Several prominent Zimbabweans have aired their opinions on the recall from Parliament of Harare East legislator and MDC Alliance vice president Tendai Biti, among other People’s Democratic Party (PDP) parliamentarians.
On Wednesday, the Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda said he had received notice from the PDP recalling Biti and several other opposition lawmakers.
Here are some of the comments Pindula has gleaned from Twitter:
The regime has once again abused the Constitution to expel @mdczimbabwe MPs, including former Finance Minister & current MDC Alliance Vice President @BitiTendai Speaker of @ParliamentZim Jacob Mudenda read a notice from one Benjamin Rukanda who claims to be acting for PDP.
This is another example of the absurdity of the interpretation of the procedure for expelling MPs. It assumes that every “notice” sent to the Speaker is valid. Mudenda just reads what he has been given & that’s the end of it for the MP, even if it’s been written by an idiot.
The Mnangagwa regime wants to be taken seriously but it continues to behave like a banana republic. It’s bid to create a one-party regime where all decent opponents are obliterated continues without abatement. It’s really beyond the pale.
I have just spoken to @who says the recalls are meant to paralyse the Public Accounts Parliamentary Committee which is yet to release damning reports on corruption in state enterprises… Watch out for our top story tonite @
Zimbabwe is experiencing state capture never seen since Rhodes. These recalls of elected MPs by ZANU PF surrogates supported by state institutions like courts and Parliament exposes the rot in ED regime.
If there was ever any doubt the ZANUPF regime is determined to silence those exposing corruption, that is removed by the illegal removal from Parliament of @BitiTendai and several other outstanding MPs. Democracy is well & truly dead in #Zimbabwe . This is now a rogue regime.
The LOOTERS, Thieves, Plunderers, Crooks will ALL celebrate if @is removed from parliament! He was exposing the looting of public funds and in the process taught the citizens about the authors of their suffering! That is why they want him out of parliament!
More MDC Alliance legislators recalled from Parliament. The opposition needs to find each other as such news demoralizes its followers across the country.