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Zimbabwe’s New Parliament to Be Sworn in on September 7

Zimbabwe’s New Parliament to Be Sworn in on September 7 #ElectionsZW

The 10th Parliament of Zimbabwe is going to be sworn-in on the 7th of September, at Parliament House in Harare.

National Assembly legislators will take their oath first at 10am before Senators take theirs at 14:30 at the same venue.

In a notice published in the Government Gazette, Clerk of Parliament Kennedy Chokuda said the notice of the swearing-in ceremony was in terms of Section 128(1) of the Zimbabwe Constitution.

‘’It is hereby notified that in terms of Section 128(1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, the day and time for Members of Parliament to make and ascribe to the oath of Members of Parliament before the Clerk of Parliament in the form set out in the Third Schedule  to the Constitution shall be- (a) ten o’clock in the morning  on Thursday the 7th of September , 2023 for Members of the National Assembly, and (b) half past two o’clock in the afternoon on Thursday, the 7th of September, 2023, for Members of the Senate, at Parliament Building, Harare,’’ read the notice.

The 10th Parliament of Zimbabwe is mainly composed of Zanu PF and Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), and there are no independent legislators this time.

Zanu PF has got the majority of Seats in both House (176 National Assembly and 33 Senate), while Citizens Coalition for Change account for the remainder (103 in National Assembly and 27 in Senate).

The incoming Parliament will be very different from the 9th Parliament as some of the most active and vocal legislators fell on the wayside during the primary elections and candidates selection processes.

These include Tendai Biti, Settlement Chikwinya, Dexter Nduna, Temba Mliswa, Fortune Chasi, Joseph Chinotimba, Willias Madzimure, among many others.  

There will also be the 10 Parliamentarians representing the youth quota and also there will be new legislators such as Gift Siziba, Fadzai Mahere, Tafadzwa Mugwadi, among many others. 

Zimbabwe’s New Parliament to Be Sworn in on September 7

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