The MDC Alliance has castigated the decision made by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Jacob Mudenda to withhold the sitting allowances for the party’s MPs.
This follows the MPs’ failure to attend last Thursday’s Mid-Term Monetary Policy review statement by Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube.
While Mudenda claimed that the opposition MPs boycotted Parliament, MDC Alliance MPs insist that they were blocked by police from entering the House.
In an interview with NewZimbabwe.com, MDC Alliance MP, Prosper Mutseyami chided Mudenda for the ruling. He said:
I doubt that the charisma of a Speaker can stoop so low.
I do not believe an Advocate can do that.
I am told he has cut the allowances for members of the MDC party for today (Thursday). I do not think Mudenda can stoop so low.
The MDC legislator said his party will approach the courts for recourse.
We will make our voices heard and do things through the courts.
We believe in the rule of law and we are going to challenge this through the courts of the land…I am told the Speaker in his chair, probably moved a kangaroo Parliament.
I do not think it was a proper parliament and even doubt if members who were inside the House were real members of Parliament.
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