Zimbabwe Opposition Says Not Vindictive As Senators Are Recalled

Harare-Zimbabwe opposition MDC-T says recent recalls of legislators were guided by a strategic objective as opposed to being vindictive as portrayed by some sections of society.

The remarks were made by the party national spokesperson during a press conference in Harare. He said they did not start the movement to fire legislators from Parliament.

“We are not vindictive in this whole process. We appreciate that there are some who for some reasons or the other are being threatened. We did not start this movement so that we can fire each other from Parliament

“Our use of this tool of recalling MPs was a strategic objective. I will not go into detail on the strategic objective. We are not using this in a malicious way and you will agree the recalls have been strategic for us as a party” said Pugheni

Meanwhile seven senators aligned to Nelson Chamisa’s MDC Alliance were today recalled on the basis that they no longer represented the party’s (MDC-T) interests.

The latest senators to be recalled are; H Zivira, P. Ndlovu, S. Ncube, K Chabuda, Herbert Sinampande, Meliwe Phuti, Muzodza, and Gideon Shoko.

Before the recalling of the senators, MDC T had recalled a total of 13 MPs since the beginning of the recalls in May this year.

MDC T is using a recent Supreme Court judgment that recognised Thokozani Khupe as the bonafide interim leader following the death of party founding President Morgan Tsvangirai in February 2018.

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