New twist to Mnangagwa legitimacy

Harare-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s legitimacy issue has taken a new twist after legislators from the ruling Zanu PF disrupted the parliamentary portifolio Committee on Media chaired by opposition MDC MP, Prince Sibanda.

This follows yet another walk out on the Tendai Biti-chaired Public Accounts Committee saying that MDC Parliamentarians were doing the same to President Mnangagwa.

MDC legislators have on several occasions boycotted Parliament events which were attended by President Mnangagwa saying that they did not recognise his presidency on allegations of rigging the 2018 elections.

The move by the MDC legislators to walk out on President Mnangagwa have received widespread condemnation from citizens with Norton legislator Temba Mliswa saying parliament should not be a war zone..

“My position on this issue is very clear: Parliament should not be used as a war zone between politicians. Even Americans and the European Union recognised President Emmerson Mnangagwa and, therefore, this continued rift should stop,” he said.

“Even the much-needed dialogue in the country cannot happen under these circumstances. Legitimately, Zanu PF has got a strong reason for what they did today, but the strategy being used by MDC is not working.”

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