I’m wearing the right jacket: Tshinga Dube

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On Jun 18, 2018 66 7 By Jeffrey Muvundusi While the people of #Makokoba constituency agree that the incumbent #Zanu PF legislator #Tshinga Dube has done well, there are others who think he is wearing the wrong political jacket. Former War Veterans Minister Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube Bulawayo has always been an opposition MDC stronghold hence no space for the ruling Zanu PF and Dube won the seat after years of failing. “There are some people who will always say we like you but we don’t like your jacket you…

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Zimbabwe geared up to join rejoin commonwealth

FOREIGN Affairs minister Sibusiso Moyo told Parliament yesterday Zimbabwe was negotiating its way to rejoin the Commonwealth Club, following the country’s unceremonious departure in 2003 over disputed presidential election results. “The current position is that there are no impediments whatsoever as to why Zimbabwe would be averse to rejoining the Commonwealth,” Moyo said. “In fact, the process at the moment is that there are necessary processes and consultations taking place, which should inform the Executive, so that the process of rejoining the Commonwealth can be undertaken.” Moyo said Zimbabwe extricated…

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Tshinga Dube pledges assistance for mushroom victims

    MAKOKOBA Member of Parliament Tshinga Dube has said he will assist the Makokoba family that lost four children, who consumed poisonous mushrooms early this week. The deceased were aged between two and eight. It is believed that seven members of the family, all from Filabusi, were rushed to the district hospital on Monday evening after consuming the mushrooms. One of the children died at the hospital and three of them were transferred to Mpilo Central Hospital, where one died later that night. The other two passed on the…

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Tshinga Dube slams Mudede over delays

Former War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube has said Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede is caught in a time warp, complicating the issue of registration documents in a move reminiscent of the colonial era. Former War Veterans Minister Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube Dube, who is also the chairperson of the parliamentary portfolio committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services, told the National Assembly on Tuesday that he will soon summon Mudede to explain the inefficiency. “We must understand that getting a registration certificate or any identity document is a right, it…

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Dube wades into ‘foreign’ labour saga

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Makokoba MP and former Cabinet minister Tshinga Dube has waded into the emotional “jobs for the boys” debate — by calling corporates and parastatals with a presence in the city to give first preference to Bulawayo residents whenever they are recruiting, especially for menial jobs. Dube said his remarks should not be misconstrued as fanning tribalism or regionalism. Instead, they should be seen as stopping a “worrying trend” which has seen Bulawayo residents missing out on jobs due to the recruitment of those outside the city – a culture he…

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Makokoba set for transformation

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Bulawayo’s Makokoba suburb is poised for a major transformation as a partnership will see construction of new buildings and installation of a proper water reticulation system. Makokoba is Bulawayo’s oldest suburb and the new government has committed itself to ensuring the realisation of the late Father Zimbabwe, Dr Joshua Nkomo’s vision of seeing the township transformed for better. Speaking to the ZBC News during a belated New Year’s party for vulnerable members of the society from his constituency, Makokoba legislator, Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube said stakeholders are now at an…

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ZACC operations under threat

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By Auxilia Katongomara The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission’s viability is threatened by inadequate funding and staff shortage, a parliamentary committee has said. Former War Veterans Minister Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube ZACC has 141 vacancies and was allocated $3, 3 million in the 2018 budget against a bid of $17, 4 million.Presenting the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services report, committee chairperson, Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube said ZACC needs to be capacitated. “We recommend that ZACC should be allocated adequate funds so that it fills all the 141…

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Tshinga Dube trolls Dabengwa

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Former War veterans minister Tshinga Dube has taken aim at Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa saying he failed to address the Gukurahundi by utilising his office at the time he was a Cabinet minister. Former War Veterans Minister Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube While Dube agreed that there was need for a reconciliation and national healing strategy to be set up in addressing the past genocide, he argued that the Zapu leader and revered freedom fighter was losing the plot. Addressing a gathering last month on Unity Day at Gukurahundi commemoration in…

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Gukurahundi in not myth: Tshinga Dube

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Makokoba MP Tshinga Dube says people must accept that Gukurahundi happened adding that the government must engage traditional leaders over the issue so that the cultural custodians can once and for all spiritually address the emotive matter. He was addressing journalists at the Bulawayo Media Centre at the weekend. Dube said the best way government can solve the Gukurahundi issue was to apologise to the nation for the atrocities which were committed in Matebeleland and Midlands provinces when the state unleashed the notorious North- Korean trained Fifth Brigade in the…

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