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MDC MPs slap government with US$20 000 lawsuit

by Mandla Ndlovu
17 May 2019 at 12:24hrs | Views
Three MDC Members of Parliament Lynette Karenyi, Thabitha Khumalo and Amos Chibaya have slapped governement with lawsuit demanding more than $20 000 as compensation for violation of fundamental rights.

The MPs are saying their rights were violted when some Zimbabwe Republic Police officers assaulted them in Parliament in November 2018.

They are represented by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.

In November 2018 Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda ordered the ejection of the MPs, claiming they had disrespected President Emmerson Mnangagwa by failing to stand up when walked into Parliament to listen to the 2019 budget presentation by Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube.

Police were deployed and violently ejected the MPs

Commenting after that ejection MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume  told the media then that, "He (Mnangagwa) has not changed. He is still an enforcer. A thug. A person who believes violence is supreme. Imagine, a person kicks out whole Members of Parliament simply because they did not stand up for him? Is Parliament a classroom? Is it an assembly? Is he a headmaster?"

Mnangagwa recently gloated that he will continue beating up the MDC leaders if they continue defying him he will continue beating them up.

Source - Byo24News