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Lovemore Moyo bounces back as Speaker of Parliament
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)
March 29, 2011
Democratic Change (MDC) party chairperson and former Speaker of
Parliament, Lovemore Moyo was on Tuesday 29 March 2011 re-elected
as the Speaker of the House of Assembly.
Moyo was elected
Speaker of Parliament after securing 105 votes against 93 secured
by Simon Khaya-Moyo, the ZANU PF chairperson and the party's
candidate for the Speaker's position during an election held
at Parliament Building.
Moyo stopped serving as Speaker of Parliament on 10 March 2011,
when the Supreme
Court nullified his election as Speaker in 2008 after his election
was challenged by Tsholotsho North Member of Parliament Hon. Jonathan
Moyo, a politburo member in President Robert Mugabe's ZANU
But Hon. Lovemore
Moyo on Tuesday 29 March 2011 bounced back as the Speaker of Parliament
after the defeat of Khaya-Moyo of ZANU PF.
of the Speaker of Parliament was full of drama after Hon. Jonathan
Moyo of ZANU PF was nominated as a candidate to contest the Speaker's
nomination was later revoked by Austin Zvoma, the Clerk of Parliament,
who presided over the nomination process after protests from the
former ZANU PF critic and Chivi Central legislator Hon. Paul Mangwana,
who objected to the nomination.
with MDC secretary-general and Harare East legislator Hon. Tendai
Biti before proceedings leading to the election after he ordered
Hon. Lovemore Moyo out of Parliament chambers after he had taken
his seat in Parliament.
broke into song and dance after the announcement of Hon. Lovemore
Moyo as the Speaker of Parliament.
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