Chaos in Parliament

HARARE - There was pandemonium in Parliament after National Assembly Speaker Jacob Mudenda ejected opposition MDC Members of Parliament from the house for refusing to stand up in honour of President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Comments (20)

I don't know what the MDC Legislators want to achieve - they portray the picture that they were the only properly elected. In that case, they should attend their own Parliament somewhere else!

Mhofu Chaiyo - 23 November 2018

i think they are 100% correct bcoz they know that it was a rigged election. people are not happy bcoz of the price hikes so you expect them to respect someone who made them to suffer?

anesu - 23 November 2018

You do not force a person to respect someone who does not also respect you. Respect is earned, not demanded. Good work guys, keep it up

Collin - 23 November 2018

Parliament has rules either you abide by them or you don't involve your self with it (Parliament)

jambanja muparamende - 23 November 2018

They were sworn in by the same man they are refusing to recognise, perhaps so they receive parliamentary allowances. They are rendering themselves irrelevant and come 2023 people in their right minds will wonder if it is wise to vote in people who clearly just think about themselves. ED is not going anywhere till 2023 unless he dies in office, so the best the MDC-A can do is to participate in the business of the parliament and keep the ruling party in check. This behaviour will not provide checks and balances, its student activism.

Biggy - 23 November 2018

The move by the MDC A was an expression of how they disregard Mnangagwa. Its fine to be ejected from parliament, the message they meant to convey was heard. The expression is reflective of the majority of ZImbabweans anyway and Mnangagwa knows it. The budget was nothing to write home about after all as it only makes lives of common people worse off. The economy is burning, companies closing, loss of employment is rampant, prices going up beyond the reach of many, understated inflation figures.....this country is going around in circles.

mukoma - 23 November 2018

Booing and heckling of opposing opinions is common practice the world-over only Dictators are not comfortable with it and wants to enforce respect. But in this case the Speaker of Parliament was overzealous in ordering their expulsion by ZRP not even by the Parliament Segeant at Arms. By calling in ZRP he gave the impression that things were out of hand perhaps he was trying to appease his Boss who kudos to him remained calmly seated in his seat. Coming to Mthuli's budget well i did not expect any better the guy is inconsistent he has lost all credibility. Besides he is using witch doctor tactics on the economy. His TSP programe is no different from the disaster that was ZIMASSET . He gave a token 5% salary cut to the executives one and half months notice when the 2% transactional levy was with immediate effect - austerity to the poor for the rich's posterity. He has increased fuel levies he is not aware that this has direct result of price increase to every commodity. The guy has proposed to bring in the ARMY to control road traffic Zim is becoming a full-blown militarised state. His budget just many more before by zanupf lead government is a non-event.

Sinyo - 23 November 2018

Booing and heckling of opposing opinions is common practice the world-over only Dictators are not comfortable with it and wants to enforce respect. But in this case the Speaker of Parliament was overzealous in ordering their expulsion by ZRP not even by the Parliament Segeant at Arms. By calling in ZRP he gave the impression that things were out of hand perhaps he was trying to appease his Boss who kudos to him remained calmly seated in his seat. Coming to Mthuli's budget well i did not expect any better the guy is inconsistent he has lost all credibility. Besides he is using witch doctor tactics on the economy. His TSP programe is no different from the disaster that was ZIMASSET . He gave a token 5% salary cut to the executives one and half months notice when the 2% transactional levy was with immediate effect - austerity to the poor for the rich's posterity. He has increased fuel levies the lad has no clue that this has direct result of price increase to every commodity. The guy has proposed to bring in the ARMY to control road traffic.... Zim is becoming a full-blown militarised state. His budget just like many more before by zanupf lead government is a non-event.

Sinyo - 23 November 2018

I pity the people who voted for MDC-A Parliamentarians,business of parliament is discussed inside the chambers not in the media houses.Who is this master they are trying to please at the expense of the people who voted them to parliament,not to be run-away cry babies.So they think Chamisa is the only one who can lead the country,that is a warped way of looking at things.God has his way of doing things.If the MDC parliamentary babies fail to come to their senses,their party will loose in 2023.

alphios moyo - 23 November 2018

double standards by these guys why cant they just resign kana vasiri kuda nhy

tee - 23 November 2018

MDC-A members of parliament are immature and fail to realise that ED is there till 2023 all they need to do is ,stop going next to parliament and ask Chamisa to do parliament business at harvest house.

gore - 23 November 2018

Politics will always be politics, this year or next year you will see more of such actions not only by legislators but civil society. Its only a matter of time and when the time comes a revolution and a wave of serious change will take charge. Such actions by the MDC-A are questionable in the realm of politics and ZANU-PF have to ask themselves what they are going to do because they have failed to provide positive peace in the nation. It seem as if the ruling party always dwells on Non-decisions and prevent things from happening. The general social & economic living standards in Zimbabwe are very bad and yet we value legitimacy over sovereignty; give the people the power to determine what is best for them. The major problem is failure to collaborate and work together, MDC-A is a very important stakeholder in the government, and their actions should not be undervalued. Zimbabwe did well under the GNU and can't we see that there is prosperity in working together, but the system of governance is still traditional and they believe in ruling not. governing. May God Bless Zimbabwe.

kukujeda - 23 November 2018

MDC MPs were right. The election was not at all free and fair. the results were just declared and the winner was suppressed. the loser imposed himself and now wants respect.

Mhofuyomukono - 23 November 2018

What boggles my mind is that these MPS were elected by the people to represent them in the August house.What they are doing is not good if they have some issues they should find means and ways of resolving them not to use the time they are supposed to do business of the house for other things.They forget that they do not have majority in the August house law is lacking in their minds.Its not a question of respecting the Head of State and Government alone but they are violating the standing rules of the August house and responsible authorities must take appropriate measures against them.

Tevera Matoi - 23 November 2018

Respect is earned like a salary, you have to work for it, it is an open secret that zanu are in power because of using the gun not by winning any election since 2000. It is on record they have been and are still stifling will of the people through a barrel of the gun. The MPs are just a reflection of the mood in the country, no-one believes about zanu and it is in power through Satanism.

Kufandada - 23 November 2018

Mahwindi akawandisa MDC-A including the President.

Pasi - 23 November 2018

Respect is not demanded,it is earned.There is nothing unusual about what the MDC legislators did.Swearing the legislators does not remove the legitimacy crisis that is hanging on Ngwena's shoulders.If they had refused to be sweared in by Ngwena they would not have a chance to to show him their disapproval for him.Itai zvamonoda imi ma MDC legislators.Because the mafia gang made sure that whatever bill they may want to pass in parliament,it will sail through because they have the numbers that they got through stealing the people's victory.But this time around they wont go very far.Enough is enough.Even isu tikavatadza pane akavasika avasingagone kutenga with their dirty money and they will not even questions HIM.God is watching all your cruelty zanu pf thugs.How far do you think you will go?WAtch the space because something of a very big magnitude is about to happen in this country.Something that will shake all the evil men and women in zanu pf.Definitely some very big occurrence is looming in the horizon.

janana wa Bikaz madhogodhogo - 23 November 2018

Hats off to yu MDC-A Mps you're doing what we elected u to do. Resist the devil and he will flee from u. If u r following the Commission of Enquiry then you shld be able to see that the people r agitated, restless and spontaneous. We hv all come to understand that this totalitarianism requires civil disobedience and rebellion. If u recall ED's letter when he was a fugitive. He said ' I am coming back to lead u' He knew then Zim leadership is not by the ballot but by the bullet. And indeed, like a true gunslinger, he came back and blasted his way to the State house...and here we are!

El Nino - 23 November 2018

MDC Alliance has proven to be a political party going down the drain. what its leadership says is contrary to what it claims to be. You cant ignore a president doing business with super powers and recognised by the international community.

gadzira chirumhanzu - 23 November 2018

Respect is earned!!! You don't respect me, I dont respect you either. That's why they had to be removed from parliament nemapurisa vachidhonzwa. Quorum yakasara yakakwana futi. Asingadi ngaarege, abaiwa wobuda. Professor Ncube sotai nyika, you have already warned us kuti in fixing things shall be tough saka handei tione.

Munya - 23 November 2018

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