MPs stampede to congratulate Chiwenga

Legislators yesterday stampeded to congratulate recently-appointed Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga and Foreign Affairs minister Sibusiso Moyo, who made their maiden appearance in the National Assembly.


Mabvuku-Tafara MP James Maridadi (MDC-T) complained to National Assembly Speaker Jacob Mudenda that the congratulations, mostly targeted at Chiwenga, were disrupting debate on a motion on the high cost of sanitary wear which was being presented by MDC legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga.

“Mr Speaker, the VP and the Foreign Affairs minister are in Parliament to listen to proceedings and I urge Zanu PF MPs who want to congratulate him to do it elsewhere because I do not see the reason why there is excitement now yet some of them are the criminals that were around former President Robert Mugabe,” Maridadi said. Mudenda then asked Maridadi to withdraw the last part of his words, referring to criminals, which he did.

The stampede to congratulate Chiwenga began during a motion by Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa to reinstate Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chiri for a further term in office backdated to February 25, 2017.

Speaker after speaker debating on the Chiri motion began by congratulating Chiwenga. They were also at the same time praising Chiri for exposing “criminals” in government, a term which was widely used during Operation Restore Order which removed Mugabe from office

Chinamasa said the reinstatement of Chiri was in line with section 310 (1) of the Constitution which stipulates that the AG must be appointed by the President with the endorsement of Parliament.

Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee Paurina Mpariwa said Chiri had done women proud by exposing corruption in government without fear or favour.


  1. Its called bootlicking and it is the new game in town with most of these MPs who have demostrated to the whole world that there hold fake allegiances to Leaders and can change any minute like what there did after disowning RGM who there had earlier on endosed in provinces as a defacto candidate for 2018 elections.

  2. taura hako,havazivi pavamire

  3. Now we have people who do some research and know more about what actually happened during the Gukurahundi. Actually Fuzwayo should be given credit for highlighting the chief architecture of the massacres and who were responsible and not kungohukura.If the chief architect is known whom people were afraid of during his era then cleanse the current president of non wrong doing unless may be because he has been in the party for as long as it was formed.To Mr Fuzwayo dont be deterred by these detractors of the truth and stand by your words.Keep on making positive researches mwana wevhu.

  4. Patrick Guramatunhu

    Only in Zimbabwe will someone commit high treason and be considered a hero! The duplicity of Zanu PF thugs is a wonder – they used to trip over each other to praise Mugabe and now they falling over each other to praise the man who pointed a gun at the tyrant and forced him to resign. Not that Chiwenga himself is any better; he has rigged elections and masterminded all manner of violence including cold-blood murders to impose Mugabe on the nation all these years. In the end he is the one who held the gun to the tyrant to force him to resign.

    The real tragedy is the nation’s troubles are far from being over; the coup has allowed thugs like Chiwenga to bask in power and he is loving every minute of it. It is inconceivable that having tasted power Chiwenga would ever risk losing it all by holding free and fair elections. Here is a season thug and a seasoned thug he will remain to his dying day!

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