Khupe grilled over Mujuru

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MDC-T vice-president Thokozani Khupe was yesterday grilled by Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development deputy minister Abigail Damasane (Zanu PF) after criticising the ruling party’s decision to expel former Vice-President Joice Mujuru.

By VENERANDA LANGA

Khupe had argued Mujuru’s expulsion had further reduced the number of female politicians in positions of authority.

The issue came up during debate on a motion to compel government to declare International Women’s Day as a public holiday.

Damasane felt offended by Khupe’s remarks and ordered the opposition legislator to stop delving into matters that did not relate to her party.

“The MP did not do a research on the truth as to why the former Vice-President was dismissed from government,” she said.

“I, therefore, urge the MP to do thorough research before issuing any statements in this House because as Zanu PF we are guided by the party constitution as to how we deal with various unbecoming acts that led to the dismissal of the former Vice-President.”

Damasane added: “There is no revolution without cleansing, as Zanu PF you have never heard us asking why Tendai Biti left MDC-T to form MDC Renewal, or rather why Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga resigned from her post as secretary-general which brings down the number of women in decision-making positions.”

Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Small and Medium Enterprises chaired by Dorothy Mhangami recommended that the Co-operatives Societies Act should be amended.

The committee said this would address challenges in the running of co-operatives and strengthen its enforcement provisions in the administration of housing co-operatives.

“Some housing co-operatives have been infiltrated by greedy people bent on fleecing desperate home seekers of their hard-earned money,” read the committee report.

5 COMMENTS

  1. I do believe there is already too many holidays in Zimbabwe. To compare with American and Chinese culture, we need to develop our work culture, if we are to progress as a Nation.

    • I think you are wrong on that. Holidays have nothing to do with work ethic at all. After all retail shops like OK will be up and running during those times. Work ethic has nothing to do with holidays, its a culture. Ambori mangani mazororo amunoreva nhai.

  2. THE ISSUE OF THE RUNNING OF THE HOUSING CO-OPERATIVES IS A BURNING ISSUE. THE HOUSE NEED TO ADDRESS IT ASAP WITHOUT FAIL AND COME WITH A SOLUTION.

    PLEASE PLEASE THE POOR HAVE SUFFERED ENGOUGH.

    PLEASE ZIMBABWEANS LISTING TO THE PEOPLE”S CRY.

  3. Damasane you say removing Mujurur was cleansing the party, shame on you it was actually not the reason. Tell the world the truth. Mangwana ndinhasi.

  4. Damasane has a point to question why Khupe is poking her nose into matters that does not concern her. She must actually question herself why she is still the deputy to Morgan for so many years when Morgan is failing to come up with a mechanism of wining the elections. Isn’t it high time Khupe must be elevated to lead the party?

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