The MDC says that it is now wiser and will not be sucked into ZANU PF’s factional battles. This follows reports that rebel elements within the ruling party were plotting to impeach Mnangagwa and would need the help of the opposition MPs to get the required numbers. MDC Chief Whip Prosper Mutseyami said:
With Zanu-PF rapture at play, the MDC caucus is also being targeted to avoid its participation in a rumoured impeachment plan. We have nothing to do with Zanu-PF internal politics; we were elected to represent the people and not to fight factional battles of those presiding over a rogue state.
Not to mention that there is no better side of Zanu-PF, we, however, want to make the point that playing a representational role, participating in an impeachment process is not beyond the rights of the legislature and no one must be persecuted for that.
There is, however, no need for impeachment. The executive has failed in absolute terms and violated the obligation to obey and uphold the Constitution. It follows that Mnangagwa and his Cabinet must resign.
In 2017, the MDC supported a motion in Parliament to impeach the then President Robert Mugabe. Mugabe eventually resigned when he realised that he had lost the support of his MPs. The MDC thought that the demise of Mugabe will usher in a new government of national unity.
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