Parly to debate Mujuru condolences


Parliament will debate a motion on condolences to the Mujuru family following the tragic death of Retired Army commander General Solomon Mujuru in an inferno, a move which could attract heated debate amid reports of foul play.

The notice to present the motion in the House of Assembly was made by Mwenezi East MP Kudakwashe Bhasikiti (Zanu PF) in the House of Assembly.

“Mr Speaker, on Wednesday (today), I will move a motion on condolences to the Mujuru family on the sorrowful and sudden unkindly death of Retired Army General Solomon Mujuru,” said Bhasikiti.

“This would be in recognition of the services he rendered to the nation as an MP and in the national army, as well as a Zanu PF Politburo member.”
However, the motion may finally blow the lid on the death of the late Retired General.

Another motion that is likely to spark heated debate on sports, which Kambuzuma MP, Willias Madzimure (MDC-T) gave notice that he would move today.

“I give notice that I will move a motion that whereas sport unifies the people of the world and Zimbabwe and that it has become business, it needs proper attention and has to be developed. We are also disturbed by the surfacing of corruption in sports, particularly soccer, because of the Asiagate issue,” said Madzimure.

He said his motion would call for the setting up of a committee to look at the role of the Ministry of Education, Arts, Sport and Culture, as well as that of the Sports and Recreation Commission in the Asiagate scandal.

He called for all administrators implicated to be referred to the police, arrested and their cases recommended to the Anti Corruption Commission.

Mbizo MP Settlement Chikwinya (MDC-T) also said he would move for the resuscitation of the motion on unconstitutional Statements by service chiefs, while Zaka West MP, Festus Dumbu said he would introduce a motion to express condolences following the passing on of Public Service, minister Eliphas Mukonoweshuro.

Industry and Commerce minister, Welshman Ncube (MDC) said he would bring four protocols for ratification in the House of Assembly.

Meanwhile, Zvimba East MP Patrick Zhuwao had the whole House in stitches when in dramatic fashion, while debating a motion on the Presidential Speech, imitated football commentator Charles Mabika. Zhuwao told MPs they should work in unison like a football team to end bickering.

However, Speaker of Parliament, Lovemore Moyo, asked Zhuwao to stop clowning or sit down.