Norton Member of Parliament Temba Mliswa (Independent) and Chegutu East MP Dexter Nduna have both apologised to the Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda.
Mliswa and Nduna were last month involved in a fracas in the August Houses over bribery and counter-bribery allegations.
Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday, Mliswa said:
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During the debacle, I inadvertently included the name of the Speaker in the furore, mistakenly linking him with the nefarious actions attributed to Nduna.
The erroneous accusation was premised on misinformation emanating from Nduna, who fabricated a false association with Mudenda in an attempt to shield and seek protection from the underhand dealings he was associated with to make them appear above board.
Nduna also apologised, saying that he did not mean what he said but did so during the heat of the moment. He said:
I want to profusely apologise for the words I uttered, and say that I did not mean anything that I said, and I take back my words and want to apologise so that the decorum of Parliament can be appraised.
I apologise to the Speaker as chairperson of the Standing Rules and Orders Committee, the institution of Parliament, MPs and my party Zanu PF for the fracas which had unintended effects.