Jacob Mudenda

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Jacob Mudenda said : “We dare not shirk from this responsibility as the Constitution obligates us to promote democracy and good governance in Zimbabwe, which resonates with the avowed objectives and principles of the charter,” External link

herald Friday, September 18, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “That is a catch-22 situation when MPs want to debate on Bills and speak from conviction but at the same time the Executive wants them to tow the party line,” External link

newsday Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "We need to promote a system of government that is representative. For example, are the governments in Africa representative, when in fact on average only 35% of the voting electorate cast their vote? As MPs, we have to find out why only 35% of the people cast their vote," "There must be participatory democracy via universal suffrage as an inalienable right of the people to participate in elections, otherwise universal suffrage becomes misplaced," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "Democracy can be costly for leaders that want to evolve fast. We need to interrogate the issue of how we have evolved as a democracy. We had the government of national unity in 2009 and we started evolving dramatically and came up with the 2013 Constitution, which we are still trying to polish up," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Honourable leader of government business, we have a fullyfledged deputy minister of Health (John Mangwiro) and he has not tendered his apology. These ministers are undermining the Presidency totally. There is no apology tendered and the leader of government business cannot know everything,” External link

zimeye Saturday, September 5, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “May I appeal again through you, if next time these ministers do not come, there must be someone from the floor to raise a point of order and move a motion accordingly so that we can then charge ministers for contempt of Parliament. They are undermining the government,” External link

zimeye Saturday, September 5, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda added : “There are two deputies in this (Agriculture) ministry and they are not here. This is totally unacceptable. You have three ministers, one substantive minister and two deputies and all of them are not here. It is not right in terms of Section 107 (2) of the Constitution,” External link

zimeye Saturday, September 5, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Honourable leader of government business, we have a fully-fledged deputy minister of Health (John Mangwiro) and he has not tendered his apology. These ministers are undermining the Presidency totally. There is no apology tendered and the leader of government business cannot know everything,” External link

newsday Friday, September 4, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “May I appeal again through you, if next time these ministers do not come, there must be someone from the floor to raise a point of order and move a motion accordingly so that we can then charge ministers for contempt of Parliament. They are undermining the government,” External link

newsday Friday, September 4, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda added : “There are two deputies in this (Agriculture) ministry and they are not here. This is totally unacceptable. You have three ministers, one substantive minister and two deputies and all of them are not here. It is not right in terms of Section 107 (2) of the Constitution,” External link

newsday Friday, September 4, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "Honourable leader of government business, we have a fullyfledged deputy minister of Health (John Mangwiro) and he has not tendered his apology. These ministers are undermining the Presidency totally. There is no apology tendered and the leader of government business cannot know everything," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 4, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "May I appeal again through you, if next time these ministers do not come, there must be someone from the floor to raise a point of order and move a motion accordingly so that we can then charge ministers for contempt of Parliament. They are undermining the government," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 4, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda added : "There are two deputies in this (Agriculture) ministry and they are not here. This is totally unacceptable. You have three ministers, one substantive minister and two deputies and all of them are not here. It is not right in terms of Section 107 (2) of the Constitution," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 4, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "These ministers are undermining the President and Government. There have been no apologies that have been tendered. If next week there are no ministers, there must be someone from the floor who moves a point of order and raise a motion so that we can deal with them for contempt of Parliament," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “These ministers are undermining the President and Government. There have been no apologies that have been tendered. If next week there are no ministers, there must be someone from the floor who moves a point of order and raise a motion so that we can deal with them for contempt of Parliament,” External link

herald Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “He used to proffer very practical ideas, especially on ensuring that the gold mining industry was carried out with integrity and he was against leakages and also supported the promotion of small-scale and artisanal miners. We extend our sympathies to Parliament and to his family. The family will be consoled by the fact that he was one of those active members in Parliament,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "For instance, in 2015 there was a policy shift by government towards consolidation of all diamond operations in Marange managed by State-owned entity, Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC). The policy thrust had its own challenges as was highlighted in a report by the Committee on Mines and Energy in 2016," External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "There is no doubt that small-scale miners are making a significant contribution to the country's economy. For instance, in 2017, the sector accounted for 53% of the country's 24.8 tonnes of gold deliveries. Furthermore, this sector is a source of livelihood for over a million people," External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "We don't want government to be giving conflicting positions. Our Minister of Finance announced in the 2020 national budget statement... he said the country was ready to join... as a way of enhancing transparency and curbing corruption activities in the sector that may deter investment," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "This system would not cost more than USD20 million, we can make savings and ensure the ministry if operational as far as the cadastre. It is imperative that we know the minerals that we have especially along the great dyke this is important in signing of agreement without which the country could be prejudiced," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Let them speak for themselves….I operate according to the doctrine of separation of powers. It’s an executive issue; you should direct your questions to the Ministry of Mines,” External link

newsday Monday, July 20, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda noted : “delivery was as clear as water; we do not want to dilute it..I am sure relevant authorities have taken note of that and will respond accordingly,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, July 17, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The Minister of Finance and Economic Development was supposed to make a Ministerial Statement today (Wednesday) as requested by this August House on the state of the economy,” “The Honourable Minister has indicated that because he is going to present a Mid-Term Review; he has requested that the Ministerial Statement not be made today but will form part and parcel of his mid-term review next week (this week) on 16 July 2020” External link

zbc Sunday, July 12, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “On July 1, 2020 Parliament was notified by Zanu PF party that Killer Zivhu, the MP for Chivi South, has ceased to be a member of Zanu PF and, therefore, no longer represents the interests of the party in Parliament,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda stating : “Some MPs including me have not yet received their vehicles and with COVID-19, how do we move around in our constituencies with no cars and no fuel and at times no coupons? May you intervene, Mr Speaker, as we cannot report to our constituencies” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about John Mangudya ) : “I did engaged the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya to expeditiously put in place foreign currency and ensure there is sufficient fuel for MPs. He assured me that he will put together the necessary foreign currency to ensure MPs get their vehicles” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “On 23rd June, 2020 which is today, Parliament was notified by the Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirayi (MDC-T) Party that the following Members of Parliament had ceased to be members of the MDC-T party and, therefore, no longer represent the interests of the party in Parliament, with effect from 23rd June, 2020,” External link

newsday Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Commission ) : “Pursuant to the above, I do hereby inform the House that vacancies have arisen in these constituencies by operation of the law. The necessary administrative measures will be taken to inform His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission of the existence of the vacancies in line with Section 39 (1) of the Electoral Act (Chapter 2:13) as amended,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Commission ) : “Pursuant to the above, I do hereby inform the House that vacancies have arisen in these constituencies by operation of the law. The necessary administrative measures will be taken to inform His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission of the existence of the vacancies in line with Section 39 (1) of the Electoral Act (Chapter 2:13) as amended,” External link

herald Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda responded : “I now feel that my safety and security is at risk because I am alleged to be a coup plotter. I have a right to be heard and we want to hear his evidence because the coup is linked to one person who is an MP,” External link

newsday Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda responded : “I did not follow the statement and I will need to have a conversation with Kazembe and study the full statement given publicly and then make a ruling not later than two weeks” External link

newsday Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda replied : “As soon as possible but not more than two weeks,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda responded : "I did not follow the statement and I will need to have a conversation with Kazembe and study the full statement given publicly and then make a ruling not later than two weeks" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I am very sorry about what happened. What happened is this: as Parliament, we were not allowed to work during the lockdown. The law to ensure we are allowed to work was only released on Friday night,” “As Members of Parliament, we are not supposed to be stuck in queues. We are supposed to come to Parliament and work. So the law was gazetted that supports work of Parliament. I am sure the law enforcement agents had not yet seen the law” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda told : “As Parliament, we were not yet allowed to work during lockdown. The law to ensure we are allowed to work was only released on Friday night. That is when it was gazetted as S.I. 136 of 2020,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda told : "As Parliament, we were not yet allowed to work during lockdown. The law to ensure we are allowed to work was only released on Friday night. That is when it was gazetted as S.I. 136 of 2020," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The nation looks to us as Members of Parliament to address these challenges in close liaison with the Executive so that they are able to respond robustly to the multifaceted impact of the pandemic,” “That response has to be stubborn and resilient. Parliamentary committees must therefore be prepared to address mitigatory measures that call for innovation in pertaining to the devasting consequences of the pandemic including the employment of indigenous knowledge systems that may lead to the discovery of the vaccine to cure Covid-19” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, June 15, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "The nation looks to us as Members of Parliament to address these challenges in close liaison with the Executive so that they are able to respond robustly to the multifaceted impact of the pandemic," "That response has to be stubborn and resilient. Parliamentary committees must therefore be prepared to address mitigatory measures that call for innovation in pertaining to the devasting consequences of the pandemic including the employment of indigenous knowledge systems that may lead to the discovery of the vaccine to cure Covid-19" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, June 15, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "May I inform you that the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders has assigned the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Heritage led by chief whip Hon (Pupurai) Togarepi is working on the design and other artefacts that need to decorate our Parliament and cut, therefore, the umbilical cord from the colonial era," "His committee has gone further to say that the dress code of the presiding officers and their assistants will need to be redesigned in order to reflect our national identity" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 7, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Security is attending to that. It’s a matter with the police,” External link

newsday Friday, June 5, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda told : “We are coming for you! You will regret! You Work for Satan! Ediots!” External link

zimeye Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "The observation by the member is pertinent," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "Work is in progress and should be attained before year-end and before we move to the new parliament in March next year," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda told : “We are coming for you! You will regret! You Work for Satan! Ediots!” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The observation by the member is pertinent,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, June 1, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "The observation by the member is pertinent," External link

allafrica Monday, June 1, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Female MPs, with your permission , I was hesitant to go into your toilets, but from now onwards, I will be escorted by the deputy Speaker (Tsitsi Gezi) to ensure that the facilities are in place,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Parliament’s Standing Rules and Orders Committee has assigned a subcommittee on Culture and Heritage led by Cde Pupurai Togarepi to work on it, so that we remove practices related to the colonial era,” “His committee has gone further to look at the dress code of presiding officers so that it reflects national identity. It is work in progress and they should have attended to that before the end of the year or before we move to the new Parliament building next year” External link

herald Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:54:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Deputy Speaker ) : “From now onwards, I will be escorted by the Deputy Speaker (Tsitsi Gezi) who will be my vanguard to see if there is anyone inside the bathroom and I will personally check if those facilities are now in place,” External link

newsday Friday, May 29, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda responded ( about Webster Shamu ) : “The Standing Rules and Orders Committee already resolved that we designate some fuel stations, including the one run by Hon Shamu, as well as PetroTrade and CMED for MPs in addition to the fuel got from Redan and Puma,” “Engagement has already taken place between the ministries of Finance and Energy to make that arrangement so that MPs are not unduly disadvantaged in terms of access to fuel” External link

newsday Friday, May 29, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The Minister of Finance will probe into the matter and certainly give a ministerial statement to parliament soon,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “It is important to announce to you of the need to be familiar of the functionality of your iPads because of the overflow that is likely to take place when we meet next week. Some of you might not be accommodated in the National Assembly, but will be participating through virtual technology, but within premises of Parliament,” External link

herald Tuesday, May 26, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “They have not yet communicated that to me. In the absence of such communication I cannot comment,” External link

herald Friday, May 8, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Commission ) : “Pursuant to the above, I, therefore, inform the House that vacancies have arisen by operation of the law and the necessary administrative measures will be taken to inform the President and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec),” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Commission ) : “Pursuant to the above, I, therefore, inform the House that vacancies have arisen by operation of the law and the necessary administrative measures will be taken to inform the President and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec),” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 6, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Commission ) : "Pursuant to the above, I, therefore, inform the House that vacancies have arisen by operation of the law and the necessary administrative measures will be taken to inform the President and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Order No ) : “The committees must function in terms of section 139(4) of the Constitution which indicates that the structure of committees must take into account the political set up and the gender issues in Parliament. I have read this announcement referring to the Standing Order No 18(1) and the Constitution section 139(4). Any disruption to the committee or committee’s work runs contrary to the legislative agenda which was pronounced by His Excellency, the President during the State of the Nation Address,” External link

newsday Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “So, let the processes take place and we ask that there must be unity of purpose so that we fulfil the Presidential legislative agenda,” External link

newsday Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Honourable members should note that the resumption date is subject to change depending on the prevailing conditions at that particular time” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, March 19, 2020 4:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Honourable members should note that the resumption date is subject to change depending on the prevailing conditions at that particular time” External link

herald Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The presiding officers of Parliament are consulting with the relevant authorities on the immediate steps to take as an institution to safeguard the health and life of MPs and staff and visitors to Parliament against COVID-19. A comprehensive statement will be issued tomorrow (today) once consultations have been concluded,” External link

newsday Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “In the meantime, I urge MPs and staff to exercise hygiene by constantly washing hands and MPs must avoid close contact with anyone with a cold. I also urge MPs who travelled to COVID-19 affected countries in the last two weeks to approach the relevant facilities for screening and undertake self-isolation,” External link

newsday Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "All honourable members who have not yet declared their assets will be given until Thursday, 19th March 2020 to comply," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda replied : "I sympathies with the Hon member, so you can raise the issue with the minister tomorrow during question time," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The fact that stadiums were disqualified is a serious matter. We want a ministerial statement from the responsible minister to explain to the House about this embarrassment,” External link

herald Thursday, February 27, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

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 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 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



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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Lewis Matutu said ( about Jacob Mudenda ) : "Furthermore, we are requesting that the Speaker of Parliament Honourable Mudenda, give us an explanation on the current status of the Zinara issue," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Morgan Komichi told ( about Jacob Mudenda ) : “The Supreme Court judgment supercedes political moves,if he writes a letter to recall us then Mudenda will be guided by the Supreme Court judgment which is above any political moves,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, April 3, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Morgan Komichi told ( about Jacob Mudenda ) : “The Supreme Court judgment supercedes political moves, if he writes a letter to recall us then Mudenda will be guided by the Supreme Court judgment which is above any political moves,” External link

zimeye Friday, April 3, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

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

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Jacob Mudenda said : “We dare not shirk from this responsibility as the Constitution obligates us to promote democracy and good governance in Zimbabwe, which resonates with the avowed objectives and principles of the charter,” External link

herald Friday, September 18, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “That is a catch-22 situation when MPs want to debate on Bills and speak from conviction but at the same time the Executive wants them to tow the party line,” External link

newsday Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "We need to promote a system of government that is representative. For example, are the governments in Africa representative, when in fact on average only 35% of the voting electorate cast their vote? As MPs, we have to find out why only 35% of the people cast their vote," "There must be participatory democracy via universal suffrage as an inalienable right of the people to participate in elections, otherwise universal suffrage becomes misplaced," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "Democracy can be costly for leaders that want to evolve fast. We need to interrogate the issue of how we have evolved as a democracy. We had the government of national unity in 2009 and we started evolving dramatically and came up with the 2013 Constitution, which we are still trying to polish up," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Honourable leader of government business, we have a fullyfledged deputy minister of Health (John Mangwiro) and he has not tendered his apology. These ministers are undermining the Presidency totally. There is no apology tendered and the leader of government business cannot know everything,” External link

zimeye Saturday, September 5, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “May I appeal again through you, if next time these ministers do not come, there must be someone from the floor to raise a point of order and move a motion accordingly so that we can then charge ministers for contempt of Parliament. They are undermining the government,” External link

zimeye Saturday, September 5, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda added : “There are two deputies in this (Agriculture) ministry and they are not here. This is totally unacceptable. You have three ministers, one substantive minister and two deputies and all of them are not here. It is not right in terms of Section 107 (2) of the Constitution,” External link

zimeye Saturday, September 5, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Honourable leader of government business, we have a fully-fledged deputy minister of Health (John Mangwiro) and he has not tendered his apology. These ministers are undermining the Presidency totally. There is no apology tendered and the leader of government business cannot know everything,” External link

newsday Friday, September 4, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “May I appeal again through you, if next time these ministers do not come, there must be someone from the floor to raise a point of order and move a motion accordingly so that we can then charge ministers for contempt of Parliament. They are undermining the government,” External link

newsday Friday, September 4, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda added : “There are two deputies in this (Agriculture) ministry and they are not here. This is totally unacceptable. You have three ministers, one substantive minister and two deputies and all of them are not here. It is not right in terms of Section 107 (2) of the Constitution,” External link

newsday Friday, September 4, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "Honourable leader of government business, we have a fullyfledged deputy minister of Health (John Mangwiro) and he has not tendered his apology. These ministers are undermining the Presidency totally. There is no apology tendered and the leader of government business cannot know everything," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 4, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "May I appeal again through you, if next time these ministers do not come, there must be someone from the floor to raise a point of order and move a motion accordingly so that we can then charge ministers for contempt of Parliament. They are undermining the government," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 4, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda added : "There are two deputies in this (Agriculture) ministry and they are not here. This is totally unacceptable. You have three ministers, one substantive minister and two deputies and all of them are not here. It is not right in terms of Section 107 (2) of the Constitution," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 4, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "These ministers are undermining the President and Government. There have been no apologies that have been tendered. If next week there are no ministers, there must be someone from the floor who moves a point of order and raise a motion so that we can deal with them for contempt of Parliament," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “These ministers are undermining the President and Government. There have been no apologies that have been tendered. If next week there are no ministers, there must be someone from the floor who moves a point of order and raise a motion so that we can deal with them for contempt of Parliament,” External link

herald Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “He used to proffer very practical ideas, especially on ensuring that the gold mining industry was carried out with integrity and he was against leakages and also supported the promotion of small-scale and artisanal miners. We extend our sympathies to Parliament and to his family. The family will be consoled by the fact that he was one of those active members in Parliament,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "For instance, in 2015 there was a policy shift by government towards consolidation of all diamond operations in Marange managed by State-owned entity, Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC). The policy thrust had its own challenges as was highlighted in a report by the Committee on Mines and Energy in 2016," External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "There is no doubt that small-scale miners are making a significant contribution to the country's economy. For instance, in 2017, the sector accounted for 53% of the country's 24.8 tonnes of gold deliveries. Furthermore, this sector is a source of livelihood for over a million people," External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "We don't want government to be giving conflicting positions. Our Minister of Finance announced in the 2020 national budget statement... he said the country was ready to join... as a way of enhancing transparency and curbing corruption activities in the sector that may deter investment," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "This system would not cost more than USD20 million, we can make savings and ensure the ministry if operational as far as the cadastre. It is imperative that we know the minerals that we have especially along the great dyke this is important in signing of agreement without which the country could be prejudiced," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Let them speak for themselves….I operate according to the doctrine of separation of powers. It’s an executive issue; you should direct your questions to the Ministry of Mines,” External link

newsday Monday, July 20, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda noted : “delivery was as clear as water; we do not want to dilute it..I am sure relevant authorities have taken note of that and will respond accordingly,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, July 17, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The Minister of Finance and Economic Development was supposed to make a Ministerial Statement today (Wednesday) as requested by this August House on the state of the economy,” “The Honourable Minister has indicated that because he is going to present a Mid-Term Review; he has requested that the Ministerial Statement not be made today but will form part and parcel of his mid-term review next week (this week) on 16 July 2020” External link

zbc Sunday, July 12, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “On July 1, 2020 Parliament was notified by Zanu PF party that Killer Zivhu, the MP for Chivi South, has ceased to be a member of Zanu PF and, therefore, no longer represents the interests of the party in Parliament,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda stating : “Some MPs including me have not yet received their vehicles and with COVID-19, how do we move around in our constituencies with no cars and no fuel and at times no coupons? May you intervene, Mr Speaker, as we cannot report to our constituencies” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about John Mangudya ) : “I did engaged the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya to expeditiously put in place foreign currency and ensure there is sufficient fuel for MPs. He assured me that he will put together the necessary foreign currency to ensure MPs get their vehicles” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “On 23rd June, 2020 which is today, Parliament was notified by the Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirayi (MDC-T) Party that the following Members of Parliament had ceased to be members of the MDC-T party and, therefore, no longer represent the interests of the party in Parliament, with effect from 23rd June, 2020,” External link

newsday Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Commission ) : “Pursuant to the above, I do hereby inform the House that vacancies have arisen in these constituencies by operation of the law. The necessary administrative measures will be taken to inform His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission of the existence of the vacancies in line with Section 39 (1) of the Electoral Act (Chapter 2:13) as amended,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Commission ) : “Pursuant to the above, I do hereby inform the House that vacancies have arisen in these constituencies by operation of the law. The necessary administrative measures will be taken to inform His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission of the existence of the vacancies in line with Section 39 (1) of the Electoral Act (Chapter 2:13) as amended,” External link

herald Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda responded : “I now feel that my safety and security is at risk because I am alleged to be a coup plotter. I have a right to be heard and we want to hear his evidence because the coup is linked to one person who is an MP,” External link

newsday Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda responded : “I did not follow the statement and I will need to have a conversation with Kazembe and study the full statement given publicly and then make a ruling not later than two weeks” External link

newsday Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda replied : “As soon as possible but not more than two weeks,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda responded : "I did not follow the statement and I will need to have a conversation with Kazembe and study the full statement given publicly and then make a ruling not later than two weeks" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “I am very sorry about what happened. What happened is this: as Parliament, we were not allowed to work during the lockdown. The law to ensure we are allowed to work was only released on Friday night,” “As Members of Parliament, we are not supposed to be stuck in queues. We are supposed to come to Parliament and work. So the law was gazetted that supports work of Parliament. I am sure the law enforcement agents had not yet seen the law” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda told : “As Parliament, we were not yet allowed to work during lockdown. The law to ensure we are allowed to work was only released on Friday night. That is when it was gazetted as S.I. 136 of 2020,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda told : "As Parliament, we were not yet allowed to work during lockdown. The law to ensure we are allowed to work was only released on Friday night. That is when it was gazetted as S.I. 136 of 2020," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The nation looks to us as Members of Parliament to address these challenges in close liaison with the Executive so that they are able to respond robustly to the multifaceted impact of the pandemic,” “That response has to be stubborn and resilient. Parliamentary committees must therefore be prepared to address mitigatory measures that call for innovation in pertaining to the devasting consequences of the pandemic including the employment of indigenous knowledge systems that may lead to the discovery of the vaccine to cure Covid-19” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, June 15, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "The nation looks to us as Members of Parliament to address these challenges in close liaison with the Executive so that they are able to respond robustly to the multifaceted impact of the pandemic," "That response has to be stubborn and resilient. Parliamentary committees must therefore be prepared to address mitigatory measures that call for innovation in pertaining to the devasting consequences of the pandemic including the employment of indigenous knowledge systems that may lead to the discovery of the vaccine to cure Covid-19" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, June 15, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "May I inform you that the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders has assigned the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Heritage led by chief whip Hon (Pupurai) Togarepi is working on the design and other artefacts that need to decorate our Parliament and cut, therefore, the umbilical cord from the colonial era," "His committee has gone further to say that the dress code of the presiding officers and their assistants will need to be redesigned in order to reflect our national identity" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 7, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Security is attending to that. It’s a matter with the police,” External link

newsday Friday, June 5, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda told : “We are coming for you! You will regret! You Work for Satan! Ediots!” External link

zimeye Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "The observation by the member is pertinent," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "Work is in progress and should be attained before year-end and before we move to the new parliament in March next year," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda told : “We are coming for you! You will regret! You Work for Satan! Ediots!” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The observation by the member is pertinent,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, June 1, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "The observation by the member is pertinent," External link

allafrica Monday, June 1, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Female MPs, with your permission , I was hesitant to go into your toilets, but from now onwards, I will be escorted by the deputy Speaker (Tsitsi Gezi) to ensure that the facilities are in place,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Parliament’s Standing Rules and Orders Committee has assigned a subcommittee on Culture and Heritage led by Cde Pupurai Togarepi to work on it, so that we remove practices related to the colonial era,” “His committee has gone further to look at the dress code of presiding officers so that it reflects national identity. It is work in progress and they should have attended to that before the end of the year or before we move to the new Parliament building next year” External link

herald Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:54:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Deputy Speaker ) : “From now onwards, I will be escorted by the Deputy Speaker (Tsitsi Gezi) who will be my vanguard to see if there is anyone inside the bathroom and I will personally check if those facilities are now in place,” External link

newsday Friday, May 29, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda responded ( about Webster Shamu ) : “The Standing Rules and Orders Committee already resolved that we designate some fuel stations, including the one run by Hon Shamu, as well as PetroTrade and CMED for MPs in addition to the fuel got from Redan and Puma,” “Engagement has already taken place between the ministries of Finance and Energy to make that arrangement so that MPs are not unduly disadvantaged in terms of access to fuel” External link

newsday Friday, May 29, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The Minister of Finance will probe into the matter and certainly give a ministerial statement to parliament soon,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “It is important to announce to you of the need to be familiar of the functionality of your iPads because of the overflow that is likely to take place when we meet next week. Some of you might not be accommodated in the National Assembly, but will be participating through virtual technology, but within premises of Parliament,” External link

herald Tuesday, May 26, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “They have not yet communicated that to me. In the absence of such communication I cannot comment,” External link

herald Friday, May 8, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Commission ) : “Pursuant to the above, I, therefore, inform the House that vacancies have arisen by operation of the law and the necessary administrative measures will be taken to inform the President and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec),” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Commission ) : “Pursuant to the above, I, therefore, inform the House that vacancies have arisen by operation of the law and the necessary administrative measures will be taken to inform the President and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec),” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 6, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Commission ) : "Pursuant to the above, I, therefore, inform the House that vacancies have arisen by operation of the law and the necessary administrative measures will be taken to inform the President and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said ( about Order No ) : “The committees must function in terms of section 139(4) of the Constitution which indicates that the structure of committees must take into account the political set up and the gender issues in Parliament. I have read this announcement referring to the Standing Order No 18(1) and the Constitution section 139(4). Any disruption to the committee or committee’s work runs contrary to the legislative agenda which was pronounced by His Excellency, the President during the State of the Nation Address,” External link

newsday Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “So, let the processes take place and we ask that there must be unity of purpose so that we fulfil the Presidential legislative agenda,” External link

newsday Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Honourable members should note that the resumption date is subject to change depending on the prevailing conditions at that particular time” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, March 19, 2020 4:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “Honourable members should note that the resumption date is subject to change depending on the prevailing conditions at that particular time” External link

herald Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The presiding officers of Parliament are consulting with the relevant authorities on the immediate steps to take as an institution to safeguard the health and life of MPs and staff and visitors to Parliament against COVID-19. A comprehensive statement will be issued tomorrow (today) once consultations have been concluded,” External link

newsday Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “In the meantime, I urge MPs and staff to exercise hygiene by constantly washing hands and MPs must avoid close contact with anyone with a cold. I also urge MPs who travelled to COVID-19 affected countries in the last two weeks to approach the relevant facilities for screening and undertake self-isolation,” External link

newsday Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : "All honourable members who have not yet declared their assets will be given until Thursday, 19th March 2020 to comply," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda replied : "I sympathies with the Hon member, so you can raise the issue with the minister tomorrow during question time," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mudenda said : “The fact that stadiums were disqualified is a serious matter. We want a ministerial statement from the responsible minister to explain to the House about this embarrassment,” External link

herald Thursday, February 27, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

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 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 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



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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Lewis Matutu said ( about Jacob Mudenda ) : "Furthermore, we are requesting that the Speaker of Parliament Honourable Mudenda, give us an explanation on the current status of the Zinara issue," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Morgan Komichi told ( about Jacob Mudenda ) : “The Supreme Court judgment supercedes political moves,if he writes a letter to recall us then Mudenda will be guided by the Supreme Court judgment which is above any political moves,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, April 3, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Morgan Komichi told ( about Jacob Mudenda ) : “The Supreme Court judgment supercedes political moves, if he writes a letter to recall us then Mudenda will be guided by the Supreme Court judgment which is above any political moves,” External link

zimeye Friday, April 3, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

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