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Question Time 29.08.12

Guest presenter Tererai presents listeners’ questions to MDC-N President Professor Welshman Ncube, who tackles everything from SADC’s resolution to accept him in negotiations, the deadlock over the draft charter and allegations that he is a tribalist concerned only with Matabeleland. Ncube says Arthur Mutambara was installed as a Principal by ZANU PF, and SADC was right not to entertain him. He also rejects ZPF demands to amend the draft charter and dismisses the tribalist label, saying his party has structures and campaigns all over Zimbabwe.

Question Time 22.08.12

Given the heated debate over the draft constitution produced by the three parties in the coalition government, COPAC co-chair Douglas Mwonzora (MDC-T) defends his party’s position on the draft. In Part 2 of this interview he responds to accusations that they sold out on some of the concessions they made to ZANU PF, for example, presidential powers, dual citizenship, devolution and the diaspora vote.

Question Time 15.08.12

Given the heated debate over the draft constitution produced by the three parties in the coalition government, SW Radio Africa invited COPAC co-chair Douglas Mwonzora (MDC-T) to defend his party’s position on the draft. He gives an update on the process and why ZANU PF is now resisting the draft. Mwonzora also responds to accusations that the clauses on land discriminate on grounds of race.

Question Time 01.08.12

Former Finance Minister Dr Simba Makoni, who now leads the Mavambo opposition political party, joins Lance Guma on Question Time. Responding to listeners questions Makoni traces the history behind the imposition of targeted sanctions on members of the Mugabe regime, why he opposes the current indigenisation drive and comments on suggestions that he acted as a spoiler in the 2008 presidential election?

Question Time 18.07.12

Both MDC formations in the coalition government gave in to demands by ZANU PF that human rights abuses committed before February 2009 should not be investigated by the new Human Rights Commission. Deputy Justice Minister Obert Gutu (an MDC-T Senator) and Irene Petras (Executive Director of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights) join the programme to debate this controversial concession and also to respond to questions sent in by listeners.

Question Time 11.07.12

In place of the usual Question Time format ,we bring you an interview between Lance Guma and Public Works Minister Gabbuza Joel Gabuza. The Minister comments on the controversy surrounding the construction of a house for the Prime Minister; the dominance of the Chinese in the construction industry; politicians in Matabeleland ignoring issues of marginalisation and what his reaction was to reported defections of MDC-T members in Bulawayo.

Question Time 04.07.12

Blessing Chebundo on Question Time
Kwekwe MP Blessing Chebundo, chairman of the Zimbabwe Parliamentarians on HIV and AIDS, is the guest on the programme. He answers questions from listeners on the voluntary counselling and public HIV testing of legislators in parliament and the circumcision of others. How does he react to criticism that the benefits of circumcision are debatable and a distraction in the fight against HIV.

Question Time 27.06.12

In place of the regular format where listeners ask the questions, SW Radio Africa brings you the Question Time session recorded in Parliament where Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai answered questions from MPs. He tackles the pro-ZANU PF utterances by army generals, non-attendance by some ministers in parliament and the controversial ethanol project, among many other issues.

Question Time 20.06.12

In place of the regular format where listeners ask the questions, SW Radio Africa brings you Part One of the Question Time session recorded in Parliament where Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai answered questions from MPs. He tackles the pro-ZANU PF utterances by army generals, non-attendance by some ministers in parliament and the controversial ethanol project, among many other issues.

Question Time 13.06.12

Human rights activist Farai Maguwu has put his life on the line researching and documenting some of the horrific abuses taking place in the Marange diamond fields. Maguwu is the guest on Question Time and answers questions from SW Radio Africa listeners on the controversy surrounding Zimbabwe’s diamond fields.

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