On Wednesday legislators demanded Parliament’s protection from speeding vehicles along Nelson Mandela road after Temba Mliswa was almost run over by a speeding vehicle just outside Parliament.
Zanu PF MP for Luveve Ntandoyenkosi Mlilo said:
…I talked about this issue 3-4 months ago, and I think it is high time administration takes this seriously, because the welfare of Members of Parliament is paramount.
They represent constituencies here as well as their families. We cannot have Members of Parliament being struck down by errant drivers.
Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda added:
Honourable Mlilo, you have raised a very important question of the security and safety of all of us, including myself, because I was also once threatened.
So, we shall first of all paint the Zebra line crossing and liaise with (Harare) council and perhaps put some humps
However, I have heard someone whispering that we could also have police presence there to assist in the control of traffic, which is very true.
However, Harare West MP, Jessie Majome cautioned,
I thank you for your concern about that issue but I would hope that you would reconsider the planned intervention, lest it appears that possibly Members of Parliament are concerned only concerned about the road safety of Members of Parliament.
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