Opposition MPs fight for personal benefits: Togarepi

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Pupurai Togarepi

ZANU PF chief-whip and national secretary for Youth Affairs Pupurai Togarepi took a swipe at the MDC members of parliament for ‘fighting for personal benefits’ at the expense of the people they represent.

In an exclusive interview with Zim Morning Post, Togarepi said he has always raised concerns over MPs vehicles during the ‘austerity period’.

I was in the forefront of saying MPs should not get vehicles at this moment, but my proposal was shot down by members of the parliament including those in the opposition,” he said.

Togarepi’s comments come at a time the Zim Morning Post crew came face to face with members of parliament stampeding at car dealers’ outlets.

The legislators from different political parties were spotted Tuesday by the crew at Faramats Motors surveying and buying premium Toyota Cruisers.

Despite the austerity measures that are affecting the Zimbabweans, the legislators from across the divide have been pushing government to release funds for their top of the range vehicles.

In an interview with this publication MDC chief-whip Prosper Mutseyami said the vehicles are a necessity.

Vehicles are tools for work. MPs need them to do their duties and services in their constituencies,” Mutseyami said.

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