MDC Alliance MPs dilemma: Resign and immediately pay for your vehicle- Chokuda

THE Parliament of Zimbabwe

CLERK of Parliament Kennedy Chokuda on Monday said any MDC Alliance legislator who resigns will have their vehicle loans reversed and declared due the moment that decision is made. 

Chokuda said the parliamentary regulations were not ambiguous but clear. “The regulations are very clear.

If a Member of Parliament decides to resign, they should be able to pay the amount which was used to purchase the vehicle and the duty should also be paid on the day of resignation,” he said.

The MDC Alliance is in sixes and sevens after MDC-T acting president Thokozani Khupe, through the party’s secretary general, Douglas Mwonzora, last week recalled four legislators from Parliament.

The Nelson Chimisa-led MDC Alliance has passed a resolution to boycott Parliament.

Addressing a Press conference in Harare last week, deputy national chairperson of the MDC Alliance, Job Sikhala, announced that their legislators would disengage from Parliament and stop all political contact with Zanu PF.

Sikhala accused the Zanu PF leader President Emmerson Mnangagwa of abusing Parliament by punishing his party for refusing to acknowledge his controversial victory in the 2018 presidential election.

The MDC Alliance parliamentary caucus shall forthwith suspend its participation in all parliamentary processes, programmes and activities pending the party’s consultations with its structures and a final resolution of the national council on the way forward, given Zanu PF’s insidious attempted coup against the elected and legitimate leadership of the MDC Alliance,” Sikhala added.

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