Harare West legislator Jessie Majome (MDC-T) has claimed that her recent removal by Parliament’s Standing Rules and Orders Committee (SROC) as chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice was politically-motivated, as some of the decisions passed by her committee had unsettled ruling Zanu PF bigwigs.
Speaking to NewsDay Majome said:
There is no section that allows them to depose me of chairing the committee. There is none as far as I know. It is politics, and my political antenna tells me that I was causing discomfort in the way that I led the committee. My interpretation of my ousting is that I had been dealt with decisively. It is a strategic committee and it does not make sense that Zanu PF can play an oversight role over decisions made by their own Executive.
Majome was recently replaced by the ruling party’s Ziyambi Ziyambi, with National Assembly Speaker Jacob Mudenda, saying the move was necessitated by the fact that the MDC-T’s numbers in the House had been reduced, hence, its MPs could only lead fewer parliamentary committees.