Constitutional lawyer Professor Lovemore Madhuku has dispelled speculation that Mphoko will not be given his exit package since he did not serve a full term. Madhuku told The Herald that Mphoko will likely be offered an exit package as provided by Section 102 of the Constitution which states that a person who has ceased to be a President or Vice President is entitled to a pension equivalent to a sitting President or Vice President.
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Madhuku said the definition of a full term was only relevant to limit a President or Vice President from seeking another term in office. Said Madhuku:
What defines a term is a constitutional instrument. The Constitution does not require any Vice President to have served any term. The Constitution requires a Vice President to have been a Vice President. He is entitled to his full benefits in terms of the law. It doesn’t matter how long he served. Even a person who has be a Vice President for two hours qualifies for full benefits. The constitutional provision states that a President and a Vice President upon leaving office are entitled to the same salary as the serving President or Vice President for the remainder of their life.
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