Two Members of Parliament, Temba Mliswa of Norton (Independent), and Dexter Mduna of Chegutu East (ZANU PF) were dropped from he reconstituted parliamentary portfolio committees on Mines and Transport, respectively.
Speaking on Thursday, Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda said:
I would like to inform the House that all members of the dissolved Mines and Mining Development Committee have been reappointed to the same committee except … Mliswa and … Nduna.
Mudenda notified Parliament that Mliswa had been replaced by Zanu PF MP for Shurugwi South Edmond Mkaratigwa.
The two Committees had been disbanded last month after Nduna and Mliswa were suspended from their positions for misconduct. They were accusations and counter-accusations of corruption involving the two.
Mudenda established an internal team meant to investigate reports that implicated Mliswa and some members of the Mines committee. Said Mudenda:
I also wish to inform the House that the tenure of the Privileges Committee to investigate the allegations of soliciting for a bribe by some Members of the Portfolio Committee on Mines and Mining Development has been extended to the 9th May 2019.
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