There was an uproar in Parliament yesterday and business was brought to a standstill after ZANU PF legislator Joseph Chinotimba labelled MDC leader of the House Thabitha Khumalo a prostitute. The incident happened during the question and answer session.
The ensuing chaos almost degenerated into a fist fight as legislators from the different political parties joined the furore. Chinotimba refused to apologise after Khumalo had demanded him to do so, and she walked out of the House in protest. Speaking about the incident, Khumalo said
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I am shocked that we have MPs that call us names, and Chinotimba just called me a prostitute – this is wrong – no one has a right to call me names. I am not a prostitute, I am an MP and a woman and I want to be respected. He must withdraw or I will take him to court.
Joseph Chinotimba is a war veteran, politician and former Harare City Council security guard who came into the limelight in the new millennium by organizing, directing and leading the famous farm invasions under the Third Chimurenga in the year 2000. Chinotimba was appointed Ambassador of... Read More About Joseph Chinotimba
Thabitha Khumalo is a Zimbabwean politician and the current MDC-T spokesperson. She is also the member of parliament for Bulawayo East. Read More About Thabitha Khumalo