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Mugabe impeachment underway

by Staff reporter
21 Nov 2017 at 13:27hrs | Views
Parliament this afternoon sits to start the process of impeaching President Mugabe.

14:30 - The Speaker of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda has acknowledged to the House receipt of the motion to impeach President Mugabe and he says the motion is admissible in terms of the rules of Parliament.

14:35- Ministers and members of parliament from Zanu Pf praying before a motion to impeach President Mugabe. Picture by John Manzongo

14:40- Advocate Mudenda is now outlining the procedures to be followed and outlining what the Constitution provides in moving such a motion which he described as historic since independence.

14:42- The National chamber is packed beyond its capacity which has resulted in some of the legislators to sit in the public gallery.

14:47- Advocate Mudenda said after consultation with the president of the Senate they have agreed to convene the joint sitting of both houses at the Harare International Conference Center at 16:30 hours today.

14:48 -He has appealed for tolerance, patience and maintaining dignity during the process.

14:56-The House is now adjourning and will resume at 16:30 hours at the HICC.

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