Member of Parliament for Buhera South, Joseph Chinotimba (ZANU PF) on Wednesday castigated the MDC-led Harare City council for failure to properly run the affairs of the city.
His remarks followed the absence of water in the Parliament building’s ablution facilities. He said:
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Parliament has no water. The stench from the toilets is just so bad. We cannot just sit as Parliament whilst things go bad to such an extent.
How are we expected to carry out parliamentary business without water?
It is the council that has failed. The MDC party is dead and has failed.
If they have failed then I want to be the Mayor of Harare. I will contest for the position so that I fix the problem.
MDC MPs were infuriated by Chinotimba’s remarks and demanded that he should withdraw his statement.
Deputy Speaker Tsitsi Gezi ordered Chinotimba to do so while he insisted on his innocence.
Gezi however, assured the legislators that a borehole was earmarked for the building and the water woes will soon be a thing of the past.
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