Chamisa shames truant Jonathan Moyo in Parliament

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by TZN Correspondent

OPPOSITION MDC-T legislator, Nelson Chamisa has urged Parliament to enforce  rules and punish  Cabinet ministers  who don’t  attend question-and-answer sessions, naming Jonathan Moyo among chief culprits.

Chamisa  said parliament  should also deal with those ministers who have failed to respond to committee reports and motions tabled in the House.

“We have noted that there are Ministers who are very religious and punctual to their business in Parliament. They are very consistent. I must mention that we have discovered that the Vice President, Hon. Mnangagwa, Hon. Made, Hon. F. Moyo, Hon. Mabuwa, Hon. Dokora”, he said.

We want ZBC Live....Nelson Chamisa

We want ZBC Live….Nelson Chamisa

“Our Constitution in terms of Section 107 is very harsh and hostile to Ministers who play truant with Parliament. I must say that there are Ministers who have become notorious and this is the point of order Madam Speaker. We have Vice President Mphoko, Hon. Mumbengegwi, Hon. J. Moyo, Hon. Sekeramayi, Hon. Mohadi, Hon. Parirenyatwa, Hon. Zhuwao and Hon. Bimha. These Ministers have not availed themselves for Parliament business”, he added.

“A Minister who is unable in terms of that order to attend for a good reason, is given the allowance and latitude to approach the Chair, yourself Madam Speaker, to say may I be granted the leave of absence so that he or she is not able to attend to the questions that are raised by members. We come here and we have a lot of work. We leave a lot of things; some are farmers, some are Comrade Chinotimbas – [Laughter.] – They have a lot of things that they do,” said Chamisa

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