note, we need to observe that ratio. You must understand the numerical ratios. You must know that when you have four wives, there is a senior wife and three others. Polygamy is a problem” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, December 30, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda responded : “Let me remind you that I and my team of presiding officers have to observe balance in this House, where the ratio is 3:1. On a more serious note, we need to observe that ratio. You must understand the numerical ratios. You must know that when you have four wives, there is a senior wife and three others. Polygamy is a problem” External link

newsday Monday, December 30, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Willias Madzimure ) : “Yes, that affects the rights and privileges of MPs. Willias Madzimure (Kambuzuma MP) has been so mesmerised by your point of privilege, I do not know why. Let that matter be referred to the SROC,” External link

newsday Friday, December 20, 2019 10:26:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : "No allowances for the past five months. I would want to instruct the Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube to withdraw their pay-sheet; no payment for debates of the outstanding balances and for today's sitting," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 6, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I announce the appointment of a Privileges Committee to investigate allegations of improper conduct against MDC Alliance MPs,” External link

newsday Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “On November 14, Zanu PF chief whip Pupurai Togarepi raised a matter of privilege regarding the conduct of MDC MPs, whereby since 2017, each time the President attends Parliament in his official capacity as head of State, they either do not rise for him as a matter of respect or they walk out, and Togarepi finds the behaviour of MDC Alliance MPs grossly disrespectful of the President,” External link

newsday Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The committee will establish whether such conduct, as outlined, constitutes contempt of Parliament, and any other incidents that may arise from the investigations and to report the findings in the National Assembly by February 28, 2020,” External link

newsday Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The terms of reference said any other incident that may arise will be looked at,” External link

newsday Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Any other incidences that may arise in investigations and to report its findings to the House by 28 February 2020,” External link

zbc Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Honourable Togarepi found the behaviour by the MPs to be grossly disrespectful of the office and person of the Head of State and Government in terms of Parliamentary customs and practices which the institution of Parliament in any jurisdiction is expected to observe,” “He also found such conduct to undermine the dignity and integrity of the August House. The Speaker ruled that there existed a prima facie case of contempt of Parliament and accordingly the National Assembly resolved that the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders appoints a Privileges Committee to investigate the conduct of the MDC and come up with corrective punitive measures” External link

zimeye Wednesday, December 4, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda told : “We have received sad news that one of us, Alice Ndlovu, passed on this morning (Friday) at around 2am at Avenues Clinic,” External link

newsday Saturday, November 30, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "The Committee on Standing Rules and Orders is seized with and it will look into it in detail," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda told : “As of yesterday (Tuesday), I will make a decision but I need to know what happened and come back to make a ruling,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, November 29, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda responded : “I hear you, but the events are symptomatic of a bigger problem which the Standing Rules and Orders Committee is seized with and will look into it in detail” External link

newsday Friday, November 29, 2019 9:00:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Ninth Parliament ) : "Parliament must ensure that Zacc should be independent and not subject to the direction or control of anyone, must exercise their functions without fear or favour or prejudice but accountable to Parliament. Zacc's independence needs to be strengthened in areas of its administration, staff recruitment, and control of its own budget," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, November 15, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "The committee on Foreign Affairs is in the process of coming up with a tracking tool for all conventions and treaties that are yet to be tabled for approval. In the last session there was a motion on the National Assembly Order Paper relating to the need for government to fully implement the United Nations Covenant against corruption," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, November 15, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I do not want to be prophetic about that. But it (punishment) is coming, enough is enough,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:56:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Ninth Parliament ) : "In light of the above, my ruling of the 23rd of October is suspended sine die (indefinitely) to avoid the collapse of Parliament process," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Ninth Parliament ) : “In light of the above, my ruling of the 23rd of October is suspended sine die (indefinitely) to avoid the collapse of Parliament process,” External link

zimeye Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:49:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "I cannot predict anything on assumptions, that is the long and short of it," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "We need to interrogate domestic resource mobilisation to grow the cake than to expect Treasury to fund everything. Let's use our collective wisdom and use local capabilities to save money and grow the cake. For the Beitbridge-Harare-Chirundu and Beitbridge-Bulawayo-Victoria Falls highways, we have capable engineers, so why are we giving contracts to the private sector when we have the army which has that capacity. Give the army those tenders," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, November 6, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “There is a cartel of 10 people according to the Reserve Bank Governor and I want to say its (cartel) best place is either at Chikurubi or Khami Maximum prisons. We can’t afford to have price hikes every day. There must be some stability somehow and that cartel needs to be attended to without fear or favour,” External link

zimeye Sunday, November 3, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “There is a cartel of 10 people according to the Reserve Bank Governor and I want to say its (cartel) best place is either at Chikurubi or Khami Maximum prisons. We can’t afford to have price hikes every day. There must be some stability somehow and that cartel needs to be attended to without fear or favour,” External link

zimeye Friday, November 1, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda responded : "I cannot accept to be challenged by an MP. I ask you to leave the House" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 25, 2019 3:27:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The manner in which you raise your point should be proper. You are free to say that without being emotional,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I hear you Honourable Minister that in terms of the Constitution, Ministers belong to Cabinet and that Cabinet is comprised of the President,” “Until we resolve the issue of acceptance by members of the opposition, the request by the Leader of the House stands” External link

zimeye Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I am going to invoke the Constitution for Members who create despondency against lawful order of the Chair,” “If this continues I shall not hesitate to name and shame members who shall be punished accordingly” External link

zimeye Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “So we must be fast but be careful not to leave the public behind who are the key stakeholders of the legislative process,” External link

herald Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I hear you Honourable Minister that in terms of the Constitution, Ministers belong to Cabinet and that Cabinet is comprised of the President,” “Until we resolve the issue of acceptance by members of the opposition, the request by the Leader of the House stands” External link

herald Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I am going to invoke the Constitution for Members who create despondency against lawful order of the Chair,” “If this continues I shall not hesitate to name and shame members who shall be punished accordingly” External link

herald Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Those are standing Committees and once you are in, there is no room for rotation. You have to be there until you complete your five years in Parliament. So it is not as if this time it is IPU and you choose members – there is consistency because at those regional meetings, these Members of Parliament are assigned to various committees which they must attend consistently and this is according to the statutes of the concerned organizations – regional, continental as well as international,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:58:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The report is with the Chairperson who I have advised as per your concern that now that they have indicated that they have finished the report, it must be tabled here in the House. The report has been completed. Hon. Sen. Chief Charumbira is currently away on PAP business and as soon as he is back – we shall urge him to table that report,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:38:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I was thinking by myself how do you come up with a budget that will not move up and down like a Yoyo? It’s frightening. It’s frightening. It’s a tall order for Parliament and it must be done in consultation with the Executive,” “In simple terms, how to come up with a budget so that the price of bread and mealie meal does not continue to rise, rise, rise is a challenge” External link

newsday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : "No allowances for the past five months. I would want to instruct the Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube to withdraw their pay-sheet; no payment for debates of the outstanding balances and for today's sitting," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “We need to respect our head of state…who, in terms of the Constitution represents the sovereignty of the people,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "This matter has gone to court and we cannot in Parliament interfere with the court process. Let us wait and hear what the court will say," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “This matter has gone to court and we cannot in Parliament interfere with the court process. Let us wait and hear what the court will say,” External link

newsday Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : "Following the Budget Review Statement and Supplementary Budget presented by Honourable Minister of Finance and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube, I wish to inform honourable members that the CDF for 2019 has been reviewed upwards from $80 000 to $175 228," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : “Following the Budget Review Statement and Supplementary Budget presented by Honourable Minister of Finance and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube, I wish to inform honourable members that the CDF for 2019 has been reviewed upwards from $80 000 to $175 228,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, September 25, 2019 8:39:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : “Following the Budget Review Statement and Supplementary Budget presented by Honourable Minister of Finance and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube, I wish to inform honourable members that the CDF for 2019 has been reviewed upwards from $80 000 to $175 228,” External link

herald Wednesday, September 25, 2019 4:21:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “We will be able to give you a feature story about the visit very soon. I can’t comment on the specifics because we are still compiling the report of the visit,” External link

newsday Friday, September 20, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “To that extent, the new dispensation is demonstrating that it is transparent. It does not want to hide anything and hence the invitation was extended to the rapporteur and we are happy that the rapporteur did come,” External link

zimeye Friday, September 20, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “To that extent, the new dispensation is demonstrating that it is transparent. It does not want to hide anything and hence the invitation was extended to the rapporteur and we are happy that the rapporteur did come,” External link

herald Friday, September 20, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "I want to advise MPs in this House that I have written twice to His Excellency about non-attendance of ministers and I am told that the matter has been raised in Cabinet where all ministers were advised to attend parliamentary business in terms of Section 107 (2) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe," "When I look around, I think we are all agreed, their absence today (last Wednesday) is appalling and pathetic," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "I have instructed the secretariat that those who have not tendered their apologies will have to be charged accordingly," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation... with immediate effect," External link

thesun Friday, September 6, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “In terms of section 119 of the Constitution, we have to defend the Constitution and one of the fundamental areas of defence is Chapter 4, on protection of fundamental rights and freedoms. Therefore, if an MP is speaking and you do not agree with him, let him exercise his freedom of speech as enshrined in the Constitution and once he has finished, anyone else is free to respond,” External link

newsday Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Job Sikhala ) : “The bottom line is when such utterances are made, it is not for this House to come up with arresting powers, which is the job of the police. Therefore, I cannot allow further debate on that, and what Sikhala has said, I would only like to use this Shona idiom; ‘Chiri mumusakasaka chinozvinzwira’ [People take advice that pertains to their individual needs in group settings],” External link

newsday Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "In tandem, the low-lying fruit of reconciliation is a concerted and strategic issuance of birth certificates and identity documents and reburial orders of victims where necessary. In the affected provinces, we now have three generations with no birth certificates and identity cards. The responsible department should move from village to village and make sure the affected people get these documents," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Confession is a condition precedent to letting bygones be bygones. Once that confession is done the spring of hope, national healing and reconciliation will abundantly germinate without any doubt,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “In the affected provinces, we now have three generations with no birth certificates and identity cards. The responsible department should move from village to village and make sure the affected people get these documents,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Relatedly, schools in the affected provinces must be revamped through the construction of modern science laboratories as part of a tangible rehabilitation process. Catch up infrastructural development should be embarked upon. This is the practical approach to national healing and reconciliation,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Confession is a condition precedent to letting bygones be bygones. Once that confession is done the spring of hope, national healing and reconciliation will abundantly germinate without any doubt,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “In the affected provinces, we now have three generations with no birth certificates and identity cards. The responsible department should move from village to village and make sure the affected people get these documents,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Relatedly, schools in the affected provinces must be revamped through the construction of modern science laboratories as part of a tangible rehabilitation process. Catch up infrastructural development should be embarked upon. This is the practical approach to national healing and reconciliation,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “In tandem, the low-lying fruit of reconciliation is a concerted and strategic issuance of birth certificates and identity documents and reburial orders of victims where necessary. In the affected provinces, we now have three generations with no birth certificates and identity cards. The responsible department should move from village to village and make sure the affected people get these documents,” External link

herald Tuesday, August 20, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "I cannot share with you details of the meeting. I am not going to talk about it, so talk to your sources," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 9, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I cannot share with you details of the meeting. I am not going to talk about it, so talk to your sources,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, August 2, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "Accordingly, as head of this institution, I rule that the honourable members of the opposition shall not be allowed to attend Parliament today, including after His Excellency the President has gone. Related to that, their allowances for today shall not be paid. So I have ruled," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 2, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "There are two issues that I want to put on record. Firstly, His Excellency is the Head of State and Government and there is lack of some understanding. He is the Head of State because he is the embodiment of the sovereignty of the people of Zimbabwe without any exclusion or discrimination and his uncontested position as Head of State has been recognised by the United Nations and the international community, let alone the African Union. We have not had any country under the sun that has not recognised the President," "In terms of Section 116 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, the legislature consists of Parliament and the President, meaning the President, institutionally, is part of the legislature and that position has to be respected" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 2, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “There we are, our law is not in place and that will defeat the aspirations of the Transitional Stabilisation Programme (TSP) of achieving US$12 billion gross turnover from this sector by 2023,” External link

herald Monday, July 15, 2019 1:52:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “On the farmer-miner relationship, it was agreed that there is need to balance the interests of both groups noting that mining operations should not reverse the gains of the Zimbabwe land reform programme,” External link

herald Monday, July 15, 2019 1:52:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda added : “Their basis for this recommendation was to ensure there is concentrated effort in one committee rather than split effort. There is some justification with regards to where we have the challenge of professional competitiveness and also time management. I think the recommendation is very sound,” External link

newsday Saturday, July 13, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “In our case, we do not have that in our qualification requirement in terms of professional or academic competences. We have tried through induction workshops as well as seminars to upscale the competences of the MPs where some have improved in their delivery in the House or in committee work, but that is a problem I would throw back at the electorate,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “It is the electorate that created a Constitution that does not require any form of academic or professional qualification for prospective MPs,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Commission ) : "We completed the task of interviews some two weeks ago. In terms of the Constitution, we have favoured His Excellency, the President, with the 12 names out of which the President will appoint eight," "He has already appointed the chairperson through the concurrence of the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders. I believe anytime from now, the President should announce the full complement of the members of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Commission ) : “We completed the task of interviews some two weeks ago. In terms of the Constitution, we have favoured His Excellency, the President, with the 12 names out of which the President will appoint eight,” “He has already appointed the chairperson through the concurrence of the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders. I believe anytime from now, the President should announce the full complement of the members of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission” External link

herald Thursday, July 11, 2019 2:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Cotonou Agreement ) : “The Russia-Africa Conference must walk the talk. Protocols and treaties must be crafted speedily in order to harmonise investment and trade links between Russia and Africa bilaterally and multilaterally in the mould of the Cotonou Agreement between the European Union and African Countries,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Quiet often I have seen a rush in the approval of these instruments and I have asked myself whether the honourable members really understand what they are approving,” “Because if you don’t understand what you are approving, then you cannot be the apostle for the driving of domestication of that protocol because you don’t understand it and more importantly the implementation by way of oversight responsibility, your representation and obviously how they impact on the various pieces of legislation” External link

herald Saturday, June 29, 2019 5:01:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Minister, if you recall at our meeting two weeks ago, you indicated, first you had wanted to have 30 days, then later on you said you would bring the report to Parliament within 14 days. What I would like to know from yourself is what has changed?” External link

newsday Friday, June 28, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “It is a sad loss. His family has been officially advised by Parliament about his death. We are going to give a condolence message later as Parliament. As of now, it is too early. Let us wait for the family to settle with the news and follow due process,” External link

newsday Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:28:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I wish to advise the House that on 14th June, 2019, Parliament of Zimbabwe received a petition from the Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (ZIMTA) and Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) beseeching Parliament to ensure that the Government reviews teachers’ salaries according to the prevailing inflation and interbank market rates and that the teachers be paid US$200 in addition to their current RTGs dollar salaries,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda added ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "I believe that the spirit of the late Dr Tsvangirai which we celebrate through her daughter today shall be reflected in our national politics. " External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I pray to the church, that the church must be on their knees each day of their lives and pray for the unity for the people of Zimbabwe,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, June 17, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "I hope that it will come out in your report as well. The message is definitely very important and we must take heed of what the people say out there concerning the decorum here in the House. Let us improve, especially when we are in front of television cameras," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “We are going to write an opinion on strengthening the Audit Office Act so that you (Auditor-General) do not have to rely on Section 91 of the Public Finance Act. We need to strengthen the Act so that it carries some censure which may arise from your observation,” “We will address ourselves to the Attorney-General and copy to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and also the Auditor-General so that the process of cleaning of that Act can begin in earnest” External link

herald Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs is very important. You are the anchor of the law. As it is in terms of application, your desire should be to craft laws that are robust enough to take care of socio-economic environment,” “To that extent, I am hoping that when you meet the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs (Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi) one of the issues you are going to demand is that we want a fully consolidated electoral law not the one that has several legal patches that are difficult to cross reference” External link

herald Friday, June 7, 2019 3:33:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Clerk ) : “Let me also advise the House that this has been the worst non-attendance by Honourable Ministers. Whatever answer I will get from the Clerk of Parliament, I will make sure that this is brought to the attention of His Excellency the President this (last Wednesday) afternoon,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, May 27, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Clerk ) : “Let me also advise the House that this has been the worst non-attendance by Honourable Ministers. Whatever answer I will get from the Clerk of Parliament, I will make sure that this is brought to the attention of His Excellency the President this (last Wednesday) afternoon,” External link

herald Monday, May 27, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Let me also advice the House that this has been the worst non-attendance by ministers and whatever answers we get from Chokuda, I will make sure this gets to the attention of the President this afternoon (Wednesday),” External link

newsday Saturday, May 25, 2019 7:38:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "He also worked as a distinguished minister of Home Affairs after independence. May his soul rest in internal peace," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 24, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “He also worked as a distinguished minister of Home Affairs after independence. May his soul rest in internal peace,” External link

herald Friday, May 24, 2019 7:29:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “He also worked as a distinguished minister of Home Affairs after independence. May his soul rest in internal peace,” External link

herald Friday, May 24, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "You have all the time for you tomorrow (today) to ask questions on matters of national interest," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "You have all the time for you tomorrow (today) to ask questions on matters of national interest," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “You have all the time for you tomorrow (today) to ask questions on matters of national interest,” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The national broadcaster ZTV last week exposed some members of the House who were busy twitting whilst others were debating. This has to stop,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:28:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Tabitha Khumalo ) : “Hon (Tabitha) Khumalo, you have demonstrated good example, but the head of train without a trailer or trailers cannot move, you tried, but can we send a word that in the national interest and respecting the tax payers’ money, we need to do business as much as we can so that we cover up in the legislative agenda. I would urge you as the national chair of the main opposition party to ensure that next week when we come back, we have to cover what should have been covered today plus much more which will be presented to us by the Leader of Government business so that we are within the time lines of finishing the legislative agenda during this session. It is very important,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, May 20, 2019 11:20:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Tabitha Khumalo ) : “Hon (Tabitha) Khumalo, you have demonstrated good example, but the head of train without a trailer or trailers cannot move, you tried, but can we send a word that in the national interest and respecting the tax payers’ money, we need to do business as much as we can so that we cover up in the legislative agenda. I would urge you as the national chair of the main opposition party to ensure that next week when we come back, we have to cover what should have been covered today plus much more which will be presented to us by the Leader of Government business so that we are within the time lines of finishing the legislative agenda during this session. It is very important,” External link

zimeye Monday, May 20, 2019 7:41:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “As Speaker, I will ensure the constitutional provisions for proportional representation roles goes beyond 2023 and I shall endeavour to persuade political parties to provide gender parity in their constitutions,” “Currently, the constitutions of all political parties in Zimbabwe have not respected the provisions of the national Constitution and perhaps, above all, let us strive to propagate for the advancement of the girl child through education” External link

newsday Friday, May 17, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The publication of the story by the Zimbabwe Independent is again a brazen attempt at agenda setting by the media and some unprofessional members of the CSRO with the intention of manipulating public opinion against the proposed appointment of Justice Matanda-Moyo in the vain hope of influencing the decision of the CSRO,” External link

herald Tuesday, April 2, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda added : “Parliament and by extension the CSRO is thus empowered by the Constitution to make its own decisions independent of the Executive or any other arm of the State,” External link

herald Tuesday, April 2, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda added : “The CSRO remains stoic in its resolve to ensure a credible appointment process grounded in the requirement of the supreme law of the land and national interest,” External link

herald Tuesday, April 2, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda added : "deliberate drive towards promoting the full participation of women in all spheres of Zimbabwean society on the basis of equality with men as enjoined by section 17(a) of the constitution," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda charged : "Why don't you talk to your sources on that matter? I am not going to talk about it, so talk to your sources" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 29, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "The reliability of energy supply in Zimbabwe is cause for grave concern as the country generates far less than its optimum requirements and this retards socio-economic development as more often than not frequent blackouts are experienced, leading to diminished economic activity and household comfort," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 25, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "There is no State institution that should not be accountable to Parliament. This means, therefore, that this committee must ensure that all State institutions involved in the energy sector act constitutionally and in the national interest," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 25, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The reliability of energy supply in Zimbabwe is cause for grave concern as the country generates far less than its optimum requirements and this retards socio-economic development as more often than not frequent blackouts are experienced, leading to diminished economic activity and household comfort,” External link

newsday Monday, March 25, 2019 7:39:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “There is no State institution that should not be accountable to Parliament. This means, therefore, that this committee must ensure that all State institutions involved in the energy sector act constitutionally and in the national interest,” External link

newsday Monday, March 25, 2019 7:39:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Your request is something that is beyond us because the Standing Rules and Orders Committee has come up with two groups that will represent Parliament,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Dexter Nduna ) : "I also wish to inform the House that Honourable Gorerino has been appointed Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development. The Committee membership remains unchanged except that Hon. D. Nduna is no longer a member of that Portfolio Committee," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "I would like to inform the House that all members of the dissolved Mines and Mining Development Committee have been reappointed to the same committee except Hon. T. Mliswa and Hon. D. Nduna" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 22, 2019 10:07:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda announced ( about Temba Mliswa ) : “I would like to inform the House that all members of the dissolved Mines and Mining Development Committee have been reappointed to the same Committee except Hon. T. Mliswa,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 22, 2019 8:19:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “There is no debate on the announcement,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 22, 2019 8:19:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “What I wanted was a clean arrest so that if there is any harassment, I even indicated to the officers that they were going to put the Government into a very invidious position in the process of re-engagement,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, March 6, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda told : "It is not true that she was arrested (while) on parliamentary business," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 4, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "The people who arrested her were very civil…they actually approached me and I reminded them to observe the law which they did," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 4, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "We are setting up a Privileges Committee. I think it is premature for us to make public members who constitute it. We need to inform them first, what if they turn down the appointment. It is a procedural requirement," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “We are setting up a Privileges Committee. I think it is premature for us to make public members who constitute it. We need to inform them first, what if they turn down the appointment. It is a procedural requirement,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:14:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "We are setting up a Privileges Committee. I think it is premature for us to make public members who constitute it. We need to inform them first, what if they turn down the appointment. It is a procedural requirement," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 19, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda told : "It's a cause for concern, really," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, February 17, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda told : "It's a cause for concern, really," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 17, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “You must clearly state that business is not happening because of polarisation taking place. You must clearly say we want dialogue as a people. That voice is silent at that moment,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 15, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Let your document speak to action ...We cannot keep blaming imperial powers for ever,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 15, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Give up the tweeting, write letters,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 15, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “If you look at different portfolio committees we involve politicians from different political persuasions but sometimes we don’t have quality in terms of personnel and economic literacy in Parliament,” External link

zimeye Friday, February 15, 2019 4:55:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I’m worried about the level of politicians that come to Parliament. There are few who can articulate issues in Parliament. If you look at different portfolio committees we involve politicians from different political persuasions but sometimes we don’t have quality in terms of personnel and economic literacy in Parliament,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, February 14, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I produced a book in 2014 because we realised there was a problem. We also held a seminar and asked them what a budget was. There was no answer and we had to postpone the seminar,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, February 14, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Development Policy ) : “Zimbabwe currently does not have a Trade Policy in place and the Industrial Development Policy expired in 2016 and up to now it is still in draft form,” External link

herald Monday, February 11, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The written question will point out the places where this has taken place so that a direct investigation is done by the minister concerned,” External link

newsday Tuesday, February 5, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The written question will point out the places where this has taken place so that a direct investigation is done by the minister concerned,” External link

newsday Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:47:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "In the House it is very easy, we will carry out an audit, those who remain silent perpetually, we will advise their respective parties because you are not representing the interests of that party," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "Conference resolves that the party should complete its restructuring exercise from the cell right through to the provinces in 2019. Those structures should then vigorously start campaigning for the party immediately in preparation for the 2023 harmonised elections," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 23, 2018 12:54:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "Delegates urged government to expedite the solutions to the current three-tier pricing system which has pushed prices too high," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 23, 2018 12:54:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : “The whole aspect of debating a budget is to discuss its impact on budgetary allocations, and not to repeat what Ncube said in his statement,” External link

zimeye Thursday, December 20, 2018 6:39:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : “The whole aspect of debating a budget is to discuss its impact on budgetary allocations, and not to repeat what Ncube said in his statement,” External link

newsday Thursday, December 20, 2018 7:16:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Any electoral reforms that need to take place will come through Parliament like Posa. The Constitutional Court has already ruled that section 27 of Posa seems to offend the free assembly of people, so Parliament has no choice, but to amend that section of the Constitution,” “We have indicated to the ambassador [Nichols] that we have started the process through the administration of the Parliament to ensure that the pieces of legislation that were proposed by his Excellency the President [Emmerson Mnangagwa] during the State of the Nation Address are pursued with vigour to ensure that the legislative process is consummated in the next few months” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:22:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Any electoral reforms that need to take place will come through Parliament like Posa. The Constitutional Court has already ruled that section 27 of Posa seems to offend the free assembly of people, so Parliament has no choice, but to amend that section of the Constitution,” “We have indicated to the ambassador [Nichols] that we have started the process through the administration of the Parliament to ensure that the pieces of legislation that were proposed by his Excellency the President [Emmerson Mnangagwa] during the State of the Nation Address are pursued with vigour to ensure that the legislative process is consummated in the next few months” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:51:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "It is proposed to amend the Constitution to exclude all Members of Parliament from being members of provincial councils. Bulawayo and Harare metropolitan provinces should have elected councillors and should exclude all MPs from being members. There is therefore a need to amend the Constitution in that regard," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:56:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Any electoral reforms that need to take place will come through Parliament like Posa. The Constitutional Court has already ruled that section 27 of Posa seems to offend the free assembly of people, so Parliament has no choice, but to amend that section of the Constitution,” “We have indicated to the ambassador [Nichols] that we have started the process through the administration of the Parliament to ensure that the pieces of legislation that were proposed by his Excellency the President [Emmerson Mnangagwa] during the State of the Nation Address are pursued with vigour to ensure that the legislative process is consummated in the next few months” External link

newsday Tuesday, December 18, 2018 6:47:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Conference resolves that the party should complete its restructuring exercise from the cell right through to the provinces in 2019. Those structures should then vigorously start campaigning for the party immediately in preparation for the 2023 harmonised elections,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, December 16, 2018 2:26:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Delegates urged government to expedite the solutions to the current three-tier pricing system which has pushed prices too high,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, December 16, 2018 2:26:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “All wings reaffirm that the President and First Secretary of the party, Cde Mnangagwa be the sole candidate for the 2023 harmonised elections. All structures will start preparations for the 2023 harmonised elections immediately,” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 16, 2018 2:05:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The party and Government adopt zero tolerance to corruption in the public and private sector. The party upholds the spirit of unity by putting in place deterrent penalties for perpetrators of factionalism, tribalism, regionalism and similar vices that seek to advance the individual’s interests at the expense of the unity of the party,” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 16, 2018 2:05:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The party must also create innovative and relevant mobilisation strategies to attract the youth to join the Youth League as well as to encourage young organisations including professionals and other interest groups to affiliate with Zanu-PF and the youth wing,” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 16, 2018 2:05:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Prosper Mutseyami ) : "Your point of order is noted …Mutseyami" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:25:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation… with immediate effect,” External link

ngrguardiannews Monday, November 27, 2017 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation… with immediate effect,” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, November 23, 2017 3:14:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda expliqué : "Le camarade Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa avait été nommé candidat de la Zanu-PF pour occuper la fonction de président de la République du Zimbabwe dans l'éventualité d'une démission ou d'une destitution du camarade Robert Gabriel Mugabe" External link

laprovence Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:11:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "I am advised that the swearing-in ceremony is planned for Friday," External link

reuters-en Wednesday, November 22, 2017 4:56:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda expliqué : "Le camarade Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa avait été nommé candidat de la Zanu-PF pour occuper la fonction de président de la République du Zimbabwe dans l'éventualité d'une démission ou d'une destitution du camarade Robert Gabriel Mugabe" External link

laprovence Wednesday, November 22, 2017 4:11:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about President Mugabe ) : "With the powers vested in me as presiding officer, I terminate business and want to notify you that I have received in terms of section 96 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe a letter from President Mugabe dated November 21st giving notice of resignation in terms of provisions of section 96 (1) of the Constitution," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:58:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
advocate31.85%EN12/12/201712/12/2017
speaker of the national assembly26.06%EN12/06/201706/12/2017
président de l’ assemblée nationale1.16%FR11/29/201729/11/2017
speaker24.90%EN11/27/201727/11/2017
chief secretary0.19%EN11/25/201725/11/2017
président de l' assemblée nationale0.58%FR11/22/201722/11/2017
président du parlement zimbabwéen0.19%FR11/22/201722/11/2017
président de l’ assemblée nationale zimbabwéenne0.58%FR11/21/201721/11/2017
speaker of the house0.58%EN11/17/201717/11/2017
politician0.19%EN11/13/201713/11/2017
member0.19%EN11/12/201712/11/2017
national assembly speaker7.92%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
deputy0.19%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
president0.19%EN09/17/201717/09/2017
speaker of national assembly1.16%EN08/28/201728/08/2017
lawyer advocate0.19%EN08/27/201727/08/2017
defence minister0.97%EN08/21/201721/08/2017
lawyer0.77%EN06/24/201724/06/2017
secretary for administration0.19%EN07/20/201620/07/2016
house speaker0.58%EN03/19/201519/03/2015
zimbabwe human rights commission chairperson1.16%EN09/30/201330/09/2013
chairman0.19%EN03/31/200531/03/2005
Names Lang Count
Jacob MudendaEN89.30%
Jacob MudendaFR9.08%
Jacob MudendaPT1.36%
Jacob MudendaSA0.27%


 
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Prosper Mutseyami said ( about Jacob Mudenda ) : “We contend that the first respondent (Jacob Mudenda)’s action ordering that the second to one hundred and eleventh applicants (MDC Alliance members) should not be paid their sitting allowances is unlawful. As submitted in our letter, we contend that the first respondent has no powers to dock Members of Parliaments’ sitting allowances or prevent them from receiving their sitting allowances,” External link

newsday Friday, December 6, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Themba Mliswa said ( about Jacob Mudenda ) : "I am totally ashamed that we have a VP in this House and my heart bleeds that we have spent a long time arguing and politicking instead of uniting for the common goal of the ordinary person," "I do not belong to any political party, but we need to address this impasse and we need the Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda to address it" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, November 28, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Themba Mliswa said ( about Jacob Mudenda ) : “I am totally ashamed that we have a VP in this House and my heart bleeds that we have spent a long time arguing and politicking instead of uniting for the common goal of the ordinary person,” “I do not belong to any political party, but we need to address this impasse and we need the Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda to address it” External link

newsday Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Brian Nichols said ( about Jacob Mudenda ) : “This was an important opportunity for all the friends of Zimbabwe to gather to discuss the agenda in parliament and to benefit from Honourable Speaker Mudenda’s views on what is going on in the legislative agenda and all of us where impressed by the length and breadth of the legislative reforms that are on-going, some of them have been passed, some of them are being debated and some of them at various formulation stage,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, May 27, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Brian Nichols said ( about Jacob Mudenda ) : “We wanted to get an in-depth understanding of the reforms that Zimbabwe is making, both political and economic. We were impressed by what the Advocate Mudenda told us. Our particular interest was reforms in those areas that have been debated internationally,” External link

zbc Monday, May 27, 2019 8:53:00 PM EAT

Brian Nichols said ( about Jacob Mudenda ) : “This was an important opportunity for all the friends of Zimbabwe to gather to discuss the agenda in parliament and to benefit from Honourable Speaker Mudenda’s views on what is going on in the legislative agenda and all of us where impressed by the length and breadth of the legislative reforms that are on-going, some of them have been passed, some of them are being debated and some of them at various formulation stage,” External link

herald Monday, May 27, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Rumbidzai Mugwagwa said ( about Jacob Mudenda ) : "Upon arrest, the accused was told of her charges. The reason that the accused persons approached the Speaker of National Assembly Jacob Mudenda to advise him shows that she was told of the reason for her arrest. The Speaker could not have let the accused person go with the police officers if she was not arrested properly," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

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Jacob Mudenda expressed : “I briefed the Honourable (Speaker) about Zimbabwean nationals in China, that they are safe and we will continue to ensure their safety,” External link

herald Friday, February 21, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The applicants must be charged with contempt of court , in particular the highest court of the land, the Constitutional Court. Their walking out on the President and refusal to rise in respect of the President is contemptuous not only of the Office of the President, but also the Constitutional Court which ruled that the President was duly elected,” External link

herald Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda charged : “Order, the two honourable Mliswa and honourable Mutseyami, before I respond to your points of order please know that the nickname of the honourable Speaker can be pronounced only outside this House. If you repeat it, I shall charge you for contempt of the chair,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The chair would, therefore, like to serve notice to all honourable ministers and deputy ministers that the house will not allow this situation where some of them neglect their parliamentary duties to continue unabated,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, February 15, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Given the well documented budgetary constraints that our country is currently saddled with, it is trite to mention that a strong Parliament, which is a palpable sign of a health democracy will require all the financial and technical support that it can master to effectively fulfil it legislative, representative and oversight roles. An independent Parliament which stands for the hopes and aspirations for the people of Zimbabwe, without fear or favour must not be encumbered by the paucity of resources from the exchequer,” External link

herald Friday, January 31, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Hwange Colliery ) : “The official number that I was given is 101 families that have been affected by the recent flash floods. As one of the leaders born here in Hwange I came to find out how victims are coping with the tragedy and also how the corporate world and CPC ( District Civil Protection Committee) are responding,” External link

zimeye Friday, January 24, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “We however expect other local companies to complement these efforts by assisting the affected families as a way of ploughing back to communities they operate in,” External link

zimeye Friday, January 24, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Let me also advice the House that this has been the worst non-attendance by ministers and whatever answers we get from Chokuda, I will make sure this gets to the attention of the President,” External link

newsday Tuesday, December 31, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda responded : “Let me remind you that I and my team of presiding officers have to observe balance in this House, where the ratio is 3:1. On a more serious note, we need to observe that ratio. You must understand the numerical ratios. You must know that when you have four wives, there is a senior wife and three others. Polygamy is a problem” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, December 30, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda responded : “Let me remind you that I and my team of presiding officers have to observe balance in this House, where the ratio is 3:1. On a more serious note, we need to observe that ratio. You must understand the numerical ratios. You must know that when you have four wives, there is a senior wife and three others. Polygamy is a problem” External link

newsday Monday, December 30, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Willias Madzimure ) : “Yes, that affects the rights and privileges of MPs. Willias Madzimure (Kambuzuma MP) has been so mesmerised by your point of privilege, I do not know why. Let that matter be referred to the SROC,” External link

newsday Friday, December 20, 2019 10:26:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : "No allowances for the past five months. I would want to instruct the Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube to withdraw their pay-sheet; no payment for debates of the outstanding balances and for today's sitting," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 6, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I announce the appointment of a Privileges Committee to investigate allegations of improper conduct against MDC Alliance MPs,” External link

newsday Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “On November 14, Zanu PF chief whip Pupurai Togarepi raised a matter of privilege regarding the conduct of MDC MPs, whereby since 2017, each time the President attends Parliament in his official capacity as head of State, they either do not rise for him as a matter of respect or they walk out, and Togarepi finds the behaviour of MDC Alliance MPs grossly disrespectful of the President,” External link

newsday Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The committee will establish whether such conduct, as outlined, constitutes contempt of Parliament, and any other incidents that may arise from the investigations and to report the findings in the National Assembly by February 28, 2020,” External link

newsday Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The terms of reference said any other incident that may arise will be looked at,” External link

newsday Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Any other incidences that may arise in investigations and to report its findings to the House by 28 February 2020,” External link

zbc Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Honourable Togarepi found the behaviour by the MPs to be grossly disrespectful of the office and person of the Head of State and Government in terms of Parliamentary customs and practices which the institution of Parliament in any jurisdiction is expected to observe,” “He also found such conduct to undermine the dignity and integrity of the August House. The Speaker ruled that there existed a prima facie case of contempt of Parliament and accordingly the National Assembly resolved that the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders appoints a Privileges Committee to investigate the conduct of the MDC and come up with corrective punitive measures” External link

zimeye Wednesday, December 4, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda told : “We have received sad news that one of us, Alice Ndlovu, passed on this morning (Friday) at around 2am at Avenues Clinic,” External link

newsday Saturday, November 30, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "The Committee on Standing Rules and Orders is seized with and it will look into it in detail," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda told : “As of yesterday (Tuesday), I will make a decision but I need to know what happened and come back to make a ruling,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, November 29, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda responded : “I hear you, but the events are symptomatic of a bigger problem which the Standing Rules and Orders Committee is seized with and will look into it in detail” External link

newsday Friday, November 29, 2019 9:00:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Ninth Parliament ) : "Parliament must ensure that Zacc should be independent and not subject to the direction or control of anyone, must exercise their functions without fear or favour or prejudice but accountable to Parliament. Zacc's independence needs to be strengthened in areas of its administration, staff recruitment, and control of its own budget," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, November 15, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "The committee on Foreign Affairs is in the process of coming up with a tracking tool for all conventions and treaties that are yet to be tabled for approval. In the last session there was a motion on the National Assembly Order Paper relating to the need for government to fully implement the United Nations Covenant against corruption," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, November 15, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I do not want to be prophetic about that. But it (punishment) is coming, enough is enough,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:56:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Ninth Parliament ) : "In light of the above, my ruling of the 23rd of October is suspended sine die (indefinitely) to avoid the collapse of Parliament process," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Ninth Parliament ) : “In light of the above, my ruling of the 23rd of October is suspended sine die (indefinitely) to avoid the collapse of Parliament process,” External link

zimeye Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:49:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "I cannot predict anything on assumptions, that is the long and short of it," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "We need to interrogate domestic resource mobilisation to grow the cake than to expect Treasury to fund everything. Let's use our collective wisdom and use local capabilities to save money and grow the cake. For the Beitbridge-Harare-Chirundu and Beitbridge-Bulawayo-Victoria Falls highways, we have capable engineers, so why are we giving contracts to the private sector when we have the army which has that capacity. Give the army those tenders," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, November 6, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “There is a cartel of 10 people according to the Reserve Bank Governor and I want to say its (cartel) best place is either at Chikurubi or Khami Maximum prisons. We can’t afford to have price hikes every day. There must be some stability somehow and that cartel needs to be attended to without fear or favour,” External link

zimeye Sunday, November 3, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “There is a cartel of 10 people according to the Reserve Bank Governor and I want to say its (cartel) best place is either at Chikurubi or Khami Maximum prisons. We can’t afford to have price hikes every day. There must be some stability somehow and that cartel needs to be attended to without fear or favour,” External link

zimeye Friday, November 1, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda responded : "I cannot accept to be challenged by an MP. I ask you to leave the House" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 25, 2019 3:27:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The manner in which you raise your point should be proper. You are free to say that without being emotional,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I hear you Honourable Minister that in terms of the Constitution, Ministers belong to Cabinet and that Cabinet is comprised of the President,” “Until we resolve the issue of acceptance by members of the opposition, the request by the Leader of the House stands” External link

zimeye Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I am going to invoke the Constitution for Members who create despondency against lawful order of the Chair,” “If this continues I shall not hesitate to name and shame members who shall be punished accordingly” External link

zimeye Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “So we must be fast but be careful not to leave the public behind who are the key stakeholders of the legislative process,” External link

herald Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I hear you Honourable Minister that in terms of the Constitution, Ministers belong to Cabinet and that Cabinet is comprised of the President,” “Until we resolve the issue of acceptance by members of the opposition, the request by the Leader of the House stands” External link

herald Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I am going to invoke the Constitution for Members who create despondency against lawful order of the Chair,” “If this continues I shall not hesitate to name and shame members who shall be punished accordingly” External link

herald Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Those are standing Committees and once you are in, there is no room for rotation. You have to be there until you complete your five years in Parliament. So it is not as if this time it is IPU and you choose members – there is consistency because at those regional meetings, these Members of Parliament are assigned to various committees which they must attend consistently and this is according to the statutes of the concerned organizations – regional, continental as well as international,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:58:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The report is with the Chairperson who I have advised as per your concern that now that they have indicated that they have finished the report, it must be tabled here in the House. The report has been completed. Hon. Sen. Chief Charumbira is currently away on PAP business and as soon as he is back – we shall urge him to table that report,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:38:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I was thinking by myself how do you come up with a budget that will not move up and down like a Yoyo? It’s frightening. It’s frightening. It’s a tall order for Parliament and it must be done in consultation with the Executive,” “In simple terms, how to come up with a budget so that the price of bread and mealie meal does not continue to rise, rise, rise is a challenge” External link

newsday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : "No allowances for the past five months. I would want to instruct the Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube to withdraw their pay-sheet; no payment for debates of the outstanding balances and for today's sitting," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “We need to respect our head of state…who, in terms of the Constitution represents the sovereignty of the people,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "This matter has gone to court and we cannot in Parliament interfere with the court process. Let us wait and hear what the court will say," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “This matter has gone to court and we cannot in Parliament interfere with the court process. Let us wait and hear what the court will say,” External link

newsday Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : "Following the Budget Review Statement and Supplementary Budget presented by Honourable Minister of Finance and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube, I wish to inform honourable members that the CDF for 2019 has been reviewed upwards from $80 000 to $175 228," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : “Following the Budget Review Statement and Supplementary Budget presented by Honourable Minister of Finance and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube, I wish to inform honourable members that the CDF for 2019 has been reviewed upwards from $80 000 to $175 228,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, September 25, 2019 8:39:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : “Following the Budget Review Statement and Supplementary Budget presented by Honourable Minister of Finance and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube, I wish to inform honourable members that the CDF for 2019 has been reviewed upwards from $80 000 to $175 228,” External link

herald Wednesday, September 25, 2019 4:21:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “We will be able to give you a feature story about the visit very soon. I can’t comment on the specifics because we are still compiling the report of the visit,” External link

newsday Friday, September 20, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “To that extent, the new dispensation is demonstrating that it is transparent. It does not want to hide anything and hence the invitation was extended to the rapporteur and we are happy that the rapporteur did come,” External link

zimeye Friday, September 20, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “To that extent, the new dispensation is demonstrating that it is transparent. It does not want to hide anything and hence the invitation was extended to the rapporteur and we are happy that the rapporteur did come,” External link

herald Friday, September 20, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "I want to advise MPs in this House that I have written twice to His Excellency about non-attendance of ministers and I am told that the matter has been raised in Cabinet where all ministers were advised to attend parliamentary business in terms of Section 107 (2) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe," "When I look around, I think we are all agreed, their absence today (last Wednesday) is appalling and pathetic," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "I have instructed the secretariat that those who have not tendered their apologies will have to be charged accordingly," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation... with immediate effect," External link

thesun Friday, September 6, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “In terms of section 119 of the Constitution, we have to defend the Constitution and one of the fundamental areas of defence is Chapter 4, on protection of fundamental rights and freedoms. Therefore, if an MP is speaking and you do not agree with him, let him exercise his freedom of speech as enshrined in the Constitution and once he has finished, anyone else is free to respond,” External link

newsday Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Job Sikhala ) : “The bottom line is when such utterances are made, it is not for this House to come up with arresting powers, which is the job of the police. Therefore, I cannot allow further debate on that, and what Sikhala has said, I would only like to use this Shona idiom; ‘Chiri mumusakasaka chinozvinzwira’ [People take advice that pertains to their individual needs in group settings],” External link

newsday Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "In tandem, the low-lying fruit of reconciliation is a concerted and strategic issuance of birth certificates and identity documents and reburial orders of victims where necessary. In the affected provinces, we now have three generations with no birth certificates and identity cards. The responsible department should move from village to village and make sure the affected people get these documents," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Confession is a condition precedent to letting bygones be bygones. Once that confession is done the spring of hope, national healing and reconciliation will abundantly germinate without any doubt,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “In the affected provinces, we now have three generations with no birth certificates and identity cards. The responsible department should move from village to village and make sure the affected people get these documents,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Relatedly, schools in the affected provinces must be revamped through the construction of modern science laboratories as part of a tangible rehabilitation process. Catch up infrastructural development should be embarked upon. This is the practical approach to national healing and reconciliation,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Confession is a condition precedent to letting bygones be bygones. Once that confession is done the spring of hope, national healing and reconciliation will abundantly germinate without any doubt,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “In the affected provinces, we now have three generations with no birth certificates and identity cards. The responsible department should move from village to village and make sure the affected people get these documents,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Relatedly, schools in the affected provinces must be revamped through the construction of modern science laboratories as part of a tangible rehabilitation process. Catch up infrastructural development should be embarked upon. This is the practical approach to national healing and reconciliation,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “In tandem, the low-lying fruit of reconciliation is a concerted and strategic issuance of birth certificates and identity documents and reburial orders of victims where necessary. In the affected provinces, we now have three generations with no birth certificates and identity cards. The responsible department should move from village to village and make sure the affected people get these documents,” External link

herald Tuesday, August 20, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "I cannot share with you details of the meeting. I am not going to talk about it, so talk to your sources," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 9, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I cannot share with you details of the meeting. I am not going to talk about it, so talk to your sources,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, August 2, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "Accordingly, as head of this institution, I rule that the honourable members of the opposition shall not be allowed to attend Parliament today, including after His Excellency the President has gone. Related to that, their allowances for today shall not be paid. So I have ruled," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 2, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "There are two issues that I want to put on record. Firstly, His Excellency is the Head of State and Government and there is lack of some understanding. He is the Head of State because he is the embodiment of the sovereignty of the people of Zimbabwe without any exclusion or discrimination and his uncontested position as Head of State has been recognised by the United Nations and the international community, let alone the African Union. We have not had any country under the sun that has not recognised the President," "In terms of Section 116 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, the legislature consists of Parliament and the President, meaning the President, institutionally, is part of the legislature and that position has to be respected" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 2, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “There we are, our law is not in place and that will defeat the aspirations of the Transitional Stabilisation Programme (TSP) of achieving US$12 billion gross turnover from this sector by 2023,” External link

herald Monday, July 15, 2019 1:52:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “On the farmer-miner relationship, it was agreed that there is need to balance the interests of both groups noting that mining operations should not reverse the gains of the Zimbabwe land reform programme,” External link

herald Monday, July 15, 2019 1:52:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda added : “Their basis for this recommendation was to ensure there is concentrated effort in one committee rather than split effort. There is some justification with regards to where we have the challenge of professional competitiveness and also time management. I think the recommendation is very sound,” External link

newsday Saturday, July 13, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “In our case, we do not have that in our qualification requirement in terms of professional or academic competences. We have tried through induction workshops as well as seminars to upscale the competences of the MPs where some have improved in their delivery in the House or in committee work, but that is a problem I would throw back at the electorate,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “It is the electorate that created a Constitution that does not require any form of academic or professional qualification for prospective MPs,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Commission ) : "We completed the task of interviews some two weeks ago. In terms of the Constitution, we have favoured His Excellency, the President, with the 12 names out of which the President will appoint eight," "He has already appointed the chairperson through the concurrence of the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders. I believe anytime from now, the President should announce the full complement of the members of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Commission ) : “We completed the task of interviews some two weeks ago. In terms of the Constitution, we have favoured His Excellency, the President, with the 12 names out of which the President will appoint eight,” “He has already appointed the chairperson through the concurrence of the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders. I believe anytime from now, the President should announce the full complement of the members of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission” External link

herald Thursday, July 11, 2019 2:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Cotonou Agreement ) : “The Russia-Africa Conference must walk the talk. Protocols and treaties must be crafted speedily in order to harmonise investment and trade links between Russia and Africa bilaterally and multilaterally in the mould of the Cotonou Agreement between the European Union and African Countries,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Quiet often I have seen a rush in the approval of these instruments and I have asked myself whether the honourable members really understand what they are approving,” “Because if you don’t understand what you are approving, then you cannot be the apostle for the driving of domestication of that protocol because you don’t understand it and more importantly the implementation by way of oversight responsibility, your representation and obviously how they impact on the various pieces of legislation” External link

herald Saturday, June 29, 2019 5:01:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Minister, if you recall at our meeting two weeks ago, you indicated, first you had wanted to have 30 days, then later on you said you would bring the report to Parliament within 14 days. What I would like to know from yourself is what has changed?” External link

newsday Friday, June 28, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “It is a sad loss. His family has been officially advised by Parliament about his death. We are going to give a condolence message later as Parliament. As of now, it is too early. Let us wait for the family to settle with the news and follow due process,” External link

newsday Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:28:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I wish to advise the House that on 14th June, 2019, Parliament of Zimbabwe received a petition from the Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (ZIMTA) and Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) beseeching Parliament to ensure that the Government reviews teachers’ salaries according to the prevailing inflation and interbank market rates and that the teachers be paid US$200 in addition to their current RTGs dollar salaries,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda added ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "I believe that the spirit of the late Dr Tsvangirai which we celebrate through her daughter today shall be reflected in our national politics. " External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I pray to the church, that the church must be on their knees each day of their lives and pray for the unity for the people of Zimbabwe,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, June 17, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "I hope that it will come out in your report as well. The message is definitely very important and we must take heed of what the people say out there concerning the decorum here in the House. Let us improve, especially when we are in front of television cameras," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “We are going to write an opinion on strengthening the Audit Office Act so that you (Auditor-General) do not have to rely on Section 91 of the Public Finance Act. We need to strengthen the Act so that it carries some censure which may arise from your observation,” “We will address ourselves to the Attorney-General and copy to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and also the Auditor-General so that the process of cleaning of that Act can begin in earnest” External link

herald Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs is very important. You are the anchor of the law. As it is in terms of application, your desire should be to craft laws that are robust enough to take care of socio-economic environment,” “To that extent, I am hoping that when you meet the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs (Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi) one of the issues you are going to demand is that we want a fully consolidated electoral law not the one that has several legal patches that are difficult to cross reference” External link

herald Friday, June 7, 2019 3:33:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Clerk ) : “Let me also advise the House that this has been the worst non-attendance by Honourable Ministers. Whatever answer I will get from the Clerk of Parliament, I will make sure that this is brought to the attention of His Excellency the President this (last Wednesday) afternoon,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, May 27, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Clerk ) : “Let me also advise the House that this has been the worst non-attendance by Honourable Ministers. Whatever answer I will get from the Clerk of Parliament, I will make sure that this is brought to the attention of His Excellency the President this (last Wednesday) afternoon,” External link

herald Monday, May 27, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Let me also advice the House that this has been the worst non-attendance by ministers and whatever answers we get from Chokuda, I will make sure this gets to the attention of the President this afternoon (Wednesday),” External link

newsday Saturday, May 25, 2019 7:38:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "He also worked as a distinguished minister of Home Affairs after independence. May his soul rest in internal peace," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 24, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “He also worked as a distinguished minister of Home Affairs after independence. May his soul rest in internal peace,” External link

herald Friday, May 24, 2019 7:29:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “He also worked as a distinguished minister of Home Affairs after independence. May his soul rest in internal peace,” External link

herald Friday, May 24, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "You have all the time for you tomorrow (today) to ask questions on matters of national interest," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "You have all the time for you tomorrow (today) to ask questions on matters of national interest," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “You have all the time for you tomorrow (today) to ask questions on matters of national interest,” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The national broadcaster ZTV last week exposed some members of the House who were busy twitting whilst others were debating. This has to stop,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:28:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Tabitha Khumalo ) : “Hon (Tabitha) Khumalo, you have demonstrated good example, but the head of train without a trailer or trailers cannot move, you tried, but can we send a word that in the national interest and respecting the tax payers’ money, we need to do business as much as we can so that we cover up in the legislative agenda. I would urge you as the national chair of the main opposition party to ensure that next week when we come back, we have to cover what should have been covered today plus much more which will be presented to us by the Leader of Government business so that we are within the time lines of finishing the legislative agenda during this session. It is very important,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, May 20, 2019 11:20:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Tabitha Khumalo ) : “Hon (Tabitha) Khumalo, you have demonstrated good example, but the head of train without a trailer or trailers cannot move, you tried, but can we send a word that in the national interest and respecting the tax payers’ money, we need to do business as much as we can so that we cover up in the legislative agenda. I would urge you as the national chair of the main opposition party to ensure that next week when we come back, we have to cover what should have been covered today plus much more which will be presented to us by the Leader of Government business so that we are within the time lines of finishing the legislative agenda during this session. It is very important,” External link

zimeye Monday, May 20, 2019 7:41:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “As Speaker, I will ensure the constitutional provisions for proportional representation roles goes beyond 2023 and I shall endeavour to persuade political parties to provide gender parity in their constitutions,” “Currently, the constitutions of all political parties in Zimbabwe have not respected the provisions of the national Constitution and perhaps, above all, let us strive to propagate for the advancement of the girl child through education” External link

newsday Friday, May 17, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The publication of the story by the Zimbabwe Independent is again a brazen attempt at agenda setting by the media and some unprofessional members of the CSRO with the intention of manipulating public opinion against the proposed appointment of Justice Matanda-Moyo in the vain hope of influencing the decision of the CSRO,” External link

herald Tuesday, April 2, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda added : “Parliament and by extension the CSRO is thus empowered by the Constitution to make its own decisions independent of the Executive or any other arm of the State,” External link

herald Tuesday, April 2, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda added : “The CSRO remains stoic in its resolve to ensure a credible appointment process grounded in the requirement of the supreme law of the land and national interest,” External link

herald Tuesday, April 2, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda added : "deliberate drive towards promoting the full participation of women in all spheres of Zimbabwean society on the basis of equality with men as enjoined by section 17(a) of the constitution," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda charged : "Why don't you talk to your sources on that matter? I am not going to talk about it, so talk to your sources" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 29, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "The reliability of energy supply in Zimbabwe is cause for grave concern as the country generates far less than its optimum requirements and this retards socio-economic development as more often than not frequent blackouts are experienced, leading to diminished economic activity and household comfort," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 25, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "There is no State institution that should not be accountable to Parliament. This means, therefore, that this committee must ensure that all State institutions involved in the energy sector act constitutionally and in the national interest," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 25, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The reliability of energy supply in Zimbabwe is cause for grave concern as the country generates far less than its optimum requirements and this retards socio-economic development as more often than not frequent blackouts are experienced, leading to diminished economic activity and household comfort,” External link

newsday Monday, March 25, 2019 7:39:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “There is no State institution that should not be accountable to Parliament. This means, therefore, that this committee must ensure that all State institutions involved in the energy sector act constitutionally and in the national interest,” External link

newsday Monday, March 25, 2019 7:39:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Your request is something that is beyond us because the Standing Rules and Orders Committee has come up with two groups that will represent Parliament,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Dexter Nduna ) : "I also wish to inform the House that Honourable Gorerino has been appointed Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development. The Committee membership remains unchanged except that Hon. D. Nduna is no longer a member of that Portfolio Committee," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "I would like to inform the House that all members of the dissolved Mines and Mining Development Committee have been reappointed to the same committee except Hon. T. Mliswa and Hon. D. Nduna" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 22, 2019 10:07:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda announced ( about Temba Mliswa ) : “I would like to inform the House that all members of the dissolved Mines and Mining Development Committee have been reappointed to the same Committee except Hon. T. Mliswa,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 22, 2019 8:19:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “There is no debate on the announcement,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 22, 2019 8:19:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “What I wanted was a clean arrest so that if there is any harassment, I even indicated to the officers that they were going to put the Government into a very invidious position in the process of re-engagement,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, March 6, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda told : "It is not true that she was arrested (while) on parliamentary business," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 4, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "The people who arrested her were very civil…they actually approached me and I reminded them to observe the law which they did," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 4, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "We are setting up a Privileges Committee. I think it is premature for us to make public members who constitute it. We need to inform them first, what if they turn down the appointment. It is a procedural requirement," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “We are setting up a Privileges Committee. I think it is premature for us to make public members who constitute it. We need to inform them first, what if they turn down the appointment. It is a procedural requirement,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:14:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "We are setting up a Privileges Committee. I think it is premature for us to make public members who constitute it. We need to inform them first, what if they turn down the appointment. It is a procedural requirement," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 19, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda told : "It's a cause for concern, really," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, February 17, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda told : "It's a cause for concern, really," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 17, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “You must clearly state that business is not happening because of polarisation taking place. You must clearly say we want dialogue as a people. That voice is silent at that moment,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 15, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Let your document speak to action ...We cannot keep blaming imperial powers for ever,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 15, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Give up the tweeting, write letters,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 15, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “If you look at different portfolio committees we involve politicians from different political persuasions but sometimes we don’t have quality in terms of personnel and economic literacy in Parliament,” External link

zimeye Friday, February 15, 2019 4:55:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I’m worried about the level of politicians that come to Parliament. There are few who can articulate issues in Parliament. If you look at different portfolio committees we involve politicians from different political persuasions but sometimes we don’t have quality in terms of personnel and economic literacy in Parliament,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, February 14, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I produced a book in 2014 because we realised there was a problem. We also held a seminar and asked them what a budget was. There was no answer and we had to postpone the seminar,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, February 14, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Development Policy ) : “Zimbabwe currently does not have a Trade Policy in place and the Industrial Development Policy expired in 2016 and up to now it is still in draft form,” External link

herald Monday, February 11, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The written question will point out the places where this has taken place so that a direct investigation is done by the minister concerned,” External link

newsday Tuesday, February 5, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The written question will point out the places where this has taken place so that a direct investigation is done by the minister concerned,” External link

newsday Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:47:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "In the House it is very easy, we will carry out an audit, those who remain silent perpetually, we will advise their respective parties because you are not representing the interests of that party," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "Conference resolves that the party should complete its restructuring exercise from the cell right through to the provinces in 2019. Those structures should then vigorously start campaigning for the party immediately in preparation for the 2023 harmonised elections," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 23, 2018 12:54:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "Delegates urged government to expedite the solutions to the current three-tier pricing system which has pushed prices too high," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 23, 2018 12:54:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : “The whole aspect of debating a budget is to discuss its impact on budgetary allocations, and not to repeat what Ncube said in his statement,” External link

zimeye Thursday, December 20, 2018 6:39:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : “The whole aspect of debating a budget is to discuss its impact on budgetary allocations, and not to repeat what Ncube said in his statement,” External link

newsday Thursday, December 20, 2018 7:16:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Any electoral reforms that need to take place will come through Parliament like Posa. The Constitutional Court has already ruled that section 27 of Posa seems to offend the free assembly of people, so Parliament has no choice, but to amend that section of the Constitution,” “We have indicated to the ambassador [Nichols] that we have started the process through the administration of the Parliament to ensure that the pieces of legislation that were proposed by his Excellency the President [Emmerson Mnangagwa] during the State of the Nation Address are pursued with vigour to ensure that the legislative process is consummated in the next few months” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:22:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Any electoral reforms that need to take place will come through Parliament like Posa. The Constitutional Court has already ruled that section 27 of Posa seems to offend the free assembly of people, so Parliament has no choice, but to amend that section of the Constitution,” “We have indicated to the ambassador [Nichols] that we have started the process through the administration of the Parliament to ensure that the pieces of legislation that were proposed by his Excellency the President [Emmerson Mnangagwa] during the State of the Nation Address are pursued with vigour to ensure that the legislative process is consummated in the next few months” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:51:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "It is proposed to amend the Constitution to exclude all Members of Parliament from being members of provincial councils. Bulawayo and Harare metropolitan provinces should have elected councillors and should exclude all MPs from being members. There is therefore a need to amend the Constitution in that regard," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:56:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Any electoral reforms that need to take place will come through Parliament like Posa. The Constitutional Court has already ruled that section 27 of Posa seems to offend the free assembly of people, so Parliament has no choice, but to amend that section of the Constitution,” “We have indicated to the ambassador [Nichols] that we have started the process through the administration of the Parliament to ensure that the pieces of legislation that were proposed by his Excellency the President [Emmerson Mnangagwa] during the State of the Nation Address are pursued with vigour to ensure that the legislative process is consummated in the next few months” External link

newsday Tuesday, December 18, 2018 6:47:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Conference resolves that the party should complete its restructuring exercise from the cell right through to the provinces in 2019. Those structures should then vigorously start campaigning for the party immediately in preparation for the 2023 harmonised elections,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, December 16, 2018 2:26:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Delegates urged government to expedite the solutions to the current three-tier pricing system which has pushed prices too high,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, December 16, 2018 2:26:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “All wings reaffirm that the President and First Secretary of the party, Cde Mnangagwa be the sole candidate for the 2023 harmonised elections. All structures will start preparations for the 2023 harmonised elections immediately,” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 16, 2018 2:05:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The party and Government adopt zero tolerance to corruption in the public and private sector. The party upholds the spirit of unity by putting in place deterrent penalties for perpetrators of factionalism, tribalism, regionalism and similar vices that seek to advance the individual’s interests at the expense of the unity of the party,” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 16, 2018 2:05:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The party must also create innovative and relevant mobilisation strategies to attract the youth to join the Youth League as well as to encourage young organisations including professionals and other interest groups to affiliate with Zanu-PF and the youth wing,” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 16, 2018 2:05:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Prosper Mutseyami ) : "Your point of order is noted …Mutseyami" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:25:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation… with immediate effect,” External link

ngrguardiannews Monday, November 27, 2017 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation… with immediate effect,” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, November 23, 2017 3:14:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda expliqué : "Le camarade Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa avait été nommé candidat de la Zanu-PF pour occuper la fonction de président de la République du Zimbabwe dans l'éventualité d'une démission ou d'une destitution du camarade Robert Gabriel Mugabe" External link

laprovence Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:11:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "I am advised that the swearing-in ceremony is planned for Friday," External link

reuters-en Wednesday, November 22, 2017 4:56:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda expliqué : "Le camarade Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa avait été nommé candidat de la Zanu-PF pour occuper la fonction de président de la République du Zimbabwe dans l'éventualité d'une démission ou d'une destitution du camarade Robert Gabriel Mugabe" External link

laprovence Wednesday, November 22, 2017 4:11:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about President Mugabe ) : "With the powers vested in me as presiding officer, I terminate business and want to notify you that I have received in terms of section 96 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe a letter from President Mugabe dated November 21st giving notice of resignation in terms of provisions of section 96 (1) of the Constitution," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:58:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
advocate31.85%EN12/12/201712/12/2017
speaker of the national assembly26.06%EN12/06/201706/12/2017
président de l’ assemblée nationale1.16%FR11/29/201729/11/2017
speaker24.90%EN11/27/201727/11/2017
chief secretary0.19%EN11/25/201725/11/2017
président de l' assemblée nationale0.58%FR11/22/201722/11/2017
président du parlement zimbabwéen0.19%FR11/22/201722/11/2017
président de l’ assemblée nationale zimbabwéenne0.58%FR11/21/201721/11/2017
speaker of the house0.58%EN11/17/201717/11/2017
politician0.19%EN11/13/201713/11/2017
member0.19%EN11/12/201712/11/2017
national assembly speaker7.92%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
deputy0.19%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
president0.19%EN09/17/201717/09/2017
speaker of national assembly1.16%EN08/28/201728/08/2017
lawyer advocate0.19%EN08/27/201727/08/2017
defence minister0.97%EN08/21/201721/08/2017
lawyer0.77%EN06/24/201724/06/2017
secretary for administration0.19%EN07/20/201620/07/2016
house speaker0.58%EN03/19/201519/03/2015
zimbabwe human rights commission chairperson1.16%EN09/30/201330/09/2013
chairman0.19%EN03/31/200531/03/2005
Names Lang Count
Jacob MudendaEN89.30%
Jacob MudendaFR9.08%
Jacob MudendaPT1.36%
Jacob MudendaSA0.27%


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Prosper Mutseyami said ( about Jacob Mudenda ) : “We contend that the first respondent (Jacob Mudenda)’s action ordering that the second to one hundred and eleventh applicants (MDC Alliance members) should not be paid their sitting allowances is unlawful. As submitted in our letter, we contend that the first respondent has no powers to dock Members of Parliaments’ sitting allowances or prevent them from receiving their sitting allowances,” External link

newsday Friday, December 6, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Themba Mliswa said ( about Jacob Mudenda ) : "I am totally ashamed that we have a VP in this House and my heart bleeds that we have spent a long time arguing and politicking instead of uniting for the common goal of the ordinary person," "I do not belong to any political party, but we need to address this impasse and we need the Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda to address it" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, November 28, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Themba Mliswa said ( about Jacob Mudenda ) : “I am totally ashamed that we have a VP in this House and my heart bleeds that we have spent a long time arguing and politicking instead of uniting for the common goal of the ordinary person,” “I do not belong to any political party, but we need to address this impasse and we need the Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda to address it” External link

newsday Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Brian Nichols said ( about Jacob Mudenda ) : “This was an important opportunity for all the friends of Zimbabwe to gather to discuss the agenda in parliament and to benefit from Honourable Speaker Mudenda’s views on what is going on in the legislative agenda and all of us where impressed by the length and breadth of the legislative reforms that are on-going, some of them have been passed, some of them are being debated and some of them at various formulation stage,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, May 27, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Brian Nichols said ( about Jacob Mudenda ) : “We wanted to get an in-depth understanding of the reforms that Zimbabwe is making, both political and economic. We were impressed by what the Advocate Mudenda told us. Our particular interest was reforms in those areas that have been debated internationally,” External link

zbc Monday, May 27, 2019 8:53:00 PM EAT

Brian Nichols said ( about Jacob Mudenda ) : “This was an important opportunity for all the friends of Zimbabwe to gather to discuss the agenda in parliament and to benefit from Honourable Speaker Mudenda’s views on what is going on in the legislative agenda and all of us where impressed by the length and breadth of the legislative reforms that are on-going, some of them have been passed, some of them are being debated and some of them at various formulation stage,” External link

herald Monday, May 27, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Rumbidzai Mugwagwa said ( about Jacob Mudenda ) : "Upon arrest, the accused was told of her charges. The reason that the accused persons approached the Speaker of National Assembly Jacob Mudenda to advise him shows that she was told of the reason for her arrest. The Speaker could not have let the accused person go with the police officers if she was not arrested properly," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT