Legal experts have dismissed former Prime Minister’s Morgan Tsvangirai‘s claims that he was owed a pension for the time he served as the nation’s Prime Minister during the Government of National Unity.
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No, he does not have. There is no such thing. It’s nonsense, illogical and immoral. The inclusive government was a special arrangement. The post he held was for a temporary measure and there is no pension that accrues
It’s basically a lack of morals and trying to cover up for the $70 000 he reportedly received. In all his arguments, he has never pointed to a legal instrument or statute and that shows you it’s nothing more than political dust.
Former co-chairperson of the Parliamentary Select Committee that crafted the new Constitution and Former Cabinet Minister Paul Mangwana said:
The position of Prime Minister was a temporary arrangement that is not catered for by our law. The PM was an MP and minister, so he would have been covered under the Parliamentary Pensions Act Chapter 2:02, but only if he had served two full terms.
He did not and, hence, he is not entitled to anything except maybe if he can claim his leave days