12:34 – The President declares the 1st Session of the 9th Parliament officially opened and he exits Parliament.

12:30 – ED says as his govt is ceased with the cholera outbreak, there is need to address the problems surrounding the provision of clean water.

12:25 – ED says his govt is committed to fiscal discipline and to entrench a culture hard work and transparency.

12:20 – Cde Mnangagwa says several bills shall be tabled before the 9th Parliament, while the alignment of laws to the constitution remains work in progress. Among the bills listed by the President include: the bill on research, Consumer Protection bBll, bill on amendment of the Broadcasting Services Act, Labour Amendment Bill, Corporate Society Bill, Tripartite Negotiation Bill, Constitutional Court Bill and Customary Law Bill.

12:17 – The President warns against corruption, saying no one is above the law and no one will be allowed to steal from the people of Zimbabwe.

12:15 – Cde Mnangagwa says his government’s committed to currency, ease of doing business and public enterprises reforms.

12:02 – President Mnangagwa now delivering the State of the Nation Address (SONA).

11:50 – Judges are also part of the proceedings at Parliament Building.

11:25 – the President now inspects the guard of honour.

11:19 – After the President’s arrival, proceedings officially begin with a fly past and the singing of the National Anthem.

11:10 – President Emmerson Mnangagwa is on his way to Parliament building where he will lay out the legislative agenda for the 9th parly during a joint sitting of the National Assembly and Senate.

10:48 – Chiefs take their seats, while legislators chat before the official proceedings.

10:20 – Some roads will be closed to pave way for the proceedings and these include Nelson Mandela from Sam Nujoma to Simon Muzenda Street, Third Street from Jason Moyo to George Silundika, Kwame Nkrumah from Sam Nujoma, Simon Muzenda and Samora Machel Avenue.

10:00 – All is set for the official opening of the 9th Parliament of Zimbabwe. President will lay out his legislative agenda during the joint sitting of the National Assembly and Senate.