Zimbabwe Opposition Recalls Legislators From Parliament

Harare-Zimbabwe’s main opposition MDC-Alliance has been thrown into turmoil after four legislators were recalled from parliament by MDC-T through Secretary General Douglas Mwonzora.

Announcing the recalling, Speaker of Parliament said they had received a letter from the MDC stating that the four had ceased to represent their interests in the legislative assembly.

The four are Mr Prosper Mutseyami (Dangamvura), Charlton Hwende (Kuwadzana East), Thabitha Khumalo (proportional representation) and Senator Lillian Timveous (Midlands).

The legislators were elected under the banner of the MDC Alliance in 2018. They were seconded to the Alliance by the MDC-T which has recalled them from Parliament.

The latest developments come in the wake of power struggles in the opposition movement which has seen the matters spilling in court.

Recently the Supreme Court ruled that Thokozani Khupe is the legitimate leader of the MDC-T following the death of founding President Morgan Tsvangirai.

The Court ruled that Chamisa was illegitimate leader of the MDC-T and should revert to structures that were set in 2014 at the party’s congress were Khupe was elected Vice President.

Chamisa along Elias Mudzuri were handpicked by Tsvangirai.

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