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Chamisa, Tsvangirai rift exposed

The late Morgan Tsvangirai’s son, Vincent, reportedly ignored Nelson Chamisa’s directive, by attending the Parliament session recently. Chamisa’s faction had ordered their MPs to boycott the Parliament session, as they are currently embroiled in a bitter leadership wrangle with arch nemesis, Thokozani Khupe’s faction. Khupe’s faction has since recalled 4 MPs from the Chamisa faction, since the court recognized her as the legitimate leader of the MDC party. The four are Chalton Hwende, Thabitha Khumalo, Lilian Timveos and Prosper Mutseyami. Tsvangirai’s son was joined by 4 other MDC MPs, Constance Chihururu, Joyce Makonya who are proportional representatives and Winnie Kankuni, who is the MP of Sunningdale and David Tekeshe who is the MP of Makoni Central.

Speaking on the issue, Makonya said Vincent Tsvangirai was defending what is right. “We are encouraged by the coming of Vincent Tsvangirai. The son of our founding father knows what is happening and the right direction to take. He knows his father was for constitutionalism and he wants to protect what his father started Vincent Tsvangirai was not available for comment at the time of going to press.

In the same vein, Speaker Of Parliament, Advocate Jacob Mudenda cautioned MDC MPs against boycotting stating that the Standing Rules and Orders will soon be invoked. “The missing MPs must be reminded that they took the oath of office and promised to represent their constituencies. Mudenda said the absent MPs must respect the country’s laws and it is not anyone’s responsibility to persuade them to come to Parliament. He said parliament has the Standing Orders and Rules which can be invoked.

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