Lawyer, politician, and fundi, Professor Lovemore Madhuku has said the clause of a party recalling a member of parliament from parliament should be removed from the constitution because the recalls were affecting democratic participation and policy development, the Daily News reports.
Madhuku was speaking during a discussion on the implications of the recent recalls of legislators on policy development and service delivery after Thokozani Khupe’s MDC T recalled 31 legislators.
Said Lovemore Madhuku:
The recalls that have happened now are not different from the recalls that happened in the past, there is just a dispute in terms of which party these MPs belong to.
Parliament believes these MPs belong to MDC-T. It may be wrong or it may be right but that is a matter which is before the courts. I don’t think that the clause should remain.
It should be removed from the Constitution. The NCA doesn’t support that. If Zimbabweans still support that clause it means that they would want a situation where the MPs can be removed.
Madhuku’s sentiments came after Khupe recalled MDC Alliance MPs and councilors alike and virtually paralyzed Beitbridge and Harare councils which according to an MDC T official was her end game to let the government appoint a commission to run Harare City Council.
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