Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly, Tsitsi Gezi this Tuesday ejected MDC Marondera Central MP Caston Matewu from Parliament for referring to his party leader Nelson Chamisa as “His Excellency”.
Matewu was asked to withdraw his remarks but he declined to withdraw arguing that his remarks were not wrong.
Speaking on the shootout that reportedly happened in Marondera when the MDC was planting trees at a certain hospital, Matewu said:
Two weeks ago as parliamentarians, we received a letter from the Environment minister encouraging us to plant trees. During the day, I responded to the minister’s call, planting trees in my constituency, we were approached by the police and they started to fire bullets at us and with His Excellency president Nelson Chamisa. The police must not stop us from performing our roles as MPs.
Gezi eventually ejected Matewu from the chambers and also refused to entertain MDC Mbizo MP Settlement Chikwinya who tried to stop her from ejecting his colleague, saying Zanu PF legislators also called First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa “Her Excellency”.
The MDC does not recognise president Emmerson Mnangagwa as the legitimate president saying that he stole the 2018 elections.
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