The ruling ZANU PF this Tuesday recalled Chivi South legislator Killer Zivhu from Parliament. Zivhu was expelled from the party early June after proposing a dialogue between president Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa.
The recall was announced by the Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda who said he was notified on 1 July that Killer Zivhu was no longer a Zanu PF member. Mudenda said:
Section 129(1)(k) of the Constitution provides that the seat of MP becomes vacant if a member has ceased to belong to a political party of which he or she was elected into Parliament, and the political party concerned by written notice to the Speaker has declared that the Member has ceased to belong to it.
Pursuant to the above, I hereby inform the House that a vacancy has arisen in the National Assembly by operation of the law and the necessary administrative measures will be taken to inform the President and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission of the existence of a vacancy in line with section 39(1) of the Electoral Act Chapter 213 as amended.
The development brings to 22 the total number of parliamentarians recalled since this May with the majority of the recalled being members of the MDC Alliance.