Mnangagwa meets Mugabe over MPs’ welfare

VICE-PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is today expected to meet President Robert Mugabe to discuss the welfare of MPs some of whom have been stranded in Harare after Parliament failed to provide them with fuel to return to their constituencies.

By VENERANDA LANGA

Mnangagwa said he sought Mugabe’s intervention after Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda wrote to him, highlighting the plight of legislators.

“I can confirm that today (yesterday) I received a letter from Mudenda about the matter, saying we should take up the issue to the President,” Mnangagwa said.

ED VICE-PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa [/Caption]

“I then phoned the President and tomorrow (today) we will discuss the issue. Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa is also seized with the matter, but I cannot promise you when it will be resolved because of lack of resources.”

MPs were also owed sitting allowances.

Masvingo Senator Misheck Marava asked Mnangagwa on when Zimbabwe would abolish the death penalty, but the VP said Cabinet was divided over the issue.

“I am anti the death penalty including some of my colleagues in government, but there are others who still want it and it is a question of individual positions.
I know some day we will abolish it,” Mnangagwa said.

9 Responses to Mnangagwa meets Mugabe over MPs’ welfare

  1. Economist February 26, 2016 at 7:40 am #

    The economy is not able to generate sufficient tax revenues to finance total expenditures, so what can the Minister of Finance and the President do? Can they say “abracadabra” and suddenly money magically will be available? If the economy is not growing where do they expect money to come from to finance these expenditures? Does the President have a separate source of funds to finance these expenditures? Mind boggling!

  2. Truth February 26, 2016 at 8:05 am #

    And when is Mnangagwa going to have a meeting with the President regarding the welfare of the poor citizens?

    • aikazve! February 26, 2016 at 4:07 pm #

      he dont need to sit with Mugabe on that. The old man dont have any solution for poor citizens. rather Lacoste ran around connected with his friends, got the much needed maize imports money, personally negotiated for maize supplies from Ukraine and Zambia. so he dont need RGM on that he can do it himslf when his counterpart will be busy attending rallies

  3. nicholasduma February 26, 2016 at 9:15 am #

    Capitation sentence should be accerpted as the sentence for the murderers. How can some terminate some’s life? Unless this occurs under certain circumstance that can result in someone’s death, capitation should not be applied, because it’s not the offenders intention to take Someone’s like.

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  5. Mugwekwenhi February 26, 2016 at 6:10 pm #

    When a few people were advocating for 120 members of Parliament without Senate others without foresight argued that 210 Members of Parliament plus Senate was a good number for a small country like ours. Now, where are the resources? This is a shame for a country with highly schooled people like ours. Am I wrong if I say you are highly schooled and not educated?

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  7. levi February 27, 2016 at 9:51 am #

    Vamugabe vanowana limber kupa AU ivory vachinetsera ma$ ebirthday
    Ngatirege kushandisana kudai
    Izvozvi maMPs akushaya mari yekudzokera kumba
    Apart zvonzi security in beefing up in Masvingo.
    Disaster
    muhondo mombe mbudzi hiking zvakadyiwa. Initial ndinobva ndashaya zvekuita

  8. jah February 28, 2016 at 10:04 pm #

    Chitanda chemago chinozviziva kuti ngwena chete ndiyoyoga inogona kuchengetedza runyar

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