Happymore “Bvondo” Chidziva, who was among nine MDC Alliance legislators removed from Parliament by the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T on Tuesday, said they are now unshackled take the struggle to the streets from the “comfort” of Parliament.
The MDC Alliance legislators were expelled from Parliament after MDC-T acting secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora wrote to National Assembly Speaker Jacob Mudenda advising him that they had ceased to be members of the party.
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Chidziva told the Daily News that the “real struggle” against the ruling ZANU PF party had just commenced. He said:
What this means is that the real people’s struggle has started. We are going to be on the streets fighting. That is our new Parliament.
We are never effective when we are in the comfort zone. So, Zanu PF has every reason to worry now that we are out of Parliament.
Among those expelled were some key allies of MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa such as Amos Chibaya (Mkoba), Murisi Zwizwai (Harare Central), and Happymore Chidziva (Highfield West).
The others were proportional representatives Bacilia Majaya, Macharairwa Mugidho, Virginia Muradzikwa, Annah Myambo, Francisca Ncube and Nomathemba Ndlovu.
In line with her vindictive agenda against Chamisa, Khupe, armed with a controversial Supreme Court ruling, has now expelled a total of 13 MDC Alliance legislators from Parliament.
Last month, Khupe used the same Supreme Court ruling to remove Chalton Hwende (Kuwadzana East), Prosper Mutseyami (Chikanga Dangamvura), Tabitha Khumalo (proportional) and Senator Lilian Timveos (Midlands) from Parliament.