Parliament to oppose MDC-T constitutional challenge

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Speaker of Parliament, Advocate Jacob Mudenda said that Parliament of Zimbabwe will oppose a constitutional challenge filed by MDC-T Chief whip, Mr Innocent Gonese and Harare West MP Ms Jessie Majome which seeks to nullify proceedings that led to the passing of Constitutional Amendment Bill (No.1), which gives the President powers to appoint the Chief Justice, his deputy and the Judge President.

Mudenda and Clerk of Parliament Mr Kennedy Chokuda said that they are yet to be served with court papers with Gonese telling The Herald that their lawyers were still working on serving the respondents. Gonese and Majome cite Parliament of Zimbabwe, Adv Mudenda, Senate President Cde Edna Madzongwe, Leader of Government business in Parliament and Vice President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa and President Mugabe as respondents. In their application they argue that Parliament failed to fulfil two-thirds of the membership of each House sitting separately.

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Jessie Majome is a Zimbabwean politician. She is the Member of Parliament for Harare West constituency. Read More

Jacob Francis Mudenda born in 1949 is a lawyer by profession, a former English teacher, a politician who was elected to be the Speaker of Parliament after the 31st July 2013 elections in which his party, the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) led by Robert Mugabe is said to have won resoundingly despite reports that the elections were marred by irregularities. His political career has been characterised as swinging pendulum of rising, falling and rising again. Read More

Innocent Gonese is a Zimbabwan politician from who hails from the MDC-T party. He was elected into parliament in July 2013 to represent Mutare Central Constituency. Read More



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