MDC deputy national spokesperson Bekithemba Mpofu demanded Chegutu West legislator Dexter Nduna’s resignation after he appeared to threaten Norton legislator Temba Mliswa.
Nduna and Mliswa were involved in a verbal exchange during a parliamentary committee hearing with the independent Norton MP repeatedly calling the Zanu PF legislator a thief. Nduna then said he had killed many people, in an apparent threat to Mliswa. In a statement, Mpofu said:
The man (Nduna) is not supposed to be in parliament in the first place; he lost an election and benefited from Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s (ZEC) incompetency. He (Nduna) threatens to kill another MP, promising to deal with him outside of Parliament. As if it was not enough, he boasts of killing several other people saying he didn’t even remember their names. He clearly makes a point of some Zanu PF’s invincibility; a reckless statement which encourages other Zanu PF members to be assured of immunity if they commit a similar offence.