Norton Legislator Temba Mliswa has congratulated Thokozani Khupe who recently bounced back in parliament and urged her to be “mature” and not walk away when the president is in parliament, Newsday reports.
Speaking to Khupe who the MDC Alliance has desribed as an extension of the ruling party, Mliswa made reference to next week’s State of the Nation Address and said:
I would like to congratulate Khupe and other MPs. May I say to them; I hope you shall serve national interests and not walk out when the head of State is here. I know Khupe is a seasoned politician who is mature. I hope she leads in that manner.
I think we are here for national interests and a lot of time has been wasted resulting in this Parliament losing credibility because of us not putting national interests first. The President remains the head of State and Parliament is one of the institutions. I am hoping that during the State of the Nation Address (Sona), you shall be exemplary in showing the nation that national interests bind us
MDC Alliance legislators who have denied to acknowledge the legitimacy of President Mnangagwa following 2018’s disputed elections have always walked away from parliament whenever president Mnangagwa is present.