Mudenda Apologises To Chief Justice Malaba, Chigumba, Condemns Their Harassment

Speaker of Parliament Advocate Jacob Mudenda has apologised To Chief Justice Luke Malaba and Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba who were heckled and booed by opposition legislators on Tuesday.

Malaba was heckled when he came to preside over the swearing in of the Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Mudenda and Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Tsitsi Gezi. Chigumba, who was in attendance in the National Assembly, suffered the same fate until she was whisked out of Parliament by deputy Clerk of Parliament, Hellen Dingani.

The ceremony had to be delayed for close to 20 minutes as the opposition supporters sang and danced chanting. In his statement Mudenda also warned legislators against harassing members of the judiciary. Below is Mudenda’s full statement:


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Jacob MudendaPriscilla ChigumbaLuke Malaba

Jacob Francis Mudenda is a Zimbabwean politician who is a member of the Zanu-PF party. He was elected to be the Speaker of Parliament after the 31st July 2013 elections in which his party, the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) led by... Read More About Jacob Mudenda

Justice Priscilla Chigumba is a judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe and the Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). Justice Chigumba succeded Justice Rita Makarau as the chairperson of ZEC. Chigumba was appointed the chairperson of ZEC on 31 January 2018. Read More About Priscilla Chigumba

Luke Malaba is a Zimbabwean judge and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe he was appointed Chief Justice of Zimbabwe by former President Robert Mugabe with effect from the 27th of March 2017. Before that he was the acting Chief Justice after... Read More About Luke Malaba

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