Norton legislator (independent), Temba Mliswa has said that the impasse between the ruling ZANU PF and the opposition MDC was no longer sustainable.
His remarks come when ZANU PF legislators disrupted and walked out of Parliament Committees chaired by MDC MPs as punishment to the MDC whose MPS have been boycotting Parliament events attended by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
The MDC does not recognise Mnangagwa as the legitimate president of the country saying his presidency was as a result of a stolen election. Mliswa is one of the observers who have been urging the two parties to find each other for the sake of the country. Posting on Twitter, Mliswa said:
With a @ 2/3 majority, I’ve always warned that these fights aren’t sustainable. Add to it the current uncompromising mood; it spells doom……
MDC Alliance chief whip Senator Lilian Timveos, raised alarm, “we are in hot soup”, as she published the New Standing Order 86 “Respect of the President.” The Standing Order states that, Members shall observe utmost dignity and decorum during the President’s address and also that a Member shall not disrupt or interrupt the President’s address through disorderly conduct.
Standing Order 76 “Members in the House” meaning Parliament’ It is proposed that an amendment be made to standing Order 76(1) by the insertion of a new paragraph (e) which shall read― (e) not sing except when required to sing the National Anthem.
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