Parliament Has Confirmed Khupe’s Parliament Recall
Yesterday, the speaker of Parliament, Jacob Mudenda, confirmed that the embattled MDC-T leader, Thokozani Khupe, and her ally, Nomvula Mguni, have now been recalled from Parliament.
Khupe was suspended last month by the MDC-T leader, Douglas Mwonzora, but she announced later that Douglas had instead fired himself from the party following his strong claims on the MDC Alliance name and presidency.
“On January 24, Parliament was notified that Khupe and Mguni (proportional representation) had ceased to be members of the MDC-T and MDC party,” Mudenda told Parliament.
“Pursuant to the above, I do hereby inform the House that two vacancies have arisen in the National Assembly by operation of the law. The necessary administrative measures will be made to inform the ZEC of the existence of the vacancies in line with Section 39 (1) of the Electoral Act (Chapter 213) as amended. According to Section 129(1)(k) of the Constitution which talks about recalls, a seat becomes vacant when a member ceases “to belong to a political party of which he or she was a member when elected to Parliament.”
Same yesterday, Felix Mhona, Minister for Transport and Infrastructural Development was grilled by Parliamentarians over the poorly done road rehabilitation works across the country.