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Motion to condemn clean-up thrown out
The Herald (Zimbabwe)
June 13, 2005
threw out a motion seeking to condemn the Government for conducting
the clean-up operation which the State embarked upon to rid cities
and towns of criminal activities and restore them to their former
The House had
to be divided over the issue with 54 Zanu-PF lawmakers voting against
the adoption of the motion while 33 opposition MDC legislators voted
for its adoption.
The motion that
was moved by Dzivarasekwa Member of Parliament Mr Edwin Mushoriwa
(MDC) generated heated debate.
It also sought
to call upon the Government to immediately stop the clean-up operation,
which has now moved into low density suburbs.
initiated by the Government at the end of May, has seen unauthorised
structures in high-density suburbs being demolished.
home industries were not spared either.
to construct such facilities and houses in designated places is
undertaking a massive housing project with a view to accommodating
people who have been affected by the clean-up operation so far.
At least 9 958
residential stands were allocated at Whitecliff Farm alone.
MP for Glen Norah Ms Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga was yesterday
ejected from the House by Speaker of Parliament Cde John Nkomo for
lawmaker was thrown out of the chamber when she interjected suggesting
that there was "only one man in the House" while referring
to Cde Nkomo implying that the rest were women.
had called for order when several MPs were making noise while Nkayi
MP Mr Abedinico Bhebhe (MDC) was seconding a motion moved by Harare
East MP Mr Tendai Biti (MDC) calling upon the Government to address
the shortage of drugs and fuel.
Cde Nkomo said
there was only one man in the chair who was directing debate in
the House to which Ms Misihairabwi interjected saying "there
is only one man in the House."
Cde Nkomo had advised MPs to desist from the habit of making unwarranted
on Monday called upon parliamentarians to take the business of the
House seriously, saying the electorate expected them to address
issues of national importance and not to spend time bickering on
Cde Nkomo said
this in a speech read on his behalf by the Deputy Speaker Cde Edna
Madzongwe at the official opening of a two-day induction workshop
for the lawmakers.
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