52 MPs bench warming in Parly, have not said a single word since beginning of 8th Parliament in 2013

Women in Politics Support (WIPSU) executive director Sakhile Sifelani Ngoma has revealed that 52 Members of Parliaments have never contributed a single word since the opening of the 8th Parliament in September 2013. Ngoma also revealed that the majority of the debate was dominated by just about 10 percent of legislators. She revealed this to Zimbabwe Parliamentary Journalists Forum workshop in Harare saying:

We have a half way report where we compile a list of who is talking. As we talk right now there are 52 out of the 350 members of parliament as of March 2017 who are horaring mari yedu (earning wages off our taxes) who have not said bufu (never said a word).

These are both men and women, alking, in this context, means sharing a ministerial statement, raising and or debating a motion and talking during question and answer. Basically, we have a group of 35 both men and women who do the bulk of the talking

…Basically, we have a group of 35 both men and women who do the bulk of the talking.

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