President Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to increase the benefits of the leader of the opposition in parliament in a bid to formalize his bid to create an office for the opposition leader in parliament, The standard reports.
This was revealed by MDC T members who spoke to the publication but demanded to remain incognito who said Mnangagwa was willing to go ahead with his promise in 2018 to create the position in Parliament.
This came soon after Thokozani Khupe bounced back in parliament and assumed the role of the opposition leader in the parliament a position previously held by Thabitha Khumalo.
When asked for comment, the clerk of Parliament Kennedy Chokuda declined to comment on the allegations and said:
Ask the politicians. The position of leader of the opposition in the House has always been recognised, from way back, you recall Gibson Sibanda. The post is there in Parliament and the leader of the opposition is consulted when business is done.
While the President’s press secretary George Charamba did not respond to questions asked by the publication, he later on tweeted and said:
Leader of the opposition portfolio comes with perks.
In 2018 President Mnangagwa offered Chamisa the post but he declined and said he did not want a job from him.
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