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Varakashi4ED Want Patriotic Bill Expedited

Varakashi4ED Want Patriotic Bill Expedited

ZANU PF has reportedly sponsored an organisation called Varakashi4ED to petition Attorney-General Prince Machaya to fast-track the drafting of the Patriotic Bill.

The Patriotic Bill was mooted a few years ago and the drafting of the proposed law was accepted by the Government in October 2020.

The Bill, if passed into law, will punish citizens for communicating with foreign governments or any officer or agent. The petition delivered to Machaya by Varakashi4ED reads:

As Varakashi4ED, we are outraged and concerned that in spite of the destructive effect of the sanctions on Zimbabwe being so obvious and so acknowledged by a majority of the international community, there are some Zimbabweans who have proved to be unpatriotic malcontents, hell-bent on begging for the sanctions to stay on.

We, therefore, call upon your (Machaya’s) esteemed office to do its part pronto and assist the Government of Zimbabwe to enact the Patriotic Act, which should be equivalent to the United States of America’s Logan Act, which in essence prohibits and criminalises Zimbabwean citizens and residents from engaging in unauthorised foreign negotiations, parallel diplomacy, foreign lobbying, sanctions incitement and foreign political and economic relations with countries in dispute with Zimbabwe or hostile to Zimbabwe.

ZANU PF National Assembly chief whip Pupurai Togarepi on Tuesday told NewsDay that the Bill will be brought before Parliament as soon as possible. Said Togarepi:

There have been around 10 motions by MPs agitating for the enactment of the Patriotic Act.

The recent debate in Parliament was instigated by a petition by an organisation called Zimbabwe Anti Sanctions Trust.

The motion was adopted and we expect Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi to bring the Bill as soon as possible.

However, political commentators say the proposed law is meant to silence the opposition ahead of the 2023 elections.

More: NewsDay


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19 Comments

1 month ago


Typing.... 1 month ago

Nyaya yenyu yekurova vanhu iyi ,muchazoti vaka shata rimwe gore


Leave a comment 1 month ago

vanhu who bad mouth our country ngavakandwe mujeri


amereka 1 month ago

hatiudzirwe nana Amereka


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Machiavelli 1 month ago

If I get this right, Freedom of Speech is to be removed from The Bill of Rights in the Constitution of Zimbabwe?

In short there will be no Freedom after Speech.


tinmike 1 month ago

well basically yeah and this is just their way of trying to silence Hopewell, but I mean they have tried since 2008 and they keep failing to silence him

vanorova 1 month ago

kana wachangamuka huya uone kut haurohwe hr


senior muputitsi 1 month ago

ngozi yangu yekuponda vanotivhiringidza kutonga yandibata hameno henyu

rakashi 1 month ago

pakaipa apo


Da Truth 1 month ago

@Trumpet Rema hakuchina Zhakata akaimba wani ikozvino tosvika Kuma penaaa takadzokera izvozvo chigadhanga tiri those hakuna iyoyo kkkkkkkk musanyepera vanhu itai tiwone


zhakata 1 month ago

nguva yawakazvarwa iwewe naChamisa zanu pf yanga yatotanga kutonga zvamuchose.muchafa ichitonga chete

Trumpet 1 month ago

Last kick of a dying horse. The regime should have learnt from the recent by elections that even if you use the judiciary, enact suppressing laws and use the police to arrest your opponents you will actually be campaigning for the them. I wonder. Zanu PF is failing to rebrand and become a modern party. They should remove this mentality of chigandanga, stop threatening the masses. Vanhu vachangamuka ana comrade.


original trumpet 1 month ago

zanu pf DNA is a governing DNA and you shall remain the governed

kkkkk 1 month ago

guys honai pic iro kkkk...haa paita murakashi nemurakashwi🤣🤣🤣...action packed


Bright 1 month ago

Kkkk pakarakashwa munhu mhani ??

Da Truth 1 month ago

CCC I have warned some members that the battle has not started .We worn the battle but we must win the war . What matters is winning the war not the battle


Linc 1 month ago

Me thinks as soon as its passed Prosecutor Micheal Reza will be working over time for some time Lmao!😂


VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

Hokoyo mfana Biti Hokoyo😂😂🎺🎺🎺🎺🎤🎤✊✊✊✊✊✊✊✊✊✊✊


g 1 month ago

you are dull


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