Parly demands meeting with ‘misled’ Mugabe

OPPOSITION MPs yesterday demanded an audience with President Robert Mugabe to discuss government decay, saying the Zanu PF leader was being misled over the true state of the nation by his divided Cabinet.

BY VENERANDA LANGA

President.R.G.Mugabe
President. R. G. Mugabe

The call was made by opposition MPs, Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga (Proportional Representation — MDC) and James Maridadi (Mabvuku-Tafara — MDC-T), as they were cheered on by Zanu PF legislators, who blasted Cabinet ministers for misleading Mugabe.

“We respectfully want the President to come to Parliament to meet with MPs without the Executive and we are going to be respectful, and if we do not respect him, we will respect his office,” Maridadi said, as the 10 ministers, who were present in the House sat stone-faced.

“If we speak to the President, I tell you, half of his Cabinet will not have jobs because they are corrupt, and if we do meet him, we, MPs, will give him the true picture of what is happening in the country,” he said.

Earlier, Maridadi had brought two blankets to the House, one manufactured locally by Waverly Blankets and another by a Chinese company, Qingshang, which he claimed was evading payment of duty with the blessing of an unnamed minister.

“The blanket from Waverly costs $30, while the one from Qingshang costs $23, but Waverly is fiscalised and pays taxes, while Qingshang is not fiscalised and does not pay taxes,” he claimed.

“Qingshang blankets are imported from China to Zimbabwe as fabric so that they only declare 40 cents per metre, prejudicing the government of the actual value.

“They used JJ Transport, which can be tracked by Zimra [Zimbabwe Revenue Authority], and when they discovered they were being investigated, they changed and used a Mozambican truck, but I alerted Zimra and they were caught in Marondera and they found it was carrying blankets, for which they paid $4 500 duty instead of $70 000.

“If the President knows the truth, he will be shocked. The owner of the Chinese company, Qingshang, is called Michelle, and when I went to her office, I found the minister in question with her. When [Finance minister Patrick] Chinamasa goes to Cabinet, he must tell the President and they will see the minister in question melting.”

Maridadi also took a dig at Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere and Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi, saying they travelled with bodyguards and convoys, yet the Speaker of the National Assembly, Jacob Mudenda, who has a higher post, did not enjoy the same privileges.

Misihairabwi-Mushonga said the country was now run down because of disunity in Mugabe’s government.

“What we have in this country is a President, who has been taken into captivity. Two days before he came, they were fixing potholes in Borrowdale pretending all was well, but opposition MPs will petition Mugabe to meet them behind closed doors,” she said.

Binga North MP, Prince Dubeko Sibanda (MDC-T) said Mugabe enjoyed travelling and rarely spent time in the country, hence, the rot.

Buhera West legislator, Joseph Chinotimba (Zanu PF) praised the opposition lawmakers for debating frankly and even moved for Maridadi’s allocated debate time to be extended after it had run out.

Chinotimba also challenged the government to be open about its bankruptcy and declare its inability to pay civil servants’ bonuses instead of trying to hoodwink them with stand offers.

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34 Comments

  1. bold move parliament, please make it happen and even take him on an adultered tour of Zimbabwe so his see for himself what his rule has done to us

  2. Chinotimba is a good fool, love him or hate him

  3. Chinotimba is a good fool, love him or hate him. He sometimes brings sense in his stupidity

    1. I’m beginning to love this fool called Chinos……….

  4. Wht difference wil it make bringing Mgabe to Parly or not?Do u think theres anything he wil do to change anything for th bettr?Mgabe wel knows th goings on but jus cant do nothing.Hapasisina munhu paye ko mese maMP hamskuona here?

  5. lol he just goes for the truth.

  6. You guys are beginning to see the light of day.

  7. This is what the people want.

  8. Wezhira wezhara

    Some people have more degrees but less sense so we may wonder how Chinotimba fares well in Parliament. He has wisdom and see the difference with the so-called educated corruption gurus.
    Name and shame the relevant minister please because we are tired of this corruption thing.

  9. chinos is the only mp who call spade a spade. if all zanu mps were like him we should be having a corrupt free and good government. voters get rid of these mps who don’t work for the people.

  10. Chinotimba is very sensible. When he won the Buhera constituency I said to myself those people have been blessed. Call him a fool but I think if you give him a good job to do, he will do it.

  11. You just have to love Minister Chinotimba, i tell you if our government had two ministers of his caliber Zimbabwe would be a better place.Very truthful, quiet frank to the point and super practical.

    1. He is not a Minister, he is an MP

  12. He is a good war Vet who unfortunately is not listened to by his own. We have joked around with his personality to such an extent that we value less his contributions. But stop for a while and listen to him speak in parliament etc, you will be surprised kuti he speaks BIG sense. His contributions in parliament are great. People do not hate Mugabe but rather they would like to help him see the rot in some of his appointees. One of the Big ones is the NEW Curriculum – Dokora MUST just GO. He is destroying our great nation. A Christian peaceful country is slowly being turned into an Islamic State as we watch. We have no problem learning about our history but what value is learning about all these other religions at this level of education (Secondary..) will it have on our children? You are selling the country Mr Dokora.The nation MUST resist the new DOKORA Stuff. The problem with Zimbabwe now is that any meaningful demonstration against a particular bad policy or minister is taken to be a demo against Mugabe, yet people will be actually trying to protect Mugabe against people who may cause him to be given a bad name. Take NOTE.

  13. Chinotimba is the only sensible guy amongst Zanu pf mps. The guy has a lot of sense and most people admire him including myself.I wish they were many like him who prefers the truth not the many cowards found in Zanu Pf.

  14. Real l like this guy Chinotimba anogona kumira pachokwadii plz musazomuvinga manheru zvamuno wadzo kuita vamwe

  15. Chinotimba is a “fool” all right but the difference is that he is a brave and honest fool who always frankly speaks his mind whether what he says is in favour or against his corrupt colleagues in the party.

  16. bhora Chinotimba
    bhora mugedhe
    zvavo vebhohera kwedu inongova zhowezhowe heee Lacoste heee G40 chaburwa hapana
    ….chupetiii

  17. Hats off. Maridadi is an MP and half.He is worth his salary. Let all Mp’s emulate him.

  18. I love cde Chinos.

  19. These ministers still enjoy the patronage from Robert, once he is gone new Zimbabwe will teach them a lesson!

  20. Loud and clear , thus working towards Nation building, those who sleep on duty and who are corrupt must be boooted out. Hands up to Chinotimba ,VaMaridadi udzai Chinotimba that corrupt Minister akaenda nerwe seri kukamuChina afumurwe muParliament. The balance from $70000 shouldbe paid and Zimra guys who facilitated the payment shouldbe dragged before uncorruption Board.

  21. There is no need to meet the old dictator Maridadi and company.Bob knows everything but he only pretend to be ignorant of things so that you blame his ministers for not telling him the truth.How can ministers keep on lying to a whole president for 37 solid years without him finding out that his ministers are selling him a dummy?Lets not try to to make Bob the saint here,he is the one who appoints them and if they fail to deliver he is also the one who fires them,but unfortunately Mugabe has never fired a single minister for graft and corruption despite overwhelming evidence against the culprits.Instead he reshuffle them and gives them a different ministry to plunder and loot.Its a waste of time meeting with this unrepentant old dictator.

  22. There is no need to meet the old dictator Maridadi and company.Bob knows everything but he only pretend to be ignorant of things so that you blame his ministers for not telling him the truth.How can ministers keep on lying to a whole president for 37 solid years without him finding out that his ministers are selling him a dummy?Lets not try to to make Bob the saint here,he is the one who appoints them and if they fail to deliver he is also the one who fires them,but unfortunately Mugabe has never fired a single minister for graft and corruption despite overwhelming evidence against the culprits.Instead he reshuffle them and gives them a different ministry to plunder and loot.Its a waste of time trying to meet with this unrepentant old dictator.He is actually the one misleading the people into believing that his ministers lie to him.

  23. Its high time to call a spade a spade for zimbabwe to free

  24. Only a politically inept opposition can enquire face to face negotiations with masters of deceit instead of fighting them tooth and nail to keep them to live to their promise.

  25. Unless the meeting can be held on board an air zimbabwe plane or at least in the airport then I dont think there’s ever any hope of seeing Mugabe in parliament for this issue

  26. cowards die several times before their actually death

  27. So Mugabe is being misled? Shouldn’t he be the one leading? And why all the praises on Chinos, who is only seconding the motion? Good work Maridadi.

    1. Why praise Chinos. The mover of the motion is Maridadi and Chinos is not even the seconder but see how all those Zimbabweans are getting lost praising Chinos for a motion moved by Maridadi and seconded by Priscilla Misihairambwi. This is how the country gets lost

  28. Bob has managed to fool everyone and pretend as if he doesn’t know what is happening in his kingdom. He know his country is rotten to the core. His ministers are as corrupt as him.

  29. Chinos ava mutengesi, anenge akatengwa ne MDC

  30. Fools! Mugabe knows everything. He simply cares less just like his ministers!

  31. Ngazvirehwe Sezvazviri

    It’s quite rare to have such common purpose between members of the ruling party and the opposition.Can it be that our politicians are now mature enough to know why they our voted into office? Let’s hope the meeting will materialise with the President

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