Sengezo Tshabangu sworn in as Senator for Mat North

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Sengezo Tshabangu sworn in as Senator for Mat North
Sengezo Tshabangu sworn in as Senator for Mat North

Self-proclaimed Citizens Coalition for Change Interim Secretary General Sengezo Tshabangu has been sworn in as Senator representing Matabeleland North Province.

Tshabangu was sworn together with other Senators from his party, who include Bulawayo lawyer and former People’s Democratic Party (PDP) deputy president Kucaca Phulu.

Senate President Mable Chinomona presided over the swearing-in ceremony.

She said, ‘’I have to inform the Senate that on Tuesday 4th  March, 2024, Parliament was notified by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) in Terms of Section 39 (7) (a) of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13],  that with effect from 1st March, 2024, the following Members were duly appointed as Members of the Senate for the specified constituencies.

Sengezo Tshabangu sworn in as Senator for Mat North
Sengezo Tshabangu sworn in as Senator for Mat North…pic by Parliament of Zimbabwe

Filling the gaps

‘’The Members have been appointed to fill in the vacancies in the Senate that occurred following the recall of the incumbent Members of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) Party and these are:   Hon. Sen. Mlilo Lilian for Bulawayo Province; Hon. Sen. Phulu Kucaca Ivumile for Bulawayo Province; Hon. Sen. Sibanda Linda for Bulawayo Province; Hon. Sen. Ndhlovu Collet for Bulawayo Province; Hon. Sen. Mdhluri Maxwell for Manicaland Province; Hon. Sen. Chapfudza Sam for Masvingo Province; Hon. Sen. Kabondo Teresa for Matabeleland North Province; Hon. Sen. Tshabangu Sengezo for Matabeleland North Province and Hon. Sen. Mumpande Grace for Matabeleland North Province.

‘’Section 128 (1) of the Constitution provides that, before a Member of Parliament takes his or her seat in Parliament, the Member must take the oath of a Member of Parliament as set out in the Third Schedule of the Constitution.

‘Section 128 (2) states that the oath must be taken before the Clerk of Parliament.  I, therefore, call upon the Clerk of Parliament to administer the Oath of a Member of Parliament.’’

Sengezo Tshabangu sworn in as Senator for Mat North