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#ElectionsZW: Mudenda accused of breaking the law to favour Mwonzora

#ElectionsZW: Mudenda accused of breaking the law to favour Mwonzora

Self-proclaimed MDC-T leader Thokozani Khupe has accused Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda of favouring Douglas Mwonzora against her.

Khupe said Mudenda ignored her letter and considered the one from Mwonzora.

She said when Tendai Biti and Morgan Tsvangirai or Welshman Ncube and Tsvangirai split, the factions were treated equally.

The veteran female opposition said she feels victimised and discriminated against by the high office.

‘’In 2005 when Biti and Tsvangirai split they were allowed to co-exist by this same institution. Now a woman and a man have split in 2022 that is Thokozani Khupe, and Douglas Mwonzora the Speaker of Parliament decides to favour Douglas Mwonzora over me without even considering calling both parties to the table for a discussion.

‘’Surely speaking this is glaring evidence of inequality discrimination and victimisation,’’ she said.

Speaker has no power to supervise political parties

According to Khupe, there is no provision in the Parliament Standing Rules and Orders where the Speaker is supposed to supervise political parties.

‘’There is no provision in the Standing Rules and Orders where the Speaker of Parliament is supposed to supervise political parties and adjudicate where there are disputes.

‘’The Speaker in this instance received two letters on the same day and almost at the same time but alas he decided on which formation was legitimate. I wonder where he got those powers from.

‘’As a woman, I feel victimised and discriminated against at the highest level,’’ she said.

Khupe also expressed concern over the decision by the Minister of Justice Ziyambi Ziyambi to give the Mwonzora led faction all the money that is due to the opposition.

She said she had written to Ziyambi advising him of the new development in the party and the need to treat both factions fairly.

‘’The minister of justice decided that the political parties fund should go to Mwonzora. I wonder where he got those powers from to decide on which formation is legitimate.

‘’I also wrote a letter to him advising him on the new development in the part and pleaded with him to treat both formations in a fair and just manner,’’ she said.

#ElectionsZW: Mudenda accused of breaking the law to favour Mwonzora

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