MPs in near fist-fight in Parly

HARARE - There was drama in Parliament yesterday as Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Member of Parliament (proportional representation) Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga almost engaged in a fist-fight with a Zanu PF legislator over alleged “sexual harassment”.

Trouble started when Gokwe-Nembudziya MP Justice Mayor Wadyajena inaudibly interjected as Misihairabwi-Mushonga was engaging Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa on the influx of second-hand female undergarments into the country.

Wadyajena had initially raised a point of order, saying the acting speaker of the house Melody Dziva was “favouring the opposition”.

Displaying female pants in the house, Misihairabwi-Mushonga wanted Chinamasa to explain if it was government policy to allow the importation of clothes which pose a risk to women. Following the controversial MP’s charge towards Wadyajena, who remained seated throughout the episode, it took the intervention of Parliament security to restrain an emotional Misihairabwi-Mushonga with Dziva then ejecting her from the House.

Speaking to the Daily News afterwards, Misihairabwi-Mushonga claimed Wadyajena has always been picking on her, including her dress code.

“The boy is always after me and I am tired. First, he said I always put on a miniskirt and I do not know who he thinks he is... At one point, he said I always pick on him because I was itching to have him (in my bed) and I have even reported him to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, but it looks like they cannot deal with him…,” a sobbing Misihairabwi-Mushonga said.

Meanwhile, in the House, other opposition MPs expressed disappointment with Dziva, who seemed overwhelmed by the task of being temporary speaker.

“As MPs who respect the rights of women, we get concerned when a female MP is harassed like that only for the Speaker to punish the victim,” Harare Central legislator from the mainstream MDC Murisi Zwizwai said.

Dziva, however, stood her ground declaring that she was in charge.

“I will not allow anyone to tell me how to do my job. The Honourable member in question crossed to the other side in breach of the rules,” she said.


Comments (7)

I have and will keep on saying that this young Justice Mayor Wadyajena is overzealous and he should get hold of himself. We all know that he gets all his powers from Mnangagwa such that he sees himself as the Zanupf leader in the making. The day Mnangagwa falls....young man watch out. You have made more enemies during your short stay in politics. Mnangagwa is ill advising this young man. - 23 July 2015

Kana Chiyangwa arinani. Mupfana uyu anonzi Wadyajena ane dzungu too much. Time will catch up with you young man

yago - 23 July 2015

Iye Priscilla wacho anatwowo. She is bully and thinks she can square off with men, yet when confronted by men she cries foul, appealing for affirmative action. She sould be reminded that she is in the august hse through her use of bottom power. She doesn't represent the poor because all women like these second hand pants as they are affordable. Banning their import wld be addressing the symptom and not the real problem.

Mayor - 23 July 2015

Misihairabwi is justified in bringing the undergarments to the August house probably it might dawn to the authorities that be. Chero musikana/mukomana webasa wakambo mukumurirawo here zvipfeko zvemukati. Mbuya kana vashaya zvemukati vanotongo shandisa mucheka chaiwo wani

papa - 24 July 2015

Come on people...can't you see that poor pretty Priscilla needs love from a man. Ever since her husband died, depression ne hasha zvamunyanyira. This reminds me of the antics we used to do at school to get a girl's attention. i bet the mentioned 'boy' is in love with her,or she is in love with 'the boy' or both....especially when a 'girl' sobs because of some 'boy' 's behaviour...ummhhhh,someone is hurting because they can't get the love and affection they so miss.

Trixi - 24 July 2015

@ Trixi. Analysis yako yakaipa mupfana. Unoona iwe. Keep it up !

Bobby Sadza reZwiyo - 24 July 2015

ndezvako Misihairabwi uri mutengese unoshandiswa naNcube....chema iwe

ndezvake - 27 July 2015

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