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Zanu-PF's MP sworn in

by Staff reporter
31 Jan 2024 at 16:22hrs | Views
ZANU PF Binga North Constituency winner  Muchimba Chineka was on Tuesday sworn in as a National Assembly member as Parliament set for the first time this year.

Chineka emerged as the winner following the December 9 by-elections.

He replaced former CCC National Assembly member Mr Prince Dubeko Sibanda, who was recalled by the opposition party after he ceased to be a member of the party.

Deputy Speaker of Parliament  Tsitsi Gezi said  Chineka had to be sworn in in line with the country's Constitution.

"I have to inform the House that on the 13th of December 2023, Parliament received a letter from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) advising that Muchimba Chineka had been elected as a Member of the National Assembly for Binga North Constituency with effect from 10th December 2023," said  Gezi.

"Section 128 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that before a Member of Parliament takes his or her seat in Parliament, the Member must take the Oath of a Member of Parliament in the form set out in the 3rd Schedule.'

She said section 128 (2) of the Constitution states that the Oath must be taken before the Clerk of Parliament.

"I, therefore, call upon the Clerk of Parliament to administer the Oath of a Member of Parliament to Chineka Muchimba," she said.

 Muchimba took an oath to office before the Clerk of Parliament Mr Kennedy Chokuda.

Source - The Chronicle