Pictures and audio: Opening of Parliament

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Police officers on horse backs arrive at the parliament. All pictures by Aaron Ufumeli

President Robert Mugabe officially opened Zimbabwe’s first session of the eighth Parliament Tuesday morning. President Robert Mugabe says his administration will complete the job of aligning laws to the new constitution and take steps to improve food production to avert hunger.

Listen to the president speak below:

Police officers on horse backs arrive at the parliament. All pictures by Aaron Ufumeli
Police officers on horse backs arrive at the parliament. All pictures by Aaron Ufumeli
Members of the Zimbabwe Prisons traditional dance troupe outside parliament.
Members of the Zimbabwe Prisons traditional dance troupe outside parliament.
The Presidential guard.
The Presidential guard.
Members of Zanu PF Womens League sing party slogans outside parliament.
Members of Zanu PF Womens League sing party slogans outside parliament.
Members of the judiciary march into the parliament.
Members of the judiciary march into the parliament.
Joseph Chinotimba kicks an imaginary ball before getting the parliament.
Joseph Chinotimba kicks an imaginary ball before getting the parliament.[/caption

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Members of Parliament talk as they wait for President Robert Mugabe to arrive.
Members of Parliament talk as they wait for President Robert Mugabe to arrive.
President Robert Mugabe and the First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe arrive at parliament.
President Robert Mugabe and the First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe arrive at parliament.

27 COMMENTS

  1. am i the only one who thinks that those white wigs are ridiculous , are we afraid to define ourselves in our own way, or its just that we are keen on keeping things the way they were with the whites ruling. hameno. dont mind me im just a lost mind

    • Keep your Britain. *Robert Gabriel M’s Voice* Sounding Very British. Making an anti-British speech while taking a ride in a British Royce Rolls. Flanked by White wigged black judges. Closely followed by soldiers on horse back marching like British knights.

      Where am I? If it wasn’t for the street kids and vendors littered around (And course, Cde Chinotimba with his rural swagga spoiling a perfect scene) I would pinch myself.

  2. Those women are singing for the gukurahundi, but they have just been complaining about not being appointed to cabinet? Total confusion indeed!

  3. Joseph Chinotimba, that is why you were not made a Minister – uyayangisa, learn to behave with some dignity mani – akusikho ehlathini lapha, unjani wena????????

    • That is what makes him Chinoz,hate him or love it Democracy allows for different characters with diff ways of dealing with situations.

      • @Taurai

        So if my ways of dealing with excitement meant me getting down and shiitting in the open, that will be democracy? Yours is indeed another world you live in!!

  4. Is that Green flag the one used by the Rhodesians? Talk of sovereignty. Zimbabwe will never ever be a colony again

  5. Why is Newsday, Dailynews and News24 all SILENT about the rigging of Mayoral elections yesterday asi its a non-event? Surely this NIKUV thing yakatopenga vakomana how do they do the rigging…can someone explain I am now confused

  6. Mmm shame why are they still wearing colonial era regalia, cars etc. Like i have said before zhanu is just rhodesian government with a lot more black faces but with the mentality as the racial masters….hanzi emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds

  7. Can’t help but notice the way we copy the British that we ‘despise’ so much. As a citizen I think I can be understood if I were to as how sound is our parliament when we have people like Chinotimba as a lawmaker. Just look at what the clown is doing at the opening ceremony, and has anyone bothered to listen to anything that he says…just a phrase…the guy is just PATHETIC!!!

  8. vakomana government yedu ngaitipewo ma serious tarisaiwo entrance yemu parliament (apo parikuitwa bhora na chinotimba)zvinomakisa izvi

  9. Official, Harare is Still Salisbury, Mutare Umtali, Marondera- Marandellas, Chegutu-Hartley, and so on and so on. This independence is FAKE. A BIG FAKE. Check whats wriiten on your TITLE DEEDS.

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