Independent legislator for Norton, Temba Mliswa, criticized opposition legislators for failing to attend the burial of Brigadier-General James Jotham Murozvi at the National Heroes Acre before the House sat. Mliswa insinuated that the opposition MPS lacked respect for national heroes. Said Mliswa
I am from the Heroes Acre and the MPs are not respecting the heroes of our country,
We have committed ourselves to the Constitution, but we are not respecting the sons and daughters who sacrificed their lives. Joshua Nkomo (the late Vice President) is there and Josiah Tongogara (late Zanla Forces commander) is there, so this must transcend our personal differences and issues and we should behave like Zimbabweans.
MDC-T legislator for Bulawayo East Ms Tabitha Khumalo began trading insults with Mr Mliswa over the matter. Acting Speaker Mr Rueben Marumahoko had to order Sergeant at Arms Mr Nicholas Marufu to warn Mr Mliswa and Ms Khumalo of their conduct.