Speaking to Daily News, MDC vice president Elias Mudzuri challenged those who feel he was wrong to fire him from the party for meeting President Emmerson Mnangagwa without approval.
Mudzuri was the only MDC official presented to Mnangagwa at State House by National Assembly Speaker Advocate Jacob Mudenda and Senate president Mabel Chinomona during an introduction of 9th Parliament presiding officers to the head of State. Mudzuri was confronted in public by Charlton Hwende and Murisi Zwizwai over the issue. Reacting to the confrontation, Mudzuri told the Daily News he felt he had been treated disrespectfully. Said Mudzuri:
…My confusion to all this stems from the fact that, if what I did was ‘illegal’ to my fellow parliamentarians, then I want to understand what we are still doing in parliament as a party and wasting taxpayer’s money. I went to State House not to appease President Mnangagwa, but to respect the office of Parliament,” said the former Harare mayor. If am wrong and they are right, I would be proud to be fired from the party because I represented the party in Parliament business. It’s sad that my very colleagues were fully engaged in Parliament business at HICC on post budget consultations, a budget presentation that saw MPs under attack from police. What hypocrisy!
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